Blast from the past: Small consolation for Pienaar


Blast from the past: Small consolation for Pienaar


Today in SA sports history: July 3

1993 — Francois Pienaar’s first series as Springbok captain ends in a 0-1 defeat as his team goes down 17-18 against France in the second and final test at Ellis Park. Winger James Small scored the only try of the match – his first Test try on home soil – and both sides converted four penalties. Two drop goals, one by centre Thierry Lacroix and the other by flyhalf Alain Penaud, secured victory for the visitors. The first Test had ended in a draw.

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