Blast from the past: Bok rot sets in against France

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Blast from the past: Bok rot sets in against France

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Today in SA sports history: July 25

1964 — The worst run in Springbok history of seven consecutive losses begins against France at Pam Brink Stadium in Springs as they go down 6-8. Centre Dave Stewart scores a try and kicked a penalty for the Boks. Christian Darrouy dotted down for the French, with flyhalf Pierre Albaladejo slotting the conversion and adding a penalty.

1970 — The Springboks win the series opener against the All Blacks at Loftus Versfeld 17-6. Captain and scrumhalf Dawie de Villiers and right wing Syd Nomis score tries for the home team, with fullback Ian McCallum adding a conversion and two penalties and flyhalf Piet Visagie adding a drop. Bryan Williams scored the only try for New Zealand...

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