Blasts from the past: Kiwis win series amid angry scenes


Blasts from the past: Kiwis win series amid angry scenes


Today in SA sports history: September 12

1903 — The SA rugby team clinch their first series victory, beating Britain 8-0 in the final third Test in Cape Town. The first two matches had both been drawn, but SA, fielding seven debutants, including legendary future skipper Paul Roos, scored two tries without reply. Wing Joe Barry and forward Alec Reid dotted down, with captain Fairy Heatlie adding one conversion.

1981 — Ray Mordt scores three tries as the Springboks launch a spectacular fightback in the deciding third Test at Eden Park in Auckland against the All Blacks, but it’s not enough to clinch victory. With the scores locked at 22-22, the Boks conceded a penalty at a scrum on their own put-in, and Kiwi fullback Allan Hewson slotted a late penalty to clinch a 25-22 win and secure a 2-1 series victory. The match was disrupted by protesters, two of whom hired a light plane and dropped flour bombs onto the field, one hitting New Zealand prop Gary Knight. Demonstrators in the ground threw flares onto the field, while many outside the stadium clashed with police...

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