Blasts from the past: Abbott sparks Aussie collapse in PE

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Blasts from the past: Abbott sparks Aussie collapse in PE

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Today in SA sports history: October 9

1995 — SA flyweight champion Zolile Mbityi is stopped in the second round by WBO titleholder Alberto Jimenez of Mexico in Tijuana. The belt had previously belonged to Baby Jake Matlala.

2011 — World champions SA are eliminated from the Rugby World Cup as they go down 9-11 to Australia in Wellington. Lock James Horwill scored the only try of the match, but the Aussies clinched the victory when James O’Connor slotted a penalty after 71 minutes...

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