Blasts from the past: Naas skippers Boks to 1992 glory

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Blasts from the past: Naas skippers Boks to 1992 glory

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Today in SA sports history: October 17

1992 — The Springboks make a triumphant return to touring as they beat France 20-15 in their opening Test in Lyon. Little was expected from them after losing home tests to New Zealand and Australia, but the South Africans shot into a 13-0 lead by halftime, which was enough to defend. Centre Danie Gerber and wing James Small each scored a try, with flyhalf Naas Botha, the captain, converting both and adding a penalty and a drop goal. Their last match abroad was in 1981. 

2007 - Bafana Bafana are put to the sword by a second-string Italian team in Siena. Veteran Cristiano Lucrelli scored twice as the hosts won the friendly 2-0. ..

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