Blasts from the past: Pumas run Boks close in ’93 thriller

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Blasts from the past: Pumas run Boks close in ’93 thriller

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Today in SA sports history: November 6

1993 — The Springboks take on Argentina for the first time, but they are forced to fight in Buenos Aires for a 29-26 victory. Winger James Small scored two of SA’s four tries in the first half as the visitors built up a 29-10 lead, but they were unable to add another point in the second half.

2004 — The Springboks score four tries as they edge Wales 38-36 in the opening match of their end-of-year tour. Substitute Jean de Villiers, fullback Percy Montgomery, flyhalf Jaco van der Westhuyzen and eighthman Joe van Niekerk dotted down for SA...

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