Blasts from the past: Thembi sneaks Banyana past Nigeria

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Blasts from the past: Thembi sneaks Banyana past Nigeria

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Today in SA sports history: November 18

1995 — Baby Jake Matlala becomes the first South African to win world titles at two weights when he lifts the WBO junior-flyweight crown after beating Scotsman Paul Weir on a technical decision in Glasgow. The fight went to scorecards prematurely after Weir suffered a cut caused by an accidental headbutt. Matlala had previously held the WBO flyweight title.

1995 — Left wing Chester Williams scores two tries as the Springboks beat England 24-14 at Twickenham. Scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen scored SA’s third try...

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