Blasts from the past: Bobby crushes it in steamroller Boks

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Blasts from the past: Bobby crushes it in steamroller Boks

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Today in SA sports history: November 28

1998 — The Springboks win a record-equalling 17th consecutive Test as they beat Ireland 27-13 at Lansdowne Road to equal the then world record winning streak of New Zealand. Flankers Rassie Erasmus and Bob Skinstad and scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen scored tries for SA, with fullback Percy Montgomery converting all three and adding two penalties.The victory matched the mark that had been held by New Zealand since 1969. It has since been raised to 18 by the All Blacks and England.

2009 — Flanker Schalk Burger scores the only try of the match, but the Springboks go down 10-15 against Ireland at Croke Park. Irish flyhalf Johnny Sexton kicked five penalties...

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