Blast from the past: Boks give Wallabies first and only World ...

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Blast from the past: Boks give Wallabies first and only World Cup boot

Today in SA sports history: May 25

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Today in SA sports history: May 25

1995 — The Rugby World Cup in SA kicks off at Newlands, Cape Town, with the hosts taking on defending champions Australia. The visitors took an early lead, but the Springboks hit back to score a solid 27-18 victory. Pieter Hendriks scored a try after running around Wallaby legend David Campese and flyhalf Joel Stransky dotted down in the second half to add to his four penalties, single conversion and a drop. That remains the only occasion the Boks have beaten Australia in a World Cup match, having lost to them twice since, in the semifinals in 1999 and the quarterfinals in 2011.

1999 — Mkhuseli Kondile, relieved of his SA junior-lightweight strap in his previous fight, is stopped in the third round by IBO lightweight title-holder Michael Ayers of England in London...

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