Blast from the past: the Kiwis won’t let this happen again


Blast from the past: the Kiwis won’t let this happen again

Sports reporter

Today in SA sports history: June 25

1960 — The Springboks open their home series against New Zealand with a 13-0 victory at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. Wing Hennie van Zyl scores both tries for the home team, with captain Roy Dryburgh converting one try and scrumhalf Dick Lockyear adding the other conversion and a penalty. That’s only the second time the All Blacks have lost to the Boks without scoring a point, but it’s also the last.

2005 — Vuyani Bungu engages in his final bout, losing his marginal IBO featherweight title on points to Thomas Mashaba in East London. Bungu, who defended his IBF junior-featherweight crown 13 times from 1994 to 1999, was a shadow of his former self, and the silence of his hometown fans as the scores were read out confirmed the decision of the judges...

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