When the Boks had the blues, the Bulls blew the lid off ’91

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When the Boks had the blues, the Bulls blew the lid off ’91

While the national side accepted a miserable home truth, the Currie Cup exploded with drama and intrigue

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The news of the Rugby World Cup-holding Springboks not playing at home in front of their adoring fans in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic is not surprising. But it still stings.

The last time the Boks went through a calendar year without playing at home was in 1991, which turned out to be their final year in the international wilderness after being rendered inactive due to apartheid.

This time a different scourge has slammed the brakes on the Boks, but back in 1991, while the second Rugby World Cup kicked off, and unity talks were happening behind closed doors, a Currie Cup filled with surprise, drama and intrigue was approaching a climax...

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