Blast from the past: Heyns aces Winslow’s medal haul


Blast from the past: Heyns aces Winslow’s medal haul

Sports reporter

Today in SA sports history: September 18

1965 — The Springboks suffer what is then their biggest margin of defeat as they lose the fourth and final test against New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland by 3-20. Lock Tiny Naude landed a lone penalty for the visitors, who leaked five tries on the day. The 17-point margin eclipsed the 15-point deficit they’d suffered against Australia in Durban in 1933.

1976 — Flyhalf Gerald Bosch slots a late penalty from 50m to give the Springboks a 15-14 victory over the All Blacks at Ellis Park and with it a 3-1 series triumph. The visitors won the try count 2-1, with flanker Klippies Kritzinger dotting down for the home side. But Bosch made the difference with the conversion, two penalties and a drop...

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