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Blast from the past: Boks kick their way to victory in no-try RWC final

Today in SA sports history: October 20

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Today in SA sports history: October 20

1979 — In the biggest boxing fight held in SA, Gerrie Coetzee loses his first bid for the world heavyweight title that had been vacated by Muhammad Ali. The Boksburg Bomber dropped a decision against American John Tate. More than 80,000 fans packed into Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria to watch the showdown between the two undefeated boxers.

1984 — Nick Mallett and Michael du Plessis are among five debutants as the Springboks beat a South American team 32-15 at Loftus Versfeld. SA scored five tries, three by Mallett and his Western Province teammates Rob Louw and captain Divan Serfontein, Eastern Province centre Danie Gerber and Northern Transvaal fullback Johan Heunis. Flyhalf Errol Tobias kicked two conversions and two penalties, with Gerber landing a conversion...

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