Blast from the past: Boks edge Wales to book World Cup final berth
Today in SA sports history: October 27
1984 — The Springboks score four tries as they beat South America 22-13 in the final second Test at Newlands. Wings Carel du Plessis and Ray Mordt, centre Danie Gerber and flanker Kulu Ferreira dotted down, with flyhalf Errol Tobias adding two penalties. It was SA’s last fully fledged Test for eight years.
1997 — Shaun Pollock takes five wickets as the Proteas bowl out Pakistan for 92 to win the deciding third Test in Faisalabad by 53 runs. Gary Kirsten (100 not out) and Pat Symcox (81) were the backbone of SA’s first innings total of 239, and Symcox top-scored with 55 in the second knock of 214 to set the hosts a target of 146. But Pakistan were bundled out with only two batsmen reaching double figures. SA won the three-match series 1-0. ..