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Blast from the past: Muller’s mighty Boks run in nine tries to thrash Scots

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Today in SA sports history: November 24

1906 — Paul Roos, the man who dubbed the South African rugby team the Springboks, captains the national side for the first time as they win the second match of their end-of-year tour. SA beat Ireland 15-12 in Belfast, scoring four tries and a penalty. It was only Roos’s second match for the Boks, having missed the first tour Test against Scotland, which SA lost 0-6.

1951 — The Springboks thrash Scotland 44-0, running in nine tries at Murrayfield in Edinburgh. Prop Chris Koch scored two tries, with eighthman and captain Hennie Muller and centres Tjol Lategan and Ryk van Schoor also dotting down. That eclipsed their 38-0 win over Ireland from 1912 as their biggest margin of victory, and remained their biggest until 1995...

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