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Blast from the past: Chester Williams has a field day against ...

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Blast from the past: Chester Williams has a field day against Samoa

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1912 — Dave Nourse scores 13 runs in the first Test against England at Lord’s, and his is the highest score in a dismal innings of 58 which remains SA’s lowest total at that ground. Nobody else made double figures. England, who didn’t make a bowling change after the innings ended in the 27th over, went on to win the match by an innings and 62 runs, bowling out SA for 217 in the second innings two days later. 

1989 — Fransie Badenhorst becomes the first SA boxer to challenge for the IBF junior-featherweight crown, but the SA titleholder is stopped by world champion Fabrice Benichou of France in the fifth round of their bout in Frosinone, Italy. Welcome Ncita dethroned Benichou the following year, and Vuyani Bungu, Lehlohonolo Ledwaba and Takalani Ndlovu and Jeffrey Mathebula later held the belt. 

1995 — Chester Williams scores a record four tries as the Springboks down Samoa 42-14 in their World Cup quarterfinal at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. Williams, a late inclusion after Pieter Hendricks had been booted out for fighting in the final group match against Canada, was the first SA player to dot down more than three times in a match. Hooker Chris Rossouw and lock Mark Andrews also went over, with Gavin Johnson, on the right wing, converting three tries and adding two penalties. ..

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