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Setting the Record Straight

First test against the Lions, 1980, Newlands, Cape Town The 1974 Lions inflicted real psychological pain on South Africa by winning the series 3 –

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Overwhelming the All Blacks

First test against New Zealand, 1970, Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria This was probably the greatest and most intense test match that I have ever seen, including

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The Thriller in Paris

Second test against France, 1968, Stade Colombes, Paris 1968 was the third year of South Africa’s operation “Regruk” to restore Springbok rugby to its former

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Demolishing the Lions

Fourth test against the Lions, 1962, Bloemfontein   The 1962 Lions were not a weak team, but they were not in the class of the

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Beating the All Blacks

First test, 1960 at Ellispark   The 1956 series between the All Blacks and Springbok in New Zealand was nothing less than a war of

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Proving Who Is Boss
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Proving Who Is Boss

Second test against the 1955 Lions, Newlands   The 1955 Lions were a brilliant side. For many they were better than even the 1974 Lions.

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The Murrayfield Slaughter

SA versus Scotland, 1951, Murrayfield, Edinburgh The 1951/2 Springbok team on tour to the UK is still today regarded as one of the best Springbok

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Emergence of the Giants

Second Test against New Zealand, 1949, Ellispark   There was no international rugby from 1939 to 1949 when Fred Allen brought a fine All Black

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