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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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Bennie Osler’s Test

Springbok and All Black met for the first time during the 1921 Springbok tour to New Zealand. The three test series ended in a draw; one test win each with the last test a draw.

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Battle of the Giants
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The Battle of the Giants

The 1986 New Zealand Cavalier tour to South Africa was known as the Battle of the Giants. Read about the incidents and players that made

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Forgotten Springbok Legends

The social effect It is amazing how short the general rugby public’s memory is. Social media has provided a platform for all and sundry to

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