Wel­come back to Newlands! The All Blacks will be play­ing the Spring­boks at Newlands for the first time since 2008. looks back at the pre­vi­ous three clashes be­tween the na­tions at the iconic Cape venue.

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - FRONT PAGE -

IN IN­CLEMENT con­di­tions, the Spring­bok for­wards took con­trol of the game from the first minute and rarely has an All Blacks pack been so thor­oughly dom­i­nated.

But the home back-line could not get the ball over the line in the game in the rain and it came down to a bat­tle be­tween the goal kick­ers.

Percy Mont­gomery was hav­ing an off day and the hero for the Ki­wis was fly­half Tony Brown, who showed poise and nerve to nail four penal­ties, mostly against the run of play.

The Bok tight five of Rob­bie Kemp­son, Lukas van Biljon, Cobus Vis­agie, Mark An­drews and Vic­tor Mat­field was out­stand­ing.

Few who were present will for­get Van Biljon stam­ped­ing through the op­po­si­tion for­wards like a run­away freight train and knock­ing out lock Norm Maxwell with a swing of his hips.

An­drews re­calls: “We were just about kick­ing our­selves in the change room af­ter the game. We knew that was one that got away. We had com­pletely stuffed them up and then let them get away with it.”

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