The Springboks were on the brink of a whitewash during the 2002 Tri-Nations series, before fullback Werner Greeff scored a late try and slotted the match-winning conversion to seal a thrilling win over the Wallabies at Ellis Park.
A brilliant individual try from Ricky Januarie helped the Springboks seal a memorable comeback victory against the All Blacks in their 2008 Tri-Nations Test at Dunedin’s Carisbrook stadium.
Led by former captain Tana Umaga, the All Blacks performed their first-ever Kapa O Pango haka against the Springboks prior to their 2005 Tri-Nations encounter in Dunedin.
Check out Percy Montgomery’s opportunistic try against the All Blacks during the 1997 Tri-Nations series, when the former Springbok fullback – playing at outside centre on the day – sent up a high ball before regathering from a fortuitous bounce to score.
Following a dominant lineout drive from the forward pack – and a powerful carry from Os du Randt – former Springbok flank Ruben Kruger finished off a well-executed team try against the All Blacks during the 1997 Tri-Nations series.
Following a textbook tackle from Joost van der Westhuizen on All Blacks fullback Christian Cullen, former Springbok captain Gary Teichmann pounced to score an opportunistic try at Eden Park in 1997.
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A late penalty from Andre Pretorius sealed a one-point victory over the All Blacks at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium, as the Springboks displayed great character to snap a four-match losing run during the 2006 edition of the Tri-Nations.
The Springboks are scheduled to face the Wallabies at Loftus Versfeld in September this year. Take a look back at the recent Test matches between the two sides in Pretoria.
The Springboks ended a four-match losing streak with a memorable 46-40 victory over the All Blacks in the 2000 Tri-Nations tournament, scoring six tries in an action-packed spectacle at Ellis Park.