August 29 down the years
Botha kicks Boks to victory
Naas Botha inspired the Springboks to victory over New Zealand on this day in 1981 © Getty Images
Botha scored 20 points in the second Test, the fly-half kicking five penalties, a conversion and a drop goal. The All Blacks bounced back to win the deciding test, though, triumphing 25-22 in an epic encounter in Auckland.
There was more disappointment to follow for the Springboks, too, as the anti-apartheid protests littered throughout their controversial tour of New Zealand indirectly led to them being banned from international competition.
Fullback Will Mitchell's goal from a mark was the only score of a fiercely-contested encounter.
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