November 24 down the years
Wilkinson puts the boot into the Boks
England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson slots a kick against the Springboks on this day in 2001
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Jonny Wilkinson landed seven penalty goals as England established their then biggest-winning margin for a Test against South Africa - 29-9 at Twickenham. In what was always going to be a bruising encounter, the hosts raised their game after a scrappy first half, at which point they led 9-3, to notch their third straight victory over the Springboks. Mike Catt was also got on the scoresheet with a drop goal while Dan Luger notched the only try of the game in injury time. "Finding themselves up against the largest herd of beef ever put out on a rugby pasture, England turned cold-blooded butcher for the day. It wasn't a slaughter, but it scattered a fair amount of southern-hemisphere pride over old HQ," wrote Eddie Butler in The Observer.
Wales and British & Irish Lions prop Graham Price was born in Moascar, Egypt. A legend in Welsh rugby and one of the most celebrated props in the world game and alongside Bobby Windsor and Charlie Faulkner he was the bedrock of one of the best Welsh packs of all time. As much of a legend as Price was in a Wales shirt, and was capped 41 times, his feats with the Lions were also hugely impressive. He started all four Tests on three consecutive tours, in New Zealand in 1977, South Africa in 1980 and New Zealand again in 1983.
South Africa annihilated Scotland 44-0 at Murrayfield - a then record margin for a major international match between International Board members - in the first Test of their European tour.
A full-strength Scottish XV had to battle hard to beat Argentina 12-11 at Murrayfield. The Scots scored three penalties and a drop goal to Argentina's drop goal and two tries.
Ben Gronow, the Bridgend forward who kicked off for Wales in the first international match ever staged at Twickenham in 1910, died aged 80 at his home in Huddersfield.
The Popular New Zealand Forces XV, the Kiwis, defeated an England XV 18-3 at Twickenham in the first representative match staged at Twickenham for six years.
H L Glyn Hughes, President of the Barbarian FC since 1955 and a stalwart who first played for the famous club in 1913, passed away in Edinburgh at the age of 81.