July 17 down the years
Fox boots All Blacks to victory
New Zealand fly-half grant Fox booted the All Blacks to victory over Australia on this day in 1993 © Getty Images
Fox dominated the All Blacks' No.10 shirt throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s earning a total of 46 caps and scoring 645 Test points - a record that has since been eclipsed by Andrew Mehrtens and Dan Carter. The highlight of his career was winning the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987.
Davies' first tour with the Lions was to South Africa in 1968, when he played in the third Test and scored three tries in eight matches against provincial opposition. In New Zealand in 1971 he played in all four Tests as the tourists secured an historic series win, scoring twice in the second Test and getting another try in the third Test. He also scored seven tries in six appearances against provinces.
Davies studied at Loughborough University and won three rugby Blues at Cambridge University, playing club rugby for Cardiff and London Welsh. He made his international debut on December 3, 1966 against Australia in Cardiff, and won his 46 th and final cap against the same opposition in 1978. He scored a then record 20 tries for his country.
After retiring as a player, Davies became a journalist, writing on rugby for The Times and also served as tour manager for the 2009 Lions tour to South Africa.
Oxlee, who played 19 times for South Africa, helped lead South Africa out of the doldroms in the 1950s and was part of the team that re-established the Springboks as the top side in the world.
"He took the knocks and he never gave me anything but clean ball," commented international team mate John Gainsford. "He would rather take the heat than pass it on to his team-mates. That for me was the mark of greatness. He was the finest I ever played with."
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