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.
They came to Murrayfield looking to put down a marker, but Scotland were sent home with their tails between their legs, writes Tristan Barclay
The controversial tackling technique will be in full swing in Dublin on Sunday, writes Conor O'Shea, and could be a decisive factor for Ireland
"This team deserves to be recognised as the greatest of all time." Huw Richards looks at Gareth Edwards' final match for Wales