August 20 down the years
Habana downs hapless Wallabies
Springboks winger Bryan Habana scores his second try in Perth, Australia v South Africa, Tri-Nations, Subiaco Oval, Perth, Australia, August 20, 2005
Bryan Habana scored twice for South Africa during their win over Australia in Perth © Getty Images

South Africa claimed their first win on Australian soil since 1998 with a thrilling 22-19 victory over the Wallabies in Perth.

Bryan Habana was the star of the show for the Springboks, the flying winger scoring two stunning tries, the second of which won the game for the visitors. However, Percy Montgomery also kicked three penalties and a drop goal as South Africa went top of the Tri-Nations table.

It was Australia's fourth successive defeat - their worst run of results in 24 years - and they eventually finished rock bottom of the standings after failing to win a single game in the tournament for the first time.

The British & Irish Lions slumped to a 13-0 defeat by Auckland at Alexandra Park. Dave Gallaher, Bill Cunningham and Scobie Hay-MacKenzie all touched down for the home side.

Bill Zeller became the first South African to score four tries on New Zealand soil during the Springboks' 24-8 victory over Auckland/North Auckland Combined at Eden Park.

Australia made it three wins from three on their tour of New Zealand by defeating King Country 16-6, with Eddie Stapleton crossing twice for the Wallabies.

A new-look All Blacks side, featuring eight new caps, claimed a 1-0 lead in their three-Test series with Australia courtesy of a 16-8 victory over the Wallabies in Wellington.

Former Wales captain Scott Quinnell was born in Morristown, Swansea. The number eight played 52 times for his country.


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