Brutal bare knuckle ‘Battle of the Boet’ showdown

One of most brutal Tests in rugby history plays out on Gqeberha soil


With its huge windswept open stand and a hard won reputation for producing gladiatorial bare knuckle fights, the demolished Boet Erasmus still commands a unique place in British and Irish Lions rugby folklore.

Forty-seven years ago 55,000 fans descended on the Boet to watch an epic third Test between the Springboks and Lions during the fabled 1974 series...

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