With the 100th test between the two fierce rivals looming, Newshub's sports experts reflect on their all-time greatest clashes.
Full line-ups named for this week's round of National Provincial Championship.
The Mooloos scored four tries to three in a 39-22 win.
The nuggety NZ halfback was not on the field to witness the climax of the 'Flour Bomb Test'.
Early encounters were played against a backdrop of apartheid and political discontent.
The two sides will meet for the 100th time in Townsville on Saturday.
The proud Samoan needed 'honorary white status' to even step foot in the republic.
"It is with great sadness that Auckland Rugby acknowledges the passing of Waka Nathan."
The 23-year-old will line up in his first test against South Africa on Saturday.