Blasts from the past: Rebel Kiwis get royally plucked


Blasts from the past: Rebel Kiwis get royally plucked


Today in SA sports history: May 24
1921 — Bill Rowen wins the first edition of the Comrades Marathon, completing the course from Pietermaritzburg to Durban in 8hrs 59min 00sec. The race was staged on Empire Day, May 24, for the first 30 years. Arthur Newton won the first of his five titles in 1922 and Frances Hayward became the first female winner in 1923.
1986 — The Springboks score four tries to trounce the New Zealand Cavaliers 33-18 in the third Test at Loftus Versfeld to take a 2-1 lead in the four-match series. Naas Botha, Danie Gerber, Jaco Reinach and Uli Schmidt scored the tries for the home team.

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