Blasts from the past: Errol Tobias makes Bok history


Blasts from the past: Errol Tobias makes Bok history

Sports reporter

Today in SA sports history: May 30
1981 — Boland-based Errol Tobias becomes the first Springbok player of colour, making his debut at centre against Ireland at Newlands. South Africa won the first Test of the two-match series 23-15, outscoring their opponents three tries to two. Tobias’s midfield partner, Danie Gerber, dotted down twice and flank Rob Louw once.
1995 — A largely second-string Springbok side beats Romania 21-8 at Newlands in their second World Cup outing. Stand-in captain Adriaan Richter, playing at eighthman, scored both of SA’s tries. Romania scored one try through flanker Andrei Guranescu.
2015 — Two weeks after breaking Morne Nagel’s South African 200m record, Anaso Jobodwana lowers the mark by a further 0.02sec to 20.04 as he finishes second in the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene behind Justin Gatlin.

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