Blasts from the past: Last Test for captain Gary Teichmann
Today in SA sports history: July 10
1999 — The Springboks fail to score a point as they get crushed 0-28 by the All Blacks in Dunedin. Fullback Jeff Wilson, Christian Cullen on the wing and scrumhalf Justin Marshall dotted down for the home side. It was only the second occasion the Boks had failed to score a point while losing to New Zealand, and at the time it was their biggest losing margin against any team, eclipsing their 3-26 loss to Australia in 1992. Captain Gary Teichmann was injured in that match and, although he returned to fitness quickly, he didn’t play for South Africa again, being dropped by coach Nick Mallett. Rassie Erasmus took over as captain for the next Tri Nations match.
2013 — Anaso Jobodwana lands the World Student Games sprint double as he bags the 200m crown to add to the 100m title he won two days earlier in Kazan, Russia. That made the US-based athlete, originally from Phakamisa in King William’s Town, the first man to achieve this feat since Italian Pietro Mennea did it in Rome in 1975. Mennea, who had died of cancer a few months before, won three Olympic medals and two world championship gongs. Jobodwana has won one world championship medal to date.
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