Blast from the past: Prop Okey Geffin puts five past All Blacks

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Blast from the past: Prop Okey Geffin puts five past All Blacks

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Today in SA sports history: July 16
1949 — The Springboks play their first Test since 1938, going up against New Zealand at Newlands. They were forced to pick 15 debutants, but several of them would go on to become legends, notably centre Tjol Lategan, winger Cecil Moss, flyhalf Hannes Brewis, prop Okey Geffin and No8 Hennie Muller. The All Blacks scored the only try of the match, but Geffin nailed five penalties to seal a 15-11 victory.

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