Blasts from the past: Gerrie dots down to level the series
Today in SA sports history: August 29
1891 — SA play their second-ever rugby Test, going down 0-3 to Britain in Kimberley. The visitors, who took an uncatchable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, scored their points from the now-defunct goal-from-a-mark by fullback Willie Mitchell.
1981 — The Springboks level the series against the All Blacks as they run out 24-12 winners in the second Test at Athletic Park in Wellington. Left wing Gerrie Germishuys scored the only try of the match, with flyhalf Naas Botha adding the conversion, a drop and five penalties. Four players made their debuts for the SA side. Colin Beck, Div Visser and Flippie van der Merwe came from Western Province, and Burger Geldenhuys from Northern Transvaal.
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