Blast from the past

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Blast from the past

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Today in SA sports history: December 3
1960 — Flyhalf Keith Oxlee lands a first-half penalty that gives the Springboks a 3-0 victory over Wales at a wet and windy Cardiff Arms Park in the first Test of their end-of-year tour. The visitors struggled in the slippery conditions, which resulted in handling mistakes behind the scrum. Legendary eighthman Doug Hopwood came to the rescue, picking up the ball from the scrum and driving forward to take the pressure off the halfbacks, a tactic that worked well. Fullback Lionel Wilson once commented that he and the 13 other Boks watched Hopwood win the match for them that day.
1994 — Edward Motale strikes early in the second half as the SA soccer team draws 1-1 against Cameroon after full-time of a four-nations tournament match at Ellis Park. Emmanuel Maboang scored for Cameroon.
1994 — Ditau Molefyane loses his WBF junior-lightweight title when he quits because of injury after six rounds against Mexican Aaron Zarate in Durban. Molefyane was the first SA boxer to win a marginal world title, a belt not belonging to one of the four main organisations (WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO).
2012 — The Proteas bowl out Australia on the fourth day of the third Test in Perth to clinch their second straight series victory Down Under. With the first two Tests drawn, this match was the decider, and SA took control of the game when they scored 569 in the second innings, with Hashim Amla making 196 and AB de Villiers 169. Needing 632 to win, the home side was dismissed for 322.

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