Blast from the past: The first time SA went Down, Under

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Blast from the past: The first time SA went Down, Under

David Isaacson


Today in SA sports history: December 14
1910 — SA lose their first-ever Test in Australia as they are bowled out for 240 in their follow-on innings on the fifth day of play at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The home side, who scored 528, dismissed SA for 174 in their first innings. Four batsmen – Aubrey Faulkner, Reggie Schwarz, captain Percy Sherwell and Dave Nourse – got into the 60s between the two innings, but it wasn’t enough to stave off defeat by an innings and 114 runs. The win gave Australia a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
1912 — Forward Dougie Morkel kicks a penalty as the Springboks beat Wales 3-0 in Cardiff. It’s their third Test on their end-of-year tour, having beaten Scotland and Ireland without conceding a point.
1991 — Nika “The Sting” Khumalo loses his rematch against WBO welterweight champion Manning Galloway of the US at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town. Khumalo, a points loser the first time in America the previous year, again dropped the decision, by three points on two cards and two points on the third.

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