Blasts from the past: Boks ensure Irish eyes are crying

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Blasts from the past: Boks ensure Irish eyes are crying

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Today in SA sports history: May 13
1961 — The Springboks host Ireland for the first time, having played five times previously, four at Lansdowne Road and once in Belfast. Playing in front of 35,000 fans at Newlands, SA smash the Irish 24-8, scoring five tries to one. Centre Colin Greenwood and wing Ben-Piet van Zyl went over twice each, and legendary eighthman Doug Hopwood scored one.
1990 — Vuyani Bungu wins the SA junior-featherweight title on his second attempt, avenging a points defeat against Fransie Badenhorst at the Orient theatre in East London. Bungu, dropped three times in the first five rounds during their first outing in 1989, went on to win the IBF world title more than four years later.

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