Blasts from the past: Errol Tobias in winning 1981 debut

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Blasts from the past: Errol Tobias in winning 1981 debut

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Today in SA sports history: May 30
1981 — Errol Tobias becomes the first player of colour to win a Springbok cap, making his debut at centre against Ireland at Newlands. SA won the first Test of the two-match series 23-15, outscoring their opponents three tries to two. Tobias’s midfield partner, Danie Gerber, scored two tries and flank Rob Louw one.
1995 — A largely second-string Springbok side beats Romania 21-8 at Newlands in their second World Cup outing. Stand-in captain Adriaan Richter, playing at eighthman, scored both of SA’s tries. Romania scored one try through flanker Andrei Guranescu.2015 — Two weeks after breaking the SA 200m record, Anaso Jobodwana lowers the mark by 0.02sec to 20.04 as he finishes second in the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene behind Justin Gatlin.

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