Blasts from the past: Prop Okey kicks out NZ in 1949

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Blasts from the past: Prop Okey kicks out NZ in 1949

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Today in SA sports history: July 16

1949 — The Springboks play their first Test since 1938, going up against New Zealand at Newlands. They were 15 international debutants, but they included several future legends, notably centre Tjol Lategan, winger Cecil Moss, flyhalf Hannes Brewis, prop Okey Geffin and No 8 Hennie Muller. The All Blacks scored the only try of the match, but Geffin nailed five penalties to seal a 15-11 victory.

2016 — Mzonke Fana is beaten on points in his bid for the WBO lightweight title by Terry Flanagan of England in Cardiff...

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