Blast from the past: SA’s first rugby team goes down in PE

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Blast from the past: SA’s first rugby team goes down in PE

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Today in SA sports history: July 30

1891 — SA fields a rugby team for the first time, taking on Great Britain in Port Elizabeth in the opening test of their three-match series. The visitors scored two tries (one point each) and one conversion (two points) to win 4-0. 

1986 — SA take on Britain in the first Test of only their second series in history, and fail to score a point as they go down 0-8 (two three-point tries and a conversion) in Port Elizabeth. It’s SA’s fourth Test and the fourth time they have failed to score a point...

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