Blasts from the past: Fairy lights up SA rugby in 1903

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Blasts from the past: Fairy lights up SA rugby in 1903

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Today in SA sports history: August 26

1903 — The SA rugby team plays to a draw for the first time, ending 10-10 against Britain in the opening Test at the Wanderers ground in Johannesburg. Halfback Uncle Dobbin and captain Alex Frew scored tries for the home side, with forward Fairy Heatlie converting both.

1978 — Norman “Pangaman” Sekgapane becomes the first black South African to challenge for a world title, but he is stopped in the ninth round by WBA junior-welterweight champion Antonio Cervantes of Colombia in Mmabatho...

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