Blasts from the past: Boks break 7-match losing streak

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Blasts from the past: Boks break 7-match losing streak

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Today in SA sports history: September 4

1937 — Flanker Ebbo Bastard and winger Freddy Turner score tries as the Springboks bounce back to beat New Zealand 13-6 in the second Test and level the series at 1-1 with one Test to go. Kiwi centre Jack Sullivan scored two unconverted  tries in the first half to give his team a 6-0 halftime lead at Lancaster  Park in Christchurch. SA fullback Gerry Brand converted both his team’s tries and added a penalty. 

1937 — The first boxing world title bout is staged in SA, but it doesn’t feature a South African. Syrian-American Petey Sarron, the world featherweight champion, outpointed former champion Freddie Miller of the US over 12 rounds at the Old Wanderers ground, which gave way to become part of the Johannesburg railway station. Both Sarron and Miller had fought previously in SA and boasted knockout wins over local legends Laurie Stevens and Willie Smith respectively...

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