Blasts from the past: Craven on debut as Boks down Wales

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Blasts from the past: Craven on debut as Boks down Wales

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Today in SA sports history: December 5

1931 — Danie Craven is one of nine debutants as the Springboks down Wales 8-3 in Swansea in the first match of their tour of Britain. Lock Ferdie Bergh, also making his debut, scored one of SA’s two tries, with eighthman George Daneel getting the other. Flyhalf and captain Bennie Osler added one conversion. It’s SA’s third match against Wales and the first time the Welsh have scored points, courtesy of a try by flanker Sgili Davies.

1981 — Cape Town fighter Bashew Sibaca loses his world title shot as he is knocked out in the fifth round by WBA featherweight king Eusebio Pedroza, one of the division’s greats, in Panama City...

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