Blast from the past: Knoetze’s disappointing date with Tate

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Blast from the past: Knoetze’s disappointing date with Tate

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Today in SA sports history: June 2

1956 — Winger Roy Dryburgh and flank Daan Retief score tries as the Springboks beat Australia 9-0 in Brisbane in the first of two Tests. Tom van Vollenhoven, playing on the wing, kicked a drop.

1972 — Frew McMillan and Bob Hewitt win the French Open men’s doubles crown, beating Chile’s Patricio Cornejo and Jaime Fillol 6-3 8-6 3-6 6-1. This was the only triumph for the South African duo at Roland Garros, though they both won mixed doubles titles there. In 2015, Hewitt was found guilty of sexually abusing underage girls he coached in the 1980s and 1990s...

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