Blast from the past: Jody’s win revs Scheckter snr’s bar tab
Today in SA sports history: June 9
1974 — Jody Scheckter becomes the first South African to win a world championship race when he edges his Tyrrell-Ford teammate Patrick Depallier of France by 0.38sec to take the chequered flag at the Swedish Grand Prix in Anderstorp. Briton James Hunt was third. Scheckter’s father, Max, was at his golf club in East London when he heard the news, and bought 150 rounds of drinks to celebrate the victory with his fellow golfers.
1984 — Danie Gerber scores three of SA’s six tries as the Springboks hammer England 35-9 in the second and final test at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. Flyhalf Errol Tobias also went over and added a conversion to become the first player of colour to score points for the Springboks. SA won the series 2-0...
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