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Blast from the past: SA joy at Tshabalala’s 2010 rocket


Blast from the past: SA joy at Tshabalala’s 2010 rocket

Sports reporter

Today in SA sports history: June 11

1947 — Alan Melville scores an unbeaten 104 as SA finish the first test against England in Nottingham on 166/1 just 61 runs short of victory. The visitors had made 533 in the first innings, with Melville making 189 and Dudley Nourse 149. They bowled out England for 208, Lindsay Tuckett taking five wickets. England fought back in their follow-on innings, making 551. With the test lasting only four days, SA had only 51 overs to chase down the 227 needed to win.

1994 — The Springboks avenge their defeat in the first test as they overwhelm England 27-9 in the second and final test at Newlands. Flyhalf Hennie le Roux and fullback Andre Joubert scored all of SA’s points, including one try each, while English No10 Rob Andrew could respond with just three penalties. Among the three Boks making their debut that day was lock Mark Andrews...

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