Blast from the past: Boks take a flyer on future superstar

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Blast from the past: Boks take a flyer on future superstar

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Today in SA sports history: June 22

1968 — The Springboks, 1-0 up in the four-match series, draw 6-6 against the British and Irish Lions in Port Elizabeth, the match being decided by penalties.

1974 — Down 0-1 in the series against the British and Irish Lions, the Springbok selectors bring in seven new caps for the second test at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria. It’s a disaster as the tourists run in five tries, two of them by flyer JJ Williams, to win 28-9. Among the new faces for SA is flyer Gerrie Germishuys, who, although being dropped for the next test, would star against the Lions on their next tour to SA six years later.    ..

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