Blast from the past: Boks drop-kick Wallabies in debut clash

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Blast from the past: Boks drop-kick Wallabies in debut clash

Today in SA sports history: July 8

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Today in SA sports history: July 8

1924 — Sidney Atkinson finishes second in the men’s 110m hurdles for the Olympic silver at the Paris Games.  

1933 — The Springboks take on Australia for the first time, playing the first of a five-Test series at Newlands, Cape Town. SA won 17-3, scoring four tries without reply. Eighthman Ferdie Bergh scored a brace, while Western Province’s legendary halfback pairing of Bennie Osler and Danie Craven scored one apiece...

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