Blast from the past: SA rows its way to first World Cup crown

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Blast from the past: SA rows its way to first World Cup crown

Today in SA sports history: July 15

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Today in SA sports history: July 15

1924 — The SA cricket team lose the third Test against England in Leeds to go down 0-3 in the five-match series.

1967 — Legendary fullback HO de Villiers is one of eight debutants as the Springboks trounce France 26-3 in the first Test in Durban. Wing Corra Dirksen and flanker Piet Greyling, also making his debut, scored two tries apiece, while Jan Ellis went over for SA’s fifth. De Villiers landed four conversions and added a penalty...

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