Blast from the past: Sewgolum shines again at Dutch Open

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Blast from the past: Sewgolum shines again at Dutch Open

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Today in SA sports history: January 17

1912 — The SA cricket team is bowled out for 173 as Australia beat them by 10 wickets in a test at Lord’s, their fourth straight defeat in a triangular tournament.

1937 — The Springboks score six tries as they beat Australia 26-17 in Sydney in the second test to wrap up the two-match series 2-0. Ferdie Bergh, playing lock while scrumhalf Danie Craven played at eighthman, scored one try to join Boetie McHardy as SA’s top try scorer on six. Debutant George van Reenen scored two of the visitors’ tries, with legendary winger DO Williams and centre Louis Brabow scoring their first tries for the Boks. Centre Jimmy White also crossed the line...

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