Blast from the past: Try as they might, Boks go down to Kiwis

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Blast from the past: Try as they might, Boks go down to Kiwis

Today in SA sports history: July 21

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Today in SA sports history: July 21

1928 — The Springboks go down 6-7 to New Zealand in the second Test at Ellis Park. In a try-less match, both sides slotted a penalty each, Bennie Osler landing SA’s. The home side, for the only time in its history, also scored three points from a goal from a mark, carded by captain Phil Mostert, a prop. But the difference was that All Black centre Archie Strang kicked a dropped goal, which was worth four points. The result drew the visitors level at 1-1 in the four-match series.

1962 — Flyhalf Keith Oxlee converts a lone penalty as the Springboks down the British Lions 3-0 in the second Test at King’s Park Stadium in Durban to go 1-0 up in the four-match series. The first Test ended in a draw...

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