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Blast from the past: SA bomb in Sri Lanka, Wade blasts in for gold

Today in SA sports history: August 14

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Today in SA sports history: August 14

1937 — The Springboks lose their tour opener against the All Blacks at Athletic Park in Wellington 7-13. Legendary winger DO Williams scored the only try for the visitors, with centre Jimmy White adding a drop. New Zealand flyer John Dick dotted down for the hosts and flyhalf David Trevathan added a drop and two penalties.

1976 — The Springboks deliver an inept display as they go down 9-15 in the second Test against the All Blacks in Bloemfontein. Centre Joe Morgan scored the only try of the game to level the four-match series at 1-1. SA flyhalf Gerald Bosch landed three penalties. ..

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