Blast from the past: Ducks rule as India pluck a win from SA

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Blast from the past: Ducks rule as India pluck a win from SA

Today in SA sports history: November 23

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Today in SA sports history: November 23

1912 — The Springboks field 10 debutants and register their first win over Scotland, beating them 16-0 in Inverleith. The two debutant wings scored tries on the day, two by Jan Stegmann and the third by Boetie McHardy, who had competed at SA’s Olympic track and field trials in 1910. Legendary forward Boy Morkel, one of four Morkels in the team that day, scored SA’s fourth try. Another forward Morkel, Dougie, landed one conversion and fullback Gerhard Morkel landed a second conversion.

1974 — Wing Willem Stapelberg scores SA’s only try on debut as the Springboks beat France 13-4 in the first Test in Toulouse. The visitors landed three penalties, two by flyhalf Gerald Bosch and one by the other wing, Tossie Fourie...

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