Blast from the past: Laurie Stevens points his way to a vacant ...

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Blast from the past: Laurie Stevens points his way to a vacant strap

Today in SA sports history: January 11

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Today in SA sports history: January 11

1913 — The Springboks score nine tries as they beat France 38-5 in Bordeaux to complete their tour unbeaten in all five Tests. It was also their sixth win in a row, the team’s best run at the time. Winger Boetie McHardy and forward Dougie Morkel scored two tries each.

1936 — Olympic champion Laurie Stevens becomes the first SA fighter to win a British Empire title when he beats Jack “Kid” Berg on points over 12 rounds for the vacant lightweight strap at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg...

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