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Blast from the past: SA’s Scheckter roars to Belgian Grand Prix victory

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Today in SA sports history: May 13

1961 — The Springboks host Ireland for the first time, having played five times previously, four at Lansdowne Road and once in Belfast. Playing in front of 35,000 fans at , SA smashed the Irish 24-8, scoring five tries to one. Centre Colin Greenwood and wing Ben-Piet van Zyl went over twice each, and legendary eighthman Doug Hopwood scored one try.

1979 — Jody Scheckter, driving a Ferrari, beats Jacques Laffite of France in a Ligier-Ford to win the Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder and share the top of the drivers’ championship standings with the Frenchman...

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