Blast from the past: ‘Big John’ Tate KOs Kallie Knoetze in Mmabatho
Today in SA sports history: June 2
1956 — Winger Roy Dryburgh and flank Daan Retief score tries as the Springboks beat Australia 9-0 in the first of two Tests in Brisbane. Tom van Vollenhoven, playing on the wing, kicked a drop.
1972 — Frew McMillan and Bob Hewitt win the French Open men’s doubles crown, beating Chile’s Patricio Cornejo and Jaime Fillol 6-3 8-6 3-6 6-1. This was the only triumph for the SA duo at Roland Garros, though they both won mixed doubles titles there. Hewitt was decades later found guilty of sexually abusing underage girls he coached...
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