Blast from the past: Springboks make Nomis(take) against Australia
Today in SA sports history: August 2
1969 — Wing, Syd Nomis scores two tries as the Springboks beat Australia 30-11 in the first Test at Ellis Park. Flanks Jan Ellis and Piet Greyling and centre Mannetjies Roux also dotted down.
1997 — Phillip Holiday loses his IBF lightweight title and unbeaten record to rising star, Sugar Shane Mosley, at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. American Mosley, the winner on points, went on to make eight successful defences of the belt, winning all of them inside the distance before moving up to welterweight where he beat boxing’s “Golden Boy”, Oscar de la Hoya. In Italy, Patrick Quka won the marginal WBU’s vacant bantamweight title when he knocked out Gianmaria Petriccioli...