Blast from the past: Corbett launches to gold

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Blast from the past: Corbett launches to gold

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Today in SA sports history: August 5

1912 — Dave Nourse top-scores with 64 against Australia in Nottingham as SA avoid defeat for the first time in the triangular series also featuring England. SA made 329 and then bowled out their opponents for 219, but they never got the opportunity to try press home the advance with no play possible on the final third day. 

1961 — The Springboks run in eight tries as they demolish Australia 28-3 in the first Test at Ellis Park. Winger Hennie van Zyl dotted down three times, while a batch of legends also scored — wing Jannie Engelbrecht, centre John Gainsford, eighthman Doug Hopwood, flyhalf Keith Oxlee and flank Martin Pelser also dotted down...

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