Blast from the past: Player bags sixth Major


Blast from the past: Player bags sixth Major

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Today in SA sports history: August 6

1910 — The Springboks win the first Test of the three-match series against the British Isles 14-10. Playing in front of 14,000 fans at the Wanderers the home side scored four tries through Dougie Morkel, winger Cocky Hahn, halfback Lammetjie Luyt and centre Dirkie de Villiers. Morkel, a forward, added a conversion. The British Isles responded with two unconverted tries and a dropped goal.

1938 — Legendary winger Dai Williams runs in two tries as the Springboks thrash Britain 26-12 in the first Test at Ellis Park. Flyhalf Tony Harris and prop Fanie Louw scored the other two tries. Fullback Gerry Brand converted all four and added two penalties. The visitors responded with four penalties...

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