Blast from the past: Mokoena leaps to SA’s sole medal in Beijing

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Blast from the past: Mokoena leaps to SA’s sole medal in Beijing

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Today in SA sports history: August 18

1928 — The Springboks score three tries to two as they beat New Zealand 11-6 in the third Test at Crusader’s in Port Elizabeth to lead the four-match series 2-1.

1951 — SA cricketers, needing to win the final fifth Test at The Oval to tie the series, fail to defend 162 as England win by four wickets and take the series 3-1. Opener Eric Rowan’s 55 in the first innings was SA’s only half-century in the match...

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