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Blast from the past: Springboks slay Welsh dragon


Blast from the past: Springboks slay Welsh dragon

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1907 — The International Olympic Committee begins a three-day meeting at The Hague where its representatives — from Belgium, Bohemia, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland and Britain — resolve on the motion of members for the UK that SA be entitled to separate representation. SA officially competed at its first Olympics in London the following year. 

1964 — The Springboks score three unanswered tries as they beat Wales 24-3 in Durban. Eighthman Doug Hopwood, prop Hannes Marais and scrumhalf Nelie Smith scored tries, while flyhalf Keith Oxlee converted all three and added two penalties. Keith Bradshaw kicked a lone penalty for Wales.   

1993 — Strawweight boxer Zolani Petelo wins his second professional bout by outpointing Sifundo Nyoka over four rounds in Port Elizabeth. Petelo would go on to win the IBF crown by a surprise knockout in Thailand a few years later. But Nyoka, making his professional debut, retired without winning a single fight, notching up just four losses and two draws...

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