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Blast from the past: Tobias breaks down barriers for the Boks


Blast from the past: Tobias breaks down barriers for the Boks

Today in SA sports history: May 30

Sports reporter

1981 — Errol Tobias becomes the first Springbok of colour, making his debut at centre against Ireland at Newlands. SA won the first Test of the two-match series 23-15, outscoring their opponents three tries to two. Tobias’s midfield partner, Danie Gerber, scored two tries and flank Rob Louw one. 

1995 — A largely second-string Springbok side beats Romania 21-8 at Newlands in their second World Cup outing. Stand-in captain Adriaan Richter, playing at eighthman, scored both of SA’s tries. Romania scored one try through flanker Andrei Guranescu. 

2010 — Hashim Amla scores 129 from 115 deliveries as the Proteas beat the West Indies by seven wickets in the fourth ODI in Roseau to take a 4-0 lead in the five-match series. Chasing 304 for victory, the match went down to the last ball. With the scores level, AB de Villiers (57 not out) had faced three dot balls from Dwayne Bravo before scrambling a single off the final delivery to clinch the win. ..

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