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Blast from the past: Van Niekerk gallops to SA 400m record


Blast from the past: Van Niekerk gallops to SA 400m record

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1960 — The batting line-up collapses as SA lose the first Test against England by 100 runs in Birmingham. Roy McLean failed to add to his overnight score of 68 as the visitors lost their last seven wickets for 89 runs. John Waite was the only one to offer some resistance on the final fifth day, scoring an unbeaten 56.  

1980 — The Springboks go 2-0 up in the Test series against the British and Irish Lions, beating them 26-19 in Bloemfontein. Gerrie Germishuys and Rob Louw, both try-scorers in the first Test, go over again, as do Theuns Stofberg and home favourite Gysie Pienaar, the fullback. The tourists scored two tries. 

2003 — The Springboks and Scotland score one try apiece in Johannesburg, but flyhalf Louis Koen slots six penalties and a drop to secure a 28-19 victory in the second Test and seal a 2-0 series triumph. ..

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