Blast from the past: quick-thinking Germishuys is Bok hero against Lions
Today in SA sports history: June 28
1924 — Bob Catterall scores 120 for his second consecutive Test century on the opening day of SA’s second Test against England at Lord’s. With Fred Susskind making 64, SA totalled 273. England went on to reply with 531/2 declared, featuring a double century by opener Jack Hobbs. The home side went on to win the match by an innings and 18 runs, the exact margin of victory as the first Test in which Catterall also scored 120.
1975 — Captain Morne du Plessis and winger Tossie Fourie score tries as the Springboks beat France 33-18 at Loftus Versfeld to win the home series 2-0. Flyhalf Gerald Bosch converted both and kicked six penalties, with Fourie adding one three-pointer.
1980 — Left wing Gerrie Germishuys is the hero as the Springboks edge the British and Irish Lions 12-10 in the third Test in Gqeberha to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series. The Boks were trailing 6-10 with eight minutes remaining at a rain-lashed Boet Erasmus when the Boks won a line-out. The Lions forwards were slow getting back and Germishuys took a quick throw-in, tossing the ball to Theuns Stofberg who drove forward before passing back for him to go over for his third try of the series. Naas Botha landed the conversion from just a few metres in from the touchline to secure the win. ..
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