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On this Day in South African Sports history – 28 July

The 28 July was a great day in South African sports history especially in the year 2014 which saw an incredible Commonwealth Games medal haul.

On this day in 2015, a Proteas legend left us as Clive Rice sadly succumbed to cancer.

On this day- 28 July

1998 – Penny Heyns won the 100-meter breaststroke at the Goodwill Games in Uniondale, New York on this day.

2001 – The Springboks beat the Wallabies 20-15 in a Tri-Nations match held at Loftus Versveld.

2003 – Proteas skipper Graeme Smith scored the first of consecutive double hundreds against England at Edgbaston but rain forced a draw. England were on the ropes and their captain Nasser Hussain would resign on this day.

2003 – Former SA number one tennis player Wayne Ferreira visits the Playboy mansion, wearing flip flops.

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ATP stars Nicolas Kiefer of Germany, Robby Ginepri and Wayne Ferreira of South Africa chat with actress and former Playboy playmate Julie McCullough at the Playboy mansion on July 28, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. The players are in Los Angeles to compete in the Mercedes Benz Cup. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

2005 – Roland Schoeman wins the silver medal and Ryk Neethling wins the bronze in the 100m freestyle final during the XI FINA World Championships at the Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

2009 – Cameron van der Burgh won gold and beat the world record during the men’s 50m breaststroke semi-final on July 28, 2009 at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Rome.

2012 – South Africa’s Women’s Olympic football team loses 3-0 to Canada in their second match of the 2012 London Olympics.

2012 – The Sharks beat the Stormers 26-19 in a Super Rugby semi-final at Newlands.

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Sharks fans hold up a banner during the Super Rugby semi final match between DHL Stormers and The Sharks from DHL Newlands Stadium on July 28, 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

2014 – South Africa won their first Test series in Sri Lanka in 21 years and extended their eight-year unbeaten run away from home. Hashim Amla regained the top spot in the Test batting rankings with his performance in a battling draw in the second Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo.

2014 – Prince Neluonde, Petrus Breitenbach and Bobby Donnelly win Lawn Bowls Men’s Triples Gold at the Kelvingrove Centre during day five of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Also at the Games on that day Cameron van der Burgh claimed the Men’s 50m Breaststroke Gold. Chad Le Clos also won gold on this day in the Men’s 100m Butterfly Final.

2018 – The Lions bounce back from 14-0 down against the Waratahs to get the 44-26 victory and go on to face the Crusaders in the Super Rugby finals.

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