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What happened in sport on this day..

August 18


 

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Australian sporting history on this day
1903
New Zealand won the first ever rugby union test match against Australia 22-3 in a match played at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
1942
Des Lake, jockey, won 3 Epsom Handicaps, born Warrnambool
1948
Don Bradman played his last test match for Australia. He made a duck, out second ball.
1983
Cameron White, test cricket player, born
1984
The Fine Cotton ring-in scandal happened at Eagle Farm when it was backed from 33/1 to 7/2. The hand painted white legs tended to give the game away. The horse's real name was Bold Personality. Harbour Gold was later awarded the race.
2004
Ian Thorpe became the most decorated Australian Olympian in history after winning a bronze medal in the men's 100m freestyle, Thorpe's ninth medal in Olympic competition.