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Bob Apisa

Robert Apisa is a former American football fullback. He played college football at Michigan State University. Apisa, was born in American Samoa as part of eleven children, his parents moved the family to Hawaii. He didn't start playing football until entering the ninth grade at Farrington High School, he practiced baseball and track. He accepted a football scholarship from Michigan State University, he was named a starter at fullback as a sophomore, registering 126 carries for 715 yards, a 5.7-yard average and 10 touchdowns. At the end of the season he was limited with injuries, but still was able to become the first player of Samoan ancestry to be named All-American, he required offseason knee surgery. On November 19, 1966, he was a part of the contest played against the University of Notre Dame called "The Game of the Century", which ended in a 10–10 tie, it was the first live television sports broadcast in Hawaii. He had one touchdown against the University of Michigan, he suffered a knee injury in the seventh game against Northwestern University and missed most of the remaining contests.

He posted 86 carries for 9 touchdowns. As a senior, he struggled recovering from offseason knee surgery, he tallied. Besides being a notable blocker, he finished his college career as the school's All-time leading rushing fullback with 1,343 yards, he was a part of 2 national championship teams. In 2017, he was inducted into the Michigan State Athletics Hall of Fame. In 2018, he was inducted into the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame. Apisa was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the ninth round of the 1968 NFL Draft, he was waived on July 30. Apisa spent more than 33 years working as an actor and stunt coordinator in television series and films, his grandson Jacob Isaia is an offensive lineman for Michigan State University. Bob Apisa's journey from American Samoa to Michigan State Hall of Fame

1910 British Lions tour to South Africa

The 1910 British Isles tour to South Africa was the eighth tour by a British Isles rugby union team and the fourth to South Africa. It is retrospectively classed as one of the British Lions tours, as the Lions naming convention was not adopted until 1950; as well as South Africa, the tour included a game in Bulawayo in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. Led by Ireland's Tommy Smyth and managed by Walter E. Rees and W Cail the tour took in 24 matches. Of the 24 games, 21 were against club or invitational teams and three were test matches against the South African national team; the British Isles team won one test match against the Springboks. Seven players from Newport RFC were selected for the tour, for a time the record for players selected from one club for a British Lions Tour; the Lions jerseys switched from red with white shorts and red socks. This combination would remain until 1950. Managers: Walter E. Rees and William Cail Notes Complete list of matches played by the British Isles in South Africa: Test matches