Springboks strong challengers for 2019 Rugby World Cup: Alexander

22 August 2019, 6:10 AM
South Africa Rugby Union president Mark Alexander strongly believes that the Springboks are ready to go and compete for the upcoming 2019 Rugby World Cup starting next month in Japan.
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Khabo Zondo on Bafana, Pitso and Vision 2022 22 August 2019, 9:04 AM

Former Bafana Bafana assistant coach Khabo Zondo says local coaches should be given an opportunity to be in charge of the national team.

SA swimming squad clinches 11 medals 22 August 2019, 7:29 AM

Team South Africa should pick up more medals in the pool at the African Games in Morocco on Thursday.

We know what Champions League means to Orlando Pirates: Mokwena 21 August 2019, 9:05 PM

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Leyds,  Louw  and Ntubeni back for WP Willemse to start in crunch game 21 August 2019, 6:25 PM

Western Province coach John Dobson will be happy to have Dillyn Leyds, Wilco Louw and Scarra Ntubeni back in the team this Saturday, when Province take on Free State in a must-win Currie Cup match in Bloemfontein.

Sharks head to Loftus with momentum 21 August 2019, 5:45 PM

The Sharks have enjoyed a resurgence in the Currie Cup in recent weeks. Last weekend they beat the Golden Lions in a nail-biting contest away from home to shoot up to the fourth on the log.

Cheetahs captain leading his side on the right path 21 August 2019, 2:52 PM

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Ross Taylor
Deja vu for NZ as they face Sri Lanka in second test 21 August 2019, 10:52 AM

The second test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand that starts at the P Sara Stadium in Colombo on Thursday has an eerily similar feel about it from their last match between the two sides there seven years ago.

XVIII Pan American Games - Lima 2019 - August 11, 2019 - From left to right: Race Imboden, Nick Itkin, and Gerek Meinhardt, from the USA Team during the Men's Foil Team medal ceremony in Fencing, at the Lima Convention Center during the Pan American Games.
Protesting US athletes receive 12-months probation 21 August 2019, 5:46 AM

Fencer Imboden took a knee and hammer thrower Berry raised her fist when the US national anthem played during their medal ceremonies earlier this month, violating an agreement US athlete’s sign before competing internationally.

PSL
‘SABC, PSL saga should be resolved’ 20 August 2019, 9:00 PM

It's in the best interest of all the stakeholders involved to find a solution in the Premier Soccer League's (PSL) broadcast rights saga and resolve it.

Serena to begin 2020 season with return to Auckland Open 20 August 2019, 7:25 PM

Former world number one Serena Williams will begin her 2020 season with a return to the Auckland Open in January, her first appearance at the tournament since she was ousted in the second round in 2017.

Paul Pogba
Manchester United condemn online abuse of Pogba after penalty miss 20 August 2019, 5:59 PM

Manchester United have condemned and are working on identifying individuals who racially abused Paul Pogba online after the midfielder missed a penalty in Monday's (August 19) 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers, the Premier League club said on Tuesday (August 20).

Marcell Coetzee
Boks trim squad ahead of RWC team announcement 20 August 2019, 11:06 AM

Lizo Gqoboka, Marvin Orie, Thomas du Toit and André Esterhuizen have been released from the Springbok training squad back to their provinces and will be available for Currie Cup selection this weekend.

Rassie Van Der Dussen with Itumeleng Khune
Van Der Dussen on changes, Test, T20 and the Springboks 20 August 2019, 5:35 AM

South African cricket national team player Rassie Van Der Dussen is looking forward to working with Enoch Nkwe in the Proteas national team.

South African brand of football has to be nourished and grown: Da Gama 19 August 2019, 7:27 PM

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Rabada expects Nkwe to step up to Proteas coaching task 19 August 2019, 6:20 PM

Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada says he expects newly appointed Proteas interim Team Director Enoch Nkwe to translate his passion and professionalism from the Gauteng Lions to the national setup.

Amajita get their Africa Games campaign underway 19 August 2019, 4:55 PM

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Elton Jantjies and other players
‘Boks have devised “right system” for World Cup’ 19 August 2019, 3:30 PM

Flyhalf Elton Jantjies praised the plans of Coach Rassie Erasmus and said South Africa have developed the right systems to be successful at the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

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It is now less than a month to go until Africa’s only Gold-Label Status marathon, with the Cape Town Marathon set to take place in the Mother City on the 15th of September.

Continuity will be key for the Bafana new coach – Jordaan 19 August 2019, 11:15 AM

The South African Football Association (SAFA) President Danny Jordaan is hoping that the next council meeting on the last day of this month could be where they ratify the name of the new Bafana Bafana head coach. It’s been two weeks now since Stuart Baxter resigned as the Bafana Bafana coach following the 2019 African […]

Khune backs Boks to win the Rugby World Cup 19 August 2019, 11:05 AM

Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has backed the Springboks rugby national team to win the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Philippe Coutinho
Bayern Munich sign Coutinho on loan deal 19 August 2019, 10:49 AM

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have signed Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho on loan for the season, the two clubs confirmed on Monday.

Kolisi ready to lead Springboks at Rugby World Cup: Erasmus 19 August 2019, 10:48 AM

Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus has confirmed that Captain Siya Kolisi will be ready in time to lead the Springboks at the upcoming Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Australia’s Smith ruled out of rest of test 19 August 2019, 6:50 AM

Australia batsman Steve Smith has been ruled out of the rest of the second Ashes test against England at Lord’s due to delayed concussion, Cricket Australia said on Sunday.

Sharks sink Lions to second defeat 18 August 2019, 5:10 PM

The Lions suffered their second consecutive defeat in the Currie Cup going down 30-28 to the Sharks at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.

Instinct drives wing S’busiso Nkosi as he makes big Bok statement 18 August 2019, 12:19 PM

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus challenged his players to seize their Rugby World Cup chance ahead of Saturday's test against Argentina at Loftus Versfeld, and wing S'busiso Nkosi rose to the occasion.

Mo’unga cleared of serious injury as NZ begin final selection debate 18 August 2019, 8:46 AM

Fly-half Richie Mo'unga has been cleared of a serious shoulder injury but could miss New Zealand's final World Cup warm-up match against Tonga on September 7, coach Steve Hansen said on Sunday.

Bokke top Argentina in tough battle 17 August 2019, 7:38 PM

Sibusiso Nkosi scored two brilliant tries as South Africa defeated Argentina 24-18 on Saturday in a Rugby World Cup warm-up match in Pretoria.

Daniel James
James has earned respect of Man Utd team mates with bright start: Solskjaer 17 August 2019, 3:38 PM

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New Zealand retained Bledisloe Cup for 17th consecutive year 17 August 2019, 12:10 PM

The New Zealand rugby team has retained the Bledisloe Cup for a 17th consecutive year.