Springbok captain Siya Kolisi says Lions decider brings more pressure than World Cup final

1 August 2021, 10:07 AM
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi says next Saturday's series decider against the British & Irish Lions in Cape Town is potentially more important than their Rugby World Cup final win over England two years ago.
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Brazil, Ivory Coast march into quarter-finals, Germany out 28 July 2021, 12:32 PM

Defending champions Brazil advanced to the quarter-finals of the men's Olympic soccer tournament after a 3-1 victory over Saudi Arabia on Wednesday helped them top Group D while Ivory Coast booked their berth following a 1-1 draw with Germany.

US set to defend all-around title without Biles 28 July 2021, 12:01 PM

Even without Simone Biles the United States will still offer a steely defence of the Olympic women’s gymnastics all-around crown worn by an American since the 2004 Athens Summer Games. Unbeaten in any all-around competition she entered since 2013, Biles was considered a lock to defend her title until Tuesday when the 24-year-old sent shockwaves […]

Tokyo COVID-19 cases top 3 000, record high for second straight day: Media 28 July 2021, 9:41 AM

 Daily COVID-19 cases in Olympic host city Tokyo hit a record high for a second straight day on Wednesday, topping 3 000 for the first time since the pandemic began, local media reported, as the spike in infections puts pressure on hospitals.

Jamaica’s Fraser-Pryce on brink of amazing 100m hat-trick at Olympics 28 July 2021, 7:21 AM

 Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will be looking to make history on Saturday as the first woman to win three Olympic 100m gold medals and cement her place as one of the transcendent talents in the sport.

Kaizer Chiefs release seven players 27 July 2021, 7:54 PM

Willard Katsande, Kgotso Moleko, Philani Zulu, Lazarus Kambole, Yagan Sasman, Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya, as well as goalkeeper Brylon Petersen will not be kept by the Naturena-based club. 

Biles fails in gold bid as Osaka exits Tokyo Games 27 July 2021, 5:42 PM

Simone Biles' bid to launch a history-making goldrush at the Tokyo Olympics fell apart after a single vault on Tuesday when the gymnast superstar pulled out of the team event, and her American team mates were beaten to the title by the Russians.

Chiefs confirm the signing of Keagan Dolly and Cole Alexander 27 July 2021, 5:01 PM

Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed the signing of former Mamelodi Sundowns attacking midfielder, Keagan Dolly and former Wits holding midfielder, Cole Alexander.  

Gymnastics – Biles out of team event 27 July 2021, 1:48 PM

Simone Biles's quest to become the greatest female Olympian here in Tokyo took a bizarre twist on Tuesday.

Misfiring US held by Australia but reach knockouts 27 July 2021, 1:30 PM

The United States women's soccer team were less than convincing in their goalless draw with Australia on Tuesday but did enough to reach the Olympic tournament knockout stage behind Group G winners Sweden who stayed perfect by beating New Zealand 2-0.

Blitzboks suffer humiliating defeat against Argentina at the Tokyo Olympics 27 July 2021, 1:06 PM

2016 Rio Olympic Games bronze medallists, the Blitzboks, suffered a humiliating defeat in the quarter-finals of the Sevens Rugby tournament at the Tokyo Olympics in Japan.

Olympic host Tokyo hits record 2 848 COVID-19 cases, seeks more hospital beds 27 July 2021, 12:40 PM

Tokyo's 2 848 COVID-19 infections on Tuesday were the Olympic host city's highest since the pandemic began, officials said, as media reported that authorities had asked hospitals to prepare more beds for patients as the Delta variant drives the surge.

Bianca Buitendag wins Team SA’s second medal 27 July 2021, 12:07 PM

Surfer Bianca Buitendag has won Team South Africa's second medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games - another silver.

Tatjana Schoenmaker wins a silver medal in Tokyo 27 July 2021, 6:53 AM

South Africa's Tatjana Schoenmaker has won a silver medal at the Olympics.

Boks smarting at being outsmarted by British and Irish Lions in first test 26 July 2021, 5:00 PM

Rugby World Cup champions, South Africa, are licking their wounds after Saturday's mauling by the British and Irish Lions in the first test match of the series in Cape Town.

Blitzboks end day one of Tokyo Olympic games unbeaten 26 July 2021, 2:25 PM

The South African sevens rugby team has ended day one of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games tournament unbeaten.

Team South Africa had good start to Olympic Games 26 July 2021, 11:02 AM

Team South Africa has had a bright start on Monday at three of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games in Japan.

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All Blacks loose forward Frizell allegedly charged for assault: reports 26 July 2021, 9:57 AM

New Zealand loose forward Shannon Frizell has allegedly been charged with assault after an incident at a Dunedin nightclub in May, New Zealand media reported on Monday.

Olympics Athletes must wear masks at Games apart from podium moment 26 July 2021, 12:19 AM

Athletes must wear masks at all Tokyo Olympic Games venues, including medal ceremonies, the International Olympic Committee said on Sunday, but under a new policy they are briefly allowed to remove them on the podium for a photo opportunity.

MONDAY PREVIEW: SA’s golden girl raises hand for gold medal in Tokyo 25 July 2021, 6:27 PM

Tatjana Schoenmaker, the golden girl of the pool, takes to the water in the semi-finals after that wonderful Olympic record in the heats. She’s up against Olympic champion Lily King, who hasn’t lost a race since 2015

Japan edge towards knockouts, Brazil held, and South Korea find scoring boots 25 July 2021, 5:56 PM

Hosts Japan moved within touching distance of qualifying for the men's soccer knockout stages with a 2-1 win over Mexico at Saitama Stadium on Sunday, while France staged a remarkable comeback to beat South Africa 4-3.

Gymnastics – Biles remains on track for six golds at Tokyo Games 25 July 2021, 5:41 PM

Simone Biles will get a chance to atone for an uninspiring qualifying effort on Sunday and get a shot at six gold medals that would enshrine the American gymnast in the pantheon of all-time Olympic greats.

Triathlon – With only one Brownlee to beat, Tokyo field can dream 25 July 2021, 4:40 PM

Britain's Alistair Brownlee was hot favourite at the last two Olympics and duly delivered gold and his absence from Tokyo means a good half of the field, including his younger brother Jonny, will hit the water on Monday believing they can win.

Water polo – Italy completely ‘drown’ South Africa as Spain stun champions Serbia 25 July 2021, 4:21 PM

World champions Italy fired a warning to their rivals with a 21-2 dismantling of South Africa, whose return to the men’s water polo competition for the first time since the 1960 Games in Rome began with a humiliating defeat. Centre back Francesco Di Fulvio led the charge with five goals, in a match in which every Italian […]

SA’s Tatjana Schoenmaker sets Olympic record in 100m breaststroke 25 July 2021, 1:44 PM

South Africa's Tatjana Schoenmaker has set a new record in the 100m breaststroke when she finished her heat in 1:04.82. She has qualified for the semi-finals taking place on Monday.

France pierce South African hearts in a seven-goal thriller 25 July 2021, 12:35 PM

France came back from behind three times and took the lead when it mattered most in the dying minutes of the match to beat a much-improved South African U23 side 4-3.

FACTBOX – Coronavirus cases at the Tokyo Olympics 25 July 2021, 11:56 AM

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 1,763 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the third day since the Olympic Games began in the Japanese capital. Infections have been on the rise in recent weeks, reaching 1,979 on Thursday, the highest since January. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics, postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, is being held […]

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Knee injury forces Australia captain Finch to return home 25 July 2021, 8:02 AM

Captain Aaron Finch will return to Australia to try to be fit for the Twenty20 World Cup after a knee injury ended his involvement in the current tour of the West Indies and the up-coming series in Bangladesh.

Dutch coach tests positive for COVID-19 25 July 2021, 4:29 AM

Dutch rowing coach Josy Verdonkschot has tested positive for COVID-19, the Netherlands Olympic Committee (NOCNSF) said on Sunday, and has gone into a 10-day quarantine.

Judo-Judoka Takato wins Japan’s first Tokyo 2020 gold 25 July 2021, 12:54 AM

Naohisa Takato delivered the first gold medal of the Tokyo Games for a host nation desperate for Olympic glory by winning the men's 60 kg judo, a sport fittingly born in Japan 140 years ago.

TeamSA aiming to do better on Sunday in Tokyo 24 July 2021, 10:52 PM

TeamSA will be hoping to do better at the Tokyo Olympic on Sunday following a disappointing showing al round on Saturday.