12:09 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Springboks change eight for Cardiff Test
Tendai Mtawarira, Bismarck du Plessis, Willie le Roux, Cornal Hendricks and Lwazi Mvovo are back in the Springbok starting line-up for Saturday’s Test against Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
The changes in the back three were required because Johan Goosen, Bryan Habana and JP Pietersen, who started in last weekend’s victory over Italy in Padova, are not ava... read more
09:53 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Australian batsman Phil Hughes is in a critical condition following emergency surgery earlier Tuesday after he was knocked out by a bouncer in a freak incident which has shocked the global cricketing fraternity.
The 25-year-old South Australia batsman, who is pressing for a Test recall, crashed to the ground unconscious after the heavy blow to the head and was air-lifted to hospital from Sydney Cricket Ground.
Televisio... read more
09:33 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Warren Whiteley and Jannie du Plessis are the only members of the current Springbok tour squad who will not be available to face Wales in Cardiff on Saturday, joining a long list of players already out of action because of injury.
Whiteley picked up a calf injury during training recently and has not recovered sufficiently to play in the final Test of the season on Saturday.
Du Plessis, who missed the victory over Italy ... read more
11:54 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, November 24, 2014
Eastern Province Rugby affiliated clubs from as far afield as Graaff Reinet and Cradock have sent a clear message of support for the current executive ahead of the elections on Saturday (SUBS: 29 November 2014).
With 109 of the 118 affiliated clubs submitting nominations ahead of the elections, the overwhelming majority of nominations indicated support for current incumbent Cheeky Watson and his executive.
“Nominat... read more
08:12 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, November 20, 2014
Ill-discipline was once again the frustration for the Proteas in their 73-run loss to Australia in the third One-Day International at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Wednesday.
Captain, AB de Villiers, says poor execution of the basics cost his side the match, as they chased a 330 run victory target, a result that has given Australia a 2-1 lead with two matches left to play in the series.
De Villiers feels the respo... read more
08:09 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, November 20, 2014
Ebola-ravaged Guinea joined Ivory Coast, Mali, Ghana and DR Congo in qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday night but defending champions Nigeria crashed out.
As qualifying concluded the Nigerians were held to a 2-2 draw by already qualified South Africa on home turf in Uyo to finish out of contention in third in Group A.
Bafana let slip a 2-nil lead after 48 minutes but the comeback by the Super Ea... read more
08:40 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Canoeing South Africa Secretary General Colin Simpkins has praised the organisers of the PE2EL Surfski Challenge in the 1st week of December for having already committed to putting tracking devices fitted with a panic button on every boat that will take part in the four day surf ski epic
Simpkings said paddlers also need to be sensible about basics like wearing bright coloured clothing, bright hats as well as having... read more
15:12 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, November 14, 2014
The Confederation of African Football says Equatorial Guinea has been chosen to host the 2015 African Cup of Nations in place of Morocco.
CAF says the dates for the tournament will remain the same - the 17th of January to the 8th of February after Morocco was dumped as host for demanding a postponement over Ebola fears.
Equatorial Guinea co-hosted the African Cup in 2012 with Gabon.
Four cities will be used for the to... read more
14:45 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, November 14, 2014
Proteas captain AB de Villiers has been named the ODI cricketer of the year by the International Cricket Council.
De Villiers and pace bowler Dale Steyn were the two Proteas picked in the ICC Test Team of the Year and were joined by Quinton de Kock as the three names were also in the ODI Team of the Year.
Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson was the winner of the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for ICC Cricketer of t... read more
14:28 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, November 14, 2014
THE Castle Lager Proteas performed well below the standards they have set for themselves in going down by 32 runs to Australia in the first of five ODI matches at the WACA in Perth on Friday.
The Australians won virtually all the big moments of the match, starting with the 96-run opening partnership between David Warner and Aaron Finch after the Proteas had won the toss. The Proteas then made a commendable fight-back to hav... read more
11:17 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, November 13, 2014
Springbok fullback Willie le Roux and No8 Duane Vermeulen on Wednesday were named among five candidates for the IRB World Rugby Player of the year.
The other nominees were Irish flyhalf Jonathan Sexton, New Zealand lock Brodie Retallick and wing Julian Savea.
The winner will be revealed at his team’s final match of the season.
Commenting on the shortlisted candidates IRB Chairman Bernard Lapasset said: “The IR... read more
13:28 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Rugby World Cup winners JP Pietersen and Schalk Burger will start Saturday’s second Test in the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour against England at Twickenham as the Springbok match-23 is retained from last weekend.
The five changes to the team are straight swaps between the starting line-up and the bench. Along with Pietersen and Burger, Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has handed starts to hooker Adriaan Strauss and the half... read more
09:44 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The Surfing South Africa Board of Directors has confirmed that the members of the South African Team which won the 2013 ISA World Surfing Games in Panama and recently competed in the 50th ISA World Games in Peru will travel to Hainan Province in China next week to represent South Africa in the ISA China Cup.
The four Men in the side are team captain Mikey February, fellow WP surfer Davey Brand, Casey Brand of Southern KZN ... read more
17:43 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Morocco has been thrown out of the 2015 African Cup of Nations and stripped of its hosting rights after refusing to commit to the scheduled dates early next year because of fears over Ebola.
The Confederation of African Football CAF says the tournament will now be hosted by another country. It didn't announce which one, but said it had received "some applications" to replace Morocco for the January 17 to February ... read more
14:18 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Sibusiso Vilakazi and May Mahlangu are out of the Bafana Bafana squad for various reasons.
Vilakazi, who has a toe injury, reported for national team duty on Sunday (9 November) only to be withdrawn from the squad after the Bafana Bafana team doctor examined him.
Meanwhile, Mahlangu wrote a letter to the coach citing fatigue “after playing too many matches,” a statement that riled Bafana Bafana coach Shak... read more