08:57 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, September 18, 2014
Seven-time champions the Crusaders will get the 2015 Super Rugby campaign underway when they welcome the Rebels to AMI Stadium on Friday 13 February. The match is the first of an opening night double-header with a fierce Australian derby between the Brumbies and Reds following in Canberra.
The Sharks and the Bulls launch their seasons at home with derbies against the Cheetahs and Stormers respectively while the Lions will h... read more
12:06 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Sunshine Tour has announced a brand new event on its calendar which will be played at Humewood in Port Elizabeth in early October.
The 600-thousand rand Boardwalk Challenge will be played from Wednesday 8 to Friday 10 October and will feature the cream of South Africa's stay-at-home professionals.
Sunshine Tour Communication's Director Duncan Cruickshank says Humewood is a unique venue and that the professionals ar... read more
11:28 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Vodacom Blue Bulls flank Deon Stegmann has been suspended for one week for striking EP Kings flanker Devin Oosthuizen with his elbow in their Absa Currie Cup Premier Division clash in Port Elizabeth last Friday.
His Blue Bulls counterpart, hooker Bongi Mbonambi, was cleared of further sanction after receiving a yellow card in the match for charging into a ruck without using his arms.
Stegmann was red card for his moment... read more
16:08 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Injuries have forced EP Kings coach Carlos Spencer to make several changes to the team to take on the Free State Cheetahs in Port Elizabeth in a Currie Cup match on Saturday.
Centre Tim Whitehead suffered a calf strain in last week's clash against the Blue Bulls which has resulted in a few positional switches in the backline.
Ronnie Cooke shifts from wing to outside centre and Siyanda Grey, back from illness, will play o... read more
08:00 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 15, 2014
Chippa United took full advantage of a debatable red card to beat 10-man Moroka Swallows 2-0 in an Absa Premiership clash at the Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto on Sunday.
It was Port Elizabeth-based Chippa United's first match following the departure of coach Kosta Papic and they responded with goals from Ugonna Uzochukwu and David Zulu for their first victory since the opening weekend of the 2014/15 season.
The much ne... read more
07:58 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 15, 2014
Experienced backline JP Pietersen has been called up to the Springbok squad in place of the injured Ruan Pienaar.
Pienaar injured his medial cruciate knee ligaments in Saturday's 14-10 defeat in their Rugby Championship Test against New Zealand in Wellington and has been ruled out of the remainder of the competition.
Pietersen will join the squad when they assemble in Cape Town next Sunday. He was not available earlier i... read more
12:42 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, September 13, 2014
Captain Richie McCaw scored a crucial second-half try from a sputtering attack as New Zealand ground out a 14-10 win over South Africa on Saturday to stay unbeaten after four rounds of the Rugby Championship.
McCaw's 24th try in his 131st test allowed New Zealand to overturn a 7-6 first-half deficit and add to its two wins and a draw in its previous Championship matches.
The All Blacks remain unbeaten in 15 matches in t... read more
09:36 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, September 11, 2014
Bafana Bafana and defending African champions Nigeria played to a goalless draw at Cape Town Stadium in a 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Wednesday evening.
However, the Super Eagles survived a late scare as Bafana Bafana bombarded their goal area late in the second half and at the end of the day, the goalless draw was somehow a fair reflection of the game.
It was a gallant performance by Shakes Mashaba&rsquo... read more
09:32 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Springbok captain Jean de Villiers will on Saturday join four other South Africans when he leads the team out in his 100th Test, against New Zealand at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington (kick-off 09h35 SA time).
The Springbok match-23 to face New Zealand shows only one change from last weekend, with Handré Pollard starting at flyhalf.
The 33-year-old De Villiers will become the 34th Test player to reach this miles... read more
15:24 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Head coach Carlos Spencer says the EP Kings season starts now and that they've put 5 successive losses in the Currie Cup Premier division behind them.
Spencer was speaking this afternoon at the team announcement for Friday night's clash against the Blue Bulls at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
Spencer has made five changes to the starting 15 which lost 49-14 to Western Province last week.
CJ van der Linde comes in at ... read more
15:21 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Fresh from his victory in the Breede River Canoe Marathon on the weekend, Eastern Cape local Greg Louw is eyeing glory in his hometown major at the Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon in Cradock on 10 and 11 October.
Louw partnered four times Dusi champ Andy Birkett to a stunning win on the Breede River beating K1 World Marathon Champ Hank McGregor and his partner Jasper Mocké to the line, which earned them the SA K2 Riv... read more
07:34 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, September 06, 2014
Western Province made it five wins from five in the Currie Cup as they demolished the EP Kings 49-14 at Newlands in Cape Town on Friday.
Seven tries were scored by a rampant WP, with man-of-the-match Siya Kolisi again impressing alongside Nizaam Carr in the hosts back-row.
Captain Juan de Jongh opened the scoring in the tenth minute before Demetri Catrakilis added the first of his five successful conversions on the day.
... read more
06:54 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, September 06, 2014
Sibusiso Vilakazi came off the bench in the second half to change the entire look of the game as Shakes Mashaba’s new-look squad started the CAF Orange Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with a convincing 3-0 win over Sudan in Khartoum on Friday evening.
The South African Premier League’s Player of the Year came in for Tokelo Rantie and immediately made his presence felt when he poked home a simple tap in following... read more
06:45 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, September 05, 2014
FAF DU PLESSIS scored his third century in his last four ODI innings to bag the Man of the Match award and lead the Castle Lager Proteas to a comfortable 63-runs victory over Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on Thursday and a date with Australia in Saturday’s Final of the Triangular Series.
With all three sides having completed their league programme of four fixtures each the Proteas finished top of the final log with t... read more
16:27 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, September 03, 2014
The coaching merry-go-round in South African soccer is now in full swing with Kosta Papic the latest to vacate his position at Chippa United.
The Serbian coach has resigned from the post over an alleged clash of opinions with club management and has already been linked with the openings at SuperSport United and Polokwane City.
Papic lasted just five games at the Port Elizabeth-based side, yielding a single victory, a dra... read more