10:30 (GMT+2), Fri, 09 October 2015
CAPE TOWN, October 9 (ANA) – South Africa scored a morale-boosting 1-0 win over Costa Rica in an entertaining international friendly at the Estadio Edgardo Baltodano Briceño in San Jose on Thursday night (Friday morning SA time).
The South Africans, slotted 73 on the latest FIFA world rankings, scored the game’s lone goal in the ninth minute through Andile Jali, whose strike crowned a strong first-half di... read more
15:19 (GMT+2), Thu, 08 October 2015
SA Rugby boss Oregan Hoskins has expressed confidence in the current leadership of Eastern Province Rugby.
The SARU boss was in Nelson Mandela Bay on Thursday for high-level talks on the cash crisis facing EP rugby.
In a statement afterwards Hoskins said "we are aware of the financial challenges that EP Rugby are facing and are fully confident that EP Rugby is in the process of addressing these challenges,&quo... read more
17:13 (GMT+2), Wed, 07 October 2015
Cricket Eastern Cape on Wednesday announce the squad for the 2015-2016 season to be captain by Colin Ingram.
The rull statement follows below:
The squad will play their first Momentum One Day Cup match on Friday against the Titans in Pretoria and the team are raring to go. The off season saw some players undergoing medical interventions with Aya Gqamane and Christiaan Jonker both having had shoulder surg... read more
16:52 (GMT+2), Wed, 07 October 2015
Ronnie Cooke will take over the captaincy of the EP Kings for their final Absa Currie Cup match against Western Province on Friday.
This is a result of injuries to senior players Tim Whitehead and Steven Sykes.
A statement from EP rugby on Wednesday said there were also injury concerns over Stefan Willemse, who replaces Sykes at lock, and wing Luther Obi.
However, coach Brent Janse van Rensburg, said they we... read more
06:52 (GMT+2), Sun, 04 October 2015
The Springboks recorded their second victory at the Rugby World Cup when they beat Scotland by 34-16 in Newcastle on Saturday, but coach Heyneke Meyer and captain Fourie du Preez warned against any celebrations as there is still one crucial Pool B match left in the tournament.
South Africa will face a four day turn-around before concluding their pool matches against the USA in London’s Olympic Stadium on Wednesday.
... read more
09:26 (GMT+2), Sat, 03 October 2015
PROFESSIONAL golf will return to South Africa's famed links course when the Sun International Boardwalk Challenge takes place for the second time at Humewood in Nelson Mandela Bay from October 7-9 (2015).
Many local supporters will be looking forward to the tournament in anticipation of another home win after Port Elizabeth's Titch Moore took the honours in the inaugural event a year ago.
On that occasion Moore r... read more
07:14 (GMT+2), Sat, 03 October 2015
JP DUMINY underlined his worth as a master tactician in the shortest format as he and Farhaan Behardien paced the Oxigen Proteas to a seven-wicket victory over India with two balls to spare in the opening T20 International in the Freedom Series at Dharmashala on Friday.
India, after being sent into bat, posted their highest total against South Africa of 199/5 on the back of an outstanding century by Rohit Sharma (106 off 66... read more
06:57 (GMT+2), Sat, 03 October 2015
Border mounted a spirited final round assault to claim the B-Section title for a second successive year in the 55th South African Women’s Inter-Provincial Championship at Centurion Country Club on Friday.
Border defeated Eastern Province 4.5 – 1.5 to celebrate their second podium finish this season after the same team staged a come-from-behind performance to lift the B-Section title in the 72-Hole Teams Cha... read more
07:47 (GMT+2), Thu, 01 October 2015
Fourie du Preez will become the Springboks’ 56th Test captain when he leads South Africa out in a must-win encounter in Pool B of the Rugby World Cup against Scotland at St James’ Park in Newcastle on Saturday.
Du Preez made a massive impact upon his return against the match against Samoa last weekend and has been entrusted with the captaincy in the absence of the injured Jean de Villiers and Victor Matfield, wh... read more
16:18 (GMT+2), Tue, 29 September 2015
With defending champion Keith Horne not playing this week’s Vodacom Origins of Golf event presented by Samsung at St Francis Links, two veteran players have the chance to pull off a victory close to their home towns.
Port Elizabeth-based Titch Moore plays out of St Francis Links, and he was somewhat taken aback last year when Horne trumped his opening five-under-par 67 with a superlative 65 in benign conditions on a c... read more
16:07 (GMT+2), Tue, 29 September 2015
FLYHALF Elgar Watts will make his first start for the EP Kings after being named in the run-on line-up for their Absa Currie Cup Premier Division rugby match against the Blue Bulls in Pretoria on Friday (October 2).
The talented Watts has played from the bench in the Kings' last two matches and he now gets a chance to establish himself as the frontrunner for the pivot position. He replaces Karlo Aspeling, who is on the ... read more
12:16 (GMT+2), Mon, 28 September 2015
The Lions will make history by becoming the first team to play a Super Rugby match in Japan when the new-era, 18-team competition kicks off in February.
They will face the Tokyo-based franchise at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium on the opening Saturday of the season on February 27 as confirmed by the draw, which was issued by Sanzar on Monday.
The Cheetahs will similarly become the first team to play the new entrant fro... read more
07:02 (GMT+2), Mon, 28 September 2015
EP Kings return to Super Rugby in 2016 with their opening match against the Sharks at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
That's according to the schedule for next year's expanded, 18-team competition released on Monday by SANZAR.
The schedule and the full SANZAR statement are attached below.
The Emirates Lions will make history by becoming the first team to play a Vodacom Super Rugby match in Japan when the new-... read more
05:34 (GMT+2), Mon, 28 September 2015
CAPE TOWN, September 27 (ANA) – Springbok captain Jean de Villiers on Sunday announced his retirement from international rugby, following a jaw fracture he sustained in a Rugby World Cup Pool B match against Samoa on Saturday.
The 34-year-old De Villiers, who captained the Boks 37 times, has retired as the second most capped Springbok captain of all time, and is currently the fourth most capped player in the history o... read more
06:39 (GMT+2), Sun, 27 September 2015
The Springboks scored their first win of the 2015 Rugby World Cup when they beat Samoa by 46-6 at Villa Park in Birmingham on Saturday night.
The South Africans scored six tries with JP Pietersen getting his first hat-trick in a Springbok jersey.
Bryan Habana scored his 60th Test try in the dying moments of the match.
Springbok captain Jean de Villiers injured his jaw and was sent for X-rays after the game... read more