17:46 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 29, 2014
PROSPER UTSEYA became the second player to take a hat trick for Zimbabwe to spark one of South Africa’s most remarkable batting collapses but the Castle Lager Proteas still managed to win with a bonus point in the third match of the ODI Triangular Series at Harare on Friday.
The Proteas eventually won by 61 runs to take top spot on the log with nine points and virtually assure their place in next Saturday’s Fina... read more
12:03 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 29, 2014
Willem Alberts has been ruled out of the Springboks’ Castle Lager Rugby Championship tour to Australia and New Zealand and will be replaced in the 30-man squad by Warren Whiteley.
Alberts missed both Test victories against Argentina because of a hamstring injury and he underwent a fitness test on Thursday afternoon. Although his hamstring is recovering well, he experienced some nerve irritation in his lower back and w... read more
10:13 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, August 28, 2014
THE Castle Lager Proteas wrote another chapter in their history of famous 50 overs contests against Australia when they beat the world No. 1 ranked side by seven wickets with 20 balls to spare in the second ODI of the triangular series at Harare Sports Club on Wednesday.
Australia won the first match against Zimbabwe, gaining a bonus point in the process, with the result that they remain top of the log for the time being. ... read more
16:45 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The Eastern Province Kings team that will take on the Xerox Golden Lions at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium this weekend has been announced, .
Head Coach Carlos Spencer said they had not yet finalised who the captain would be, what with Luke Watson being out with a concussion, but said Aidon Davis would take up Watson’s spot at 8th man on Saturday.
Spencer said BG Uys came in for Lizo Gqoboka, who was being rested fol... read more
09:04 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Victor Matfield is over his injury problems and will rejoin the Springbok squad when they get together for the Australasian leg of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship, while Marcel van der Merwe has been called up for the injured Frans Malherbe.
Furthermore, Willem Alberts has also been drafted back into the squad, pending a fitness test on Thursday when the squad gets together in Johannesburg. Both Alberts and Matfield wer... read more
10:07 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, August 25, 2014
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has hailed the character of his team in the wake of a lucky 33-31 Rugby Championship victory over Argentina in Salta on Saturday.
Flyhalf Morne Steyn ignored whistling and booing to kick a penalty three minutes from time to give the South Africa a second win over the Pumas within eight days.
It was the climax of a stirring last-quarter comeback by the visitors, as tries from right-wing Corna... read more
13:59 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, August 22, 2014
New Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba has announced a squad of 34 players for the two upcoming CAF ORANGE Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco 2015 qualifying matches against Sudan and Nigeria.
This is Mashaba’s first squad announcement since his appointment as head coach of the Senior Men’s National Team last month.
Bafana Bafana travel to Khartoum for a date with Sudan on Friday, 5 September an... read more
17:42 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Luke Watson has recovered from the flu which kept him out of last week's match against the Lions and will captain the EP Kings in Saturday's showdown with the Blue Bulls at Loftus.
Both teams are chasing their first win of the season, having lost their opening two matches.
In a bid to add more grunt up front after last week's heavy 60-19 loss to the Lions at Ellis Park, coach Carlos Spencer has brought in Steven Sykes a... read more
17:36 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Juan Smith will complete a remarkable return to international rugby when he runs out for the Springboks against Argentina in Salta on Saturday, in the second Test of the Castle Lager Incoming Series (kick-off 21h40 SA time).
Smith’s inclusion at flank is one of three changes to the starting XV, with a further four changes on the bench.
Gurthrö Steenkamp (prop) and Eben Etzebeth (lock) will start in the tight f... read more
09:50 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, August 20, 2014
THE Castle Lager Proteas did not replicate the batting intensity of the previous match but still had more than enough in hand to beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs in the second ODI at the Queen’s Club in Bulawayo on Tuesday and win the three-match series 2-0 with a game in hand.
The final match takes place at the same ground on Thursday.
Zimbabwe, who had again won the toss and decided to field first, looked as though they ... read more
09:46 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The SA Schools on Tuesday evening retained their four year undefeated status in the SARU Under-18 International Series by beating Wales Under-18 in convincing fashion, scoring a 40-15 win at Outeniqua Park in George.
In earlier results of the International Under-18 Series, England beat France 23-6 and Italy overcame SWD Schools XV 38-21 in a lively and high-scoring match.
The South African schoolboy side delivered a com... read more
11:30 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, August 18, 2014
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer said he was very pleased with a tough 13-6 win over Argentina on Saturday night at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria in conditions that captain Jean de Villiers described as “probably the worst I have ever played in”.
This victory pushed the Springboks to the top of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship table after the first round of play, with Australia and New Zealand playing to a draw in... read more
11:22 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, August 18, 2014
The Xerox Golden Lions, the DHL Western Province and the Cell C Sharks all recorded their second wins in as many weeks in the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division over the weekend to occupy the three top spots on the log standings.
After suffering a shock opening round defeat against the Steval Pumas last weekend, the Toyota Cheetahs registered their first win of the campaign when they won 34-27 against the GWK Griquas on Saturda... read more
10:52 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, August 18, 2014
HASHIM AMLA scored his third century in his last four innings to set the Castle Lager Proteas up for a 93-runs victory over Zimbabwe in the first of three ODI’s at Bulawayo on Sunday.
It was Amla’s 15th ODI century and followed innings of 109, 101 and 48 in his previous three ODI’s in Sri Lanka.
Amla and Quinton de Kock set up the South African total of 309/3 with their opening partnership of 109 in 20.... read more
09:41 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, August 14, 2014
Cricket Eatern Cape (Pty) Ltd has named the Chevrolet Warriors squad for the forthcoming season. Thando Booi (Interim CEO) “We were happy with the squad that was presented to the Board by the Selection Committee and are pleased to see that of the five new contracts three players are youngsters that have come through the ranks of playing provincial cricket and are now being validated by receiving professional contracts.&... read more