12:07 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, May 27, 2015
New York Marathon Bronze Medallist Lusapho April is relishing the prospect of running in front of his home crowd when Port Elizabeth hosts the Jumbo SA Half Marathon Championships on Saturday the 25th of July.
The men's and ladies winners will each take home 35-thousand rand in prize money in the richest half marathon on South African soil.
Jumbo clothing is putting up an additional prize of 100-thousand rand f... read more
11:52 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Cricket South Africa has named four uncapped players in the Test match format in the Castle Lager Proteas squad for the two-match series in Bangladesh in July and August.
They are the Knights opening batsman, Reeza Hendricks, Nashua Cape Cobras wicketkeeper, Dane Vilas, and the bizhub Highveld Lions duo of spinner, Aaron Phangiso, and fast bowler, Kagiso Rabada.
All four have previously represented the Proteas in the lim... read more
07:24 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The EP U16 team to play in the Coca-Cola Grant Khomo Week in Oudtshoorn from July 6-9:
(1-22): J Alleson (Grey), V Wolmarans (Framesby), R Jonker (Grey), D Kleinbooi (Framesby), P Wyer-Henderson (Grey, captain), D van Dyk (Grey), H du Toit (Nico Malan), E Smith (Brandwag), N Fleurs (Marlow), V Isaacs (Marlow, vice-captain), C Jaggers (Gelvan), W Solaan (Grey), A Matroos (Grey), C Deysel (Daniel Pienaar), U Tait (Grey), D Mi... read more
06:16 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Grey High lock, Michael de Marco and St Andrew's flyhalf, Anthony Dakin will captain the EP Craven Week and EP Country teams at the Coca-Cola Craven Week to be hosted by Paul Roos Gymnasium in Stellenbosch in July.
The EP selectors also announced the teams to compete in the Coca-Cola Academy Grant Khomo Week to be played in Oudtshoorn, also in July.
The Academy week will take place from 6 - 9 July, and the Cravenweek... read more
12:00 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, May 18, 2015
Leading try-scorer on the 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series, Seabelo Senatla and regular Tournament Dream Team member Werner Kok have both been nominated for the 2015 World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year Award, in association with HSBC.
This announcement, made by World Rugby on Sunday evening, caps off a memorable season for the Springbok Sevens duo, who alongside fellow team member Kwagga Smith, was also named in the Serie... read more
09:52 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, May 18, 2015
The Springbok Sevens team on Sunday finished the 2014/2015 HSBC Sevens World Series as Plate finalist at the London Sevens, but more importantly bagged Olympic Games qualification in Rio for 2016 and a second overall spot on the season log.
The team had a chance to clinch the series at Twickenham on Sunday when they faced eventual winners Fiji in the Cup quarterfinals, but came up short 19-7, resulting in the South Sea isla... read more
08:16 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, May 16, 2015
EP Kings prop Lizo Gqoboka, who received recognition earlier in May by being included in the Springbok training squads, will get a chance to prove his credentials at Super Rugby after EP Rugby reached a loan agreement with the Cheetahs.
The 25-year-old Kings player will link up with the Cheetahs after the central franchise suffered a number of front row injuries, requiring bolstering in this department from outside re... read more
06:28 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, May 14, 2015
South African Rugby Union (SARU) president Oregan Hoskins on Wednesday applauded the life bans handed down to three players of the Fort Beaufort Barbarians Rugby Club for physically assaulting a referee.
The trio – Edmund Gunn, Clayton Bantom and Hyron Burgess – were found guilty of assaulting referee, Llewellyn Loots, at a pre-season tournament in the Eastern Cape town of Bedford on 28 February and were sentenc... read more
06:15 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The Junior Springboks were made to fight hard to overcome a courageous Argentina Under-20 rugby team by 25-22 in the first of two matches between the sides late on Tuesday in Santa Fe, Argentina.
Los Pumitas led 15-10 at halftime after they dominated possession and territory while playing with a strong wind in their favour in the first half. They scored two tries and a penalty to take a deserved lead, while the Junior Boks ... read more
17:42 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, May 08, 2015
Football fans have come out in full support for this Saturday’s PSL match between Kaizer Chiefs and homeboys Chippa United, with tickets for the thrilling clash – set to go down at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium – sold out.
Chantal du Pisani, CEO of Access Management, operator of the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, said the support from Metro fans had been fantastic.
“The ABSA PSL Soccer League match ... read more
09:00 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, May 07, 2015
Port Elizabeth-based franchise Chippa United and Black Aces played to a 1-1 draw Wednesday night.
Goals from Edward Manqele and Lehlohonolo Nonyane gave both teams a point which could be invaluable as the season draws to a close.
However, Chippa face a tough task to stave off relegation when they play Absa Premiership champions, Kaizer Chiefs, in Nelson Mandela Bay on Saturday, needing a win to boosts their chances ... read more
10:43 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Luke Watson will make a return to the starting line-up for the EP Kings after being named captain of the team to play their final Vodacom Cup match against the Sharks XV at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Friday (May 8). The match kicks off at 19.00.
Watson has only recently returned to action after suffering concussion in a Currie Cup match against the Blue Bulls last year, but is now excited about his ... read more
09:54 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, May 05, 2015
The Springboks will return to Buenos Aires for the first time in 10 years when they face Argentina in a special round of matches in preparation for the Rugby World Cup following the Castle Lager Rugby Championship, SANZAR announced on Monday.
With the 2015 Rugby World Cup looming large, the four Castle Lager Rugby Championship teams will play an additional round of international matches on Saturday 15 August following the c... read more
07:31 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, May 03, 2015
Floyd Mayweather beat Manny Pacquiao on points in their welterweight showdown in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
The American had to use all his skills to remain undefeated after 48 professional bouts.
He won the “Fight of the Century” by 116-112 on two cards and 118-110 on the third, proving himself to be the world’s best boxer of his era.
He is now the WBC, WBA and WBO welterweight champion.
Pacqui... read more
16:06 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, April 29, 2015
TWO of Eastern Province's most promising players, CJ Velleman and Malcolm Jaer, have been included in the 28-man Junior Springbok squad for a two-match series against Argentina U20 in Rosario next month.
Their selection is a strong indication that former Grey High captain Velleman, who plays on the flank, and explosive backline player Jaer, who attended Brandwag, are in line for selection for the Junior World Cup in Ita... read more