14:58 (GMT+2), Wed, 25 November 2015
Springboks Francois Hougaard and Juan de Jongh were on Wednesday named in a strong Springbok Sevens 12-man squad for the first two HSBC World Sevens Series tournaments of the new season in Dubai and Cape Town.
The season kicks off on 4 and 5 December with the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens, which is followed a week later by the inaugural HSBC Cape Town Sevens, on 12 and 13 December, at the Cape Town Stadium.
Hougaard has ... read more
08:21 (GMT+2), Tue, 24 November 2015
The South African Rugby Union (SARU) has established an operational implementation task group to oversee the running of the Southern Kings franchise in Vodacom Super Rugby, SARU announced on Monday.
The group will meet in Cape Town on Wednesday to put in place the structures and processes required to take control of the running of the Southern Kings.
“We will be leaning heavily on EPRU personnel in this implementat... read more
11:20 (GMT+2), Thu, 19 November 2015
The Eastern Province Rugby Union's woes are set to deepen with litigation looming against it, over tournament table points in a local club championship.
The dissatisfaction stems from the replays of matches which were rained out in June this year.
This led to Despatch being declared the 2015 winners of the annual Grand Challenge Cup, instead of the Police club, which was leading the points log at the time.
Lawyers... read more
16:00 (GMT+2), Wed, 18 November 2015
The Standard Bank IRONMAN® African Championship will undergo a route revamp ahead of the 2016 event on 10 April 2016 which should make for some fast racing, unlike anything before seen in Nelson Mandela Bay. Changes to each leg of the iconic event will give seasoned athletes a new challenge and offers first-timers a fast welcome to the IRONMAN City of Africa.
The biggest and most significant change will be on the bike r... read more
14:11 (GMT+2), Wed, 18 November 2015
EP Rugby Union President Cheeky Watson says he does not blame people for no-longer believing him.
He says however, that he has no intention of stepping down from the cash strapped union after failing to secure a sponsorship for the Southern Kings - going into next year's return to Super Rugby.
Speaking at a media briefing at EP Rugby on Wednesday afternoon, Watson said that if someone wants to challenge him for... read more
17:17 (GMT+2), Tue, 17 November 2015
The South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Tuesday agreed to assist the Eastern Province Rugby Union by taking control of the Southern Kings franchise in Vodacom Super Rugby.
The action followed through a decision taken by the Executive Council of SARU some weeks ago to step into the Kings’ affairs if certain expectations were not realised. The decision was actioned as a result of the on-going cash flow problems at the U... read more
10:04 (GMT+2), Tue, 17 November 2015
Sun International has announced that the Nedbank Golf Challenge has taken another major step forward in global golf with an extended three-year sponsorship from Nedbank, an increase in prize money, and a premier place on the European Tour’s elite Final Series of the Race to Dubai.
Sun International announced on Tuesday that Nedbank had renewed their sponsorship of “Africa’s Major” for a further three... read more
06:51 (GMT+2), Tue, 17 November 2015
JOHANNESBURG, November 16 (ANA) – Bafana Bafana head coach Ephraim Shakes Mashaba has announced his starting line-up for the second leg of Round 2 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifiers on Tuesday evening, in Durban.
Mashaba has made three changes – two of them forced – bringing in Thulani Hlatshwayo for the injured Anele Ngcongca, Dean Furman for Andile Jali who was red carded in the first leg and h... read more
17:15 (GMT+2), Mon, 16 November 2015
Pre Season Preparations get underway
Eastern Province Rugby can confirm that its pre-season preparations began on Monday, 16 November with a practice session at Sardinia Bay. Training focused on establishing fitness levels and included a game of touch rugby. The program for the rest of the week will focus on strength and conditioning training.
EP Kings Executive Member Vernon Stuurman says in a statement that despite the... read more
18:21 (GMT+2), Thu, 12 November 2015
EP rugby has broken its silence on the non-payment of players, confirming on Wednesday that neither players nor staff have been paid their October salaries.
The union said these cash flow problems can be attributed to significant delays in the release of funds from a sponsorship deal that was originally announced by EP Rugby President, Cheeky Watson.
Read the full unedited statement below from Executive Member... read more
15:33 (GMT+2), Thu, 12 November 2015
Vernon Philander, has been ruled out of the Castle Lager Proteas team for the remainder of the Test series against India.
This, after sustaining an ankle injury during a training session in Bengaluru Thursday morning.
Kyle Abbott has been called up to replace Philander, and will join up with the squad on Friday morning.
Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee explained: " Vernon rolled his left ankle dur... read more
17:46 (GMT+2), Mon, 09 November 2015
The Africa Open at East London Golf Club does not feature on the European Tour's 2016 schedule in a massive blow to one of the region's flagship international events.
Sunshine Tour Marketing Director Duncan Cruickshank says its horrible from a responsibility point of view as they're mindful of what an important stop the Eastern Cape is on their schedule.
The Africa Open has been held at East London Golf Club ... read more
12:44 (GMT+2), Sat, 07 November 2015
India beat South Arica by 108 runs on day three of the first Test in Mohali, on Saturday.
Set 218 to win, the South African batsmen were no match for the Indian spinners as the visitors were bowled out for 109.
Ravindra Jadeja was the chief destroyer for India with 5/21 in the fourth innings of the match.
Top-scoring for South Africa was Stiaan van Zyl who made a dogged 36 from 82 balls.
The South African chase sta... read more
07:30 (GMT+2), Sat, 07 November 2015
DANE PATERSON and Wayne Parnell struck at the death to complete a stunning comeback and give the Cape Cobras a much-needed RAM SLAM T20 win over the Warriors at Boland Park on Friday.
In a game that boasted sublime death bowling by both sides, it was the Cobras’ strikes that proved decisive as Paterson and Parnell took a combined 4 for 11 plus a run-out in the last two overs of the Warriors innings to clinch a five-ru... read more
14:53 (GMT+2), Fri, 06 November 2015
Cricket South Africa says it is carrying out an investigation after gathering intelligence that an international syndicate is attempting to corrupt domestic cricket in South Africa.
Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgart, says the investigation is being led by CSA's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit which is being assisted by the International Cricket Council.
He says the investigation could also involve the South African P... read more