JUBILANT Southern Kings head coach Matt Sexton heaped praise on his gallant team after they staged a remarkable fightback to snatch a heart-stopping 28-28 Super Rugby draw against the Brumbies in Canberra yesterday (FRI). “We are really happy with the...
NAHOON beach was a hive of activity yesterday as the best junior surfers from across the country went in and out of the surf throughout the day, going over their final preparations for the Billabong Junior Surf Series starting...
FRANS Steyn, fresh from two weeks of an intensive conditioning programme, is back in the starting lineup for today’s match against the Crusaders at Kings Park where the Sharks will gauge their progress against one of the best teams...
HONOURS were fairly even after two sessions of the opening day of the three-day CSA Challenge match between Border and North West at Buffalo Park yesterday, with the visitors reaching 261 for seven wickets at the tea break after...
AFTER slumping to their 14th draw of the season in 23 matches, Gavin Hunt says he has a team of strugglers at SuperSport United and there’s simply been no competition for Premiership log-leaders Kaizer Chiefs. Hunt knows what it takes...
SOUTH African flyweight champ Lwandile Sityatha is racing against the clock as he trains to brush aside challenger Jackson Chauke against whom he makes the maiden defence of his crown at East London’s Orient Theatre on Saturday. Sityatha’s clash with...
LOCK Andries Bekker will become the first player to represent the Stormers 100 times when he takes the field against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday. Bekker, 29, will leave the Cape side at the end of the season to...
THERE is plenty at stake in tonight’s Ram Slam T20 Challenge eliminator semi-final cricket match between the Chevrolet Warriors and the Nashua Titans at Buffalo Park. Not only will the winner oppose log-leaders, the Highveld Lions, on Sunday at The...
THERE is no reason for the Southern Kings to press the panic button even though they have lost their past four Super Rugby games and have had to deal with a mounting injury problem during their overseas tour. That is...
CHEVROLET Warriors captain Davy Jacobs believes experience could prove to be the decisive factor when the franchise takes on the Nashua Titans in their Ram Slam T20 Challenge playoff in East London tomorrow. The Warriors won the domestic T20 competition...
THE Springbok Sevens team produced an exceptional display to rally from 12-0 down to beat HSBC World Series champions New Zealand 24-19 in the final of the Tokyo Sevens on Sunday. It was a massive turnaround for the Blitzbokke, who...
BOXING SA is planning to hold a major boxing indaba at a venue yet to be decided on a date in May to discuss some of the controversial decisions it has taken and also to plot the way forward...
AFTER such a promising start to life in Super Rugby the Southern Kings are coming to terms with the harsh realities in the top flight. They go into tomorrow’s clash against the Hurricanes led by centre Adriaan Strauss – their...
THE CHEVROLET Warriors have it all to play for in their final Ram Slam T20 Challenge clash against the woeful Nashua Cape Cobras today. The Warriors visit Ram Slam strugglers, Cobras, in Cape Town for their must-win clash. A bonus point...
THE Stormers will look to inspirational lock Andries Bekker to again deliver a towering performance during their tough encounter against the Crusaders at Newlands on Saturday. The Cape side have lost their last two home matches against the seven-time champions,...
THE Premier Soccer League (PSL) is threatening to give the Mthatha Stadium a red card and has ordered the KSD Municipality to bring it up to standard or else it will ban PSL soccer matches there. The decision was taken...
THE mystery surrounding the fitness of flank Schalk Burger deepened this week when his coach at the Stormers, Allister Coetzee, said the likelihood of the 29-year-old playing this year was “0%”. Burger has been out of the game for more...
COACH Piet Botha says the various permutations will be the last thing on his players’ minds as they head into the final straight of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge today. The Warriors have 20 points and are sitting pretty for...
A BOXING league that is set to add some much-needed punch to the dwindling sport was announced in a packed meeting at the Mdantsane Hotel in Mdantsane at the weekend. The league coined Premier Boxing League (PBL) is the brainchild...
AB DE Villiers continued his dominance of Pakistan’s bowlers to lead South Africa to victory in the one-day series that ended in Benoni yesterday. De Villiers survived a chance with just a single to his name to score 95 not...
THE Eastern Cape finished a creditable fifth on the final mainstream medal standings in the South African Secondary Schools and LSEN (learning impaired) National Track and Field Championships which was brought to its conclusion on Saturday evening. EC picked up...
SIPHIWE Tshabalala resumed training on Thursday night and yesterday without hindrance and is available to play in Bafana Bafana’’s must-win World Cup qualifier against Central African Republic (CAR) in Cape Town Stadium tonight. Tshabalala was dropped from the Bafana starting...
DEFENDING champions Fiji and world series leaders New Zealand enjoyed comfortable opening wins in the Hong Kong leg of the Sevens rugby series yesterday. Fiji beat Asian champions Hong Kong 36-0, scoring even while Osea Kolinisau was in the sin-bin...
PAKISTAN opening batsman Imran Farhat scored 93 runs to guide the tourists to a three-wicket victory over the Proteas, whose ODI inconsistency continued yesterday. It levelled the five-match series at 2-2. Pakistan made 236/7 in 48.4 overs to take...
WORLD Series leaders New Zealand are favourites to win the Hong Kong Sevens this weekend but in a season which has proved unpredictable there’s plenty of room for an upset. Each of the previous five rounds of the International Rugby...
ANY cricket coach worth his salt will drum into his top batsmen that they must occupy the crease and keep the scoreboard moving at all times. An U15A batsman for Selborne College, Grade 9 learner Jerome Bossr, is doing just...
PROTEAS captain AB de Villiers said he got great satisfaction from seeing his team rise above pressure – and a lawless Shahid Afridi – to narrowly beat Pakistan at the Wanderers last Sunday, something the team has struggled with...
THE South African Athletics National Secondary Schools Track and Field Championship kicks off today at 6am at the Jan Smuts Stadium. Over 1800 athletes have been confirmed for the event which is being held in East London for the first...
AFTER exchanging verbal barbs for some time a while Nkosinathi Joyi and Hekkie Budler will finally get a chance to back their bold predictions in the ring when they clash for Budler’s IBO mini-flyweight title at Emperors Palace on...
THE 2013 Old Mutual Sunshine Coast Triathlon is set to hit the East London beachfront by storm this Sunday. Over 600 professional triathletes are expected to converge on the Orient Beach for the swim-cycle-run event. In a bid to accommodate triath...
EASTERN Cape National Second Division soccer outfit Tembu Royals can finally continue with their plans for the giant- killing mission in the Nedbank Cup competition after the PSL gave them Friday as the date for their clash against Maritzburg...
AFTER storming to the country’s third gold medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games, the South African men’s lightweight fours rowing team grabbed the attention of the nation. Fast forward seven months and the memory of the magnificent come-from-behind effort...
THABO Sonjica finally avenged his two previous defeats by Macbute Sinyabi when he beat him on points to lift the SA junior-featherweight title in a foul-filled fight at Mdantsane Indoor Centre yesterday. The fight was nothing like their two previous...
THE Border Bulldogs fought bravely but their efforts proved ultimately fruitless as they went down 30-22 to the Eastern Province Kings in a Vodacom Cup match played at the Buffalo City Stadium on Saturday . The Kings were indebted to...
WHILE boxing has virtually come to a standstill in the rest of the country due to television blackout, East London is awash with boxing tournaments and the area is not big enough to accommodate all of them. Since SABC-TV pulled...
SAREL Pretorius came back to haunt the NSW Waratahs as South Africa’s Cheetahs stretched their winning streak over the struggling Australian side to three games in Sydney yesterday . The Cheetahs edged out the Waratahs 27-26, scoring three tries to...
SOUTHERN Kings coach Matt Sexton said they were looking forward to the challenge defending Super Rugby champions the Chiefs will pose tonight . After beating the Western Force and losing to the Sharks, the rookie Kings are planning to play...
SOME fighters get a big break early in their careers and grab the opportunity with both hands. Aphiwe Mboyiya is one such fighter who was given a chance to fight for the national title at a tender age with very...
THE Southern Kings have been given valuable “inside information” on how they can topple the Chiefs and blunt their try-hungry backline in a Super Rugby showdown at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium tomorrow night. Kiwi recruit Hadleigh Parkes, who played with...
DODGING bullets in a war-torn country can strengthen the weakest of resolves and the success of Democratic Republican-born boxers plying their trade locally are the testament to that. Balemo Weliya is one of the DRC-born fighters taking SA boxing by...
JAMAICAN sprinter Usain Bolt and British heptathlete Jessica Ennis won the Laureus World Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards on Monday following their success at the 2012 London Olympics. The Team of the Year award went to Europe’s Ryder...
THE Hudson Park First XI cricket team conquered all as they comfortably beat the Selborne First XI by six wickets to retain the T20 Algie Cup last week Tuesday. Both teams went into the final game with the same amount...
FOUR new cricketers have been handed national contracts by Cricket South Africa , after a list of 21 players for the 2013-2014 season was announced yesterday .   Batsman Dean Elgar, seam bowlers Rory Kleinveldt and Marchant de Lange and spinner...
IT WAS luck and persistence that led to Ryan Pickering bagging the biggest fish at this year’s Mercury Amatola Bass Classic held at Wriggleswade Dam over the weekend to win a R250000 Mercury boat. Pickering, originally from Stutterheim, who lives...
SOUTHERN Kings lock Steven Sykes has warned the Chiefs his team will be “stepping it up” when the teams clash in a Super Rugby showdown in Port Elizabeth on Friday evening. The towering forward was speaking after his team slipped...
THE start of South Africa’s one-day international series against Pakistan in Bloemfontein yesterday was written up as the return of the big guns. But Colin Ingram, Ryan McLaren and Rory Kleinveldt stole the thunder of returning giants like Graeme Smith...
THE ACT Brumbies stretched their unbeaten start to Super Rugby to three matches with a 35-6 win over the New South Wales Waratahs but their success was leavened by a potentially season-ending injury to former Wallabies captain David Pocock. Flanker...
THE result of today’s Soweto derby will by no means be the Absa Premiership title- decider, agreed coaches Stuart Baxter and Roger De Sa ahead of the battle at Soccer City. Baxter’s Kaizer Chiefs leads the race at the top...
GET set for the “battle of the boot” when two of South Africa’s brightest young flyhalves, Demetri Catrakilis and Patrick Lambie, come face-to- face when the Southern Kings clash with the Sharks at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium tonight. The Southern...
ALTHOUGH they won’t be directly opposite each other on the park, winger JP Pietersen said the Sharks backline has enough gas to handle Southern Kings sensation Sergeal Petersen at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday. Much has been made...