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17 August 2018 2:32 PM Golden Lions confirm new Currie Cup coach

Cape Town - The Lions Rugby Company have announced on Friday that Ivan van Rooyen has been appointed as head coach of the Golden Lions Currie Cup team and the Performance Excellence Manager of Lions Rugby Company. Van Rooyen, who was the strength and conditioning coach, will replace Swys de Bruin, who coached the Lions to this year's Super Rugby final 17

16 August 2018 4:00 PM Rassie on Willemse: I understand the hype

Durban - Damian Willemse is likely to make his Springbok debut at fullback when he comes off the bench against Argentina on Saturday, but he could find himself thrown in at flyhalf if injury strikes in the wrong areas for the Boks. With Elton Jantjies not in the mix this weekend, Willemse will serve as both the fullback and No 10 cover off the bench 19

16 August 2018 1:17 PM Ramaphosa appoints commission of inquiry to probe PIC

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed a commission of inquiry into the alleged improprieties at state-owned fund manager the Public Investment Corporation. “The commission’s terms of reference will include a review of the PIC’s governance and operating model, possible changes to the PIC’s founding legislation and its Memorandum of Incorporation and investment 21

16 August 2018 10:37 AM Cipriani slapped with fine for assault

London - England rugby star Danny Cipriani was fined £2 000 (R37 000) on Thursday after pleading guilty to common assault following an incident at a nightclub on the island of Jersey. The mercurial 30-year-old utility back - who had revived his international career in June with a first start for over a decade against South Africa - also pleaded guilty 23

16 August 2018 3:18 AM Aggressive, alien crayfish invades Free State dams

An invasive species of crayfish is taking over aquatic systems in the Free State, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has announced. The red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkia) was discovered in a dam in the Free State Goldfields. "It spreads all over the world – Europe, China; I think even to South America. It was probably brought in as part of aquaculture 22

15 August 2018 5:19 PM Angola to exhume body of rebel chief Savimbi for 'dignified' burial

The body of Angola rebel chief Jonas Savimbi, killed in 2002, will be exhumed before the end of the year so it be can be buried "with dignity," his party said on Wednesday. Isaias Samakuva, the current leader of the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (Unita) made the announcement to reporters after meeting the state president, Joao Lourenco 23

15 August 2018 12:49 PM Star Croatian shot-stopper Subasic retires

Zagreb - Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic announced his international retirement on Wednesday one month after starring in the Soccer World Cup final. "The time has come after 10 years on the national team to say goodbye my favourite jersey," Subasic wrote in a letter published by the Croatian Football Federation (HNS), a day after striker Mario Mandzukic 22

15 August 2018 7:21 AM Wales defence coach Edwards takes role with Ospreys

London - Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards has agreed to work with the Ospreys in a consultancy role. Edwards, who recently revealed he will become head coach of rugby league side Wigan in 2020, plans to combine the Ospreys role with his Wales duties. "For me it is a great opportunity to work alongside some great players, a lot of which I know from their 21

15 August 2018 5:39 AM Mandzukic calls time on Croatia career

Paris - Croatian World Cup hero and star striker Mario Mandzukic has announced his retirement from international football at the age of 32, the country's national soccer federation said Tuesday. "I think the time has come for me now. I gave my best for Croatia and I have contributed to the greatest success in Croatian football," Mandzukic said in a letter 25

13 August 2018 5:23 PM Debt hitting SA's single women harder

Single women in South Africa seem to be struggling with their debt more than their single male counterparts, according to debt counselling and consolidation firm DebtBusters. Unsecured debt refers to a loan or credit agreement that does not have an asset, such as a house or car, serving as collateral for payment of the debt. In a statement, DebtBusters 27