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25 May 2018 4:42 AM Disgraced Smith set to play in T20 event in Canada

Los Angeles - Disgraced former Australia cricket captain Steve Smith appears poised to return to the game after being named among the marquee players for the inaugural Global T20 Canada event on Thursday. Smith, the world's number one Test batsman, was sacked and sent home in disgrace after the third Test against South Africa in March. He later accepted 14

24 May 2018 6:14 PM AB thanks fans, peers for their 'understanding'

Cape Town - Former Proteas batsman AB de Villiers has broken his silence after announcing his retirement from international cricket on Wednesday. It's been a whirlwind 24 hours for cricket in South Africa after De Villiers decided to end his career in the green and gold with immediate effect. De Villiers cited fatigue and stated that it was the "right 18

24 May 2018 1:16 PM SACA pays tribute to De Villiers

Cape Town - The South African Cricketers’ Association (SACA) on Thursday paid tribute to AB de Villiers who retired from international cricket on Wednesday. In a shock move, AB de Villiers, 34, announced his retirement from all international cricket with immediate effect. The decision comes as a massive blow to the Proteas, who would have been counting 20

23 May 2018 7:47 PM Mitchell’s feedback session harsh, but fair

Cape Town - Bulls lock RG Snyman says they received stern feedback from coach John Mitchell following their 54-24 loss to the Jaguares in Buenos Aires this past weekend. Mitchell was not happy with his side’s performance and let them know in no uncertain terms when the game was analysed at Loftus Versfeld on Tuesday. “Yes, it was a tough session. He (Mitchell) 20

23 May 2018 2:28 PM Pieterse relishing Bafana leadership role

Cape Town - Reyaad Pieterse is relishing taking a leadership role in the youthful Bafana Bafana squad that will represent the country in the upcoming COSAFA Cup tournament. The SuperSport United goalkeeper, along with Maritzburg United’s Siyanda Xulu, are the only players above the age of 25, in a youthful squad announced by Bafana Bafana coach Stuart 20

23 May 2018 12:32 PM Boucher pays tribute to 'inspiring' De Villiers

Cape Town - Mark Boucher has paid tribute to former team-mate AB de Villiers who announced his retirement from all international cricket on Wednesday. Boucher, the current coach of the Titans and former Proteas wicketkeeper, took to Twitter to post a picture of a young De Villiers. "I remember this young guy on his 1st day for the Proteas," Boucher wrote 19

23 May 2018 10:38 AM Sunwolves retain just 4 players after Stormers win

Cape Town - Sunwolves coach Jamie Joseph has retained only four players from his starting XV that defeated the Stormers for this weekend's clash with the Rebels. Michael Little shifts from inside to outside centre, Edward Quirk moves from blindside flank to No 8, Grant Hattingh shifts from the lock position to number six while Hayden Parker resumes in the flyhalf 17

23 May 2018 6:52 AM Whiteley out of Stormers clash, a serious doubt for Bok Tests

Cape Town - Lions captain Warren Whiteley will not face the Stormers in Saturday’s Super Rugby clash at Newlands and it's unlikely that he'll take part in the Springboks' upcoming Tests against Wales and England. There was hope that the No 8 could be picked for this weekend's South African derby when he took full part in a Lions training session at the Johannesburg 16

23 May 2018 4:39 AM NZ women's rugby team awarded professional contracts

Wellington - New Zealand Rugby (NZR) unveiled the first professional contracts for the world champion Black Ferns women's team on Wednesday, calling it "a step forward" for the game. It said 28 female players received contracts and another two would be awarded later this year. It means team members will not only be paid for their efforts for the first 15

22 May 2018 3:57 PM Baxter names Bafana COSAFA Cup squad

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana coach, Stuart Baxter, has trimmed his initial squad of 34 players down to the 20 who represent South Africa at the 2018 COSAFA Cup tournament. Two overseas players have been included in the form of striker Luther Singh (SC Braga, Portugal) and midfielder Gift Links (Alassiouty Sport, Egypt) while Khulekani Kubheka, Lyle Foster 18