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13 November 2018 7:25 AM Handre had no idea he passed Naas' record

Cape Town - Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard had no idea he was passing Naas Botha’s points tally against France in Paris over the weekend. Pollard contributed 19 points with the boot as the Springboks beat France 29-26 at the Stade de France. “I didn’t know it, but it’s really an honour. We all grew up dreaming to be like Naas. He’ll always be one of the greats 46

09 November 2018 8:12 PM World No 1 Halep and coach split

Paris - Darren Cahill, the coach of world No 1 and French Open champion Simona Halep, said on Friday he will take a break from tennis in 2019 for family reasons. The 53-year-old Australian helped Romanian star Halep to a maiden Grand Slam triumph at Roland Garros in June as well as a year-ending world top spot ro crown their four-year partnership 39

08 November 2018 8:42 PM Giroud heads Chelsea past BATE

Paris - Chelsea booked their place in the Europa League knockout stage as Olivier Giroud's first club goal of the campaign gave Maurizio Sarri's men a 1-0 win at BATE Borisov, while Rangers lost a seven-goal thriller against Spartak Moscow. Giroud ended his 11-game goal drought this season by giving Chelsea a 53rd-minute lead, and the Premier League 60

07 November 2018 10:33 AM Benni McCarthy slams Zungu's "disrespectful" comments

Cape Town - Cape Town City head coach Benni McCarthy has slammed Bongani Zungu's for comments he made claiming Rhulani Mokwena was the "real boss" at Orlando Pirates. Zungu in a series of tweets claimed that assistant coach, Mokwena, is the master-mind behind the scenes at the Buccaneers. After footage showed him dismissing head coach Milutin Sredojevic 42

05 November 2018 12:19 PM Despite England defeat, Boks stay 5th in rankings

Cape Town - The Springboks remain fifth in the official World Rugby rankings following their narrow defeat to England at Twickenham over the weekend. England’s 12-11 win saw them gain 0.48 rating points, but they remain in fourth spot behind Wales, who beat Scotland 21-10 in Cardiff. The Springboks dropped 0.48 ratings points, but stayed in fifth position 46

05 November 2018 10:49 AM Underfire Gardner's next Test: Kenya v Germany

Cape Town - Controversial Australian referee Angus Gardner’s next Test in charge is the encounter between Kenya and Germany in Marseille, France on November 23. Gardner refereed this past weekend’s Test between England and South Africa at Twickenham and the match ended in controversial fashion when he opted not to award the Springboks a penalty after 44

04 November 2018 2:54 PM Rose regains No 1 spot with Turkey play-off win

Belek - Justin Rose is the new world number one after overcoming a three-stroke deficit to capture a second straight Turkish Airlines Open with a play-off victory in Belek. Rose, 38 posted a final round four-under par 68 to finish tied after regulation play on 17-under par with China's Haotong Li on the Regnum Caya course. Rose then putted out for a par four at the first 59

02 November 2018 10:59 AM Beers, Botha take dramatic Wines2Whales Stage 1

Cape Town - A day of incident-filled racing ended with South African duo Matt Beers and Wessel Botha (Team NAD) overcoming two punctures to finish Stage 1 of the FNB Wines2Whales Shiraz with a healthy lead of nearly three minutes. Beers and his 19-year-old partner had to chase back and catch Under-23 cross country world champion Alan Hatherly of South 38

01 November 2018 5:15 PM Van Zyl a 'better fit' to start at No 9, says Rassie

London - With Faf de Klerk not available, Springbok coach, Rassie Erasmus has selected Ivan van Zyl at scrumhalf to face England. Many pundits believed that Embrose Papier, who warmed the bench for much of the Rugby Championship, would get the run on start against England in De Klerk's absence. South Africa's regular No 9 is not available as the match 41

30 October 2018 10:40 AM Schietekat leads 3-man race for Order of Merit

Mossel Bay - The 15th season of the Vodacom Origins of Golf comes to end this week and the final tournament is being played at Pinnacle Point Golf Estate in Mossel Bay. Celebrating the 15th season in style, an innovation this season saw the Heritage Le Tefair Resorts coming on board as the sponsors of the newly developed stand-alone Order of Merit for the series 43