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15 January 2019 8:08 AM Bok No 9: Another new coach won’t disrupt Bulls

Cape Town - Bulls scrumhalf Ivan van Zyl believes a third Super Rugby coach in as many seasons will not prove disruptive for the Pretoria franchise. "It’s obviously ideal to have continuity but we’ve been working with coach Pote (Human) for long and everyone is excited to play for him. He was also part of our coaching team last year," Van Zyl told Netwerk 87

12 January 2019 7:22 AM Test discard Handscomb top scores for Australia in first ODI

Sydney- Test discard Peter Handscomb top scored with 73 off 61 balls as India restricted Australia to 288 for five in Saturday's first one-day international in Sydney. The Australians, who have won just three of their last 24 ODIs, won the toss but fell short of the 327 average score from the five most recent Sydney Cricket Ground ODIs. The visitors 85

10 January 2019 4:39 PM Habana: Kolisi captaincy biggest Bok moment since Madiba in 1995

Cape Town - Former Springbok wing Bryan Habana believes that Siya Kolisi's national captaincy in 2018 was the most significant Bok moment since the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Kolisi led the Boks in 13 Tests last year and is the front-runner to captain the side at this year's World Cup in Japan. In an in-depth interview with CNN World Rugby, Habana praised 86

09 January 2019 6:03 AM Mathews to miss 2-Test tour of Australia

Sydney - Former captain Angelo Mathews has a hamstring injury and won't be part of the Sri Lanka squad for their two-Test series in Australia. Team officials said on Wednesday that Mathews tweaked his hamstring during Sri Lanka's tour of New Zealand and that he had been left out of a 16-man squad for Tests in Brisbane and Canberra. Matthews was Sri Lanka's 89

08 January 2019 12:08 PM Cash bonuses for India heroes after Australia Test triumph

New Delhi - India on Tuesday awarded cash bonuses of up to $85 000 (R1.2 million) for Virat Kohli and his players who secured a historic first Test series triumph in Australia. India clinched the four-match series 2-1 in Sydney on Monday, sparking national celebrations. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) congratulated the team and announced 73

08 January 2019 6:18 AM Bumrah gets ODI, T20 break after Australia heroics

New Delhi - Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah was on Tuesday rested for the upcoming one-day series in Australia and tour of New Zealand after playing a key role in India's historic Test triumph Down Under. Bumrah took 21 wickets in four Tests as India clinched the series 2-1. It was India's first ever Test series win in Australia after seven decades of trying 73

05 January 2019 11:25 AM Bale injury not expected to be serious

Madrid - Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari believes the calf injury that Gareth Bale sustained against Villarreal on Wednesday is not serious. Bale will undergo tests on Saturday to diagnose the extent of the problem after being forced off at half-time at the Estadio de la Ceramica, where Real Madrid drew 2-2. "We think the injury is not too serious 177

04 January 2019 7:56 PM 'Outstanding' Faf hailed for epic ton at Newlands

Cape Town - Faf du Plessis was relieved on the second day of the second Test between South Africa and Pakistan on Friday at Newlands. Despite his excellence with the captain's armband, Du Plessis has struggled with bat of late. In 2018, Du Plessis only managed to score 463 runs at an average of 24.36 in 20 innings - ending the year with a historic pair in Centurion 49

03 January 2019 9:31 AM Maharaj omission a symptom of the times under Gibson

Cape Town - In the build-up to the 2nd Test against Pakistan, Proteas speedster Kagiso Rabada suggested that the wicket at Newlands could see the contest go into a fifth and final day. Then, one the eve of the Test, skipper Faf du Plessis said that Newlands was a wicket that historically took well to turn. Yet, just after he had won the toss and opted 48

31 December 2018 2:22 PM Rabada finishes as top Test wicket-taker in 2018

Cape Town - World No 1 Test bowler Kagiso Rabada finished as the top performing bowler in Test cricket this year. Rabada ended 2018 with a staggering 52 Test wickets at an average of 20.07 to finish top of the pile in South Africa and the world. Behind Rabada in the most Test wickets column is Sri Lanka spinner Dilruwan Perera, who claimed 50 wickets 38