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12 December 2018 4:53 AM 'Cheika has to go,' says Wallabies great Burke

Sydney - Wallabies legend Matt Burke has urged Rugby Australia to axe Michael Cheika along with his coaching staff after a review was announced into their positions less than a year before the World Cup. The two-time world champions have won just four Tests this year and slipped to sixth in the world rankings, heaping pressure on Cheika as a sense of turmoil 12

10 December 2018 12:57 PM WATCH: Cheslin Kolbe’s wonder solo try

Cape Town - Springbok wing Cheslin Kolbe made headlines playing for his French club Toulouse in the European Champions Cup at the weekend. Toulouse beat English club Wasps 24-16 in Coventry and it was Kolbe who put his side on the board with a superb solo effort in the 14th minute. The speedster avoided three tackles at the halfway line before sprinting 16

10 December 2018 10:59 AM Have the Bulls managed to twist Matfield's arm?

Cape Town - Have the Blue Bulls Company managed to twist Victor Matfield's arm and persuaded him to take over the reigns as Bulls' Super Rugby coach in 2019? Matfield, along with Pote Human and Deon Davids, was part of a three-man shortlist to take over from the recently departed John Mitchell. Matfield, who played 140 Super Rugby matches for the Bulls 19

10 December 2018 5:46 AM India end 10-year win drought in Australia first Test

Adelaide - India won their first Test on Australian soil in a decade on Monday, bowling out the home side in a nail-biting finale to clinch the opening match of the series at Adelaide Oval with Rishabh Pant equalling a world-record along the way. The hosts were set an improbable target of 323, which would have been a record run chase at the ground but gallantly 27

08 December 2018 12:31 PM Arthur calls on Pakistan to toughen up ahead of SA tour

Abu Dhabi - Disgruntled coach Mickey Arthur demanded his players toughen up and seize key moments in Test matches after sloppy batting handed New Zealand an away series win over Pakistan for the first time in 49 years. New Zealand pulled off a come-from-behind 123-run victory in the third and final Test in Abu Dhabi on Friday to end their long wait for a 2-1 series 50

05 December 2018 2:16 PM Black Caps face uphill battle after Azhar, Shafiq tons

Abu Dhabi - Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq hit centuries to leave Pakistan in command of the third and final Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi despite a batting collapse that curtailed their first-innings lead. Azhar hit an attractive 134 for his 15th Test hundred while Shafiq scored 104, but debutant New Zealand off-spinner Will Somerville took four wickets 22

03 December 2018 11:43 AM Ban Ki-moon urges North Korea to take denuclearisation steps

Former UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has urged North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to take concrete steps toward complete denuclearisation and gain the trust of the international community if he wants sanctions lifted. Ban told The Associated Press on Monday that "this is the time" to achieve North Korea's denuclearisation after nearly a quarter century 25

03 December 2018 9:45 AM Rassie: Kolisi will captain Boks at 2019 RWC

Cape Town - Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has given his backing to the team’s captain Siya Kolisi. After being named the first black Springbok captain, Kolisi led the Boks in 13 of their 14 Tests in 2018. The Boks won seven of the 13 Tests under Kolisi’s leadership and Erasmus has backed the 27-year-old heading into next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan 33

30 November 2018 6:31 AM Former Bok Naka Drotske shot, loses 'almost a third' of his blood

Former Springbok hooker Naka Drotské has lost “almost a third of his blood” according to information obtained by News24. He was shot and injured during a robbery on a smallholding outside Pretoria. He was allegedly visiting family when four armed men attacked them. Netcare Montana Hospital confirmed that Drotské has been admitted there. He is being treated 31

28 November 2018 8:30 AM Marx working hard at improving lineout throwing

Cape Town - Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx says he is working hard at improving his lineout throwing. In an interview was Rugby Pass, Marx took the blame for the Springboks’ lineout woes in the 12-11 defeat to England at Twickenham earlier this month. South Africa lost four vital lineouts during the Test, with three of those coming off overthrows from Marx. “It’s tough 30