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  • Div: SA Rugby urged Zimbabwe not to appoint me

    20 February 2018 5:12 AM 20

    Cape Town - Former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has launched a scathing attack on his former employers at SA Rugby, implying that they blacklisted him and tried to prevent him from getting future employment. De Villiers was earlier this month confirmed as Zimbabwe’s new head coach but on Monday took the opportunity to hit out at the top brass of SA Rugby

  • Ringrose called up by Ireland

    19 February 2018 2:29 PM 22

    Cape Town - Centre Garry Ringrose is in contention to face Wales in the Six Nations this weekend after replacing Robbie Henshaw in the Ireland squad. The 22-year-old has been struggling with an ankle issue since January but has now overcome that problem and joined training on Monday. Meanwhile, scrumhalf John Cooney has been rewarded for his fine season

  • PinkDay raises R1.7m for breast cancer awareness

    19 February 2018 1:56 PM 27

    Adding to the success of the day and beating previous fund-raising efforts by almost triple, R1.7 million was raised for new PinkDay beneficiary, the Breast Care Clinic at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. The PinkDay partnership between Cricket South Africa (CSA), Wanderers and Momentum has raised millions of rands and saved countless

  • Kevin Anderson wins New York Open

    19 February 2018 4:45 AM 25

    New York - South Africa's Kevin Anderson bagged only the fourth title of his career with a three-set victory over Sam Querrey to claim the ATP Tour New York Open on Sunday. Anderson played flawlessly in the third set tie-break to win 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/1) in two hours and 13 minutes, ending Querrey's hopes of a title on home soil. The 31-year-old Anderson

  • Burst appendix rules Mbonambi out of Stormers tour

    18 February 2018 2:59 PM 26

    Cape Town - Stormers coach, Robbie Fleck, has named a 27-man squad for their upcoming three-match tour of Australasia. After getting their 2018 Vodacom Super Rugby campaign off to a winning start with a 28-20 victory against the Jaguares at Newlands on Saturday, the Stormers fly to Sydney where they will face the Waratahs in the second round. From Sydney

  • Lutsenko wins Oman Tour, Kristoff claims final stage

    18 February 2018 12:55 PM 21

    Muscat - Kazakh Alexey Lutsenko clinched overall victory at the Tour of Oman as Norwegian Alexander Kristoff won Sunday's sixth and final stage. Kristoff sprinted to victory along the Muscat corniche, a hair ahead of France's Bryan Coquard and Giamco Nizzolo of Italy in a little over three hours on the 135.5km course. And the bunch sprint finish meant

  • Smith looks forward to pace challenge

    18 February 2018 10:48 AM 22

    Johannesburg - A refreshed Australia captain Steve Smith is looking forward to the challenge of taking on South Africa's fast bowlers in a four-Test series starting in Durban on March 1. His sentiment may not be shared by the tailenders of both teams, though. When Australia beat England 4-0 in their recent home Ashes series, the tourists' lower order

  • Demands of coaching Real Madrid are 'exhausting'

    18 February 2018 9:28 AM 26

    Madrid - Zinedine Zidane has admitted that coaching Real Madrid is draining as he prepares his side for their return to La Liga action on the back of the Champions League victory over Paris Saint-Germain. "It is exhausting, for sure, even more so at Real Madrid," the Frenchman, who had been under considerable pressure prior to the rousing 3-1 win over PSG in the first

  • Anderson into New York Open final

    18 February 2018 4:39 AM 24

    New York - South Africa's Kevin Anderson ended Kei Nishikori's hopes of a comeback victory on Saturday at the New York Open, beating the Japanese fifth seed in three sets in Long Island. Top seed Anderson downed Nishikori 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7/4) in a gruelling 2hr 11min semi-final and will now play America's Sam Querrey in Sunday's final. Nishikori had been chasing

  • Being Rassie in SA Rugby must be nice

    18 February 2018 4:03 AM 28

    Johannesburg - Forget Eddie Jones and co in the Six Nations, John Mitchell et al in Super Rugby or Deon Davids and the boys in the PRO14, the busiest coach (or is that director of rugby?) in the game this minute is, apparently, Rassie Erasmus. According to reports, Erasmus has been hard at work doing the Springboks’ planning for the year, going on fact-finding