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  • SA PRO14 derby promises 'clash of the 9's'

    15 January 2019 5:24 PM 431

    Cape Town - They may not be the biggest guys on the field when the Southern Kings take on the Cheetahs in the PRO14 Round 11 match on Friday, but an exciting battle can be expected between the scrumhalves from both teams in the South African derby. Two of the most experienced men from either side happen to be playing in the No9 position - Sarel Pretorius

  • Arsenal goalkeeper Cech to retire at end of season

    15 January 2019 12:04 PM 121

    London - Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech announced on Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the season. The 36-year-old, who won four Premier League titles with Chelsea, revealed his decision on Twitter. He wrote: "This is my 20th season as a professional player and it is 20 years since I signed my first professional contract, so it feels like the right

  • Cheetahs speedster tops PRO14 try-charts

    15 January 2019 11:46 AM 76

    Cape Town - Cheetahs wing Rabs Maxwane has ambitions of finishing the 2018/19 PRO14 as the competition’s leading try-scorer. The 23-year-old had been a shining light for the Cheetahs this season and currently tops the PRO14’s try-scoring chart with eight tries. He told Netwerk24 that he would like to finish the campaign as the leading try-scorer

  • PIC: SA super hero jerseys unveiled for Super Rugby warm-up

    15 January 2019 11:08 AM 87

    Cape Town - South Africa’s top players wearing their new jerseys inspired by Marvel’s Spider-Man, Thor, Black Panther and Captain America will run out at Cape Town Stadium on Sunday, February 3. It will be the first public appearance of the new-look jerseys, which will serve as the third strips for the South African sides in this year's Super Rugby competition

  • WATCH: I was so close to playing for Barcelona

    15 January 2019 10:26 AM 154

    Cape Town – Former Bafana Bafana captain Mbulelo Mabizela says that if it wasn’t for his drug and alcohol abuse he would have been playing for Spanish giants Barcelona. The now retired 38-year-old Mabizela is an HIV/Aids councillor and spends most of his time giving advice to young people on how to avoid drug and alcohol abuse. "The major stumbling block

  • SAFA refutes former CEO's Gupta link claims

    15 January 2019 10:21 AM 83

    Cape Town - The South African Football Association (SAFA) has denied claims made by former CEO Leslie Sedibe that millions of rands were illegally received ahead of the 2010 Soccer World Cup. According to Sunday World, Sedibe revealed that former Local Organising Committee (LOC) head and current SAFA president Danny Jordaan set up a meeting with Ajay Gupta

  • Scotland name South African as new cricket coach

    15 January 2019 10:19 AM 117

    Cape Town - Scotland have named South African Shane Burger as the new coach of their men's cricket side, it was confirmed on Tuesday. Burger takes over from Grant Bradburn who left the role in late 2018 to take up an assistant coaching position with Pakistan, and will start his role in March. Burger moves to Scotland from South African first-class provincial

  • Fadlu Davids joins Orlando Pirates

    15 January 2019 9:26 AM 135

    Cape Town - Former Maritzburg United head coach Fadlu Davids has joined the Orlando Pirates technical team as an assistant to head coach Milutin Sredojevic, the club announced on Tuesday. After going five months without filling the vacancy left by Benson Mhlongo, the Buccaneers have now appointed Davids after he recently left the Team of Choice

  • Svitolina fires into Australian Open Round 2

    15 January 2019 9:14 AM 113

    Melbourne - Big-serving sixth seed Elina Svitolina blasted into the Australian Open second round with a 6-1, 6-2 win over qualifier Viktorija Golubic on Tuesday. Svitolina, who scored the biggest win of her career in clinching the WTA Tour Finals in Singapore in October, fired down nine aces to power past her Swiss opponent in just over an hour. The Ukrainian

  • Proteas shoot up individual Test rankings

    15 January 2019 8:32 AM 72

    Cape Town - A number of Proteas players have shot up the individual rankings following the side's 3-0 Test series win over Pakistan. Aiden Markram is the country's highest-ranked batsman at No 8 on the list having moved up 2 places while there is a return to the top 10 for Hashim Amla, who moved up 3 places. The biggest mover following his century in the third