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  • PICS: Some of the 'out there' outfits at CT Sevens

    09 December 2018 12:25 PM 21

    Cape Town - Sunday is finals day at the Cape Town Sevens, but the party atmosphere at the stadium is very much alive. This is the 4th year in a row that Cape Town Stadium has hosted the South African leg of the tournament, and it has quickly turned into a weekend that kicks off the festive season in style. Every year, South African rugby lovers pack out the venue

  • Blitzboks down Scotland, reach Cape Town semis

    09 December 2018 10:30 AM 21

    Cape Town - The Blitzboks have defeated Scotland in their Cup quarter-finals in the final day of the Cape Town Sevens on Sunday. Kyle Brown led the Blitzboks after skipper Philip Snyman was ruled out due to injury. The Blitzboks ran three tries through Justin Geduld, Rosko Specman and Werner Kok. Geduld landed all three conversions to see the hosts to the semi-finals

  • Arthur calls on Pakistan to toughen up ahead of SA tour

    08 December 2018 12:31 PM 50

    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

  • Blitzboks too strong for Samoa in Cape Town Sevens opener

    08 December 2018 10:59 AM 27

    Cape Town - The Springbok Sevens side started their Cape Town Sevens campaign on a high note when they overcame the challenge of Samoa on Saturday. The Samoans took an early 7-0 lead, but a yellow card to Alatasi Tupou for a high tackle allowed South Africa to cash in and take a three-point advantage at the break. The hosts scored two further tries in the second

  • Congo emerges as candidate to host 2019 AFCON

    08 December 2018 4:49 AM 51

    Paris - Congo Brazzaville has emerged as a strong contender to host next year's rearranged Africa Cup of Nations, according to a senior official in the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Constant Omari, a vice-president of CAF, also said that the dossier of Guinea, hosts-designate of the 2023 edition, does not exist. "Congo Brazzaville has written

  • De Kock steers Blitz to Cape derby honours

    07 December 2018 8:22 PM 23

    Cape Town - Proteas batsman Quinton de Kock steered the Cape Town Blitz to a comfortable victory against the Paarl Rocks at Newlands on Friday. De Kock smashed 93 off 47 balls - including 12 fours and 3 sixes - to keep his side at the top of the table in the Mzansi Super League. The Blitz, who won by 6 wickets, also recorded their first win against their

  • Brown: Home support for Blitzboks 'humbling'

    07 December 2018 7:30 PM 21

    Cape Town - After 66 tournaments around the world, Kyle Brown knows a thing or two about winning tournaments on the World Rugby Sevens Series – be it in the USA, Europe or Australia, but most of all, he’s also had that winning feeling in South Africa. And not only in Cape Town, where the second leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series kicks off on Saturday

  • Garces, Gardner to ref biggest 6 Nations matches

    07 December 2018 7:30 PM 46

    Dublin - Jerome Garces and Angus Gardner will referee the most anticipated Six Nations matches after being involved in two of the biggest calls during the November rugby internationals. Garces will take charge of Ireland-England at Lansdowne Road on February 2 during the opening weekend of the championship. The French ref last month made the final call on England's

  • SABC apologises for lack of radio coverage for PSL games

    07 December 2018 4:29 PM 49

    Cape Town - The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has apologised for the lack of radio commentary for ABSA Premiership games this season. At present, the SABC only covers PSL games on television through SABC 1. In a statement released on Friday afternoon, the SABC said that they would continue to work with the PSL "in order to find an amicable

  • McEnroe: Serena Williams has nothing to apologise for

    07 December 2018 2:06 PM 24

    Cape Town - Perhaps unsurprisingly, John McEnroe doesn't think Serena Williams needs to apologise for her actions in the US Open final. Williams drew widespread support and criticism for her dramatic meltdown in New York, as she labelled umpire Carlos Ramos a “liar” and a “thief” and claimed sexism after she received three code violations. The American