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  • 1 Bok named in Rugby World's team of 2018

    07 December 2018 11:10 AM 56

    Cape Town - Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx is the only South African named in Rugby World magazine's team of the year. The respected magazine comprised the team of the year from a panel of experts from 12 different countries. The rest of the team includes five New Zealanders, four Irishmen, two Englishmen and one player each from Australia, Fiji and Wales

  • England captain Root commits future to Yorkshire

    07 December 2018 11:06 AM 30

    London - England Test captain Joe Root has signed a contract extension with Yorkshire that will keep him at the county of his birth until 2022. Root, who made his Yorkshire debut in 2009, says he has no intention of leaving and is intent on remaining an integral part of the club's development. Root told Yorkshire's official website: "I love playing for Yorkshire

  • Leicester City crash helicopter rotor pedals failed: probe

    06 December 2018 4:20 PM 20

    London - Disconnected cockpit pedals caused the helicopter crash that killed the Thai billionaire owner of Leicester City football club and four others on October 28, a British investigation found on Thursday. The death of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha shocked global sport and left the small city in the heart of England in mourning two years after their improbable

  • As it happened: SA Open

    06 December 2018 3:36 PM 27

    Cape Town - Follow the opening round of the South African OpenLIVE from Randpark Golf Club in Johannesburg. The SA Open will be played on Randpark's two golf courses, Firethorn and Bushwillow, and will feature a field of 240 golfers - competing for a minimum of R17.5 million in prize money. The SA Open will, for the first time in its history, be a tri-sanctioned

  • Oosthuizen grabs 1-shot SA Open lead

    06 December 2018 2:54 PM 29

    Cape Town - SA's top ranked golfer Louis Oosthuizen has seized the lead in the opening round of the South African Open at Randpark Golf Club on Thursday. Oosthuizen fired a superb round of 62 to finish on 9-under on the Bushwillow course. Heis the highest-ranked golfer in the 240-man field with a world ranking of 36th. Zambia's Madalitso Muthiya, who also played

  • McEnroe backing Andy Murray to return to greatness

    06 December 2018 11:41 AM 24

    Cape Town - Tennis legend John McEnroe believes Andy Murray has the will and the talent to return to the top of men’s tennis following an injury hiatus. The Scot missed three of the four grand slams in 2018 while trying to recover from hip surgery, dropping to outside the top 800 at one point. This is a far cry from his purple patch of form in 2016, which

  • Vanderaa wary of 'Fangzz''s submission threat

    06 December 2018 10:45 AM 22

    Cape Town - Jared Vanderaa is unsure if he can out-grapple former EFC heavyweight champion Ruan Potts, but believes he is the better striker. American Vanderaa (7-3) will fight home star Potts (11-6) for the interim heavyweight strap in the co-main event of EFC 76 at Time Square in Pretoria on Saturday night. Vanderaa comes from a wrestling background

  • Top SA star forced to withdraw from SA Open

    06 December 2018 10:43 AM 24

    Cape Town - South Africa's Erik van Rooyen has withdrawn from the SA Open ahead of the opening round at Randpark Golf Club on Thursday due to illness. Van Rooyen, ranked 139th in the world rankings, confirmed the news on his Twitter account, writing: "Sad and frustrated to have withdrawn from the @SAOpen_Golf. A decision I had to make, even if it was one I didn't

  • Krol denies sending CV to Chiefs

    06 December 2018 9:36 AM 23

    Cape Town - Former Orlando Pirates coach Ruud Krol has denied reports linking him with a return to the Absa Premiership. Krol famously won the treble in 2011 with the Buccaneers and has since become something of a legendary figure to Sea Robbers supporters. The Dutchman was reportedly linked with Kaizer Chiefs last season while Steve Komphela was still

  • Zondagh set for part-time role at Bulls

    06 December 2018 7:41 AM 40

    Cape Town - It appears as though the Bulls will not appoint a full-time Director of Rugby, with Alan Zondagh likely to help out on a part-time basis. Afrikaans Sunday newspaper Rapport indicated over the weekend that Zondagh, a former Western Province coach, was set to be appointed as the Bulls’ Director of Rugby, with Victor Matfield to be named head coach