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Rampant Lions beat Bulls at Loftus

Rohan Janse van Rensburg

Lions’ powerful centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg gave a game-winning performance as they beat the Bulls for the first time away in Super Rugby by 56-20 on Saturday to consolidate their position atop the South African conference. Seven Lions tries at Loftus Versfeld ended the traditional dominance of their neighbours …

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Coetzee names first Boks squad

Allister Coetzee

Allister Coetzee announced his first Springbok squad for next month’s Incoming Series against Ireland. Coetzee has included 9 uncapped players in his 31-man squad. Only players based in SA considered for the A squad, with exciting generation of new players emerging in Vodacom Super Rugby this year. — South African …

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Golf RSA’s Naidoo lands Big Easy victory

Golf RSA National Squad member Dylan Naidoo became the first amateur and youngest winner of a Sunshine Big Easy Tour event when he lifted the Big Easy Observatory title with a two-stroke victory on Wednesday. The 18-year-old Modderfontein golfer upstaged a field of 109 professionals with rounds of 64 and …

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FIFA fires deputy secretary general, Markus Kattner

Scandal-plagued FIFA has fired its deputy secretary general, Markus Kattner, with immediate effect, soccer’s governing body said in a statement on Monday. The statement said that an internal investigation “uncovered breaches of his fiduciary responsibilities in connection with his employment contact.” FIFA said it would not make any further comment, but it would …

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Blitzboks lose in London Sevens final

The Springbok Sevens team on Sunday lost the HSBC London Sevens final 27-26 to Scotland but will look back on a fine year in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. The team also finished second overall in the series, with Fiji again crowned series champions. The Springbok Sevens team contested …

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SA hurdlers stepping up their Rio fine-tuning

South Africa’s two 400-metre hurdles champions, LJ van Zyl and Wenda Nel, will both return to ‘happy hunting grounds’ over the weekend. Friday night sees Van Zyl (Tuks/HPC) competing at the Ostrava Golden Spike Meeting where he not only won but also he equalled his South African record of 47.66 …

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Mashaba names squad that will face Gambia

shakes mashaba

Bafana Bafana take on Gambia in their penultimate AFCON 2017 Group M qualifier on the 4th of June. Both sides have endured a rather frustrating qualifying campaign. Squad to play Gambia: Goalkeepers: Itu Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), J Mabokgwane (MP Aces), Brighton Mhlongo (Orlando Pirates)@DChimhavi — Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) May 19, …

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Moroka Swallows relegated to Second Division

Moroka Swallows had fought hard in recent weeks, showing great spirit and courage to revive their hopes of avoiding the chop from the National First Division (NFD) with some positive results. But in the end, their poor earlier season form came back to haunt them, with a 1-1 draw against …

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