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The 2016 Super Rugby semifinals match-ups confirmed

The 2016 Super Rugby finalists will be decided next weekend with the two semifinals fixtures will be played. The Lions survived a Crusaders challenge in Johannesburg on Saturday to clinch their home semifinal, against the Highlanders, who beat the Brumbies on Friday. The Lions ’s win ended the chances of …

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Orton crowned Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur champion

It felt as if she had come full circle when Lumien Orton won the Sanlam South African Women’s Amateur Championship at the Ebotse Links on Wednesday. The 29-year-old Orton beat the Western Cape’s Cara Gorlei 2Up in the final. Earlier she beat Symone Henriques 2&1 to make the final. But …

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Secret ‘dark’ plan to promote the Sharks

A shadowy plan to promote the Sharks has emerged following the publication of a damning letter by the franchise’s former chief executive, Brian van Zyl. The plan involves journalists being approached to publish articles attacking the former rugby chief executive. The articles were pre-written by unknown authors and distributed by …

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Cape Town All Stars part ways with Kapoweza

Cape Town All Stars Football Club have confirmed the departure of the club’s Chief Executive Officer, Elasto Kapoweza, the two parties agreeing by mutual consent to end his contract with Igugu Lekapa. The former Zimbabwean international midfielder has asked that he be allowed to move back to Johannesburg to be …

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Lions proved they are kings of Bok jungle

Listening to the Springboks being booed off the pitch by a gatvol Ellis Park crowd while trailing 19-3 to Ireland at half-time in the second Test on Saturday, I found my head spinning around like a washing machine drum during its last cycle. No, it wasn’t a bad reaction between …

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Eagle seals double success for Strydom at Wingate

Ockie Strydom

This until Ockie Strydom pulled off a gritty eagle at 18 to pocket the Wingate Challenge title on Wednesday. The Sunshine Tour campaigner drained a tricky putt from the back fringe at the final hole for a three to close with an even-par 72 and defeated Juan Swart and Morne …

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Coetzee named captain of Bafana Bafana’s COSAFA Cup

Rivaldo Coetzee

The Kakamas-born defender Rivaldo Coetzee will captain Bafana Bafana’s COSAFA Cup squad against neighbours Lesotho on Saturday afternoon. The clash will take place at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, Namibia (kickoff is at 15h00 local time, SA time 16h00). Rivaldo is the most capped player in this squad and will partner …

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