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Irish name Davis Cup team to face SA

Ireland have announced their best team to face seeded South Africa this July in the relegation playoffs of the Europe/Africa Zone Group 2 Davis Cup tie. The tie to be played from July 17 to 19 will be staged just outside of Pretoria, at the Irene Country Club. Ireland’s non-playing …

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Bafana legend hits out at Shakes

Bafana Bafana legend, David Nyathi, has lashed out at national team coach, Shakes Mashaba, saying he should stop making promises if he cannot deliver. “I think Shakes is failing the country and should watch what he says to the media because he is failing to deliver what he has promised,” …

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Loss no big deal for Stormers

The Stormers, already assured of a home Super Rugby qualifier match at Newlands, finished their 2015 league campaign with a loss to the Sharks in Durban but it did not deter coach Allister Coetzee. The Stormers went down 34-12 to the Sharks at Kings Park, coach Coetzee having made a …

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Bulls say goodbye to 8 stalwarts

The Blue Bulls Company on Friday expressed its gratitude to a number of stalwarts who will part ways with the Bulls at the completion of the 2015 Super Rugby tournament. Barend van Graan, CEO of the BBC, confirmed the departures of Pierre Spies, Jacques du Plessis, Flip van der Merwe, …

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Four changes to Bulls pack

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke made four changes to his starting team to face the Cheetahs in a Super Rugby clash at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday (17:05 kick-off). The coach’s hand was forced through injury and the SARU rest agreement, which ruled all of Jan Serfontein, Handre Pollard, Deon Stegmann, Dean …

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Pumas forward hit by illness

Pumas forward Eduan van der Walt is in the intensive care unit of the Unitas hospital in Pretoria receiving treatment for a rare muscular disease called Guillain-Barré syndrome. According to Netwerk24, it is the second time that the 28-year-old has been laid low by the disease. Van der Walt became …

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De Bruin staying at Lions

The Golden Lions Rugby Union has confirmed that Lions assistant coach Swys de Bruin has a contract in place and will be continuing in his role with the team for the foreseeable future. This comes after a media report surfaced which indicated De Bruin could become the next Kings coach. …

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SA golf mourns Pappas

On a weekend when University of Arkansas graduate David Lingmerth won his first PGA Tour title, the Razorbacks lost another of their alumni with the death of five-time Sunshine Tour winner Sean Pappas. Pappas, who once shot 59-61-64-68 in a mini-tour event in the United States to set a world …

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Craig Kieswetter forced to retire

South African-born England wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter has retired due to an eye injury. The 27-year-old’s county, Somerset, announced the news via their official website. “Somerset County Cricket Club are sorry to announce that Craig Kieswetter has reluctantly come to the decision to end his professional cricketing career as a result …

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Ntuli surprised by call up

Mamelodi Sundowns striker, Bongi Ntuli, has spoken out about the welcomed surprise of his recent Bafana Bafana call up after not even expecting to be in the running. Ntuli was on loan at AmaZulu for the second half of the 2014/15 season after he failed to make his mark for …

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