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Junior Springboks hammer Japan

The Junior Springboks, after trailing 19-7 at one stage, won their opening match 59-19 against Japan at the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Manchester, on Tuesday afternoon. The South Africans were given an almighty scare by Japan after winger Ataata Moeakiola’s hat-trick in the first half, but the 2012 champions …

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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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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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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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Proudfoot joins Springbok coaching staff

Matt Proudfoot, the former assistant coach of the DHL Stormers, DHL Western Province and the Kobe Steelers in Japan, has joined the Springbok coaching staff, SA Rugby confirmed on Tuesday. Proudfoot has signed a four-year contract with SA Rugby to be an additional assistant of Springbok coach, Allister Coetzee, after …

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Jason Day wins The Players Championship

The best field in golf was no match for Jason Day at The Players Championship. Day caused only a little drama Sunday in what otherwise felt more like another coronation for the 28-year-old Australian. He led by at least two shots the entire round, played bogey-free again on the back …

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