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Unique double for Bulls’ Kruger

Blue Bulls prop Werner Kruger will on Saturday become the first player at the union to play 100 matches for both the Bulls (Super Rugby) and Blue Bulls (Currie Cup). Kruger played his 100th match for the Bulls in April 2014 and will become an Absa Currie Cup centurion for …

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Absa Cape Epic gets a new boss

One of South Africa’s most accomplished and experienced sports professionals, Lynn Naudé, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Absa Cape Epic. Naudé has extensive experience with world class sporting events, ranging from managing heavyweight sponsorship portfolios to working on rugby and cricket world cups, the Wimbledon tennis tournament …

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SA relay team for Worlds confirmed

Athletics SA (ASA) has confirmed the men’s 4x100m relay team relay team consisting of South Africa’s top sprinters for the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, starting on Saturday. Among the six athletes named – who would possibly form the quartet in Beijing – there are four sprinters who have set …

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Proteas face World Cup foe

There will be few South African cricket fans who ever forget the name ‘Grant Elliott’. The Johannesburg-born batsman’s unbeaten 84 sent the Proteas crashing out of the World Cup semi-finals in Auckland this year, and now the 36-year-old is back to haunt his country of birth once more, this time …

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Deysel, Jordaan return for Sharks

Sharks Director of Rugby Gary Gold has named his team to tackle the EP Kings in a Currie Cup clash in Durban on Saturday (17:05 kick-off). Loose forward Jean Deysel returns to the Sharks starting line-up with another experienced player, centre Paul Jordaan, also making a welcome return to the …

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Municipality sorry for floodlight failure

Polokwane Municipality, owners of the Peter Mokaba Stadium, have apologised to the football community, sponsors and the Premier Soccer League for the failure of the floodlights which led to the abandonment of the Absa Premiership match between SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates on Tuesday evening. “We regret and apologise unreservedly …

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MTN8 semi-final tickets on sale

The race for the R8m prize money offered to the winners of the MTN8 tournament will reach climax stage this weekend as the last four remaining clubs battle for the inside lane in the first-leg of the MTN8 semi-finals. Tickets are now available for both first and second leg semi-finals. …

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Proteas lose to Malawi Queens

Just days after leapfrogging  Malawi into fifth place on the world rankings, the South African netball team went down 58-51 to the Malawi Queens in their opening match at the Netball World Cup at Olympic Park in Sydney on Friday. The match was billed as an opening day blockbuster and …

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Leading refs renew contracts with SARU

Three of South Africa’s leading referees have renewed their contracts with the South African Rugby Union for a further four years, the organisation announced on Thursday. Craig Joubert and Jaco Peyper, who will officiate at the Rugby World Cup in September and October, have signed contract extensions for a further …

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Tinkler: It’s about mental strength

From this week Orlando Pirates will play a game almost every three days as the new season of the PSL starts while also competing in Africa. However, Pirates will no be longer competing in the MTN8 having lost to Ajax Cape Town 1-0 at Orlando Stadium on Tuesday evening.. Eric …

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