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Bumper period for Bafana Bafana

Bafana Bafana enter a hectic period in which they will play almost two matches a month until the end of the year with the busiest phase being in October where Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba’s charges will play four games. In total, the national team will play eight games in a three-month …

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Crunch time for SA rowers

National coach Roger Barrow hopes three years of meticulous planning and hard work will come to fruition as South Africa aims to qualify five Olympic-class boats at the World Rowing Championships in France from August 30 to September 6. The five crews consist of men’s and women’s lightweight double sculls, …

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Boks up to No 4 in rankings

The Springboks have moved up one spot to No 4 in World Rugby’s official rankings. England’s 25-20 loss to France in Paris at the weekend has seen them fall to fifth, with South Africa moving past them. With one match to go before the start of the 2015 Rugby World …

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SA long jumpers flop in Beijing

He was South Africa’s only medallist at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, but a return to the same city failed to bring any joy to long jumper Khotso Mokoena at the IAAF World Championships on Monday morning. According to the SASCOC website, none of Commonwealth triple jump champion Mokoena and …

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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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