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Coetzee: Tour was ‘satisfactory’

Allister Coetzee

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee praised his team’s character after they finished their 2015 Vodacom Super Rugby tour with a gutsy 13-6 victory over the Force at Perth’s nib Stadium on Saturday. The Stormers led 10-6 at half-time, after leading 10-3 after 10 minutes, and they were forced to withstand a …

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Chiefs put Crusaders to the Sword

Chiefs put Crusaders to the sword Cape Town – The Chiefs laid down a marker in this year’s Super Rugby tournament with a resounding victory over the Crusaders in Christchurch on Friday. The Chiefs won 26-9 after leading 18-6 at half-time. The Chiefs scored the only three tries of the …

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Changes to Varsity Cup Dream

Coach Franco Smith has been forced to make changes to his Varsity Cup Dream Team which will tackle the Baby Boks in Stellenbosch. UP-Tuks players Dan Kriel and Jaco Visagie are not available for selection, and had to be replaced. Kriel’s spot at inside centre has been taken by Johan …

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Bok women eye top nine spot

The Springbok Women’s Sevens will have everything to play for this weekend in Langford, Canada as they target a place in the top nine on the log standings with only three tournaments remaining on the Sevens World Series. Should they achieve this, Renfred Dazel’s team will retain their place on …

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Murray to lead charge in Cape Town

Richard Murray

Richard Murray will lead the South African onslaught on home soil when the World Triathlon Series stops for the Cape Town leg on April 26. It is the second year that the city of Cape Town is a stop on the World Triathlon Series. This year the event will finish …

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Shimlas win first Varsity Cup title

shimlas

UFS-Shimlas have beaten NWU-Pukke 63-33 in an epic final in Bloemfontein on Monday to claim their first Varsity Cup title. The hosts outscored their old rivals by nine tries to four in a breathless match to end the season unbeaten and hand Pukke their second consecutive final defeat. The visitors …

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Jean Deysel banned for 7 weeks

jean deysel

Sharks flank Jean Deysel has been suspended for seven weeks after pleading guilty to foul play. He kneed Crusaders loose forward Matt Todd in the back of the head during his side’s 52-10 loss to the Crusaders in Durban last Saturday. SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Nicholas Davidson accepted the guilty …

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Four boxers still owed R1.6m

Dicksy Ngqula

Premier Boxing League (PBL) founder Dicksy Ngqula has broken his silence on the controversy surrounding the R1.6 million he owes four boxers. In an interview with City Press, Ngqula said he was hoping to meet the quartet next week to resolve the matter. Among the four fighters is SA lightweight champion …

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De Villiers unprecedented in world cricket: Bacher

ab de villiers

After Sunday’s carnage at the Wanderers where Proteas captain AB de Villiers rewrote the record books, former South African cricket captain Ali Bacher said his admiration for De Villiers knew no bounds. “In my opinion, AB is the most brilliant, innovative batsman the world has ever seen,” Bacher said after …

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Venus starts season with win

Veteran Venus Williams began the season with her 46th career title as she beat Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday to win the ASB Classic. The 34-year-old American took a step up from 2014, when she lost the Auckland final to Ana Ivanovic. Third seed Williams struggled in the …

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