September 25, 2017

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Defiant Coetzee insists the shambolic defeat to the All Blacks does not define the Boks

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee says his charges should not be judged on their shambolic performance against the All Blacks in Albany 10 days ago.

South Africa, Ireland and France pitch for 2023 Rugby World Cup

Ireland, France and South Africa all promised millions in the bank, great stadiums and “the best tournament ever” before figuratively plucking on the emotional heartstrings as they sought to earn the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Contrasting emotions for SuperSport and Sundowns

There were contrasting emotions for the two South African clubs left in continental club competition as SuperSport United booked a first-ever semifinal place in the African Confederation Cup but Mamelodi Sundowns had their dream of retaining the African Champions League shattered.

We lost the game in Pretoria‚ not in Morocco‚ says Mosimane after Champions League exit

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane bemoaned the poor officiating on the continent after he saw the dream of retaining their African Champions League title go up in smoke in Morocco on Saturday.

Elgar hopes to create stability with new Test partner Markram

Senior Proteas opener Dean Elgar is hoping to create stability with new Test partner Aiden Markram that will last for a number of seasons.

Banyana mentor Ellis pays tribute to her charges after winning Cosafa Women’s Championship

Bulawayo - Banyana Banyana caretaker coach Desiree Ellis has paid tribute to her team's gallant effort after they beat Zimbabwe 2-1 to win the Cosafa Women’s Championship crown on Sunday.

Chiefs coach Komphela says there's no beef between him and Thwala

Increasingly pressured Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela says there is no bad blood between him and much criticised midfielder William Twala.

Former World boxing champ Peter 'Terror' Mathebula honoured

Sunday afternoon's eight bout card attended by about 1000 people at Ramosa Hall in Mohlakeng played out like two different shows rolled into one.

Banyana bag COSAFA Women's Championship

Bulawayo – Banyana Banyana proved their dominance in the southern African region with yet another Cosafa Women’s Championship triumph on Sunday.

Bloemfontein Celtic secure a point against Chippa United

Chippa United twice struck the woodwork against Bloemfontein Celtic at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on a chilly holiday Sunday afternoon but failed to deliver a first victory for new coach Teboho Moloi as the game ended goalless.

BidVest Wits will survive relegation‚ says coach Gavin Hunt

Gavin Hunt finally won a game in normal time in 2017-18‚ and then he was lost for words‚ after yet more lineup and formation changes‚ some enforced again‚ to describe how.

Pirates coach Sredojevic searches for positives after defeat to Wits

Orlando Pirates did not hang their heads going an early goal down‚ if anything growing in strength‚ said Bucs coach Milutin Sredojevic‚ taking the positives from a first league defeat of the season against Bidvest Wits.

Blue Bulls coach Mitchell believes Pollard is short of a gallop

Handre Pollard is short of a gallop.

Markram bracing himself for a bumpy ride

Aiden Markram does not have a clue how far his career will go with the Proteas but what he knows is that he is going to have to fasten his seatbelt and brace for a bumpy ride.

Mamelodi Sundowns crash out of Champions League

Defending Champions Mamelodi Sundowns’ almost two-year dream run in continental football crashed to an end with their 3-2 penalties 2017 Caf Champions League quarterfinal defeat against Wydad Casablanca in Morocco on Saturday night.

Kaizer Chiefs’ youngsters need guidance‚ says Parker

Kaizer Chiefs’ young players coming through the ranks need guidance from the club’s senior stars‚ says veteran Bernard Parker‚ so that they can mature into the future of Amakhosi.

Masuluke’s goal nominated for Fifa’s Puskas Award

For the second year running a South African – Baroka FC goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke – has been nominated for Fifa’s prestigious global Puskas Award for goal of the year.

Horror refereeing results in ludicrous end to Cape Town City victory

A series of horror refereeing decisions ensured a that pedestrian Premier Soccer League game between Cape Town City and Polokwane City on Friday night catapulted into a bizarre finish.

You dream of this as a little boy‚ says Proteas' new opener Markram

Aiden Markram has described being confirmed to open the batting with franchise teammate Dean Elgar against Bangladesh during the two-match test series starting in Potchefstroom on Thursday as a “dream come true”.

SuperSport need to box clever in Ndola‚ says Tinkler

SuperSport United left OR Tambo International Airport early on Friday morning for Zambia‚ with a strong warning from coach Eric Tinkler that they need to be smart and switched on if they are to return with an African Confederation Cup semifinal place.

Pollard lurks on bench for Bulls against high-riding Sharks

The Sharks may be sitting pretty at the top of the Currie Cup log but they have to contend with a Blue Bulls side that has Handre Pollard on the bench at King’s Park on Saturday.

Bangladesh want to show the world they can play in SA conditions

How the Senwes Park pitch is going to play out in Potchefstroom during the first Test between South Africa and Bangladesh next week is anyone’s guess‚ but the visitors are prepared any eventuality.

Guilty verdict stymies Silverman's career

Boxer Jared Silverman cannot fight in any boxing tournament sanctioned by Boxing SA because he has been found guilty of attempted murder, BSA's chief operations officer Cindy Nkomo has announced.

SuperSport can beat Zesco in Ndola‚ says Dean Furman

Dean Furman is confident SuperSport United can advance to the African Confederation Cup semifinals at the expense of Zambia’s Zesco United.

Morkel will consider Kolpak deal if he's not part of SA coach Gibson’s plans for the 2019 World Cup

Morne Morkel will consider a Kolpak deal next year if he is not part of coach Ottis Gibson’s plans for the 2019 World Cup in England.

Pollard included in the Blue Bulls' match-day 22 after unexpected twist of fate

Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard was on Thursday included in the Blue Bulls' match-day 22 for their Currie Cup clash against the Sharks in Durban on Saturday after an unexpected twist of fate.

Moloi wants to turn Eastern Cape stadiums into a feared Chippa strongholds

New Chippa United coach Teboho Moloi wants the club to turn their two home grounds in the Eastern Cape into virtual fortresses where visiting teams come away with nothing‚ starting with Sunday’s Premier Soccer League clash against Bloemfontein Celtic.

It’s tough and the players have been feeling it‚ says Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela

Kaizer Chiefs literally looked out on their feet at times on Wednesday but the sweet feeling of success trumped tired legs as they beat Maritzburg United to claim a second league win of the season.

Wydad's relentless shenanigans in Morocco play havoc with Sundowns' preparations

Wydad Casablanca’s gamesmanship and shenanigans ahead of their second leg of their Caf Champions League quarterfinal against Mamelodi Sundowns have seen Downs officials driving around Rabat for days looking for a training pitch.

Relieved Fadlu Davids happy to see the back of Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates

Fadlu Davids hopes his young Maritzburg United charges can slot into a less pressured routine after a helter-skelter start to the season with their MTN8 semifinal appearances and back-to-back matches against Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs.

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