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Victor Matfield. Picture: THE TIMES

Springboks are getting fresh for tour, Matfield says

15 hour(s) ago

Normally November tours north are about survival, but this time the Boks are taking the view that it is an essential part of their 2015 World Cup preparation

Soccer

Phungwayo reveals De Sa’s technique

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15 hour(s) ago

The coach believes in youngsters and he can motivate them, says Pirates' left-back

Soccer

Baxter keeps faith in strikers despite signs of a dry spell

Amakhosi  coach Stuart Baxter. Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

The coach did not want to comment on internal politics at Stars that has seen GM Senzo Mazingisa suspended

Rugby

Ackermann out to make new memories

Lions coach Johan Ackermann. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN
15 hour(s) ago

Lions coach ready for challenge of playing ‘the best side’ in Currie Cup

Rugby

After 28 years, Lions meet Province in Currie Cup final

Nic Groom. Picture: GALLO IMAGES,  CARL FOURIE
15 hour(s) ago

The beautiful old trophy, first contested in 1892, is still the most prized title in South African rugby

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Big time beckons for boxers

Defeat is not an option for the local duo of Hekkie Budler and Ryno Liebenberg, as well as Englishman Martin Murray

Opinion

Amla’s strategy is not as simple as it sounds

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A 3-0 sweep of the series would lift SA to No 1 rank in one-dayers, a position they occupy in Test cricket

Soccer

Vital Modise likely to start

Teko Modise. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
15 hour(s) ago

The play-maker had to go off at half-time after a clash with Chippa’s midfield hard man Ugonna Uzochukwu left him with bruising on the thigh

Opinion

Currie Cup deserves more than paltry applause in empty stadiums

The fantasy of legions of fanatically loyal local fans, ostensibly the bedrock of provincial rugby and a major justification for its existence, is exposed as just that

Soccer

SA still in race to World Cup despite loss

Simphiwe Dludlu. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
1 day(s) ago

Super Falcons were committed, cohesive and good value for their victory

Rugby

Manuel’s WP hopes for ‘happy ending’

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1 day(s) ago

The Argentinean has a two-year contract and will be back for Super Rugby next year

Soccer

Barker mum on OJ rumour

Clive Barker. Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

The veteran coach praises Mabhuti Khenyeza for having the confidence to step up and take a penalty that ended an eight-month scoring drought for the player

Rugby

‘Lions intend to scrum when they meet Western Province’

Balie Swart. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/GRANT PITCHER
1 day(s) ago

Scrum guru Balie Swart, who knows a thing or two about finals and who played for both provinces with distinction, believes the Lions will want to set themselves apart in that area

Cricket

Victory gives Proteas homework

JP Duminy. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/MANUS VAN DYK
1 day(s) ago

New Zealand are a very street-smart side in the way they go about their bowling and fielding, says JP Duminy

Other Sport

Halep trounces Williams at WTA Finals

Simona  Halep. Picture: REUTERS/EDGAR SU
1 day(s) ago

It was her biggest loss since she was 16 and without a tournament win to her name

Serina Williams. Picture: REUTERS/EDGAR SU

Sharapova’s loss, Williams’s gain

Williams clinches the year-end world No 1 ranking for the fourth time

Columnists

Pietersen’s book damages integrity of cricket

16 hour(s) ago

By naming alleged ‘bullies’, Kevin Pietersen has provoked a storm of denials and counter-allegations, the most serious coming from English captain Alistair Cook, writes Simon Lincoln Reader

Soccer

Vermezovic under pressure to revive Pirates’ league hopes

Vladimir Vermezovic and Stuart Baxter. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
1 day(s) ago

Bucs have had an inconsistent start to the season, but coach vows to keep fighting to get the desired results regularly

Soccer

Barker mum on OJ rumour

Clive Barker. Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

The veteran coach praises Mabhuti Khenyeza for having the confidence to step up and take a penalty that ended an eight-month scoring drought for the player

Soccer

Soccer icon faces legal action over failed tour

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1 day(s) ago

Nkosinathi Nhleko promised to send 20 aspiring young footballers to Sweden for 11-day trials through an academy said to be bogus

Rugby

Lions have better stats than Province

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2 day(s) ago

Both have scored tries freely, meaning the path to victory for both will be stifling the others’ attacking instincts

Soccer

Chippa coach talks tough ahead of Sundowns game

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2 day(s) ago

Roger Sikhakhane has taken club to an impressive sixth place on the Absa Premier League standings

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