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SINGAPORE, April 14 - The Blitzbokke produced a superb second-half performance to outplay defending champions Fiji 20-19 in the final of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens tournament in Singapore on Sunday. The odds were heavily stacked against the Blitzbokke who found themselves 19-0 down at halftime after the Islanders ran in tries by Aminiasi Tuimaba, Napolioni Bolaca and Vilimoni Botitu. Just...
DURBAN, March 23 - The Sharks dominated all facets of play as the ran out 28-14 winners in their Super Rugby encounter against the Rebels at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday evening. There was little to separate the sides at the break with Robert du Preez’s late penalty miss seeing the home side just two points ahead. It was a...
JOHANNESBURG, March 6 - The sports and recreation department on Wednesday, said the transformation charter would not place sports players, who do not deserve it, on national teams and would end stereotypes. On Wednesday, the department made an application at the Labour Court in Johannesburg -- opposing trade union Solidarity's court action -- in support of transformation in sport. "Solidarity has...
CAPE TOWN, January 8 – Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has been shortlisted for a Laureus Award for the "Sporting Moment of the Year' category. The winner, plus champions in different categories, will be announced at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco on February 18. On Saturday, June 9, last year Kolisi made history when he ran out at Emirates Airline...
CAPE TOWN - South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus and his assistants are to spread out across the country’s four Super Rugby teams to offer support as they look to harmonise preparations for next year's World Cup in Japan. The Springbok coach and his assistants Jacques Nienaber, Matt Proudfoot, Mzwandile Stick and Aled Walters will work with the Bulls, Lions, Sharks...
CAPE TOWN, December 8 – South Africa’s Blitzboks produced a stunning second half performance to outclass Samoa 22-12 in their opening match at the Cape Town leg of the World Sevens Series on Saturday. The home side got off to a shaky start when Samoa scored first through captain David Afamasaga. Alatasi Tupua succeeded with the conversion (7-0). The Blitzboks hit...
MONACO, November 26 – SA Rugby president Mark Alexander praised Springbok winger Aphiwe Dyantyi for scooping the World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year Award in association with Tudor at a glittering function in Monaco on Sunday evening. In doing so, the 24-year-old Dyantyi became the first South African to win this prestigious award for players in their debut international...
EDINBURGH - Scotland strengthened their side on Wednesday as coach Gregor Townsend made six changes to his starting line-up to take on South Africa in their test at Murrayfield on Saturday. There is a first outing in the November internationals for loosehead prop Gordon Reid, while hooker Stuart McInally, locks Jonny Gray and Ben Toolis and flanker Hamish Watson returns...
PARIS  - After two narrow defeats, South Africa were able to reverse their fortunes and snatch a last-gasp victory of their own against France in Paris on Saturday, even if coach Rassie Erasmus felt they had not been at their best. Substitute hooker Bongi Mbonambi rumbled over well after the final hooter to help secure a 29-26 victory that made...
LONDON - Eddie Jones knows that one of the keys to beating New Zealand is to mentally get past their "aura" and, having done an impressive job of that with Australia, he has spent the last week drumming it into his England players. When Jones was in charge of the Wallabies in the early 2000s he led them to five...

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