Sprinboks invincible except for All Blacks

by Barnaby Chesterman

South Africa ended a long, hard season with a bruising victory over France in Paris on Saturday and in so doing reaffirmed the difference between the top two in the world and the rest.

Only one team … Read the rest

Soccer: France beats Ukraine 3-0 to qualify for World Cup

by Andy Scott

France produced a stunning performance to overturn a two-goal first-leg deficit and qualify for the World Cup finals on Tuesday, beating Ukraine 3-0 in Paris.

In front of a raucous crowd at the Stade de France, Les … Read the rest

Soccer: France, Portugal nervous ahead of World Cup match

france_soccerFrance and Portugal, two of Europe’s footballing heavyweights, face a fraught test of nerves on Tuesday with their places at the 2014 World Cup finals at stake.

France, the 1998 world champions, are 2-0 down to Ukraine after the first … Read the rest

Springboks en route to Paris after 28-0 victory over Scotland

The Springboks move on to Paris on a roll of two wins out of two from their November tour of Europe, and with their try-line yet to be breached.

Having succeeded in shutting out Wales on the try front in … Read the rest

‘Mining execs sitting [expletive] pretty’

Speakers at the inaugural Investing in Resources and Mining in Africa conference in Johannesburg tackled executives’ remuneration, with fund managers in particular scathing about the way chief executives are rewarded, said Business Day.

Gold Fields chief executive Nick Holland’s R45 … Read the rest

Rugby: All Blacks crush Springboks in controversial test

The All Blacks took the outright lead in the Rugby Championship here Saturday when they comprehensively beat South Africa 29-15 in a bitter contest between the heavyweights of world rugby.

In a match marred by a red card for Springboks … Read the rest

Cheetahs played full 80 minutes to win: Prinsloo

Free State Cheetahs captain Boom Prinsloo praised his side for playing the full 80 minutes to beat the Golden Lions 26-23 in their Currie Cup game in the Free State stadium in Bloemfontein on Friday.

The hosts are now second … Read the rest

Cricket chief lashes out at ‘racist abuse’

Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland has lashed out at “racist comments” directed at Muslim Fawad Ahmed after the leg-spinner asked not to wear a kit displaying the logo of beer brand VB.

Pakistan-born Ahmed, who became an Australian citizen in … Read the rest

Springboks aim to keep momentum against Argentina

by Daniel Lorenzo

South Africa hope to maintain the momentum from four victories and 25 tries this season when they face Argentina for the second consecutive weekend in Mendoza Saturday.

The Springboks made a dream start to the Rugby Championship … Read the rest

Springboks dump black player for missing flights

by David Legge

Prop Trevor Nyakane has been dumped from the South Africa squad for missing flights and a video session, the national rugby union announced Sunday.

A statement said the 24-year-old forward would miss the trip to Argentina for … Read the rest

New Sharks recruit SP Marais has Springbok ambitions

New Sharks recruit SP Marais said it was not easy leaving Port Elizabeth for Durban, following his recent switch from the Southern Kings, but felt the move was necessary for his long-term ambitions.

The 24-year-old was the biggest pre-Currie Cup … Read the rest