Dale Steyn’s back in rehab … but at least it’s planned

The Titans have sent the Proteas quick back to the Cape as Ram Slam action alone won’t get him match fit for Test cricket again.

The Proteas' shouldn't take the possibility of experienced men like Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel being available for the day-night Test against Zimbabwe in Port Elizabeth next month for granted.

Dale Steyn’s back in rehab … but at least it’s planned

Dale Steyn’s back in rehab … but at least it’s planned

The Titans have sent the Proteas quick back to the Cape as Ram Slam action alone won’t get him match fit for Test cricket again.

5 reasons why the Springboks need to pick Bongi Mbonambi

5 reasons why the Springboks need to pick Bongi Mbonambi

It’s time South Africa start building a bit of depth in the hooker position and stop over-relying on Malcolm Marx. But that’s not all…
POLL: Who should play flyhalf for the Springboks this weekend?

POLL: Who should play flyhalf for the Springboks this weekend?

Handre Pollard’s struggles means Allister Coetzee still doesn’t have clarity on the No 10 jersey. Is it time to bring back Elton Jantjies?
Five of the biggest hostile incidents in the Ashes

Five of the biggest hostile incidents in the Ashes

The iconic rivalry between Australia and England has always produced instances of tempers flaring and even some form of violence.
490, 57 sixes: ‘There’s an attacking nature in me’

490, 57 sixes: ‘There’s an attacking nature in me’

Shane Dadswell, who broke the world record for the highest individual score in minor limited overs cricket, scored 126 off 38 a week before!
It took only 1 Test for the Boks to unearth Jan’s replacement

It took only 1 Test for the Boks to unearth Jan’s replacement

Coach Allister Coetzee raves over Francois Venter’s performance against France in Paris and it certainly was a goody.
Don’t expect flashy stuff from the Proteas’ new batting guru

Don’t expect flashy stuff from the Proteas’ new batting guru

Dale Benkenstein was a very good cricketer because he kept things practical. He’ll be doing the same as an international coach.

Jordan Spieth’s unusual problem at Thanksgiving: keeping weight on

America’s Jordan Spieth returns to action at the Australian Open this week pondering an unusual problem: how to keep weight on at Thanksgiving.

Spotlight falls on captains Smith, Root on Ashes stage

Two of the world’s best batsmen will be in opposition when Australia’s Steve Smith and England’s Joe Root both lead their countries for the first time in an Ashes Test at Brisbane on Thursday.

Untested but defiant, Aussies seek to strike ‘fear’ in Ashes

New-look Australia will bank on their pace attack terrifying England once again when two unfamiliar line-ups open hostilities for the Ashes, the oldest prize in Test cricket, in Brisbane on Thursday.

Australia out to ‘end careers’ in Ashes, says Lyon

Australia are out to “end careers” for England players in the upcoming Ashes Tests, spinner Nathan Lyon said Monday, pointing out how the tourists finished their last visit in disarray.

soccer

Live report: AmaZulu vs Kaizer Chiefs

AmaZulu welcome a wounded Kaizer Chiefs to the King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi on Wednesday, desperate to make amends in the Premiership clash after their cup exit last month.

Smalling ‘nothing to prove’ as he bids to regain England place

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling says he has nothing to prove despite the shock of losing his England place and seeing his ability publicly questioned by manager Gareth Southgate.

Carvajal faces ban for ‘deliberate’ yellow card

Dani Carvajal could be banned for the Real Madrid’s Champions League last 16 first leg after UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings against the right-back for “receiving a yellow card on purpose” during Tuesday’s 6-0 rout of APOEL Nicosia.

Rose ‘angry but understanding’ after Spurs snub

Tottenham’s Danny Rose said he was left “fuming” by his north London derby snub but insists he understood the decision and has not fallen out with manager Mauricio Pochettino.

cricket

Dale Steyn’s back in rehab … but at least it’s planned

The Titans have sent the Proteas quick back to the Cape as Ram Slam action alone won’t get him match fit for Test cricket again.

490, 57 sixes: ‘There’s an attacking nature in me’

Shane Dadswell, who broke the world record for the highest individual score in minor limited overs cricket, scored 126 off 38 a week before!

Don’t expect flashy stuff from the Proteas’ new batting guru

Dale Benkenstein was a very good cricketer because he kept things practical. He’ll be doing the same as an international coach.

What we’ve learned from the Ram Slam to date

The Titans are too strong, Reeza Hendricks could become hot property and the Cobras bowlers’ troubles are bad news for the Proteas.

rugby

5 reasons why the Springboks need to pick Bongi Mbonambi

It’s time South Africa start building a bit of depth in the hooker position and stop over-relying on Malcolm Marx. But that’s not all…

POLL: Who should play flyhalf for the Springboks this weekend?

Handre Pollard’s struggles means Allister Coetzee still doesn’t have clarity on the No 10 jersey. Is it time to bring back Elton Jantjies?

It took only 1 Test for the Boks to unearth Jan’s replacement

Coach Allister Coetzee raves over Francois Venter’s performance against France in Paris and it certainly was a goody.

There’s a sting in the Springboks’ tail but …

One of their biggest weapons remains a doubt for them as they prepare for revenge against Italy this weekend.

golf

Will Louis Oosthuizen be on par with four Liverpool legends?

One of South Africa’s golfing heroes will swop his clubs for a soccer ball next week in Mauritius … but he’ll still be on the golf course!

Braden Grace’s win a big fillip for Sun City

The Nedbank Challenge’s new tournament director admits having a local winner was badly needed.

The putt that helped Branden Grace make history

On specific hole proved to be the local hero’s nemesis at the Nedbank Challenge. But he gained the ultimate revenge.

Amazing Grace breaks SA victory drought at Nedbank Challenge

The 29-year-old delivers a supremely composed performance to become the first local to triumph at Sun City in a decade.

other sport

Dalcha gets the rub of the green

The EFC light-heavyweight title-holder battles to find a way past Stuart Austin before completing a fine comeback.

Smart planning key in SA’s brilliant hockey double

Coach Sheldon Roston proves his credentials by leading BOTH the national men’s and women’s teams to the Africa title.

SA netball team settle for disappointing fifth

It’s an improvement from last year but they’re still struggling to really put pressure on the big guns.

Nolan Hoffman isn’t finished just yet

Following his Amashova crown at the weekend, the 32-year-old wants to make history next month – three domestic classic titles.

columnists

When clinging to power outweighs the cause

I see our beleaguered Springbok coach has made it clear he wants to pick his strongest possible team for their Test against Italy on Saturday.

Here’s hoping the win is not a false dawn

There was little in the mood of the usual gathering to suggest that South Africa’s 18-17 win over the Tricolores in Paris at the weekend had lightened the gloom hanging over the assembly and brought back any realistic expectations of this country’s future in world rugby.

Be grateful fairy tales like the 2023 World Cup don’t happen

We live in a country and a world where self-preservation is more important than expensive, non-beneficial showpiece tournaments.

From Springboks to Smurfs without an oath

Blessed with the luxury of a second television in my household, I gave up on the offer to watch the new Smurfs movie with my two little princesses on Saturday.

Jordan Spieth’s unusual problem at Thanksgiving: keeping weight on

America’s Jordan Spieth returns to action at the Australian Open this week pondering an unusual problem: how to keep weight on at Thanksgiving.

Spotlight falls on captains Smith, Root on Ashes stage

Two of the world’s best batsmen will be in opposition when Australia’s Steve Smith and England’s Joe Root both lead their countries for the first time in an Ashes Test at Brisbane on Thursday.

When clinging to power outweighs the cause

I see our beleaguered Springbok coach has made it clear he wants to pick his strongest possible team for their Test against Italy on Saturday.

Here’s hoping the win is not a false dawn

There was little in the mood of the usual gathering to suggest that South Africa’s 18-17 win over the Tricolores in Paris at the weekend had lightened the gloom hanging over the assembly and brought back any realistic expectations of this country’s future in world rugby.
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