Rugby 21.8.2018 05:16 pm

From fitness guru to head coach: “Commander Cash” ready to roar

Ivan van Rooyen hopes to channel everything he’s learnt in the past nine years to take the Lions to Currie Cup glory.

The humble Ivan van Rooyen doesn't initially strike one as a leader.

From fitness guru to head coach: “Commander Cash” ready to roar
From fitness guru to head coach: “Commander Cash” ready to roar

From fitness guru to head coach: “Commander Cash” ready to roar

Ivan van Rooyen hopes to channel everything he’s learnt in the past nine years to take the Lions to Currie Cup glory.

More problems for CSA’s troubled T20 league
Cricket

More problems for CSA’s troubled T20 league

The Sports Ministry is considering issuing a moratorium which would prevent the governing body from issuing any future announcements about the tournament.
Jesse’s Springbok snub is Bulls’ gain
Rugby

Jesse’s Springbok snub is Bulls’ gain

The centre has surprisingly been shifted to the background for now by national coach Rassie Erasmus.
Imran Tahir still can’t tell why he goes ‘crazy’ for a wicket
Cricket

Imran Tahir still can’t tell why he goes ‘crazy’ for a wicket

The Proteas spinner turns 40 next year but you can bet he’s still going to run around like a fearless rookie.
Mixed feelings for Blue Bulls coach
Rugby

Mixed feelings for Blue Bulls coach

Pote Human’s young troops do the business in Bloemfontein but there’s still major scope for improvement.
Young Willemse chilled over a less than glamorous Bok debut
Rugby

Young Willemse chilled over a less than glamorous Bok debut

His first pass in international rugby was the stuff of nightmares but he actually recovered quite decently.
Why Aphiwe Dyantyi gave up a hat-trick in Durban
Rugby

Why Aphiwe Dyantyi gave up a hat-trick in Durban

It’s all part of the precocious Springbok winger’s maturity.
Controversy blows Grand Prix series wide open
Athletics

Controversy blows Grand Prix series wide open

Five leading contenders inexplicably run the wrong route in Pietermaritzburg.
Springbok player ratings: Glittering individual performances
Rugby

Springbok player ratings: Glittering individual performances

South Africa finally seem to have found Habana-esque wings again and a certain lock reminds us all that he’ll always be a monster.
Springboks were far from perfect, says Rassie
Rugby

Springboks were far from perfect, says Rassie

With the Pumas expected to be a team transformed at home next week, the national coach admits he needs to make changes to keep their hosts guessing.
Dyantyi and Mapimpi star in rousing Springbok win
Rugby

Dyantyi and Mapimpi star in rousing Springbok win

The two wingers show off their attacking flair but admirably also do some donkey work as Rassie Erasmus’ troops start their Rugby Championship campaign well.
Manyonga flaunts form ahead of Diamond League finals
Athletics

Manyonga flaunts form ahead of Diamond League finals

South Africa’s long jump kingpin leaps his way to a meeting record in Birmingham.
Four things to look out for in the Durban Test
Rugby

Four things to look out for in the Durban Test

The Springboks are back in action but they open their Rugby Championship campaign with a fair amount of uncertainties.
Currie Cup wrap: Powerful Pumas impress, Blue Bulls boosted
Rugby

Currie Cup wrap: Powerful Pumas impress, Blue Bulls boosted

Jimmy Stonehouse’s troops show exactly why they are considered a dark horse in this year’s tournament.
Fit-again Eben really missed his ‘roomie’ Siya
Rugby

Fit-again Eben really missed his ‘roomie’ Siya

The Springbok lock, who spent 8 months on the sidelines, also assures that captaincy hasn’t changed the two’s great friendship.
Undisclosed illness means Caster won’t run in Birmingham
Athletics

Undisclosed illness means Caster won’t run in Birmingham

She became ill during the African Championships.
I don’t miss the limelight, says AB
Cricket

I don’t miss the limelight, says AB

The former Proteas star says people don’t realise the mental strain international cricketers are put under.
What Rassie expects from his two Springbok ‘babies’
Rugby

What Rassie expects from his two Springbok ‘babies’

Damian Willemse and Embrose Papier have both has expectations heaped upon them in being part of the match squad against Argentina in Durban.
Four issues that highlight the deep trouble SA cricket is in
Cricket

Four issues that highlight the deep trouble SA cricket is in

The sport is rapidly reaching a crisis point, specifically because administrative issues are now spilling over into the playing domain.
Why Mapimpi is ‘No 1’ for Rassie’s Springboks
Rugby

Why Mapimpi is ‘No 1’ for Rassie’s Springboks

It says a lot that the winger gets ‘ranked’ by the national coach given that Erasmus doesn’t like that practice.
Rassie’s dual Springbok vision evident in Durban selections
Rugby

Rassie’s dual Springbok vision evident in Durban selections

There’s a distinct mix between experienced men that need to guide the team to victory and youngsters being groomed for the future.
Life goes on at Loftus with Mitchell departure imminent
Rugby

Life goes on at Loftus with Mitchell departure imminent

All the drama surrounding their outgoing director of rugby has, apparently, been brushed off as the Currie Cup campaign approaches.
Ottis frustrated by Proteas’ batting woes
Cricket

Ottis frustrated by Proteas’ batting woes

But the national coach also says winning wasn’t everything on a difficult tour of Sri Lanka.
OOPS! ICC celebrates Rabada with pic of player who’s NOT him
Cricket

OOPS! ICC celebrates Rabada with pic of player who’s NOT him

KG or Lungi Ngidi? It doesn’t matter much for cricket’s world governing body.
Paige puts Bulls humiliation behind him at ‘caring’ Cheetahs
Rugby

Paige puts Bulls humiliation behind him at ‘caring’ Cheetahs

While the Springbok dream remains alive, the scrumhalf is now only focusing on being a senior player in the squad.
Proteas have taken ‘huge strides’, says JP Duminy
Cricket

Proteas have taken ‘huge strides’, says JP Duminy

Even though the results in Sri Lanka have been distinctly patchy…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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