4.8.2020 01:31 pm
Unable to pay creditors and staff, the Valke rugby union has been forced to shut down its professional arm.
Facing significant financial distress with professional rugby still on hold due to the coronavirus lockdown, the crippled Valke Rugby company will be liquidated, the provincial body has confirmed.
His new club believes Makazole Mapimpi will have a chance to show his confidence and flair, as he looks to spread his wings in Japan.
Amateur local golfers were set free from the chains of the Covid-19 lockdown seven weeks ago, and now the professionals look set to return to work in a bio-bubble in three weeks’ time.
The death of rugby commentator Kaunda Ntunja sent shock waves through the sport this week.
Netball SA has become the latest sporting body to voice its support for The Black Lives Matter movement, which has gained momentum locally with South African sporting codes, in particular cricket and rugby.
Kobus Wiese believes BLM threatens to cause division in SA sport.
Following the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics and the cancellation of the Cape Town Sevens, the national team has nothing to aim for until 2021.
South African cricket was plunged into more uncertainty on Wednesday with the news that Cricket South Africa acting chief executive Jacques Faul would stand down on September 15.
With the return of competitive rugby still up in the air, organisers have confirmed the cancellation of the South African leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series.
‘We would like to thank CSA for hearing our cry, reaching out and have an initial engagement,’ the players and coaches said in a joint statement.
At one point in the mid-90s, there were less than a handful of black players in the national rugby, cricket and netball squads combined, and while there has been some progress since, all three team codes are still struggling to reach low-bar transformation targets.
The International Cricket Council has unveiled a new system for deciding which teams will go to the 2023 World Cup, instituting the ODI Super League, but South Africa have drawn the short straw because they will have to play six of their top-eight colleagues in their bid to qualify.
South African players are so hungry to return to action, when they do it will be like letting a pack of dogs loose from their leashes, Lions wing Courtnall Skosan has predicted.
Giacomo Nizzolo finished 26th for NTT Pro Cycling, and South African Louis Meintjes ended 40th, in the local outfit’s return to top-flight competition in Spain.