The Lions head coach opens up on his sudden departure from the Springbok camp, where he was acting as a consultant.
The experienced all-rounder was South Africa’s leading wicket-taker at the World Cup, but isn’t available to tour India.
The popular Lions coach unexpectedly quits his role as an attacking consultant.
This seemingly menial task actually illustrates everything that makes many so optimistic about SA’s World Cup assault under Rassie Erasmus.
South Africa’s red-ball team is now most certainly in transition and that’s illustrated by various new faces. Here’s who they are.
The Blue Bulls finally have a few heroes emerging as one of the Sharks’ captain confirms his status as a mainstay.

Pocket rocket Kolbe had ‘a lot of fun’ at scrumhalf

The Springbok winger’s temporary stint in the position had former national coach Nick Mallett believing he’s far better there than one might think.

‘This is the best Springbok vibe ever’ – Seniors have their say

Beast Mtwarira, Duane Vermeulen and Eben Etzebeth all have a united message on how special the current national setup really is.

Cricket Proteas batter backs Saca as ‘perfect middleman’

Cricket South Africa and the players’ union are facing off in court as the relationship between the parties reach an ‘all-time low’.

Rassie: It would be foolish to write off the All Blacks

The Springbok coach uses history to provide perspective on the Kiwis’ slump just before the World Cup starts.

Complacency is Lions’ downfall

14-man Blue Bulls launch a heroic rearguard as the Sharks get back on track.

Springbok player ratings: Polished Pollard, relentless Nyakane

True, this was a team effort. But boy, there were a few overachievers in Salta too!

General Pollard leads rampant Springboks to Rugby Champs title

It’s a first title in a decade for Rassie Erasmus’ charges in a performance that surely counts for a lot going into the World Cup.

Tshwane retain SA netball crown

With her side having gone unbeaten throughout the competition, Dr KK coach Elsje Jordaan admitted she was disappointed with their performance up front in the final.

Women in Sport: New beginnings for Nicole Garcia

She’s still one of SA’s leading women’s golfers, but a spate of injuries has left her having to revive a promising career.

Boks brace for Rugby Champs title push

Duane Vermeulen once again issues a war cry … and one can bet on he and his teammates backing up those words.

Dr KK to face Tshwane in netball final

Exposing the lack of depth in the top-flight division, Dr KK completely outclassed most of their opponents during the week to date.

Cricket CSA surprisingly name Enoch Nkwe as Proteas’ interim team director

The role is pretty much still that of head coach as the Highveld Lions mentor takes over from Ottis Gibson.

Things to look out for in this weekend’s Currie Cup action

It’s patently undeniable: all that matters is Siya Kolisi’s return to competitive action.

Athletics Cabinet supports Caster Semenya in fight for fundamental human rights

A statement expresses disappointment that she will not be allowed to compete at the World Championships in Doha.




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