16.5.2018 01:37 pm
The world of sport is fairly populated with its own versions of Titanic-like bravado.
When Manchester City completed their record-breaking English Premier League campaign last weekend, manager Pep Guardiola was understandably quite ecstatic.
Andre May, president of the Leopards, is going to take on serial politician Mark Alexander. It’s a David vs Goliath scenario but what if he wins?
The former Free State hooker is by anyone’s definition, deeply imbued with the ethos of rugby union – anyone who has bled buckets to serve the game at the sharp end of the scrum takes that as a given, part of the ebb and flow.
Now is the time to add my two cents and it has actually nothing to do with the people who made the cut, but rather with one in particular who didn’t.
The darlings of South African rugby have inexplicably gone laager mentality before Saturday’s derby against the Bulls.
Our national cricketers have generally shrugged off Cricket South Africa’s antics in the past. That might be changing.
It has become something of an in-joke; simply sneak up behind Mike the Mechanic, whisper the word “Proteas” in his ear and you can literally watch the steam coming from his ears.
The problem with being a self-confessed sports fanatic is the emotional baggage it comes with.
The Test opener averages 42 in white-ball cricket domestically but it’s a mystery why the national selectors still consider him a specialist.
There was, if truth be told, no hint of the doom and despondency which was to follow less than a day later as the sun above the cricket oval crept ever closer to the trimmed fringes of the outfield and the braai coals glowed.
Seriously, what is all the fuss about being inflexible about the lunch break in the 2nd ODI between the Proteas and India?
Saru’s murky labour practices aside, the embattled Springbok coach’s lack of accountability reflects really badly on him.
There has been a lot a finger-pointing at the Wanderers pitch over the last week, with the surface misbehaving badly during the third Test between the Proteas and India.