With Wayde and Caster out of the reckoning for various reasons, only a small group are considered medal contenders for Doha.
But South Africa’s IBO cruiserweight title holder plans to use this ‘weakness’ against an accomplished opponent in Sefer Seferi.
He seems typically chilled about it, but it’s unlikely that jittery supporters feel the same way as India lie in wait.
Those blond locks might not be ideal for Japan’s sticky conditions, but the Springboks’ influential scrumhalf isn’t overly worried.
Much like Eddie Jones in 2007, it at least sounds like Felix Jones is already having an influence on the Springboks’ World Cup assault.
Carina Horn last year made history by becoming the first local woman to dip under 11 seconds in the 100m.

Wales coach banished home under betting investigation cloud

Betting on any rugby game is outlawed for players, coaches and match officials.

‘Best chat’ – All Blacks appreciate tough but talkative Boks

Assistant coach Ian Foster wouldn’t be drawn on what game plan he thought South Africa might employ.

Shampoo and conditioner, high tackles: World Cup talking points

Will these themes dominate the showpiece in Japan?

Bloodied but unbowed, Fury ‘ready for war’ against Wilder

The British heavyweight needed 47 stitches after his bout with Otto Wallin last weekend.

World Sport WATCH: When a young goalie’s save isn’t quite a save!

Soccer even humbles its little stars of tomorrow…

Steve Smith ‘proud’ after summer of Ashes redemption

The former Australia captain enjoyed a remarkable series in England, scoring a total of 774 runs in just seven innings.

Five things we learned from the Ashes

Test cricket might be alive and kicking, but the batsmen really aren’t pulling their weight.

Bok loss won’t be ‘end of the world’ for All Blacks: Hansen

New Zealand and South Africa have won five World Cups between them and the form of coach Rassie Erasmus’s resurgent side, this season’s Rugby Championship winners, has heightened expectations.

England win fifth Test to square Ashes series

England win fifth Test to square Ashes series

England in control as Australia wilt in fifth Ashes Test

England in control as Australia wilt in fifth Ashes Test

Buttler strikes back against Australia after England collapse

Buttler strikes back against Australia after England collapse

When the sandpaper dust settles, make Smith skipper again – legends

When the sandpaper dust settles, make Smith skipper again – legends

Australia hungry to seal Ashes win in ‘grand final’

Australia hungry to seal Ashes win in ‘grand final’

LIVE: Chester Williams’ memorial service

LIVE: Chester Williams’ memorial service

Langer defends Australia’s Ashes celebrations

Langer defends Australia’s Ashes celebrations

Schumacher in Paris for cell therapy – report

Schumacher in Paris for cell therapy – report

Pacific rugby: the great brawn drain that left poor nations behind

Pacific rugby: the great brawn drain that left poor nations behind

Hansen wants All Blacks to embrace World Cup pressure

Hansen wants All Blacks to embrace World Cup pressure

Afghanistan equal Australia record with Test thrashing of Bangladesh

Afghanistan equal Australia record with Test thrashing of Bangladesh

Explained: Could typhoons hit Rugby World Cup?

Explained: Could typhoons hit Rugby World Cup?

Nadal wants long time near the top, not most Slams or No. 1

Nadal wants long time near the top, not most Slams or No. 1

Smith is ‘best player I’ve seen’, says Australia captain Paine

Smith is ‘best player I’ve seen’, says Australia captain Paine

Serena says her poor effort ‘inexcusable’ in US Open final

Serena says her poor effort ‘inexcusable’ in US Open final

Nadal seeks 19th Slam title against Medvedev at US Open

Nadal seeks 19th Slam title against Medvedev at US Open


 


 

 


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