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Most open World Cup in years good for game - All Blacks' Hansen

The All Blacks’ decade-long reign at the top of the world rankings came to an end in recent weeks.

Springboks told World Cup victory 'most important' for Rainbow Nation

Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa delivered his message personally on Friday when he met the players on the eve of their opening clash against reigning champions New Zealand in Yokohama.

Federer happy for China to host Laver Cup

Roger Federer said he would be happy for the Laver Cup to be played in China in the future, ahead of the tournament’s third edition starting on Friday in Geneva.

NZ, SA among favourites for Oktoberfest sevens in Munich

The 15-a-side Rugby World Cup gets underway in Japan this weekend, but the world's top sevens team will clash at Munich's Olympic Stadium against the backdrop of the world-famous beer festival.

Man Utd, Arsenal, Rangers all claim Europa League wins

Last season's runners-up Arsenal romped to an impressive 3-0 victory at Eintracht Frankfurt in their Europa League opener on Thursday as Mason Greenwood spared Manchester United's blushes and Rangers got the better of Feyenoord.

Markram and Mulder shine as SA A dominate India A

The pair shared in a 155-run sixth-wicket stand as the tourists responded to the hosts’ 414 with 400 all out at the Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadeyar Ground.

Qawe twins hungry for first national women’s rugby debut together

The twins have made a good impact as a duo in a series of big matches this year currently and are in Port Elizabeth preparing for the Test against Spain this weekend.

Zidane found wanting as Madrid are ran ragged in Paris

The defeat in Paris may ultimately not prevent Real from reaching the last 16, but their performance contrasted sharply with two seasons ago.

Beyond the Touchline: 'Little moments make big rugby players'

Who are the players to watch in this World Cup? In the 4th episode of Beyond the Touchline we take a look at the players who are likely to impress in this tournament.

Safa, Mthethwa to meet over SA's bid for 2023 Women’s World Cup

South Africa, along with seven other nations including Argentina, Australia and Brazil, are bidding to host the tournament that will feature 32-teams.

Beyond the Touchline: How the Boks & their fans deal with high expectations

In the third instalment of Beyond the Touchline, we take a look at the emotions that both players and fans go through ahead of a big tournament like the World Cup and, how that affects the Boks' performance on the field.

England's Curry favours Australia's 'Pooper' at Rugby World Cup

Although they are not in the same pool, both Australia and England are in Sapporo where the Wallabies face Fiji on Saturday before England begin their campaign a day later against Tonga.

Beyond the Touchline: How has South Africa’s style of rugby evolved?

In episode 2 of Beyond the Touchline with EWN Sport, we ask how the Springboks have changed their style of play over the years, and what has made them so successful.

Beyond the Touchline: What one moment in World Cup history you would go back to?

In the first episode of Beyond the Touchline with EWN Sport, we asked current and former Springboks what their favourite World Cup moment was, and how it has inspired them.

Erasmus: CT City aiming to fix errors against Arrows

The Port Elizabeth-born striker said he was happy with his current form and believed that the Golden Arrows fixture was about rectifying his side's errors.

World 1,500m record holder Dibaba out of worlds with injury

Genzebe Dibaba, the 2015 champion and world record holder in the women's 1,500 metres, will miss the World Championships due to a foot injury, the Ethiopian said on Instagram.

Bag of nerves: Japan's Leitch tense before World Cup opener

The talismanic skipper, who missed a chunk of the year with a groin injury, was named in a strong Brave Blossoms side by Japan coach Jamie Joseph for Friday's Pool A clash in Tokyo.

Bok winger Dyantyi set to challenge doping charge

SAIDS CEO Khalid Galant confirmed to EWN Sport that the 25-year-old will look to challenge the charge but no hearing date has been set yet.

Sanchez starts for Argentina against France in Rugby World Cup

Sanchez has a ream of French experience, having also played for Stade's Top 14 rivals Bordeaux-Begles and Toulon over four seasons before linking up briefly with the Jaguares in Super Rugby.

Pocock starts alongside Hooper in Wallabies' Rugby World Cup opener

Both Hooper and Pocock are renowned for their expert work in slowing down and turning over opposition ball at the breakdown, which could prove important against a Fiji side that is at its best playing a quick-moving running game.

Crotty in ahead of SBW in strong All Blacks side to face Boks

Sonny Bill Williams has been relegated to the bench as has Ben Smith, with coach Steve Hansen staying with his twin playmaker system - Beauden Barrett at fullback and Crotty's Crusader's teammate Richie Mo'unga at fly-half.

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Kohli, bowlers star in India's T20 win over SA

Kohli made 72 off 52 balls as India chased down their target of 150 in 19 overs in Chandigarh to lead the three-match series 1-0 after the opening game was washed out.

'Young guns' take SuperSport to MTN8 final

SuperSport won the two-leg semifinal 3-1 on aggregate and face Highlands Park on 5 October in Soweto for a winners-take-all R8.8 million ($600,000/540,000 euros) prize.

PSG thrash Real in Champions League opener as Man City cruise

Paris Saint-Germain launched their latest quest for Champions League success with a statement win over Real Madrid on Wednesday, while a late Atletico Madrid comeback foiled Juventus as Manchester City eased to victory in Ukraine.

Benni McCarthy wants City to show hunger

The Citizens have dropped two points against SuperSport United last weekend after 3-3 draw that saw Thabo Nodada bragging a brace and man of the match award.

Babalwa Latsha says training 'going well' ahead of Spain Test

The team have been in Port Elizabeth since Sunday where they are preparing for the Test and a friendly match between the SA Select Women and Spain Invitational XV.

Wayne Arendse: We need positive mindsets for United match

A clean sheet for Mamelodi Sundowns will be enough to take them to their first MTN8 final in three seasons.

'Fact' - Boks coach says All Blacks get better treatment from refs

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus said the match was too close to call after the two sides were separated by no more than two points in their past four clashes.

I deserve more Ballon d'Or awards than Messi, says Ronaldo

Ronaldo, 34, has won the renowned France Football magazine trophy for the world’s best player five times - as many as Messi - but is eager for more as he moves into the twilight of his career.

Sri Lanka optimistic about saving Pakistan tour

Sri Lanka Cricket Secretary Mohan de Silva said he was satisfied with the security arrangements of their hosts, but reports last week of a possible terror attack had been referred to the defence ministry for investigation.

Gatland 'shocked' as betting row rocks Wales World Cup bid

Gatland said Howley, the former Wales scrum-half and captain, was "devastated" by the bombshell turn of events that has thrown the Six Nations champions' preparations into disarray.

Jozef Vukusic appointed new AmaZulu head coach

This follows the club's board of directors' decision to release head coach Cavin Johson from his contract earlier this week.

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