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Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke said he was ready for the wave of support and sense of history at The Open Championship at Royal Portrush, but was more emotional than he expected when he struck Thursday’s first tee-shot.
The Open has not been held at Portrush for 68 years and as a previous winner of the tournament who lives in the town, the 50-year-old Clarke was given the honour of getting things under way.
Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic hopes the experience picked up by Thembinkosi Lorch at the Africa Cup of Nations will stand the club in good stead in the coming African Champions League campaign.
Now that Springbok coach Johan “Rassie” Erasmus has got past the business of picking his first match-day 23 of the season‚ the focus has again shifted to the priority of the Rugby Championship ahead of the Rugby World Cup.
They were born a day apart, raised in the same city and enjoyed prosperous playing careers, and while both Aliou Cisse and Djamel Belmadi are now experiencing similar success as coaches, only one can lift the Africa Cup of Nations in Cairo on Friday.
Sharks looseforward Springbok twins Jean-Luc and Daniel du Preez will join their brother Rob at Sale Sharks on a permanent basis following the termination of father Robert senior’s coaching duties at King’s Park.