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Japan ready for Rugby World Cup despite some bumps along the way

The ninth staging of the Rugby World Cup, and the sixth in the professional era, is the first to take the sport away from its traditional base and into a new frontier.

Thabo Nodada relishing being back on the park after a long injury layoff

Diminutive Cape Town City midfielder Thabo Nodada is relishing being back on the park after a long injury layoff and is determined to savour more moments around the game.

How Thamsanqa Gabuza got his groove back

IT took ‘a little bit of love’ for SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo to find a way to help Thamsanqa Gabuza get his groove back.

How Thamsanqa Gabuza got his groove back

IT took ‘a little bit of love’ for SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo to find a way to help Thamsanqa Gabuza get his groove back.

Tinkler sees no reason why Maritzburg cannot beat Sundowns away from home

Eric Tinkler sees no reason why his battling Maritzburg United cannot travel to Atteridgeville for Saturday’s Absa Premiership matchup against Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday and come away with a victory.

Kaizer Chiefs impress Jabu Mahlangu but he's not convinced they'll win the league

Kaizer Chiefs’ promising start has impressed the club’s former star Jabu Mahlangu‚ but he remains convinced that Amakhosi will not win the Absa Premiership in the 2019-20 season.

Benni McCarthy is a natural-born winner‚ says Steve Komphela

Lamontville Golden Arrows are working on a cluster of small targets to navigate their way through the season as coach Steve Komphela looks to keep his players focused on possible success.

'Maybe we need a good sangoma here‚' says Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane

After his side's exit from the MTN8 at the hands of SuperSport United on Wednesday night‚ coach Pitso Mosimane struggled to find the right words to explain the reasons behind Mamelodi Sundowns' latest setback in the cup competition.

Temba Bavuma blames himself

Temba Bavuma felt compelled to blame himself for SA's batting slowdown that led to the seven-wicket defeat against India in Mohali on Wednesday.

'There's nothing special about the way the Boks play‚' says All Blacks captain Read

The ruthless efficiency that has increasingly become a feature of the Springboks’ play has meant that they have not had to deviate from the script that has worked for them.

Teboho Mokoena and Sipho Mbule 'too good' to stay in PSL

Virginia Sports Academy coach Pitso Mokoena is not surprised by the exploits of Teboho Mokoena and Sipho Mbule as the mentor foresaw that the boys would blaze a trail while they were still in primary school.

Red-hot start for Fists of Steel tournament

Fight fans must brace themselves for what could well be an enthralling night of boxing at Emperors Palace on Saturday.

'Ask the money man': Tensions simmer as Benni takes on club chairman

Benni McCarthy’s irritation with his club’s signing policy spilled over again on Wednesday.

Polokwane City coach fires shots at ref after penalty shootout loss

Polokwane City coach Zlatko Krmpotic accused referee Victor Gomes of being one-sided during his team’s defeat on penalties to Highlands Park in the MTN8 semifinal on Tuesday night.

Why Jabulani Mendu backs Sundowns to walk away with league title

Barely five matches into the new Absa Premiership campaign, retired midfielder Jabulani Mendu is already convinced that one of his former clubs, Mamelodi Sundowns, will easily walk away with the R15m prize

Innocent Mantengu to 'let fists do the talking'

Innocent "Tycoon" Mantengu has refused to be drawn into trading verbal barbs with Ayabonga "Jay Jay" Sonjica.

Amazulu landed Jozef Vukusic after marathon talks

The business manager of new AmaZulu coach Jozef Vukusic has explained why negotiations between the two parties dragged on until midnight on Tuesday.

Mokete Mogaila, the cup game hero

The atmosphere was thick and you could cut it with a knife as Mokete Mogaila prepared to take his penalty for Highlands Park against Polokwane City at Makhulong Stadium on Tuesday.

Teboho Mokoena, Jamie Webber's goals sink Sundowns

SuperSport United have advanced to their third consecutive MTN8 final after outwitting local rivals Mamelodi Sundowns with a 2-0 win in the semifinal second leg last night.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen fires back at Springbok counterpart Rassie Erasmus

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen pushed back his Springbok counterpart's assertion that his team had habitually benefited from referees’ leniency during their long stint at the op of the world rankings.

Springboks and All Blacks' selection policies go on trial in Rugby World Cup opener

Test matches between South Africa and New Zealand are often billed as a clash of cultures but in Saturday’s Rugby World Cup (RWC) Pool B opener their respective selection policies will also go on trial.

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.

New scene a boost for Thamsanqa Gabuza, Tokelo Rantie

From Thamsanqa Gabuza to Tokelo Rantie, the PSL has a host of footballers who have a lot to prove this season.

Da Gama-Brookstone partnership replicates the Silver Stars magic at Highlands Park

The Owen Da Gama-Larry Brookstone partnership who had such success with Silver Stars in the early 2000s are replicating that magic at Highlands Park‚ who are now into their first cup final of the Premier Soccer League era.

Local players 'can't cut it in Europe' - Nasief Morris

Former Bafana Bafana defender Nasief Morris feels SA players are not challenging themselves enough overseas, hence they don't graduate to better leagues.

Orlando Stadium to host Highlands Park and SuperSport United MTN8 final

Orlando Stadium in Soweto has been confirmed as the venue for this season’s MTN8 final between Highlands Park and SuperSport United on October 5.

SuperSport brush aside Sundowns to face Highlands Park in the MTN8 final

MTN8 cup glory continues to elude Pitso Mosimane after Mamelodi Sundowns were convincingly beaten 2-0 by to SuperSport United in the second leg at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday.

Percy Tau's Club Brugge hold Galatasaray in Champions League

Percy Tau has plunged down the pecking order at Club Bruges as he started on the bench on Wednesday night for the UEFA Champions League tie at home to Galatasaray and did not get on in the goalless draw.

Disappointing start for De Kock as Kohli leads India to T20 win over Proteas

Quinton de Kock's tenure as T20 captain started on a low note when India soundly beat South Africa by seven wickets in the second T20I in Mohali.

Rugby produces most positive doping tests – Saids report

The latest annual report from the South African Institute for Drug Free (Saids) makes uncomfortable reading for rugby‚ in particular‚ as it was the sport that returned the most adverse findings.

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