May 23, 2017

Eagles eye NFD status

ABC Motsepe League provincial champions Super Eagles have shifted their focus to the national promotional play-offs as they gun for a place in the National First Division (NFD). The play-offs will determine which two teams get an opportunity to play in the NFD next season. The Bethlehem based side qualified for the play-offs after winning the Free State stream of the ABC Motsepe League for 2016/17 season. They achieved this feat after spending a better part of the season in fourth place as Bubchu United, Mangaug United and Harmony FC ruled the roost and appeared to be favourites to clinch…

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BlitzBoks could wrap up Sevens World Series in Paris

After such a successful season for the BlitzBoks, it would be fitting for their fairytale year to come to a triumphant end in the City of Love, Paris. The Springbok Sevens team have a chance of taking the World Series, with a leg in London remaining, if they can win the tournament in Paris. Sitting on 157 points over eight legs, their nearest challengers, Olympic Gold Medallists Fiji, are 25 points back with 132 points. It would need the BlitzBoks to pick up 20 points to make it impossible to be chased down with the two legs remaining. The BlitzBoks…

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Another player leaves Cheetahs den

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Prinsloo’s departure is a huge blow to the Bloemfontein based side which continues to have a dark-cloud lingering over its head amid uncertainty over their Super Rugby future The Free State Cheetahs’ counter-productive tradition of losing key players to more financially solid franchises has continued, with the recent departure of influential forward, Boom Prinsloo, for Blue Bulls. Prinsloo joined the Pretoria based side after the Cheetahs released the former Springbok Sevens player from his contract. “After his great service to the Cheetahs, the Free State Cheetahs has decided to release Prinsloo from his contract to pursue new opportunities,” the Cheetahs…

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