May 29, 2017

Cheetahs positive ahead of gruelling campaign

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Skipper says team will focus on positives and try adapt to new environments New Toyota Cheetahs captain, Francois Venter, says the Free State rugby side is looking forward to the new expanded format of the Super Rugby competition which now includes Argentina’s Jaguares and Japan’s Sunwolves to bring the total of participating teams to 17. Having two new teams in the competition means there will be more fixtures to play and more travelling, which makes for a rather gruelling campaign to look forward to for all the previous participants, including the Cheetahs. Cheetahs inside-centre and newly appointed captain, Francois Venter,…

Rabada as good as Steyn after 6 Tests

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Kagiso Rabada is the name on everybody’s lips after his phenomenal effort in the fourth Test against England in Centurion secured South Africa their first win in 10 matches. It may have been too little too late to salvage anything from the series – the Proteas went down 2-1 – but the future does look a lot brighter knowing that Rabada is set to be a big part of it. The 20-year-old took 7/112 in the first innings and 6/32 in the second to finish with match figures of 13/144, and those are the second best match figures ever achieved…

Sithole wins maiden doubles grand slam

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South Africa’s Lucas Sithole has won the wheelchair tennis quad doubles title at the Australian Open tennis tournament on Thursday in Melbourne. Sithole, who is ranked third in the world in his class, alongside partner American, David Wagner, put in a solid display to serve past the second seeded duo of Andy Lapthorne of Britain and his Australian partner, Dylan Alcott, 6-1 6-3 in an hour-long battle at Melbourne Park. This is Sithole’s first Grand Slam doubles title. “I enjoyed the match very much. It was great to play with David Wagner, it was our first match together and it was easy…