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shatters South African records in match-winning spell vs New Zealand. https:/…
The UT rugby team is just a bunch of New Zealand, Australian and South African meat heads lol
Boucher to work with South African team for New Zealand series: Mark Boucher, the Former South African wicket...
there's South African, Australian, New Zealand, and each has quirks of usage and borrows from other languages, including grammar
Meanwhile, New Zealand's football Olympic ban for fielding a South African in a qualifier still stands.
Rugby World News : Toby Flood on the South African team selected to play New Zealand
South Africa announce squads for New Zealand series: South African selectors have announced the squad...
believes that New Zealand teams are miles ahead of South African teams in
I'm not South African, I'm from New Zealand but I'm planning to visit this year!! 🙌
Did you know that he original Armistice Day was still a deadly day? Despite the guns falling silent at 11am, 11th November, 1918, there were 860 casualties. These can be broken down as follows: 15 South Africans 17 Australians 18 New Zealand 41 Canadians 140 Indians 629 British What follows is the story of just one of those ill fated men. Private 1522 Thomas George Curley Whilst awaiting embarkation, young Thomas did, as most young en are want to do, went out for a quiet drink at the Caledonian Hotel in South Melbourne. As the session went on, the beers went down, and the anger went up. Thomas and his brother became involved in a fracas, that ended with the unfortunate end of another young man's life. In a scene all too common now, a young lad hit the floor after a fight, not to get back up. John Henry Fagan was an unfortunate victim. A coronial enquiry followed, finding Thomas free from guilt. Thomas enlisted on the 7th December 1914, and sailed with the 3rd Reinforcements, 5th Battalion. He was only a s ...
So proud of my nephew, captain for the South African mens indoor cricket team heading for the World Cup in New Zealand!
And because we have so many South Africans living Down Under - who may have divided loyalties in the upcoming cricket series? - here is the Cricket South Africa itinerary for Australia and New Zealand.
Am not sure...perhaps its just dejavu..everytime when the season starts it always start on a high and ends on a dry. MTN 8 first leg semifinals took place this past weekend and so did the English Premier League. The Mighty Amakhosi, forever fearless downed the highly fancied Platinum Stars and the resurgent Buccaneers defeated Wits. The results favoured the away Soweto giants and the chances of these 2 giants of South African football colliding in the Final look more like tears of joy. The Golden Lions rugby franchise continued their onslaught as they register 2/2 against the Kings side from PE. The much fancied match took place in Australia when the Wallabies took on the Mighty of All Blacks. Rewind a bit.one New Zealand ref single handedly helped the Aussies destroy any of those little chances that the Boks fancied during the 2011 IRB RWC. Fast forwad... 2weeks ago SA ref gave the Tahs the SupeRugby Championship against Saders.this week another SA ref gave helped the Aussies held the ABs 12 all. Enough ...
This is the right time... My job is done: Test will bid farewell to one of its most elegant stroke-makers when Sri Lanka’s Jayawardene quits the longer format after the second and final Test against here, on Thursday. Few cricketers have exemplified the spirit of the game better than the gentlemanly 37-year-old even though his pleasant demeanour hides nerves of steel, a calculating street-smart mind and an obsessive drive for perfection. The elegant batsman from Twenty20 internationals after Sri Lanka’s title-winning campaign in the World T20 this April, but still hopes to compete in next year’s World Cup Down Under to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Jayawardene, however, admitted it was not an easy decision to retire. “It has been a great privilege and honour representing my country during the past 17 years. But I believe this is the right time… “The younger players in the side are doing well and Angelo (Mathews) has settled in as captain. My job is done,” he said. A prolific sli ...
In October 2009 I left New Zealand and moved to New Orleans. After about two weeks a new friend/co worker Karla suggested that I go to this pub that's only a few blocks from the office called Finn McCool's Irish Pub. She said there are a number of ex pats and rugby people that drink their. I thought to myself, I didn't fly all the way over to the USA just to hang out with other ex pats and rugby people, I am only planning on living here for about 6 months that might turn into a year at the most. Well that couldn't have turned out any different. I went in for a drink and the first person I meet was some guy who clamed to have coached Tulane rugby and pointed me in the direction to were the rugby field is in the west bank, later on I was back at the pub were the after match took place and ran into some loud mouth South African called Benjamin Haswell, at that very time he was in yelling out in the top of his lungs Sheep Shager, talking to Barry Hooper who I also meet for the first time, the rest is history. ...
South African-born Ryan de Vries has come off a great season for Auckland City in New Zealand.
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Africa Day 2014 Africa Day marks the independence of African Nations from colonial rule and fifty-one years since the Organisation of African Unity (now the African Union) was formed. I celebrated it last night at the Mt Eden War Memorial Hall with families who have come to make New Zealand their home from all parts of Africa. It was an occasion to enjoy African food and African culture, with performances which included EgyptIan Belly-dancing and South African drumming (pictured). Africa has achieved much but much is still to be done. I took the opportunity to express our solidarity with the Nigerian families who have had their daughters stolen from them. No religion and no political cause deserving respect justifies the kidnapping of young girls in the name of preventing their getting an education, which is what Boko Haram does. This is an occasion where every nation can and must come together to condemn what has happened and to cooperate to ensure the girls are safely returned home. I also talked about ...
Sharks hold on to beat Rebels and stay on top The Sharks recovered from their loss to the Highlanders at home last week by beating the Rebels 16-22 in Melbourne at AAMI Park. The result makes the Sharks the first South African team to cross the Indian Ocean and win away from home after matches from the SA teams so far in 2014. The Sharks have now played the Melbourne Rebels three times and won all three matches. JP Pietersen scored the Sharks' only try and Frans Steyn kicked a conversion and five penalties to start their tour on a positive note. The Cheetahs, Bulls and Stormers collectively have lost 12 matches in Australia in New Zealand but the Sharks bucked that trend to embellish their one-point lead atop the championship ladder. With Friday's win, they moved five points ahead of the ACT Brumbies and improved their points differential to plus 94, likely making it impossible for the Brumbies to head them off when they play the Crusaders later in this round. A dour first half resolved itself into an exc ...
FIRST VOTES OF 2014 NATIONAL ELECTIONS CAST The first votes in the 2014 national elections were cast at about 9pm last night as voters abroad begin voting at South African missions around the world. Some 406 South Africans who successfully registered to vote at the South African High Commission in Auckland, New Zealand were the first to vote when polling opened at 7am on 30 April 2014 – which was 9pm last night South African time. They are being followed by more than 26 000 voters who applied successfully to cast their ballots at 116 missions around the world over the next 33 hours. The final votes will be cast in Los Angeles where polls will close at 6am South African time tomorrow, on 1 May. The city with the largest number of voters is London where 9 863 voters applied to cast their votes. The city with the smallest number is Bissau, Guinea Bissau where just a single voter applied. The top 10 largest overseas voting stations are: • London (9 863) • Dubai (1 539) • Canberra (1 243) • Kinshasa ...
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The Highlanders ensured that the Cell C Sharks will depart for their tour of Australasia in the negative space they were so desperate to avoid as the Kiwis scored a comprehensive 34-18 Vodacom Super Rugby win at Growthpoint Kings Park on Friday night. The visitors scored four tries to nil and were full value for a victory which can be seen as yet another rugby lesson dished out by a New Zealand team to a South African one. With the Sharks top of the local conference and the Kiwis last on theirs before the match, it was a disturbing result for South Africa, particularly as it happened on the Sharks’ home ground. The Sharks were rocked in the final build-up to the game by the withdrawal through injury of skipper Bismarck du Plessis and flank Jean Deysel. Kyle Cooper came in for Du Plessis and Willem Alberts shifted to flank in Deysel’s place from lock, with Etienne Oosthuizen coming into his place. But those disruptions cannot explain the Sharks’ poor performance, which in some ways rivalled last year ...
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AS SANZAR officials continue to squabble over the best format for a new Super Rugby competition an All Blacks great has come up with a radical suggestion – a severing of ties with South Africa. Despite months of meetings between Australian, New Zealand and South African rugby officials there appears to be no simple solution for Super Rugby expansion.
Hansen's challenge won't be mental during the All Blacks 2014 season... The significant rise of the New Zealand Investec Super Rugby teams will have bookmakers adjusting their abacuses, the early form of Australian and South African teams were initially causing some malcontent among the masses. The All Blacks operate under the principle that form is temporary, but class is eternal. Predicting Test pedigree based purely on the results of the Southern Hemisphere’s premier provincial competition is fraught with danger. All Blacks coach Steve Hansen, will not be the first New Zealand coach in the professional era who might question ignore Super Rugby pedigree, but will back the most elite rugby environment in the country to ensure that the players take the necessary step up. For the former police officer, Taking Charge of a World Championship winning team meant that his initial challenge wasn’t going to be within the realms of a traditional coach. Taking Charge of a group led by All Blacks captain Richie ...
FC Rostov’s South African defender, Siyanda Xulu, may miss Bafana Bafana’s friendlies with Australia and New Zealand after picking up an ankle injury.
it's sad that South African sport channels do not broadcast New Zealand local rugby games.We have watch it via net
The first big problem have is Kabir Khan can't control our team. Selector Asti Gul pick his own brothers Karem and Aftab some other poeple bring their freind to the team. Kabir Khan can't control this, because he's from Pakistan and this is normal in Pakistan. Second thing is Kabir Khan don't have discipline in his coaching you could tell in t20 World Cup. In every game we see 2-3 changes and also in line up one day one player was opening the next game he was coming at number 8 . That's why I am always saying we need a Australian,English,South African or New Zealand coach. Why Becuase these countries have discipline on everything and also they would never let Asti Gul to select his brothers or other poeple bring their friend to the team.ACB Listen to the fans we all saying the same thing. Sack Kabir Khan and bring a coach from those countries. One thing I agree with ACB that's good coach is a good coach. Most good coaches never been good international player in every sport.
Another South African superstar... My man JP Duminy scored 86 runs not out against New Zealand. Congrats to them again :) Respect to you my boy, this just goes to show that size doesn't matter and little people can do dome big things the way you hit those 6s and 4s.
FIRST TIME APPEARING IN South Africa - CELIA LASHLIE, INTERNATIONAL EXPERT ON RAISING ADOLESCENT BOYS, PRESENTING TO TEACHERS AND PARENTS Wynberg Boys’ High School proudly presents Celia Lashlie, well-known New Zealand best-selling author with a wealth of experience in the ways of raising young men, in a first time South African public address on Monday 17 March 2014, 7pm at Wynberg Boys’ High School. Celia’s three best sellers: • The Journey to Prison : Who Goes and Why • He’ll Be Ok : Growing Gorgeous Boys Into Good Men • The Power of Mothers : Releasing Our Children This will be the first opportunity that South Africans will have of hearing her speak. The talk is open to anyone with a vested interest in raising boys. Tickets are on sale at Computicket at R60 per person. For further information contact Jeanette Muller (jmuller
Good game by the Stormers!! Nice to see South African teams beat their New Zealand counterparts.
Mouth-watering Super Rugby derbies 15 February By Jacques Van Der Westhuyzen Will the Sharks live up to their billing? Have the Bulls got the fire-power and depth to be serious title challengers? And, will the Cheetahs start with a bang or will the Lions prove the naysayers wrong and cause a major surprise? These are the questions rugby fans will want answered today as this year’s edition of Super Rugby kicks off. Two big derbies get the competition under way with the Stormers having a bye in round one and the teams from Australia and New Zealand only starting next weekend. The four South African teams in action today in Bloemfontein and Durban have had very different build-ups to the competition, but the results and performances in those warm-up games mean absolutely zilch from now on. The Cheetahs were the surprise package last year, going all the way to the play-offs, so they should be brimming with confidence. They’ve had a fairly quiet build-up, away from prying eyes and the kind of attention som ...
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News: Cape Town - Former Stormers and Western Province eighthman Robbie Diack and hooker Rob Herring have both been included in Ireland's preliminary squad ahead of the Six Nations. According to Die Burger's website, Diack has been tipped to make his Test debut for Ireland when the Six Nations begins. The talented 110kg forward is currently playing his sixth season of club rugby in Ireland and became eligible to play for Ireland two years ago. Serious injuries to loose forwards Sean O'Brien and Stephen Ferris opened the door for the 28-year-old's selection. Diack impressed Irish coach Joe Schmidt playing alongside fellow South Africans Ruan Pienaar and Johann Muller at Ulster. 24-year-old hooker Herring, also an Ulster player, was included in the team at the expense of fellow South African and former Cheetahs player Richardt Strauss, who underwent a heart operation in December last year. Other newcomers named in the preliminary Ireland team were New Zealand-born prop Rodney Ah You, loose forwards Robin Co ...
Delhi is unlikely to retain Virender Sehwag for the seventh edition of the Indian Twenty20 League after a poor run in the Ranji Trophy. The eight existing franchises need to submit their 'Player Retention List' by January 10. It is understood that South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock and New Zealand's Corey Anderson, will attract the Delhi management and other teams ahead of this year's tournament. Sehwag has been an integral part of the Delhi team since the inception of the Indian T20 League in 2008 but he had a torrid time last season. Adding to his woes was a nightmarish Ranji season, where he compiled only 234 runs from 13 innings at 19.50. Media reports suggested that Delhi might send him back to the auction pool. "Suppose, Delhi goes for retention, Sehwag will either be bought for Rs 12.5 crore or Rs 9.5 crore as the GMR group-owned franchise logically doesn't have a reason to retain more than two players as it will affect their purse of Rs 60 crore allotted to buy a full squad," a top ...
On Day 3 of the final Ashes Test in Sydney, join ABC Grandstand during the lunch break as Jim Maxwell and an array of commentary Roast Kerry O’Keeffe live on ABC Local Radio and ABC Grandstand on digital radio from 12.30pm AEDT Sunday 5 January. Enigmatic cricket broadcaster Kerry O’Keeffe will call his last Test for ABC Grandstand this week after announcing his retirement from cricket broadcasting during the Boxing Day Test. In a fitting tribute he will be sent off with a Roast by his ABC colleagues and friends. The Roast will feature a multitude of Kerry’s most memorable commentary highlights, along with some of Kerry’s long suffering colleagues including Harsha Bhogle – famous for the Naga chilli eating challenge, Bryan Waddle – the voice of New Zealand Cricket and Neil Manthorp – esteemed commentator of South African cricket, as well as messages from the Australian cricket team.
Pictures from my Christmas concert in Xi'an, China. And... Happy Boxing Day to all my U.K., Canadian, Australian, South African, New Zealander and Hong Kong friends! Am I missing anyone?
I was privilege to be one of about 75 International Church leaders and South African church leaders who were invited to attend the Mandela Memorial service. I was humbled to be at such a significant event of note in our country. I was able to meet many people like the leaders of Alpha, the World Council of Churches, the Lausanne movement. One thing struck me – all the World Christian leaders I met were in the 35-45 year old age group. I am thrilled to see that it is not the old guys like me in leadership. It is a clear indication that we should be looking to the younger men to be leading the church. After all Jesus and his disciples were also in their 30’s. The most moving thing for me was the singing of the Nkosi Sikele Afrika. It was an extremely moving moment. Obama’s speech was probably the best one of the day. The chief Rabbi’s likening of Nelson Mandela to Joseph in the Bible has been used many times but he did a particularly good job of it. The final sermon was evangelical but it ...
Letter to indian team Dear Men in Blue: I know the past few days have been terrible for you. The fans were circumspect about this tour even before you boarded the flight to South Africa; and when their fears came true, the nails and teeth have come out to rip you apart. If the defeats have hurt you badly, the mindless sarcasm has not done you any better. Of course, there is a reason to feel dejected. There is, however, no reason to feel demoralised. Over the years, the South African fast bowling unit has turned into a relentless, unstoppable behemoth that has been crushing every opposition, especially at home. Over the past two years they have managed to bowl out Sri Lanka for 43, New Zealand for 45, and Pakistan for 49 — all in the longest version of the sport. There is, thus, nothing to be ashamed of the result. There is nothing disgraceful in not being able to stand against Dale Steyn. Steyn is one of the greatest fast bowlers the world has seen in the last 25 years, and at times he becomes almost un ...
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ATTENTION: Sports News of Friday, 6 December 2013 Source: SkySports Sporting stars pay tribute to Nelson Mandela Mandela World Cup Many leading sports stars have paid tribute to Nelson Mandela following the death of the Former South African leader at the age of 95. Former South Africa Rugby Union captain Francois Pienaar famously received the William Webb Ellis trophy from Mandela after the Springboks beat New Zealand in the 1995 World Cup final. Pienaar said: "The enormity of his impact is very difficult for me to describe. "The impact he had on me as an individual - I've been very blessed, I was at the right place at the right time, more so than any Rugby World Cup captain before me and after me. "What other President would have picked up the phone and said 'Hi Francois, how's the team doing - are you all okay? "But the team - what he did for the team was wonderful to watch - that air of confidence that he brought with him and that unbelievable humility that Madiba had is something that rubbed off - and ...
Fiji win cup final in Dubai Fiji were impressive over the two days in Dubai winning all six of their matches to lift their first ever Dubai title Fiji ran in five tries as they beat South Africa in the Cup final to win their first-ever Emirates Dubai Sevens title. In front of an energetic crowd in 7he Sevens Stadium at round two of the HSBC Sevens World Series the Pacific Islanders out-paced and out-scored their South African opponents, and now sit just four points behind Series leaders New Zealand with South Afr
UK: Man accused of murdering Brighton *** man talked of marrying deceased November the 26th, 2013. By: Scott Roberts Source: Pinknews.co.uk A South African man accused of murdering a *** man in Brighton has told a jury the pair had discussed getting married in order to sort out “visa issues”. Ricardo Pisano, 36, said Michael Polding, 62, threw an engagement party at one point but that he did not feel comfortable about it. Mr Pisano told Lewes Crown Court he did not consider himself *** but did believe the pair to be friends. The court was told the two men had a complicated relationship which began in 2009 when Mr Polding answered an advert in a *** magazine for a male prostitute. A few months later Mr Pisano moved in to Mr Polding’s flat in Croydon, south London, and later followed him to Brighton. In testimony Mr Pisano said Ricardo Pisano was not his real name and that he had a daughter and an ex-wife in South Africa, who he had not seen since leaving the country in 2000. He said Mr Polding gave h ...
Bright future for Boks The Springboks have grown tactically, in character and in player resources. There's every reason to feel optimistic about the 2014 season, writes RYAN VREDE. Just two defeats throughout 2013 has the South African rugby fraternity singing the praises of the Springboks. More impressive and encouraging than the results were the manner in which they were achieved, as well as the positive subplots that have unfolded over the course of the season. It is debatable whether they've closed the gap on the All Blacks, who inflicted the two defeats, but they certainly gave the World Champions a stern challenge over the course of 160 minutes, and are undoubtedly the best of the rest in terms of suitors to New Zealand's throne. Whether they make significant inroads into that gap in 2014 remains to be seen. The Blacks have consistently improved over the past five years and don't appear to be near a plateau just yet. The Springboks' inauguration as rugby's kings may have to wait. The Blacks are all ...
just caught up with the highlights of England/New Zealand on the I-Player. Cracking match full of great rugby from both sides, and helped in no small part to a great performance by the South African referee Craig Joubert. Clear instructions to players and consistency of decision making made such a difference. Just not certain about "Ref-Cam" - too close to Dan Cole for my liking!
When the Imperial Cricket Conference (as it was originally called) was founded in 1909, only England, Australia and South Africa were members. India , West Indies and New Zealand became Test nations before the Second World War and Pakistan soon afterwards. The international game grew with several "affiliate nations" getting involved and, in the closing years of the 20th century, three of those became Test nations also: Sri Lanka , Zimbabwe and Bangladesh . Test Cricket remained the sport's highest level of standard throughout the 20th century but it had its problems, notably in the infamous "Bodyline Series" of 1932–33 when Douglas Jardine's England used so- called "leg theory" to try and neutralise the run-scoring brilliance of Australia's Don Bradman. Suspension of South Africa (1970– 91) See also: International cricket in South Africa from 1971 to 1981 The greatest crisis to hit international cricket was brought about by apartheid , the South African policy of racial segregation. The situation bega ...
"He can play that leg glance with a walking stick also." -Waqar Younis, former Pakistan fast bowler. "Sometimes, you get so engrossed in watching batsmen like Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar that you lose focus on your job." -Yasir Hameed, former Pakistan batsman, trying to explain why he dropped a catch off Sachin in a test at Rawalpindi. "Nothing bad can happen to us if we're on a plane in India with Sachin Tendulkar on it." -Hashim Amla, South African cricketer, reassuring himself when board a flight. "I can be hundred per cent sure that Sachin will not play for a minute longer when he is not enjoying himself. He is still so eager to go out there and play. He will play as long as he feels he can play". -Anjali Tendulkar, Sachin's wife. "On a train from Shimla to Delhi, there was a halt in one of the stations. The train stopped by for few minutes as usual. Sachin was nearing century, batting on 98. The passengers, railway officials, everyone on the train waited for Sachin to complete the century. This ...
Thant you to everyone who sent me Birthday Wishes, most appreciated. We were in Surrey at a brilliant New Zealand/South African wedding! Also thank you for the kind thoughts about George, missing his sunny disposition very much. xx
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Shakib Al Hasan retained his position as the best Test allrounder three months after losing the spot to South African Jacques Kallis. The Bangladeshi left-hander bagged 349 rating points to emerge at the top after scoring an unbeaten half century in the second innings against New Zealand in C
The Boks are back! Marco Jacobs - CCFM Saturday Sport 03 October 2013 No matter what happens on Saturday, one thing is certain, the Springboks are back! Once again the rugby world is sitting up and taking notice of a Bok team that is showing every sign of becoming a force that can be competive and even match the mighty All Blacks. Perfect they are not. In fact, they are quite a way from being so! However, the tremendous strides they have made under Heyneke Meyer has been pleasing. The Springboks have earned the respect of the revered All Blacks and the New Zealand public at large. The way the upcoming match and indeed even the one that happened in Auckland has been eagerly anticipated, it is acknowledgement of how far the South African team have progressed. A lot of credit must go to coach Meyer and the believe that he has in his charges. He has been steadfast in his vision for the team and has stood by his assertion that the Springboks can reach the summit of the world rankings. New Zealand won't make it ...
Boks up for massive task - Meyer 02 October By Ockert De Villiers Johannesburg – Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer highlighted the colossal challenge his side faced in their attempt to beat the All Blacks in their deciding Rugby Championship Test at Ellis Park on Saturday. And, if beating the best defensive team was not enough, the Boks were also targetting a four-try bonus point victory over New Zealand and needed to prevent their foes from picking up a bonus point of their own. If the Boks were successful in all three of their ambitious targets, the would claim the championship trophy for the first time since 2009. “We’ve really planned well and now it’s going to be a matter of executing, but there is a lot of mutual respect between us and the All Blacks,” Meyer said in Johannesburg on Wednesday. “Nobody (South African team) has scored four tries against the All Blacks for the last eight, maybe nine years, and in those days the defence wasn’t as organised. “We’ve got a plan but it is a dif ...
South Africa name team to play New Zealand October 2, 2013 Bismarck du Plessis returns to the South African starting line-up for their game against New Zealand at Ellis Park this weekend as one of two changes to the team. Elsewhere, Juandré Kruger comes in for the banned Flip van de Merwe at lock, with his namesake Franco set to win his first cap from the bench. There is one possible change in the backs, where centre JJ Engelbrecht’s fitness will be monitored in the coming days, with Jan Serfontein set to start if needs be. If that is the case, Juan de Jongh will come onto the bench. “We will give JJ all the time he needs to fully recover from his quad muscle injury, but if he can’t make it, Jan will start with Juan on the bench,” explained head coach Heyneke Meyer. “Juandré will slot in without any difficulty as he’s been part of the squad since day one and I’m very pleased for Franco, who has been training with us for more than a year already. “Franco’s attitude since day one has bee ...
THE ALL BLACK SAGA CONTINUES: All Black rebel tour 1986.For all South African All Black supporters that support NZ for political reasons.read and weep.(They were one of the reasons why the STRUGGLE for our freedom was so much harder) The Cavaliers was the name given to a New Zealand Rugby Union team which toured South Africa in 1986. The rebel tour occurred after the official All Black tour planned for 1985 was cancelled. It was widely condemned for touring apartheid South Africa. This followed the intensely controversial 1981 South African tour of New Zealand which had provoked nationwide protest and world-wide condemnation. Of the 30 players who had been selected for the All Black tour, only David Kirk and John Kirwan did not join the Cavaliers. The rebel team were widely believed to have received large secret payments—a controversial issue at a time when Rugby Union was still supposedly an amateur sport. The Cavaliers were coached by Colin Meads, managed by Ian Kirkpatrick and captained by Andy Dalto ...
Preview: Argentina v New Zealand 27th September 2013 08:44 Share: Try machine: Juan Manuel Leguizamon Related links Teams Argentina New Zealand New Zealand travel to La Plata to face the Pumas with the possibility of back-to-back Rugby Championship titles on the line. Playing after South Africa host Australia at Newlands, maximum points for the All Blacks and anything less than five points for the Springboks earlier in the day will mean that New Zealand would become champions for the second year running, regardless of how things pan out next weekend in Johannesburg. The World Champions have faced a substantial challenge to their throne this season from South Africa, with events in Auckland two weeks ago somewhat overshadowing the general excellence of their play. Yes the wrongful sending off of Bismarck du Plessis came at a poignant moment with the Springboks in the ascendancy, but a South African win was never guaranteed even with 15 men on the park. New Zealand had the attention taken off them by du Ple ...
Today's Rugby News: International Rugby Board (IRB) chief executive Brett Gosper would back an Anglo-French competition - if it had the individual unions' approval. Edinburgh have reached an agreement to sign forward Cornell du Preez on a two-year contract after the 22-year-old South African left Southern Kings. Northampton Saints coach Dorian West says they will rotate their "quality" forwards this season to avoid burnout. Ulster have declined to comment on reports Heineken Cup champions Toulon want to sign South African scrum-half Ruan Pienaar for next season. Saracens flanker Jacques Burger says he hopes Nick Wood is not banned for too long despite being stamped on by the Gloucester prop. The International Rugby Board says referee Romain Poite was wrong to issue the first of two yellow cards to South Africa hooker Bismarck du Plessis during Saturday's Rugby Championship clash in New Zealand. Edinburgh have revealed that Gregor Hunter could be ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a serio ...
The new ref SA loves to hate 15 September By Staff Reporter And Herald On Sunday French referee Romain Poite is Public Enemy No 1 for Springbok fans after his telling and ultimately disastrous turn in the showdown between South Africa and New Zealand in the Rugby Championship clash at Eden Park in Auckland yesterday. Poite controversially yellow- and then red-carded powerhouse Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis, blighting what had promised to be an epic clash as the All Blacks eventually ran out 29-15 victors. Poite, who late in the game also yellow-carded All Black captain Kieran Read and Ma’a Nonu, has quickly replaced New Zealand ref Bryce Lawrence as a figure of hate for South African fans. Lawrence infamously blew the Boks off the park in a dispiriting quarter-final loss to Australia at World Cup 2011. Social networking sites went crazy in the aftermath of the Auckland clash as fans and pundits vented their fury at the Frenchman. “What a disgraceful yellow card for Du Plessis. Great tackle,” ...
As a South African, I'm sure The Boks will break the record when they face New Zealand at Eden Park... Bokke all the way
Authorities in New Zealand have told a South African chef he is too fat to be allowed to live in the country. James Martin?
This is for who comparing DADA with DHONI When DADA was a captain, India wasn't the Best Team, there was a beastly Australia, a South African team full of all rounders, New Zealand team full of Match Winners, Pakistan full of Legendary batsman and Bowlers, Sri Lanka full of experienced players, West Indies full of quality bowlers, England full of Talented Lads, And Underdog teams like Bangladesh,Zimbabwe and kenya always ready to put up a fight! Surviving among them was a great feat. Hitting the Best bowlers and picking up wickets of great batsmen is an often Underrated achievement! Right now, Indian team is unbeatable, we are the favourites in all the competitions, We clearly lack competiton. Therefore, Dada contributed to indian cricket what no other captain would have managed! He survived among the fittest. He fought with great will and played against more experienced and talented players than him. never compare DADA with any one ...
With Nelson Mandela's health in serious decline it's worth looking back 18 years to a seminal moment. On this day in 1995, Nelson Mandela made an appearance at the finals of the Rugby World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mandela had become president the previous year, and supported the South African team by wearing team captain Francois Pennar’s jersey. Nelson Mandela’s appearance at the Rugby World Cup encouraged his nation to unite after its long history of apartheid. South Africa defeated New Zealand, and Mandela presented the Webb Ellis Cup to the South African national team. (Incidentally, Clint Eastwood made a very good movie about this event, "Invictus," in 2009 with Morgan Freeman playing Mandela. A very good film that didn't do well at the box office principally because of lack of interest; many Americans retain an isolation mentality.)
Hashim Amla heads the list of nominees for the 2013 Cricket South Africa (CSA) professional awards to be announced at a banquet in Johannesburg on Wednesday, July 3 2013.   The elegant Proteas batsman is one of five nominees for the main award – the South African Cricketer of the Year. The other nominees are one-day international captain AB de Villiers, batsman Faf du Plessis and fast bowlers Vernon Philander and Dale Steyn.   Amla has also been nominated for the Sunfoil Test Cricketer of the Year award, the Momentum One-Day International Cricketer of the Year and the KFC So Good award.   The awards cover the period from May 1, 2012 to April 30, 2013. It was one of the most successful years in South African cricket history, during which the national team became the undisputed number one team in Test Cricket with away series wins against England and Australia and home series clean sweeps against New Zealand and Pakistan.   “This has been the most successful year in the history of South African Test ...
INTRODUCING KIRSTY ARNOLD: I would love to say that 'I've been everywhere man' but there are certainly some BIG must see destinations still on my list (and they continue to grow everyday!) I've been lucky enough to experience a European Winter - going skiing in Austria, eating pizza and pasta in Italy, seeing the Eifle Tower lite up at night, devouring everything chocolate, deep fried and beer in Belgium, partying in Amsterdam and cruising down the Fordes in Norway. I have relished the cultural experiences in Thailand (and cheap cocktails), marvelled at the temples in Cambodia, and crawled through the Cui Chi Tunnels in Vietnam. On top of that I have experienced THE MOST RELAXED wedding ever - my very own sisters in Fiji! My all time favourite place would be Vietnam - it's just so CHEAP and relaxed, and such an eye opening experience! High on my list is an African Safari, a ski trip and high energy trip in New Zealand, Machu Picchu in South America, Disneyworld and devouring Indian curries in India!!! kir ...
New Zealand's Joseph Parker announced his arrival in the ranks of respected heavyweights tonight with a second round knockout of durable South African heavyweight Francois Botha.
Francois Botha, the South African boxer known as “The White Buffalo”, appeared to be halted irrevocably after he suffered a stunning, second round technical knockout (TKO) defeat against budding New Zealand heavyweight prodigy Joseph Parker in Auckland on Thursday night.
Statistical analysis of India-South Africa match. -South Africa have now lost seven of the 11 ODIs they have played in England since 2007. They have won only two of these games with two games ending without a result. Their win-loss ratio of 0.28 is the worst for visiting teams in England. -India's score of 331 for 7 was their second highest in ODIs against South Africa, their highest being 401 for 3 at Gwalior in 2010, when Sachin Tendulkar scored the first 200 in ODIs. -This was also the highest ODI score at Cardiff. The previous highest at this ground was 304 for 6, also by India. -This was India's highest total against South Africa in matches played outside India. -Lonwabo Tsotsobe's 2 for 83 in this match was the third most expensive spell by a South African bowler against India, after Wayne Parnell's 2 for 95 and Dale Steyn's 0 for 89 in the same Gwalior match. -This was only the tenth time in ODIs that two or more bowlers from the same team went for 80 or more runs in their spells. South Africa have ...
Heavy-weight shootout for last Champions Trophy LONDON: While the first two Champions Trophies were intended to raise the profile of cricket in host nations Bangladesh and Kenya, the seventh and last edition starting in England on Thursday (today) will be a straight shootout between the sport’s eight heavyweight nations. The hosts, holders Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka will do battle in Group A while India, Pakistan, South Africa and West Indies compete for semi-final places in Group B as the game’s 50-over format gets a rare moment in the spotlight. With Test Cricket still the pinnacle, and the increasing popularity of the Twenty20 format, 50 overs matches have often become dull with formulaic batting and defensive bowling dominating for large chunks of the games. But with attacking batsmen of the quality of West Indian Chris Gayle and New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum and bowlers such as South African paceman Dale Steyn and Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal there could be fireworks in the 18-day to ...
LEEDS: Joe Root led England's recovery as they reached 178 for four at tea on the second day of the second Test against New Zealand in Leeds on Saturday. Root, who came in at 67 for three after England lost two wickets in two balls on that score, was 61 not out on his Headingley home ground and fellow Yorkshireman batsman Jonny Bairstow 13 not out. Southee thought he'd reduced England to 100 for four when Bell was given out lbw for 12 by Marais Erasmus. Bell, though, reviewed the South African umpire's decision and, with technology indicating the ball would have bounced over the stumps, he was reprieved. New Zealand's four-man seam attack -- spinner Bruce Martin suffered a tour-ending calf injury at Lord's while Daniel Vettori was declared unfit Thursday -- kept England's fourth-wicket duo under pressure. But the composed Root cover-drove Southee for four to evoke memories of fellow Yorkshireman and former England captain Michael Vaughan. And when left-arm seamer Neil Wagner gave Root width, he was cut be ...
Ricky Ponting 'Australia, South Africa, England and New Zealand will be main contenders' Who will win the Champions Trophy? How will the top players fare? Ricky Ponting answers November 5, 2012 Comments: 22 | Text size: A | A Ricky Ponting: "I've never seen a more exciting group of young fast bowlers in Australia since I've been playing" © AFP Enlarge Related LinksPlayers/Officials: Ricky Ponting Series/Tournaments: ICC Champions Trophy Teams: Australia Who do you expect to be the star players at the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy? The South African team, at the moment, are right up there. Amla is probably the best batsman in both Test and ODI forms. He's played well in English conditions in the last few months and could have a massive tournament. Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina - although English conditions might not suit the Indian players - are hugely talented and could have a massive impact. Sangakkara is just getting better and better with each year that goes by. The last few years he's been outstanding, an ...
Why is it a must to watch Champions Trophy 2013: 1) Cricket in cool, lush, breezy, green England. 2) Cricketing greats from around the world will be coming together, loads of analysis, memories, strategies and much more. 3) ODI teams like India and Australia have been through restructuring, questioning of decisions and intense pressure situations..it will be extremely interesting to see how they prove themselves. Both MSD and MJ Clarke have captained their teams in a few pressure cooker series and are ready to take things forward. 4) South African team has quality match winners, a few of them being the best in their category and the team definitely wants to take the trophy home. West Indies have been special in IPL, the players must be eager to dance and take those catches, hit sixes with their strong arms. 5) Sri Lanka would love to win as they too have got some good hitters and pacers and would love to improve their tournament records. New Zealand team has a good seam bowling attack and if this athletic ...
Hi brother David. I am an ex South African, living now in New Zealand. I enjoyed your service at Family Worship Center, BR
With 51 wickets from his first seven Tests, Vernon Philander would have been thought to enter the England series as the South African bowler to watch. But he was not. Local media were cynical about Philander's chances of further success. They thought English conditions would be his undoing, especially as he had only played at home and in New Zealand at that point in his short career. His discipline outside the off stump and subtle swing were scoffed at. They were skills any village cricketer possessed, they said. They did not expect what they saw as Philander's limited ability to compare to the swing of Dale Steyn and the bounce of Morne Morkel, and thought it would shrink into the shadows of what James Anderson and Stuart Broad would produce. After the first two Tests it seemed they were right. Philander only managed five wickets at The Oval and Headingley combined and it seemed batsmen had worked him out. As long as they could get into line and show a little more patience than he did, they wo ...
New Zealand XI beat England by 3 wickets Queenstown: Test wicketkeeperBJ Watling made an unbeaten 89 on Saturday to lead a New Zealand XI to a three-wicket winover England in a four-day tour match. England declared their second innings at their overnight total of 256 for 9, setting the New Zealand XI 334 in 90 overs to win the match at the Queenstown Events Center. Watling formed partnerships of 82 for the sixth wicket with Corey Anderson (44), 46 for the seventh wicket with Jimmy Neesham (20) and 52, unbroken, for the eighth wicketwith Neil Wagner (28 not out), to guide New Zealand to victory.South African-born fast bowler Wagner received a call-up to theNew Zealand squad for the first Test which starts at Dunedin on Wednesday after taking six wickets in the match. England made 426 in their first innings, led by Ian Bell's 158, and took a 77-run lead when the New Zealand XI declared at 349 for 7. Wicketkeeper Matt Prior top-scored with 68 in England's second innings of 256 for 9 but their bowlers were un ...
Royal Challengers Bangalore, also called RCB is the Bangalore based franchise of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The team is owned by the Bangalore based United Breweries Group headed by Dr. Vijay Mallya. With Anil Kumble at the helm, the team rose from a bottom two finish in 2008 to end as the runners up in 2009 and semi finalists in 2010, adding another runners up finish in 2011 with Kumble continuing his involvement as Mentor. RCB has also qualified for three editions of Champions League T20 so far. RCB won 8 games out of 16 in IPL 2012 but could not qualify for the play offs or the 2012 CLT20. Coached by South African stalwart Ray Jennings, the side is led by the steely New Zealand allrounder Daniel Vettori and the exciting young Virat Kohli, the only RCBian to be retained from the initial roster is the team's Vice Captain. Along with Vettori's formidable leadership, the team also boasts of another world class spinner in Muttiah Muralitharan, four of the most devastating batsmen in international cric ...
Hashim Amla quit as South African vice-captain in ODIs and T20 cricket after his reluctance to take over as skipper during the series against New Zealand.
Pakistan in South Africa 2012-13 A summer of content for South Africa It really was a lazy Sunday afternoon. Golden rays dripped onto sloping grass embankments where colourful umbrellas were the only things to break the palette of blue sky and green ground. Some ate, some drank, others reclined in leisure. The burble was neither shrill nor suggestive, it was constant and comforting. It was summer time in South Africa. Let nobody tell you this time of year is anything but special. In fact Graeme Smith used those exact words to describe the Test team's success over the last two months which culminated on Sunday in Centurion. Beating a hapless New Zealand and underprepared Pakistan in tailor-made conditions may not strike as victories worth celebrating with such gusto but still this was the summer of South African cricket's content. To borrow from Shakespeare, it was the season in which they hung their opponents' bruised arms for monuments and turned dreadful marches into delightful measures. Winning consist ...
NZ conference Super-close to call The defending champion Chiefs and perennially-strong Crusaders present the most compelling case that New Zealand will claim a 12th title in the 18th edition of Super Rugby. Deeper rosters at the Hurricanes and Highlanders and some bright signs from the overhauled Blues points to a keenly-fought New Zealand conference over the next five months. New Zealand Rugby Union boss Steve Tew boasted at a recent competition launch that South African and Australian teams will struggle to match the quality on show in his country. Tew may be biased, but an absence of serious injuries and a trickle, rather than torrent, of top players heading offshore since last year leaves a Kiwi conference brimming with class and depth. Picking who will emerge top among the five franchises is no easy task. Local bookmakers say the Crusaders will end a four-year habit of faltering in the playoffs under coach Todd Blackadder since predecessor Robbie Deans steered them to title No.7 in 2008. The red and ...
  Wian Sullwald, South Africa’s world junior triathlon champion, opens his 2013 campaign in Blouberg on Sunday (17 February) when he competes at the Sprint African Cup (750m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run).   It will be the first time that he will compete since he won the ITU Triathlon Junior World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand, last year.   Sullwald was the first South African athlete to win a world triathlon title in one of the elite categories and this achievement did not go unnoticed.   Sponsors such as Specialized, Puma, Oakley, PeptroPro, Huub Design and Futurelife all put their hopes on Sullwald to be the ‘real deal’ with a prospect of winning a medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.   Bobby Behan, director Specialized Bicycles Africa and a former tri-athlete himself, said that during the 2012 ITU Junior World Championships he immediately realized that Sullwald was a great talent.   “Wian achieved a very convincing win. Such a victory demonstrates his ability to grad ...
Karachi: Pakistan have 10 days to figure out a way to counter South Africa”s new-ball bowling attack ahead of the second Test at Newlands. Captain Misbah-ul-Haq said their inability to find a way to deal with the new ball was the major factor in their 211-run defeat in the first Test on Monday, reports The Dawn. The next Test will be played in Cape Town where South Africa bowled Australia out for 47 in November 2011 and New Zealand for 45 just last month. The Pakistan team will play a two-day practice game against a Western Province Invitational XI in Cape Town on Feb 10 and 11, a chance at least to test this new resolve even if against vastly inferior opposition. Their second innings total of 268 on Monday gives Pakistan some reason to be cheerful off the back of their record Test low of 49 in their first effort with the bat. Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore has urged his players to be positive in the face of the South African attack.
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New Zealand's woeful first up batting performance in South Africa is perhaps put in some kind of perspective by Pakistan being rolled for 49 by South Africa in the just finished test match. Dale Steyn took an 11-for in the match. Perhaps it is as much a case of how fantastic a bowling side this current South African side is as it is a case for the lamentable state of NZ batting? After all, this SA team has now dismissed Australia for 47, NZ for 45 and the Pakistani's for 49 in just over 12 months'. In the case of Australia they had ben 21 for 9 before Peter Siddle and another tail ender took them past our unenviable record of 26 all out!
POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa - A six from Ryan McLaren off the final delivery and a rapid 116 by Graeme Smith helped South Africa to a thrilling one-wicket victory over New Zealand in the third one-day international on Friday. The Proteas, who came into the game having already lost the three-match series 2-0, had been set a target of 261 after half-centuries from Grant Elliott (54), Colin Munro (57) and James Franklin (53 not out) had steered New Zealand to 260 for nine in their 50 overs. Man-of-the-match Smith's knock seemed to have put the home side on course for victory but a lower-order collapse meant they required three off the final delivery with just one wicket in hand. However, a six over fine leg from all-rounder McLaren (25 not out) gave South Africa their first victory of the series and ensured they avoided a whitewash. New Zealand had already claimed their first ODI series on South African soil but still went wholeheartedly for the final victory as they won the toss and elected to bat. They mad ...
There have been scored 19 centuries in ODIs - 13 by South African batsmen - 6 by New Zealand batsmen. Jacques Kallis hit most; three.
SBW's boxing career on the line Sonny Bill Williams is under no illusion. The budding boxer is well aware that a defeat to South African Francois Botha on February 8 in Brisbane could end his brief flirt with his third chosen code. Botha, 44, may be well past his best, but he is certainly no chump. The big South African is a four-time world title challenger, fought some of the biggest names in the game - Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis - and has amassed a respectable 48-win-3-draw-8-loss record. In contrast former All Black Williams has an undefeated record after five fights but none of his opponents compare to Botha. "If I lose then obviously that could be the end of it so like i said its big risks but at the same time it's big rewards," Williams told ONE News. While Williams may as well hang up the gloves if he loses, a win could have major ramifications. Despite winning the vacant New Zealand Heavyweight Championship with last year's TKO win over American Clarence Tillman, Williams' name ba ...
Super Rugby bosses mulling further expansionRugby could become more of a global tournament and games could be played in new territories such as Canada, the United States and even Japan in the future. Canada and the United States have been included in this year's Pacific Nations Cup this year bringing them closer to SANZAR Rugby's territory while Argentina were included in the expanded TriNations tournament the Rugby Championship from last year. Super Rugby expanded from a 14 team format to a 15 team format in 2011 and the current broadcast deal爄s a five year燼greement which expires in 2016. The 2013 Super Rugby season will have a new Super Rugby team in the Southern Kings who have replaced fellow South African team the Lions but they will play a promotion/relegation match later this year to decide which of the two teams plays in the 2014 Super Rugby tournament. South Africa, like their partners Australia and New Zealand, have their own conference with places for teams but South Africa have six Super Ru ...
Francois 'Faf' du Plessis was handed the captaincy of the South African one-day international team Sunday after AB de Villiers was suspended for a slow over rate in the first match against New Zealand. It was another twist in a tale of two cricketers who were schoolboy team-mates at the Afrikaans Boys High School in Pretoria. Back then it was Du Plessis who was the captain of the first XI, although De Villiers was always the more obvious future star, playing for South African Schools in his last two years at school, while Du Plessis missed selection. But Du Plessis earned a place on a South African under-19 tour of England in 2003 and was made vice-captain to Imraan Khan, who played in one Test for South Africa in the 2008/09 season. De Villiers was playing international cricket barely two years after leaving school and was named captain of South Africa's one-day international and Twenty20 teams soon after Gary Kirsten took over as coach two years ago. Du Plessis made slower progress, making his one-day i ...
Wim Pretorius shared the following link and had this to say about it: "South African batsmen AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis are old boys of the famous Affies boys' school, the elite Afrikaans academy in Pretoria. So too is New Zealand's transplanted seamer Neil Wagner." - New Zealand Herald school reunions go, this was just a touch ...
Cricket: SA vs NZ Test match. Classic sledge this morning. Some context: Neil Wagner is a South African now playing for New Zealand. There has been controversy about his name, because he is Afrikaans and his surname should be pronounced with the guttural "G", like Vach-ner, whereas to suit the English pronunciation of NZ, he has shifted to Wagna. The South Africans don't like this. And then yesterday, he peppered Dale Steyn with bouncers. So, this morning, as Wagner walked out to the wicket, Dale walked with him and, in Afrikaans, said, "Nice country that, isn't it? Enjoy your two innings today." Awesome! That will make its way into a cricketing book, for sure.
South Africa v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day Out-classed New Zealand in tatters Andrew McGlashan Zealand 47 for 6 (Watling 15*, Bracewell 3*) trail South Africa 525 for 8 dec (du Plessis 137, Amla 110, Elgar 103*, Bracewell 3-94) by 478 runs... Stumps - Day 2 South Africa, who chose to bat debut: C Munro (New Zealand) | HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and IJ Gould (England) umpire: RJ Tucker (Australia) referee: DC Boon (Australia) umpire: JD Cloete Utter dominance from South Africa. That should not be a surprise, but it should be admired. Say what you like about New Zealand, and their batting was again exposed in painful fashion late on the second day, but South Africa are producing some irresistible Test Cricket. This time a batsman who began with a pair two Tests ago scored a maiden hundred and another who has eased into Test Cricket as though born to play it scored his second in four matches. Then the premier fast bowler in the world began to bully New Zealand's top order before a man sl ...
New Zealand needs attacking batsman like and Jesse Ryder to handle the top South African bowling attack.
South Africa v New Zealand, 1st Test, Cape Town, 2nd day Innings win for South Africa in under three days The Report by David Hopps New Zealand have a maiden Test hundred from Dean Brownlie to provide some consolation at the end of a Test that they will want to forget, but although they could slow the South African juggernaut they were not about to escape its inevitable destination. Victory fell to South Africa by an innings and 27 runs with tea approaching on the third day and, if New Zealand's humiliation was no longer quite as stark, they were comprehensively outplayed. Brownlie's mix of ability and spirit was a suitable reminder that New Zealand need players possessing not just one of those qualities in abundance, but both as they seek to remedy one of the most challenging periods in their recent history. They are unlikely to compete in the second Test in Port Elizabeth - it is Nos. 1 v 8 in the Test rankings and a weakened squad is not about to disguise that - but they will be desperate to regroup in ...
Thursday morning sports update: Tennis: Bernard Tomic beat Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-4 in the Hopman Cup. In the second match of the quarter-final tie against Serbia, Ana Ivanovic defeated Ashleigh Barty 6-2, 6-3 to level the score at one apiece. Tomic and Barty could not complete a shock win against the tournament favourites, as the pair lost a tight doubles match against Djokovic and Ivanovic 6-4, 6-7 (8-10), 10-6 after a match tie-break. World number one Victoria Azarenka has maintained her flawless record at the Brisbane International with a 6-3, 6-3 second-round victory over German Sabine Lisicki. Cricket: Melbourne Renegades' star man Muttiah Muralidaran sealed a 48-run win over the Adelaide Strikers which sends the Melbourne outfit to the top of the ladder. Muralidaran (3 for 18) looks as good as ever and three wickets in the space of four deliveries. South African opening bowler Vernon Philander took five wickets in the space of 20 balls as New Zealand crashed to 45 all out on the first morning of the ...
''Dale Steyn gets 300th wicket'' ''Dale Steyn reaches 300-wicket milestone'' South African fast bowler Dale Steyn captured his 300th Test wicket when he bowled Doug Bracewell on the first morning of the first Test against New Zealand at Newlands on Wednesday. Steyn, 29, was playing in his 61st Test. Only Australia's Dennis Lillee, who achieved the feat in his 56th Test, and Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka (58) have reached the milestone in fewer matches. Steyn, currently the world's number one ranked Test bowler, joined West Indian Malcolm Marshall and New Zealand's Richard Hadlee in taking 300 wickets in 61 matches. "It's an unbelievable achievement," said South African captain Graeme Smith before the match. "He's our go-to guy. He's got there really quickly. He always seems to make an impact for us. He's the type of guy as a captain he's an asset to have. You can throw him the ball and you know he'll make a play for you somewhere during the Test match. "When he gets that bit between his teeth you real ...
The traditional Boxing Day Test has been replaced by a Twenty20 and although it may not match up to the drama or the prestige of a serious contest in whites, it is a decider. For the young South African side being led by Faf du Plessis, a win would reiterate the quality of the No. 1 Test side's bench strength. But New Zealand need this one more after all the pre-series controversy regarding the captaincy and the main course of the tour - the two Tests - just a week away. The importance of the coming challenges was not lost on Brendon McCullum, the New Zealand captain, who said after the win in East London that the game was not a "one-off" and that the team needed to keep similar tempo through the tour. There were other bright signs apart from Martin Guptill's match-winning hundred. Rob Nicol and McCullum played responsible supporting roles to Guptill, Nathan Mccullum was economical, and Doug Bracewell picked up wickets despite being expensive. These are the players the team will rely on through much of th ...
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Sports Wrap: I hope you jingled all the way and now ready to open those boxes. Hafeez and Shoaib Malik also helped Pakistan to jingle all the way past India in their first Tour of India in five years as they guided the tourists to a five wicket win over the hosts with Malik notching up an unbeaten 57 in the first T20. Kumar Sangakara became the second batsman for Srilanka to reach the 10, 000 run milestone but his 58 runs, only the notable score for the vistors, was not enough as his team were bundled out for just 156 in the first innings against Australia. Glen Jonson (4-63) and his felow bowlers were helped a lot by the tourists' generocity. Jonson also got himself in the proud list of top bowlers as he became the seventh for Australia to reach 200 wickets. The hosts only lost Warner so far but not before he blitzed to a half century. The young South African cricket team is billed to take on a more seasoned New Zealand team later on in the second T20 after losing the first on in East London. South Afric ...
Super Tons of Sachin Tendulkar...! New Delhi, Dec. -- While the World Cup hundreds stand out, there were others that left everyone bedazzled. HT takes a look at five of them. 200* vs SA, 2010 in Gwalior...! This was the only ODI milestone left for him and it could have beenanother case of a near-miss with MS Dhoni going berserk towards the end of the innings, hogging all the strike. But thankfully for the packed stands, Sachin finally got the strike in the last over. He steered one through point and re-wrote history. And it weren't just the numbers that put it up there. The innings was well-pacedagainst a strong South African bowling and fielding unit.! 186* vs NZ, 1999 in Hyd'bad This was India's highest score by a batsman in ODIs at that time. Itcame in the prime of his career against a slightly weak New Zealand bowling attack. However,in the power-packed knock, Tendulkar hit almost a century through boundaries. He forged a 331-run partnership for the second wicket with Rahul Dravid who made 153. It was ...
DAVE NOSWORTHY, who is highly regarded in world cricket circles as one of the leading coaches in the game, has been appointed as the new Director of Cricket at Somerset CCC. His previous and vast first-class management and coaching roles spanning over a thirteen year period include the South African Titans, the Highveld Lions, the South African ‘A’, and the South African U19’s teams – as well as the New Zealand ‘A’ and Canterbury Wizards teams. Dave Nosworthy was born in Johannesburg on Christmas Day in 1967, and first made his name playing provincial school boy and U24 cricket, followed by playing First Class Cricket for the South African Border and Northern Transvaal cricket teams as a top order batsman based in the towns of East London and Pretoria respectively. Although Dave never made the step up to international cricket in South Africa, he was always a well-respected player. After retiring from playing he delved into the business world for a few years and then took up a coaching and mana ...
Philander in doubt for NZ Test Cape Town - Vernon Philander is in doubt for the New Year's Test against New Zealand after a flare up of his left hamstring during the Sunfoil Series match between Cobras and Titans at Newlands. According to the Cricinfo website, Philander bowled five overs and took a wicket before leaving the ground to have scans. Initial estimates were a recovery time of 7-10 days, but that has been extended to up to two weeks following the results of scans. "MRI scans revealed that Vernon suffered a Grade 1 strain to his left hamstring. Injuries of this type usually have a 10 to 14 day recovery period," said Mohammed Moosajee, the South African team manager who is also a medical doctor. "We will *** the injury as the week progresses, and this will help determine whether his availability for the Test series will be affected. At this point he will not bowl again during the match and will only bat if necessary." The first Test starts in 12 days' time, on January 2, so it is a tight time s .. ...
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In its milestone 150th year, KZN’s prestigious and oldest Boys’ High School, Maritzburg College, will welcome its 15th Headmaster, Chris Luman. Chris and his wife, Carmel, return to South Africa from St Paul’s Collegiate in New Zealand where he has made his mark on the academic, sporting and cultural fronts. This dovetails perfectly with a school that prides itself on producing all-rounders. Originally from the Cape, Mr Luman initially saw duty at his alma mater, Wynberg Boys’ High, and Queens College before plying his trade in New Zealand which added international experience to his South African foundation. He quickly rose through the ranks to be appointed Assistant Headmaster and Deputy Headmaster at Scots College and then St Paul’s Collegiate respectively and also acted as Headmaster in that time. Besides extensive experience as an English and Drama Master, he also boasts provincial cricket experience as well as national and international rugby coaching prowess. Add to this a long history i . ...
NZ, Fiji, SA into quarterfinals World series leader New Zealand lost to rival Fiji at the Port Elizabeth Sevens on Saturday but both qualified for the quarterfinals. New Zealand, which has lost in both finals so far this season, and Fiji both ended with 2-1 records in Pool B at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium after the Fijians slipped to a surprise 21-19 loss to Scotland. Host South Africa qualified top of Pool A, beating Samoa, France and Australia. France finished second in their pool while the last round's winner in Dubai, Samoa, missed out. Wales and Argentina progressed from Pool C and Portugal and the United States went through from Pool D. New Zealand plays Wales, Fiji faces Argentina, South Africa plays the US, and Portugal goes up against France in Sunday's quarterfinals in round three of the 2012-13 series. Winner of the last three South African titles, New Zealand slipped up in the final round of pool games having beaten Scotland and England. Ratu Inia Tukere and John Stewart scored second-half trie ...
The Brisbane Heat have been suffered two big losses in the lead up to this match with New Zealand all-rounder Daniel Vettori being ruled out with an ankle injury. South African fast bowler Dale Steyn has had his claim to play in the BBL rejected by Cricket South Africa and will not be allowed to take any further in this series.
Official Game Report vs South Africa Group B: New Zealand vs. South Africa First quarter blitz by New Zealand seals easy win over South Africa New Zealand eased to a 14-6 victory against Group B rivals South Africa advancing them to the final 12 of the tournament. New Zealand was too strong in the pool, shooting one goal after another to put South Africa on the back foot. Matthew Lewis helped himself to an early double as the Kiwis established a 5-0 lead at the first break. The Kiwis continued their shooting streak in the second with Owen Chambers scoring a pair, before Dayne Jagga netted South Africa’s first with an extra man goal two and a half minutes from half time. South African keeper Franco Conversano was able to keep his team within touching distance early in the third with some fine saves. His teammates then back him up with three goals of their own including a double to Kyle Gibson. The pace quickened in the final period with New Zealand spreading their attack, forcing the South Africans to wo ...
WHAT EVER NEXT A South African promoter wants Australian rugby star Quade Cooper to consider a boxing career. Thinus Strydom, of World Sport Promotions, said on Wednesday he had approached Cooper's manager, Khoder Nasser. He would like the Wallaby flyhalf to fight on the undercard of the heavyweight bout between All Black centre Sonny Bill Williams and SA veteran Francois Botha. Williams, who intends switching to rugby league soon, and “The White Buffalo” Botha are scheduled to meet in Brisbane in February. "I know Cooper has always had a strong interest in boxing. He has had several workouts already," Strydom said. He'll be a major draw-card in Australia and New Zealand. Together with Sonny Bill there could be fireworks in Brisbane. "I'll leave it to my colleagues in Australia to make a call on Cooper and then we'll make an announcement.” Cooper is said to be contemplating his future after receiving a downgraded contract offer from the Australian Rugby Union. He may consider a contract with a Japan ...
''World Cup Histry'' The first Cricket World Cup was held in 1975 in England, (Won By West Indies) which was the only nation that was able to put forward the resources to stage an event of such magnitude.[6] The first three tournaments were officially known as the Prudential Cup after the financial services company Prudential plc who sponsored the event. The matches were of 60 overs per team and played in traditional white uniform and red balls. They were all played during the day. Eight teams participated in the first tournament: Australia, England, the West Indies, Pakistan, India, and New Zealand (the six Test nations at the time), with Sri Lanka and a composite team from East Africa. One notable omission was the South African cricket team who were not competing due to the international sports boycott. West Indies won the first Cricket World Cup by defeating Australia by 17 runs in the final.
The All Blacks have declared they will not be targeting Johan Goosen, but The Investec Rugby Championship winners did spend a fair amount of time talking about the likely Springboks first five-eighth. PASS IT ON 9 Goosen, who has been rewarded with his first test cap this year after a strong season with the Cheetahs, started ahead of Morne Steyn against the Wallabies, and while he might have had the same kicking malaise, attacked the gainline consistently. It was this flat approach that had the Springboks attack click into gear, something that was noticed by the All Blacks, especially considering that the Free State prodigy’s style is more akin to a New Zealand playmaker than a South African backline general. Goosen has already featured for three tests, giving the All Blacks plenty of tape to analyse, and the World Champion’s back coach Ian Foster said that he was still fresh to the test scene despite his obvious skills. “He distributes the ball well and he's quite happy to run if it's on,” Foster ...
Shahid Afridi has been named in squad of Hampshire that will play Champions League T20 next month in South Africa. Shoaib Malik is named captain of Sialkot Stallions, who also have Imran Nazir, Haris Sohail, Abdur Rehman, Raza Hassan etc. Fawad Alam and Umar Gull will play for Uva Next in CLT20 whereas Azhar Mahmood will be with Auckland Aces (from New Zealand) and Sohail Tanvir with his South African franchise Highvlend Lions.
Congratulations to the Proteas (South African Cricket Team) on becoming the first team in cricket history to be ranked at number 1 in all formats of the game! Good job boys, now let's hope the Bokke triumph over Australia and New Zealand and that Coach Gordon Igesund can get Bafana Bafana up the rankings too!
Exciting news! Our film and movement is now reaching a worldwide audience. BULLY Goes Down Under! Last week, director Lee Hirsch traveled to Australia and New Zealand for a BULLY press tour and townhall screenings to prepare for the national theatrical release! This week, beginning Thursday, August 23, Village Roadshow is releasing the film on 25 screens across the country. Australian supporters, please visit the Australian BULLY website and check your local listings for theaters and showtimes. Get your tickets and please share the news with your friends, educators, and community leaders! BULLY Opens Nationally in South Africa! BULLY opened theatrically in South Africa on Friday, August 17 and is featured at all five of the Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau sites (including Gateway, Rosebank, Brooklyn, Cavendish and V&A Nouveau). More information on tickets and showtimes can be found here. This opening is especially exciting for Lee, since he lived in South African for several years while making his first film ...
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Sonny Bill Williams is reported to have confirmed his next boxing fight to take place in South Africa in November. South African website sport24.co.za reports the All Blacks midfielder and reigning New Zealand Heavyweight Champion will take on 43-year-old South African Francois Botha in Durban. A decision was reached on Wednesday for the fight to go ahead. Botha's record stands at 48 wins, 29 of which have come by knockout, seven losses and three draws. Nicknamed the 'White Buffalo', Botha is believed to be a step up in class for Williams, having fought world Heavyweight Champions including Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko.
1991 South Africa's APARTHEID ended a lot of sanctions and boycotts pulled down that racist disgraceful modern day regime. Today I celebrate the 1976 African Boycott at the Montreal Olympic VIVA to the following countries - Libya, Iraq, Kenya, Zambia, Nigeria, Gambia, Sudan, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Algeria, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Central African Republic, Gabon, Chad, Togo, Niger, Congo, Mauritius, Upper Volta and Malawi. -1976: African countries boycott Olympics The opening ceremony of the 21st Olympic Games in Montreal has been marred by the withdrawal of 25 African countries. They are all protesting at New Zealand's sporting links with South Africa. The International Olympic Committee's refusal to ban New Zealand, whose rugby team is currently touring South Africa, has resulted in the boycott. South Africa has been banned from the Olympics since 1964 for its refusal to condemn apartheid. 'Illogical' A spokesperson for the New Zealand Olympic Committee said the All Blacks tour of South Africa had been a ...
Career of Herschelle Gibbs. Gibbs has scored two double centuries in his Test career, both contrasting innings. His first was an innings of 211 not out against New Zealand at Jade Stadium in 1999. His innings took 468 balls while his second double century, 228 against Pakistan came off just 240 balls. In that innings in Newlands, he reached a national record partnership of 368 with Graeme Smith. He has put on a further two 300-run opening stands with his captain, making them the only pair in Test history to break 300 on three occasions. He also holds the South African second wicket record, a partnership of 315* with Jacques Kallis
27-06-1983 Dale Steyn, the South African fast bowler, is born in Phalaborwa. The fastest South African to 100 Test wickets - he beat Allan Donald's 23 matches by two - Steyn burst onto the scene in April 2006, when he finished a three-Test series against New Zealand with 16 wickets. He was the dominant force behind South Africa's home series wins against New Zealand and West Indies in 2007, picking up 40 wickets in five Tests. He followed it up with 14 in two Tests on the tour of Bangladesh, picking up three consecutive Man-of the-Series awards. On the slow Motera pitch, in 2008, Steyn decimated the Indian line-up - dismissed for 76 - with figures of 8-2-23-5. Later that year he took ten wickets and made a crucial 76 in South Africa's first Test win in Australia, at the MCG. In 2010 he became the fourth-fastest of all time to 200 wickets, reaching the mark in his 39th Test.
25 DAYS OF *** IN A CELL..NZ JOURNALIST NARRATES HIS ORDEAL A photojournalist from New Zealand who was arrested in Zimbabwe has been released and spoken of the *** of spending 25 days in the country's jails. Robin Hammond, 36, who works for Britain's Sunday Times, was arrested on April 16 near the South African border as he was reporting without accreditation on refugees fleeing across the border from Zimbabwe. Hammond, who has won an Amnesty International award for photos of child soldiers in Sudan, was strip-searched and kept in a cramped and filthy cell with 38 other prisoners in Beit Bridge prison, the newspaper reported on Sunday. He was told he would be charged with taking photographs in a restricted area, then interrogated with the apparent aim of forcing him to admit he was a journalist, it said. 'When they interrogated me, they made me squat on the ground. At one point they beat up a young man in front of me. They beat him so hard the broom they were using on his back broke in two,' Hammond w . ...
England, New Zealand, Zimbabwe.these cricketing nations have players from South African origin.therefore whenever these teams play against the Proteas, South African nationals should support these teams only.Indians should also harbour the same philosophy sometimes when the likes of Samit Patel or Monty Panesar or Jeeatan Patel play for their respective nations ! Same applies for football, basketball die-hards.when their home-boys will play against their home team.support individuals, not the team.that's true sporting-spirit!
South African-born all-rounder Neil Wagner has been given permission to represent New Zealand by the Internati [
Crusaders move Carter to 12 for crunch The Crusaders' run of South African opposition continues this weekend, but this time they'll be back on home ground when they tackle the table-topping Stormers. The Crusaders return to the new revamped stadium in the Christchurch suburb of Addington, this Saturday. After starting the season with three successive encounters against New Zealand opposition - the Blues, Highlanders and Chiefs - the Crusaders will face the unbeaten Stormers after encounters with the Bulls and Lions. Coach Todd Blackadder has made four changes to the side that lost to the Bulls in Pretoria last weekend. The Franks brothers swap positions, with Ben starting in the No.3 jersey this week and Owen providing cover from the bench. Tom Donnelly comes back into the starting fifteen and Luke Romano takes a place in the reserves. Tom Taylor also returns to the starting line-up flyhalf, with Dan Carter moving out to inside centre. That change sees Ryan Crotty drop to the bench. Crusaders: 15 Israel D ...
Morgan Piek - “Blaming the referee” for losing a game has become a huge part of South African rugby in recent years. The most famous of which is blaming Bryce Lawrence for South Africa’s “early” exit in the 2011 IRB Rugby World Cup played in New Zealand last year.
SPECULATION in the South African media linking Sonny Bill Williams to the Stormers has raised the tantalising prospect of Quade Cooper moving to the Rainbow Nation. As fanciful as it may seem, it is not beyond the realms of possibility that Cooper could play for the Stormers. According to Afrikaans newspaper Die Burger, Williams's manager, Khoder Nasser, is in Cape Town, exploring commercial opportunities. Williams was looking to box in Cape Town later this year, but Nasser was quoted as saying a contract with the Stormers was not out of the question. Nasser reportedly said that Williams enjoyed Cape Town and would seriously consider an offer from the Stormers. While there has been strong speculation he will leave the Chiefs in New Zealand to return to the NRL with Sydney Roosters next year, it has long been thought Williams and Cooper could be sold as a package deal. Nasser manages both men.(Did u jumper cable read that now? Soo if they both do sign a contract with the stormers we gna have all the reds f ...
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