Category: Sport

Former Proteas selector: Politics will play a role at CWC

Cape Town – Former Proteas selector Joubert Strydom believes that politics are likely play a part in South Africa’s team make-up at the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England. Joubert, who was the Proteas’ selection convenor in 2007 and 2008 and who made headlines by dropping Jacques Kallis from the squad for the ICC World T20 in […]

Lombard set for 80 minutes at 10 for Lions

Cape Town – Lions coach Swys de Bruin is excited at the prospect of giving young flyhalf Gianni Lombard 80 minutes of rugby against the Chiefs in Hamilton on Friday. Lombard has been picked to start in the No 10 jersey, with Springbok Elton Jantjies moved to the bench. De Bruin told Netwerk24 that he […]

Tennis great Court leaps to Folau’s defence

Sydney – Tennis great Margaret Court leapt to the defence of Israel Folau on Thursday, saying the Wallabies superstar was being “persecuted” for quoting the Bible in an anti-gay post on social media. The devoutly religious Folau is facing the sack by Rugby Australia after posting on social media that “hell awaits” homosexuals. It follows […]

Beale replaces Folau at fullback for Waratahs

Sydney – Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson has announced his side to tackle the Melbourne Rebels in a Super Rugby clash at the SCG on Saturday. Kurtley Beale will start at fullback in place of Israel Folau, whose career is in doubt as he awaits his code of conduct hearing after making anti-gay comments. Returning for […]

‘It was madness’: Son joy as Spurs survive City thriller

London – Tottenham star Son Heung-min admitted his side’s stunning Champions League quarter-final success against Manchester City was the craziest match he has ever experienced. In one of the most dramatic matches in Champions League history, Son scored twice in the space of three minutes early in the first half to give Tottenham a 2-1 […]

WRAP: Champions League

Cape Town – A comprehensive wrap of all the fixtures, kick-off times, results and match reports from this week’s Champions League quarter-final second leg action: TUESDAY, APRIL 16 Barcelona 3-0 Manchester United – MATCH REPORT (Aggregate: 4-0) Juventus 1-2 Ajax – MATCH REPORT (Aggregate: 2-3) WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 Porto 1-4 Liverpool – MATCH REPORT (Aggregate: […]

Should Amla go to CWC? What SA fans say …

Cape Town – South African cricket fans have responded to an online poll asking whether Hashim Amla should be selected for the Proteas for this year’s Cricket World Cup. Over 2 400 Twitter users answered a simple question posed to them by Sport24: Should Hashim Amla be included in South Africa’s 15-man squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup? […]

CWC squad: 6 Proteas who will be holding their breath

Cape Town – The Proteas squad for this year’s Cricket World Cup in England and Wales will be announced at the SuperSport studios in Johannesburg on Thursday at 13:00. While there is a largely settled feel to the Proteas at the moment with few surprises expected, there will still be some players who are holding their […]

Pitso: ‘Win or lose… I’m not inspired by the league this year’

Cape Town – Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane said on Wednesday he is uninspired by the Absa Premiership title race this season because of the Wayne Arendse eligibility issue. The PSL Disciplinary Committee found Sundowns guilty of misconduct after fielding the ineligible Arendse in a league clash against Bidvest Wits on October 7, 2018. […]

Waratahs prepare for possible life without Folau

Wellington – The Waratahs will have their first taste of life without Israel Folau when they play the Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby on Saturday, not yet knowing whether the separation will be permanent. Folau has called for a code of conduct hearing after being served by Rugby Australia with formal notice he breached the […]