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Rassie "now loses control" over most of the checkers

Cape Town – Call the impending hangover to follow the sublime, unifying nationwide party. For the first time in history, SA Rugby is about to lose significant levels of eligibility – most relevant when it comes to workload monitoring – over the majority of the top pickers, most recently the World Cup-winning Springboks. That means Rassie Erasmus the outgoing head …

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More misery for Heyneke Meyer's Stade Francais

Paris – Teddy Thomas scored a hat-trick as Racing 92 claimed the Parisian derby spoils with a 25-9 win at Stade Francais on Sunday, leaving the hosts rock bottom of the French Top 14 table. The visitors move out of the relegation zone with just their third victory in the nine opening rounds of the season which have been hampered …

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Liverpool 8 points clear after pulsating win over Man City

Liverpool – Liverpool took a huge step towards a first Premier League title in 30 years by beating defending champions Manchester City 3-1 at Anfield on Sunday to open an eight-point lead at the top of the table. Two goals in the first 13 minutes from Fabinho and Mohamed Salah gave the European champions a dream start before Sadio Mane's …

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Springboks apologize to PE as fans protest over trophy tour

The Springboks have apologized to Port Elizabeth residents for not completing the full Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour in the city on Sunday. The apology comes after Springboks supporters in the Northern Areas of Port Elizabeth took to the streets in protest after the trophy tour skipped several scheduled stops along the route. "Humble apologies to the northern areas of …

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More plaudits for Marvelous Nakamba

Alan Hutton has been left drooling over the performances of Aston Villa midfielder Marvelous Nakamba after what he says was a slow start to his career at the club. The former Villa and Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, said the 25-year-old defensive midfielder was forced to bide his time after joining Dean Smith's men, …

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here's how to get the most bang for your buck

News analysis South Africa had a slow start in adopting American shopping day Black Friday – but local retailers and consumers have caught up quickly. So much so that in 2018, the day saw more growth in South Africa than anywhere else in the world. Ironically, the surge in interest – and spending – on Black Friday in South Africa …

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Australia – and not SA

Cape Town – If reports from the United Kingdom are to be believed, Australia and not reigning Rugby World Cup champion, South Africa will host the tournament 2027. [19659004] READ | WOW, WOW, WOW, says Beast after fans flock to support the Springboks in Durban In the aftermath of winning this year's global spectacle in Japan, SA Rugby President Mark …

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TV blackout for Ghana-Bafana? – The resident

"Because the Confederation of African Football (CAF) terminates its agency agreement with Lagardere, SuperSport will not broadcast CAF content, beginning with Afcon during the 23rd Championship, starting in Egypt this weekend, until further notice. . This also extends to the Afcon qualifier, which resumes on Wednesday, November 13, reads a SuperSport statement. Read more: SABC shows Bafana matches after agreeing …

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Mapeza comments on the possibility of being dismissed in Chippa

Chippa United coach Norman Mapeza has for the first time commented on the possibility of being robbed as Chilli Boys coach. The Port Elizabeth-based side is winless in the current campaign and anchors the ABSA Premiership table, a situation which has not improved since Mapeza took over. The former FC Platinum coach, who has overseen three defeats since taking over …

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Kirsten aims to turn up the heat from the get-go

Cape Town – New Durban Heat coach Gary Kirsten is determined to make a winning start to his Mzansi Super League (MSL) service when last year's wooden spoonists begin their 2019 campaign against Tshwane Spartans in Durban on Saturday. The KwaZulu-Natal franchise endured a miserable inaugural campaign, winning only three out of ten matches to finish last in the process. …

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