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Time for Mahlambi to go from prospect to star player

Phakamani Mahlambi's premature return from Al Ahly is both a blessing and a curse for a player who needs to transform from prospect to star player.

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Patosi double leads City fightback at Pirates 

Ayanda Patosi scored two as Cape Town City rescued a 2-2 draw at Orlando Pirates, while Mamelodi Sundowns got back to winning ways on Wednesday.

Chiefs claim back-to-back wins with Stars success

Kaizer Chiefs rose to third in the PSL table after a comfortable 2-0 success at Free State Stars in Bethlehem on Tuesday.


Rugby Championship insight

Team of the Week: The Boks make a comeback

Last week not a single Springbok made our team of the week following their defeat at the hands of the Wallabies in Brisbane. This week, however, there are South Africans sprinkled all over after their courageous victory over the All Blacks.

Rebooted: Du Toit's tears epitomised Boks' effort

How did the Springboks manage to beat the All Blacks with just 25 percent possession?

Jantjies and Pollard in the same backline? Yes, please!

John Goliath takes a closer look at the Springboks' half-back situation following their famous win over the All Blacks.


What's next for the Springboks?

John Goliath discusses what Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus' hopes and expectations should be for South Africa's last two tests of the Rugby Championship.


Where should Pieter-Steph du Toit play?

John Goliath wonders whether lock or flank is du Toit's best position and what that could mean for the make up of the Springboks' forward pack going forward.


What does the win mean for Bok rugby?

John Goliath discusses what the Springboks' win over the All Blacks means to the team leading up to next year's World Cup.



Coaching appointments

Rassie Erasmus to coach Barbarians

The Barbarians will be coached by Springbok coach and South Africa's Director of Rugby when they take on Argentina for the Killik Cup at Twickenham on 1 December 2018.

Mitchell leaves Bulls, named England defence coach

England have appointed John Mitchell as their defence coach until the end of 2019 Rugby World Cup. The New Zealander coached the All Blacks to a third place finish at the 2003 World Cup.

COSAFA Women’s Championships


Zambia, Cameroon through to semifinals

Zambia and Cameroon sealed their places in the 2018 COSAFA Women's Championship semifinals with comfortable Group B victories in Nelson Mandela Bay on Tuesday.

Banyana canter to COSAFA semifinals

South Africa eased into the COSAFA Women's Championship semifinals with a 6-0 defeat of Malawi in their final pool match.


Proteas Women in West Indies

1st ODI | Bridgetown, Barbados

Marizanne Kapp bowls South Africa to 40-run win

Pacer becomes third South Africa women's bowler - after Dane van Niekerk and Shabnim Ismail - to claim 100 wickets in ODIs

Absa Premiership

Round 6 | Results and insights

AmaZulu hold Sundowns as Celtic, Highlands win

Sibusiso Vilakazi spared Mamelodi Sundowns' blushes with a late equaliser in a thrilling 3-3 draw at AmaZulu - elsewhere Celtic and Highlands won.

Billiat inspires Chiefs to big win over City

Kaizer Chiefs bounced back to form in emphatic style with a 4-1 victory over Cape Town City in their Absa Premiership clash on Saturday.

Lesotho Sevens

Sevens action on KFS

SA All Stars victorious at Lesotho Sevens

A South African All Stars team beat the Blue Bulls in an all-South African final to win the Lesotho Sevens.

All Stars shine brightest in Lesotho

The SA All Stars beat the Blue Bulls in the Maseru International Sevens Cup final at Setsoto Stadium in Lesotho, with Zambia winning the bronze medal.


Springboks mix fire with a dash of panache

KweséESPN looks at five takeaways from the Springboks' stunning win over the All Blacks in their Rugby Championship match in Wellington.

Dyantyi, De Klerk top of the Springboks' pops

KweséESPN looks at how the Springboks rated individually following their shock Rugby Championship win over the All Blacks in Wellington.

Erasmus: Boks' planning back on track

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus had exaggeratedly suggested he could be looking for a new job if his side had lost to the All Blacks on Saturday, instead a 36-34 win showed his team were moving the right way towards next year's Rugby World Cup.


Wayne Parnell takes up Kolpak deal with Worcestershire

The left-arm seamer has effectively ended his South Africa career in favour of the county deal and the chance to explore T20 leagues

Klusener replaces Vettori as Rajshahi coach

The South African allrounder was roped in due to the BPL dates clashing with the BBL - where Vettori has a long-term contract with Brisbane Heat

David Miller gives up Test dream to focus on World Cup

The Africa batsman has made himself unavailable for selection in first-class cricket

Currie Cup

Round 5 recap

Griquas rally to beat Free State Cheetahs

The Griquas claimed their first win of the 2018 Currie Cup when they rallied from behind to beat the Free State Cheetahs 52-24 in Kimberley on Saturday evening.

Western Province rout Lions in try-fest

Western Province took another step towards a home Currie Cup semi-final after they beat the Golden Lions 65-38 in a 14-try thriller at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg on Saturday afternoon.

Blue Bulls' chase semis after Pumas win

The Blue Bulls temporarily moved to the top of the Currie Cup standings when they beat the Pumas 39-29 in the weekend's first fixture in Pretoria on Friday night.


ODI squad for Zimbabwe series named

Steyn returns to Proteas' ODI mix after two years

With World Cup 2019 in view, the fast bowler is set to play his first ODI in almost two years after being picked for the series in Zimbabwe

Dale Steyn back in South Africa's ODI mix

All the Top stories from September 14.


Bafana Bafana

Baxter's charges continue to misfire

Six attackers who could improve Bafana

KweseESPN looks at six players not included in the current South Africa squad who could provide some solutions to their goalscoring problems.

Bafana's problems laid bare in Libya draw

All of South Africa's problems in attack were laid bare in their disappointing draw with Libya, which was yet another stalemate at home.

Baxter under pressure for Seychelles matches

South Africa coach Stuart Baxter must get six points from matches against Seychelles after admitting his side let themselves down against Libya.

MTN8 Semi-finals

SuperSport, Cape Town City through to final

MTN8 final to be played in Durban - PSL

The 2018 MTN8 final between SuperSport United and Cape Town City will be played at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on September 29

Silva goes from hero to villain for Sundowns in cup defeat

Toni Silva went from hero to villain as Downs were dumped out of a second cup competition in a week with a shootout loss to Cape Town City.

SuperSport win at Chiefs, reach MTN8 final

SuperSport United went away to Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday and won 1-0 in the second leg of the MTN8 semifinal to book a place in the final.

Going down memory lane

25 Moments That Changed Cricket: The 438 ODI


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