DAVID ISAACSON: Ashwin Willemse exposes the depth of rugby's race problem

'I’m not going to be patronised by two individuals that have played in apartheid, segregated era and come and want to undermine'

THERESE RAPHAEL: The rise and fall of Arsene Wenger

'An economist by education, he looked more like his nickname, "the professor," than a hardscrabble soccer coach'

BARENG-BATHO KORTJAAS: The disgusting, pointless violence of the Kaizer Chiefs fans

'I struggle to understand the madness in the method of visiting such violence on someone trying to make an honest living'

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TELFORD VICE: The monumental clobbering of Australia

'Difficult as the defeat will be for the Australians to swallow, it will be put in the shade by the storm of controversy and recrimination they will fly home ...

Underdog Eagles stun Patriots to win Super Bowl

'We’ve been doubted since Day One.This team, no one picked us. We come out here and we’re World Champions'

COMMENT: Turns out the rugby world doesn't like a kleptocracy

'Yesterday was also partly about our image abroad, and it's worrying that even ANC presidential hopeful Cyril Ramaphosa, the face of our bid, failed to allay ...

ROSS TUCKER: Skirmishes on sport's new transgender frontier

'Hannah Mouncey, you see, used to be Callum Mouncey, a male professional handball athlete in 2016, who is now a transgender female and seeking a new career in ...

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Bafana victory thanks to shrink's advice, say coach and Khune

The one big point that he said was missing was that he wanted the players’ minds to be much on the ‘here and now’

What the Boks did right

For all the talk about ball-in-hand it was the Boks sheer physicality with hooker Malcolm Marx‚ prop Steven Kitshoff‚ captain Eben Etzebeth and flank ...

Rampant Rabada the leading wicket taker in the world this year

With Kagiso Rabada ablaze for his match haul of 10/63‚ South Africa won by an innings and 254 runs to wrap a 2-0 series win inside three days

Ruthless All Blacks name 'strongest-possible team' to face Boks at Newlands

Hansen said he expected a backlash from the Springboks, who were heavily criticised by their fans after their record defeat at North Harbour Stadium

Only 300 tickets sold for Bafana qualifier at FNB stadium ... eish

The South African Football Association’s decision to take the game to the Johannesburg venue appears to have backfired spectacularly

Baxter brings in a shrink for Bafana as pressure mounts

'What is it that we can do to get our players to raise their psychological preparedness for these kinds of big events?'

Bok coaches confident team will improve after All Black battering

'It’s a match that now looms as a contest that could save the campaign from being a total failure'

New coach Gibson lays out vision for Proteas

'I have been given the backing of CSA to pick what I consider to be the best people to take the team where I want it to be forward'

Boks want it bad against All Blacks, says Etzebeth

'They want to win it, we want to win it. Records don’t count for very much'

Mumble questions for Stuart Baxter as Bafana stutter

'I am not happy with what happened in the matches against Cape Verde and I am dealing with that issue'

No disgrace for SA's Anderson as he succumbs to Nadal 'conundrum'

'His competitiveness, consistency at that level. He never goes away'

Five big lessons for the Springboks ahead of All Black clash

Five things to take away from Saturday's Rugby Championship encounters in Perth and New Plymouth

Bafana shambles staggers to second loss to 'mighty' Cape Verde

'South Africa's Russia 2018 dream now lies in tatters'

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