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Beer Fest countdown in Cape Town

November 21, 2014 – 9:26 am |

 
 
Counting down to the Cape Town Festival of Beer!
With just over a week to go until the Cape Town Festival of Beer, what are you looking forward to the most?The festival will be taking place …

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Herschelle’s Man U connection

November 11, 2014 – 8:11 pm |

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The touring Man U legends have invited Herschelle Gibbs to spend the week with them in Joburg this week, ahead of Saturday’s game at Ellis Park. The plan was to give Herschelle a 15-minute run during the match but he decided to refrain from action because of pending commitments in the next few weeks which includes defending the titles at the Gary Player Invitational at Sun City, and after that cricket appearances in Kuwait.
Would have been interesting had Herschelle decided to accept Man U’s offer to play because Mark Fish would have been playing in the Pirates side, but ill-health forced him out. Herschelle (WP) last played against Fish in 1990 in an inter-pro tournament and both were selected for the SA under-16 team, managed by Eric Dalton, afterwards. I didn’t see any of the matches then because I had a working stint in the London office at the time.

Six-pack Sarries run Province off their feet

November 9, 2014 – 3:00 pm |

By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor
Saracens, the Aviva Premiership outfit, oozed too much class for a game DHL Western Province side who suffered a 46-22 defeat in the Sanlam Challenge Shield fixture at Allianz …

England’s Ross adds to Nedbank gloss

November 5, 2014 – 7:08 pm | Comments Off

 
England’s Ross Fisher has been confirmed as the 13th player in the field for the 2014 Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club at Sun City from 4-7 December.
Alastair Roper, the Tournament Director …

Pumping Surf at Llandudno

November 4, 2014 – 11:36 am | Comments Off

 
Saturday the 1st of November saw surfers hit the beach for the Off The Lip Movember Surf Jam. Over 45 participants were greeted by clean 4 feet surf at Llandudno Lifesaving Club, the perfect setting …

Spain salutes Natalie du Toit

October 31, 2014 – 8:10 am | Comments Off

 
By Graeme Joffe, SportsFire Daily Editor
The ever so humble Natalie du Toit has always been one of my favourite sporting stars. An unbelievable ambassador for South Africa and despite having retired from swimming a little over …

Toetie: Lady Luck se voet, we made our own luck

October 26, 2014 – 4:37 pm | Comments Off

 
Boshoff’s kicking left a trail of disaster
 
By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor
Lady Luck smiled on Western Province as they emerged 19-16 winners on the back of a matchwinning place-kicking display by Demetri Catrakilis against …

Turn-over ball vital to WP’s winning hopes

October 18, 2014 – 9:42 am | Comments Off

 
By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor
– previews today’s CC clash at Newlands
 
DHL Western Province’s chances of victory against the Blue Bulls in Saturday’s Currie Cup semifinal at Newlands may rest heavily on their ruthless …

Taute out of WP side to face Pollard & Co

October 16, 2014 – 5:07 pm | Comments Off

By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor
The powerful centre-cum-fullback Jaco Taute has not recovered from a rib injury and was not considered for DHL Western Province’s Currie Cup semifinal line-up to face the Blue Bulls at Newlands …

Hamilton wins Russian GP in Sochi

October 12, 2014 – 4:39 pm | Comments Off

Lewis Hamilton won his fourth straight race to win the inaugural Russian Grand Prix in front of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, to extend his lead in the Formula One world championship to 17 points.
But …

England ring Blitzbokke se klokke

October 12, 2014 – 4:26 pm | Comments Off

The Springbok Sevens have finished in fourth place at the Gold Coast Sevens after suffering a 19-0 defeat against England in their playoff for third place on Sunday.
South Africa earned 15 points for their efforts …

Don’t worry about the Bulls, worry about Handré Pollard

October 12, 2014 – 12:51 pm | Comments Off

By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor
DHL Western Province would have consigned Saturday’s 28-20 Currie Cup defeat at the hands of the visiting Sharks to history as soon as the match ended at Newlands.
By fielding …