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L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, one of the world’s best

September 30, 2014 – 8:25 am |

South Africa’s premier horseracing and summer social calendar event, the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (LQP), has been listed as one of the world’s top five race days by The Telegraph in Great Britain, ranking it alongside …

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Tsogo Sun backs rampant Bokke

September 30, 2014 – 7:53 am |

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A long-time accommodation sponsor of the majority of South Africa’s national sporting teams, Tsogo Sun has expanded its sponsorship agreement with the Springboks in a partnership that dates back to 1995 and has evolved into one in which Tsogo Sun is now the team’s official accommodation and experience partner.

“Tsogo Sun has a long history of supporting the men and women who carry the flag for South Africa on the international sporting stage, and we have been the home of the Springboks since the Rugby World Cup in 1995. We take great pride in our association with the Springboks, which we believe is the coming together of two great leaders.

“This formidable partnership epitomises our brand values of leadership, charisma, passion and energy,” says Neil Fraser, Group Director of Sales for TsogoSun. Tsogo Sun’s sponsorship of sport dates back to its inception over 40 years ago and has seen the group partnering with national sporting bodies to become the official accommodation provider to, amongst others, the South African national rugby, soccer, cricket and netball teams, along with many provincial sporting teams including the Lions, Sharks, Bulls, Western Province, Eastern Province, Griquas and Cheetahs.

No stranger to providing customised treatment and experiences to cater for the specific needs of teams in training to represent the nation, Tsogo Sun ensures not only that the Springboks are accommodated around the country, but also that their specific meal requirements are handled in close collaboration with the team’s dieticians and that their dedicated team rooms are on offer.

Private, cordoned off areas are provided for team strategy meetings, sports massage and private meals, and the hotels’personalised service even extends to screening of calls to ensure an added sense of privacy and reduced distractions.

“We are passionately committed to creating a secure haven where the Springboks can recharge and prepare for their matches, both mentally and physically,” concludes Fraser.

WP lock, crock and peril

September 29, 2014 – 3:26 pm |

By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor
DHL Western Province’s Currie Cup championship claims have suffered a huge setback with the news that both their first-choice locks Ruan Botha and Jean Kleyn sustained season-ending injuries over …

Time for rotation is a thing of the past for WP

September 25, 2014 – 2:24 pm |

By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor
DHL Western Province have ditched their squad rotation policy in favour of selecting the best available team as the 2014 Absa Currie Cup competition nears the business end of …

Rookie ‘Oupa’ gets his Bok break

September 25, 2014 – 2:13 pm |

By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor
Despite match fitness concerns, Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has handed flanker Teboho ‘Oupa’ Mohojé a berth in the run-on XV to face Australia in Saturday’s Rugby Championship Test at …

Get your braai day on with Groupon!

September 23, 2014 – 4:35 am |

Groupon South Africa has great deals to make your braai day exceptional this year!
If you are looking to christen a new braai this Heritage day, Groupon has a wide range to choose from includingPotjie pots, …

Province ready to slay the Pumas

September 22, 2014 – 4:22 pm |

By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor
For only the second time in three ABSA Currie Cup seasons, DHL Western Province emerged unscathed from a match after the team’s medical staff issued a clean bill of …

Bok flank goes under the knife

September 22, 2014 – 4:14 pm |

By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor
Springbok backrower Francois Louw underwent surgery on Monday after he picked up a neck injury in the Rugby Championship Test against New Zealand, in Wellington, just over a week …

Bokke can scrum Aussies into the ground

September 22, 2014 – 4:08 pm |

By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor
South Africa’s scrum coach Pieter de Villiers says the Springboks could have the upper hand at scrum time against the Wallabies in Saturday’s Rugby Championship Test at Newlands.
Speaking to …

WP win without sounding a championship warning

September 21, 2014 – 12:36 pm |

By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor
DHL Western Province coach Allister Coetzee was circumspect enough before trumpeting too loudly his side’s bonus-point win over the never-say-die Griquas on Saturday at Newlands.
Coetzee was not pleased with …

Prooovince too good for Griquas

September 20, 2014 – 4:57 pm |

By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor
DHL Western Province consolidated their position at the top of the Currie Cup log with a deserving 36-12 win over a game Griquas side in their clash at Newlands …

Annual Awards Evening, Cape Town-Tygerberg FA

September 17, 2014 – 2:27 pm | Comments Off

Cape Town-Tygerberg FA will stage their 21st Annual Awards Evening at the Italian Club, Donegal Street, Rugby, on Saturday, 18 October.
Details to hand: Awarding Senior League and Knock-Out trophies and medals, as well as individual …