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Tsogo Sun serves up five finalists

July 22, 2014 – 8:06 am | Comments Off

Keep your eye on Tsogo Sun
The eagerly anticipated second annual Inter Hotel Challenge, the hospitality industry’s ultimate food and wine pairing challenge, is well under way and Tsogo Sun has five candidates competing in the …

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Rof en onbeskof; Yellow make WP see red

August 18, 2014 – 4:51 pm |

Despite their impressive start to the Currie Cup season, DHL Western Province will be worried about a lack of discipline in the team.

A 35-16 win over the EP Kings in Port Elizabeth was followed up by a 41-17 mauling of the Blue Bulls at Newlands last weekend.
However, one major blot in the WP copybook on Saturday was their discipline, as lock Manuel Carizza and wing Kobus van Wyk both spent time in the sin bin.
The weekend before, against the EP Kings in Port Elizabeth, the team conceded three yellow cards – something WP coach Allister Coetzee is determined to eradicate from his team’s make-up.
“There is a tendency to be over anxious in defence because this team does not want to concede tries,” Coetzee told the WP Rugby website. “At times our players were also guilty of over-exuberance and that leads to penalties against us.
“Referees are not going to allow cynical things and our players will be hit hard financially when this happens. We have standards for the way we want to play and we frown on players being yellow-carded.”
WP will host the table-topping Golden Lions at Newlands on Saturday, with the winner of this match likely to move clear into first place on the Currie Cup standings – unless the Sharks beat the Cheetahs by a very big margin in Durban.
“We want to build on this performance because we are striving for consistency week in and week out,” said Coetzee.
“We must cut out the soft moments in the game when allow opponents through for a try because we did not retain our shape as a team.”

SAS, the choice of champions

August 18, 2014 – 8:39 am |

By Eunice Visagie, DO IT NOW Magazine

With sport becoming more and more competitive locally and internationally, the demand for world-class training facilities in South Africa has been at an all time high.
In the past three years, …

‘White Buffalo’ boost KZN boxing

August 15, 2014 – 1:14 pm |

KwaZulu-Natal boxing will return to its former glory when the SMD Muscle Box and Dine tournament takes place on August 22 at SMD in Ballito.
The event, the brainchild of former boxers Francois ‘The White Buffalo’ …

Prooooooovince, Bulle in Newlands derby

August 15, 2014 – 12:35 pm |

By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor
DHL Western Province and the Blue Bulls may have had contrasting fortunes in their most recent outings but both will be driven by traditional fierce rivalry in their second-round …

RIP Rory Chappell

August 15, 2014 – 9:35 am |

Rory Chappell, one of South Africa’s brightest tennis prospects in the 1970’s and 1980’s has died suddenly at the age of 55.
Chappell burst onto the international tennis scene at the age of 18 when he …

Boland win Cape derby

August 14, 2014 – 5:55 pm |

Gauteng North Sparring for the title
Gauteng North picked themselves up after their shock defeat to Dr Kenneth Kaunda (North West South) with two decisive victories on the fourth day of the SPAR National Netball Championships at …

Another WP hooker goes down

August 14, 2014 – 4:46 pm |

Rookie will hook against Blue Bulls
By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor
DHL Western Province has suffered a double whammy ahead of the weekend’s Currie Cup clash against the Blue Bulls on Newlands.
Just three days after Tiaan …

Billy Anderson Tribute coming up

August 6, 2014 – 2:44 pm | Comments Off

Just like the great Muhammad Ali, Billy Anderson has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Tom Donaldson has arranged a Tribute event (not a fund-raiser) to mark his services to Cape Town football, with Gavin Hunt …

Come what May – three holes-in-one

July 31, 2014 – 3:26 pm | Comments Off

Nettl in fine fettle – 3 times
By Michael Vlismas
An amateur golfer who stunned the South African golf community when he scored three holes-in-one in May, two of them during the same round, had more reason …

Powerhouse Willy wings it to WP

July 31, 2014 – 1:43 pm | Comments Off

Kenyan backline star joins Province
William Ambaka Ndayara, the powerhouse Kenyan wing,  will join DHL Western Province ahead of the 2014 Absa Currie Cup competition.
William Ambaka Ndayara, who weighs a hefty 100 kilograms and stands 1,95 …

WP in Bok quandary

July 30, 2014 – 8:23 am | Comments Off

Province held up by SA squad announcement
By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor
DHL Western Province’s preparations for their opening 2014 Currie Cup game have been hamstrung by the timing of the Springbok squad announcement which will …