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Tsogo Sun serves up five finalists

July 22, 2014 – 8:06 am |

 
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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SA Women’s Fours strike gold in final

July 27, 2014 – 3:16 pm |

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A big bravo for South African lawn bowlers Susan Nel (skip), Tracy-Lee Botha, Santjie Steyn and Esme Steyn who won a magnificent gold medal for their nation when beating Malaysia 14-9 (15 ends) in the final of the Women’s Fours at the XX Commonwealth Games here in Scotland.

Down 9-4 on the 9th end, the Green and Gold girls rallied and went 4, 1,1,2,1,1 to wrap it up. Said Allan Freeman, Bowls SA president, in Scotland for a World Bowls summit: “Fantastic effort; I was choked with emotion. And on Monday the Men’s Trips have a chance at another gold medal – too fantastic. And do not forget Colleen Piketh, what a player – she showed she belongs among the best singles players in the world, to play for bronze.”

After the Protea women’s quartet had played magnificently to edge England 12-10 in a quarter-final on Saturday, they came out yesterday and raised the bar again in beating home favourites Scotland 15-12 in a semi-final.  Malaysia, coached by Dr Simon Botha, a South African, had beaten New Zealand in a 13-11 nailbiter

Colleen Piketh went down fighting 21-18 against a former world singles champion in England’s Natalie Melmore in a semi-final clash.

The Men’s Triples played superbly to reach the final where Northern Ireland awaits. Skip Bobby Donnelly had warm words for Pierre Breitenbach and Prince Neluonde after the trio had beaten New Zealand 19-17 in a quarter-final and then vaunted Australia 18-4 in the semis.

Namibia astounded everyone but themselves by reaching q the semi-finals of the Men’s pairs before succumbing to the powerful Malaysians 23-15; the winners there play Scotland for gold; Namibia plays for bronze against England.

 

Tsogo Sun scrums down with WP Rugby

July 17, 2014 – 1:14 pm |

 
Tsogo Sun’s relationship as the official hotel partner to WP Rugby was extended in 2013 to include two properties from their gaming arm: The Caledon Casino, Hotel and Spa in the Overberg Region and Mykonos …

Injuries wiped out the 2014 Stormers

July 14, 2014 – 4:11 pm | Comments Off

 
 
Stormers reduced to Breezes
 
By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor
In reviewing his team’s woeful 2014 Super Rugby season, DHL Stormers coach Allister Coetzee reasoned that a staggering injury list hamstrung his team’s efforts to reach …

Sharks slash Storm chasers

July 13, 2014 – 4:53 pm | Comments Off

 
 There wasn’t a Storm brewing
 
By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor 
 
The Sharks were presented with a perfect dress rehearsal for their Super Rugby play-off against the Highlanders next week after they ran out 34-10 winners …

Burger, ‘Appels’, Shark on Newlands menu

July 11, 2014 – 1:53 pm | Comments Off

By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor
The vastly-improved DHL Stormers and the floundering Sharks will have vastly different objectives going into Saturday’s Super Rugby derby at Newlands (kick-off 7.10pm).
The Stormers, who are on a four-match …

Ali Baba and the cricket thieves

July 8, 2014 – 12:18 pm | Comments Off

Despite Cricket SA’s top brass justifying its decision to vote to give the “big three” more power in international cricket, former cricket boss Ali Bacher has spoken out against cricket’s direction.
“My grave disappointment with the …

Vlokkie turns back the klokkie – back at WP

July 7, 2014 – 5:53 pm | Comments Off

Just for kicks, Cilliers
returns
 
By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor
The DHL Stormers have added another weapon to their coaching arsenal with the arrival of Vlok Cilliers as the Western Province kicking coach.
The former Springbok and …

Deon Fourie: Moreover, master of the turn-over

July 7, 2014 – 5:32 pm | Comments Off

Vodacom Rugby Stats App review,  after Rnd 18
 
The penultimate round of the regular Vodacom SupeRugby season saw the home sides in the South African Conference take the spoils.
While the 18th round produced some surprising results with …

Bulls caught in the eye of the Storm

July 6, 2014 – 11:54 am | Comments Off

 
Stormers wield the whitewash brush
 
By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor

The DHL Stormers did their name proud as they finally ended the Bulls’ slim play-off hopes with a 16-0 victory in the North-South Super Rugby …

Stormers win sweet 16-0 over Bulls

July 5, 2014 – 7:01 pm | Comments Off

By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor
The DHL Stormers ran out deserved 16-0 winners on the back of an impressive first-half performance against traditional rivals the Bulls in the Super Rugby derby at Newlands on …

SA Davis Cup stalwarts chalk up awards

July 2, 2014 – 8:33 am | Comments Off

A trio of South African Davis Cup legends, including two former champions, have been presented with their Davis Cup Commitment Awards at this year’s Wimbledon Championships.
Cliff Drysdale, Wayne Ferreira and Frew McMillan were given their …