Herman Gibbs

Bafana Bafana turn on second-half pressure to run out 3-1 victors

By Herman Gibbs, African News Agency Bafana Bafana scored a 3-1 win over hosts Swaziland after a goalless first half in their international friendly at the Somhlolo Stadium in Mbabane on Wednesday night. Bafana Bafana looked composed at the outset after they managed to strike cohesion straight from the kick-off. The Swazis seemed content to let the visitors make the …

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#ConquerAsOne moment goes to SA-Germany duo

The theme of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic has as its theme the popular line #ConquerAsOne On completion of Stage 5 on Friday, the #ConquerAsOne moment went to the to the Cystic Fibrosis Cycling team of Jason Van’t Slot, a South African (left) and Philipp Sassie, the German. Van’t Slot is a cystic fibrosis sufferer and with his friend is attempting to finish his first …

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Buys and Beukes win against against all odds

The South African pairing of Philip Buys (26 years) and Matthys Beukes (27 years), against all odds won the 4th stage of the Absa Cape Epic on Thursday. In terms of the race’s theme, this team clearly #ConqueredAsOne After a flattish section out of Worcester followed by a manageable rise or two, riders soon hit the flanks of the Windpomp …

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DHL Newlands to celebrate Western Cape bravery

Over 500 fire-fighters, disaster management, medical and rescue workers will attend Saturday’s Vodacom Super Rugby match between the DHL Stormers and the Chiefs at DHL Newlands, as WP Rugby pays tribute to some of the brave men and women who work tirelessly to fight fires in all regions and communities of the Western Cape. Cape Town’s South Peninsula was hit …

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Conquering As One with the Cape Epic

Between the gasps of air and the grueling mountainous terrain, the Absa Cape Epic has earned its rightful place as one of the most exhilarating life-changing mountain-bike races in the world. Many come from near and far to witness this majestic race, either to support their significant others or as part of the cheering local communities to exuberantly coax the …

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Epic showdown between midfield big-hitters

By Herman R Gibbs, African News Agency (ANA) The midfield showdown between Damian de Allende (DHL Stormers) and Sonny Bill Williams (Chiefs, pictured) will be a key highlight in Saturday’s Super Rugby fixture at Newlands. Both the inside centres bring a host of various strengths to their teams’ performances. In the run-in to Saturday’s game, the roles of these two feared …

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Coetzee: ‘A special performance by the Stormers’

DHL Stormers coach Allister Coetzee praised his team for ‘a special performance’, as they claimed a 29-13 win over the Sharks on Saturday to remain unbeaten after four matches in the 2015 Vodacom Super Rugby tournament. The DHL Stormers scored two tries to one as they converted a narrow 13-10 half-time lead into their fourth victory in four weeks – …

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Hamilton: ‘I want to be better’ in 2015

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton knows he has plenty of rivalry for the 2015 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award in April, including major sports stars like Novak Djokovic, Rory McIlroy and Cristiano Ronaldo. “Rory’s done an amazing job. Ronaldo, what a great player he is, Djokovic, I mean he’s killed everything,” said British two-time world champion Hamilton, …

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Close encounters define Vodacom Super Rugby weekend

CAPE TOWN, 2 March – It was a weekend of close encounters of the Vodacom Super Rugby kind as the Vodacom Bulls claimed their first victory of the season while the DHL Stormers continued to dominate the South African Conference. The two local derbies produced nail-biting rugby as the Vodacom Bulls had to keep a spirited Cell C Sharks side at bay in …

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Stormers battle against 14-man Blues

By Herman R Gibbs, SAPA The Stormers ran out deserving 27-16 winners over the New Zealand outfit, the Blues, in the Super Rugby clash at Newlands on Saturday evening, after enjoying a commanding 18-6 halftime lead. The Blues were reduced to 14 players in the 24th minute when their lock Hayden Triggs was red-carded for throwing a punch at Stormers …

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