Herman Gibbs

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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Once ‘Odd Job’, now Lady Jane

Nearly, nearly, nearly five decades ago, to this day (18 February) a baby girl was added to the Jones household at Parkfield Road North, New Moston, Manchester M40, at around 8.30 in the morning, about the same time father Peter was about to set off for work. When he was shown the baby he was perturbed by a few red …

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Sport’s biggest names up for Laureus World Awards

A glittering collection of the world’s greatest sports stars (including South African rugby star Schalk Burger, pictured) have been nominated for the 2015 Laureus World Sports Awards, following a ballot by the world’s media. The winners will be revealed at the Awards Ceremony in Shanghai on April 15. The Nominations – six in each category – have set up some …

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Wild Clover Market set to open at end of February

The Wild Clover Market, a new and exciting family market opens its doors on Saturday 28 February 2015. Located at the Wild Clover farm along the popular R304 in the heart of the Stellenbosch winelands, the market will offer locals and tourists a wide variety of delicious food options, fun activities for the kids, themed events and some light entertainment …

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CT Rugby 10s proved a major attraction

The World’s biggest tens Rugby tournament, the takealot.com Cape Town 10s took place on Friday, 6 February and Saturday, 7 February and proved to be the biggest sporting and social event of the year. Attracting record attendance numbers, the event had it all, from a cameo performance by Stormers Captain and South African Rugby Player of the Year, Duane Vermeulen, …

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