Herman Gibbs

WP lock, crock and peril

  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 the weekend against the Pumas in Nelspruit. And if that was not enough, the team’s usual Monday medical report also revealed that the …

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Time for rotation is a thing of the past for WP

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 the season. As a result, team changes will be kept to a bare minimum over the remaining rounds in an effort to help combinations …

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Rookie ‘Oupa’ gets his Bok break

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 Newlands, in Cape Town. The match will mark Mohojé’s debut in a starting Bok side after he made his national team debut in June …

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Get your braai day on with Groupon!

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, kettle braais, gas braais and portable braais. Discounts range between 20% and 50% to make this braai day affordable for all South Africans. Looking …

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Province ready to slay the Pumas

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 health on Monday. Province’s radical change to their training regime and their playing patterns which makes for more passing and less contact seems to …

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Bok flank goes under the knife

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 ago. Springbok team doctor Craig Roberts told the media in Cape Town on Monday that Louw had suffered a pinched nerve in his neck …

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Bokke can scrum Aussies into the ground

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 the rugby media in Cape Town on Monday, the scrum guru said the Boks have “revisited” the basics and provided they apply their …

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WP win without sounding a championship warning

  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 the way WP allowed Griquas back into the match in the closing stages when his players seemed to neglect the basics of …

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Prooovince too good for Griquas

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 on Saturday afternoon. The match ended on a frantic note as either side scored a try, by which time the match had long been …

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Annual Awards Evening, Cape Town-Tygerberg FA

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 awards i.e Player of the Year, Senior and Junior Club of the Year etc. Price:  R110.00pp Tickets available from the office – contact Neil …

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