Herman Gibbs

Appels off to pocket the Franc

  Stormers bid au revoir as Aplon departs   By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor Springbok Gio Aplon will leave the DHL Stormers at the end of the Super Rugby season to take up a contract with top French Top 14 club Grenoble. He is the latest player to say goodbye to the beleaguered Newlands franchise and follows in …

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Banged-up Stormers send Liebenberg, Burger home

Injury list the length of Long Street   DHL Stormers hooker Tiaan Liebenberg has also flown home from his team’s Vodacom Super Rugby tour of Australia, joining Schalk Burger who also returns to Cape Town . Burger is out with a slightly torn quad muscle, whilst Liebenberg suffered a lower neck impingement against the Brumbies on Saturday and will consult …

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Tour from Hell; now Burger comes home

 Torn muscle ends Schalla’s tour   DHL Stormers vice-captain Schalk Burger has been ruled out of their Super Rugby tour and will return home to Cape Town. Burger withdrew from the team to play the Brumbies shortly before the match over the weekend with a torn quad muscle and Coetzee says that the 91 Super Rugby cap star will fly …

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I put it to you: Sandton parade over the top

The week in SA sport … www.sportsfire.co.za 20 March 2014 Open top bus parade for under-19’s? I don’t want to take anything away from the SA under-19 cricket side and their incredible achievement in winning the World Cup but the victory parade in Sandton, organized by the Department of Sport and Recreation was simply over the top. The victory parade …

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Desperate Stormers make 5 changes

By Howie Kahn, Stormers Strategic Communications Manager DHL Stormers head coach Allister Coetzee has made five changes to his team for Saturday’s Super Rugby meeting with the Brumbies in Canberra (kick-off 10.40am SA time). One of the five changes is positional, with Gio Aplon shifting from wing to fullback, handing a first-ever Stormers start to Sailosi Tagicakibau at no 11, with …

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Murray Czech-mates Ivan Lendl

  Murray splits with Lendl   The British No.1 and defending Wimbledon champion will no longer work with the Czech coach, who had helped him to his first Grand Slam successes after several failed attempts. Murray appointed Lendl as coach in December 2011 – the Czech being the only other man to have lost all four of his first Grand …

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Bok fans can buy 2015 WC tickets now

 World Cup packages on offer   South African rugby fans need not worry about securing match tickets for Springbok matches at Rugby World Cup 2015 in England following the establishment of SA Rugby Travel, it was announced on Tuesday.The new company – a joint venture between the South African Rugby Union and Tourvest Destination Management – has secured thousands of …

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Phosa now a WBF ringleader

ANC heavyweight joins WBF ranks   One of the most prominent figures in South Africa, Dr Mathews Phosa, has been appointed Honorary President of the World Boxing Federation with immediate effect. WBF President Howard Goldberg expressed his and the WBF’s delight at having one of the most influential and dignified personalities in all of Africa on board the World Boxing …

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2014 Cape Town Carnival in pictures

Cape Dreams Editor, Herman R Gibbs, was at hand on Saturday night, to snap up the action at the 2014 Cape Town Carnival on the streets of Green and Sea Point.

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‘White Buffalo’ hit for 6, TKO’d in 5th

By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor Francois Botha tasted defeat for the sixth consecutive time when he suffered a fifth-round TKO at the hands of Andrzej Wawrzyk on Saturday night at the Hotel Arlamow in Arlamow, Poland. The 45-year-old Witbank-born Botha, now (48-11-2, 29 KOs), last won a fight in June 2011, when he defeated Flo Simba at Emperors …

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