Herman Gibbs

Stormers losing streak continues, now lose ‘Appels’

Injury bites Stormers ‘Appels’   In some good news for the DHL Stormers following their winless tour of Australasia, fullback Gio Aplon hasn’t fractured his elbow as initially feared. Aplon was forced to leave the field in the 23rd minute against the Reds in Brisbane on Saturday, in obvious pain, with fears he’d be out of action for the remainder …

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Liverpool four the title

  Brendan Rodgers’ thriving Liverpool side delivered yet another dominant victory at Anfield on Sunday to move to the top of the Premier League with only six games remaining. Liverpool climbed back to the top of the Premier League table as they comfortably dispatched of Tottenham 4-0 at Anfield. Their eighth successive Premier League win was barely in doubt as …

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Angry Man U fans on a high

  United’s fans on heaven and earth   An aeroplane trailing a banner with the words ‘Wrong one – Moyes out’ has flown over Old Trafford during the opening minutes of Manchester United’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa. With no sight of the plane before kick-off, Moyes stepped out of the tunnel and took his place in the dug-out …

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Allesverloren Stormers return home Reds faced

Winless form raises a Reds flag DHL Stormers coach Allister Coetzee was again left lamenting crucial mistakes after his team’s 17-22 loss to the Reds in Brisbane on Saturday, but he was proud of the effort that his players put into their final tour match. The DHL Stormers will fly back home to South Africa on Sunday after four narrow …

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Kop that! Liverpool vibe like the 70s, 80s

  Reds touched by Anfield hysteria   Brendan Rodgers says he can sense the vibe of the 1970s and 80s – when the Merseyside club dominated English and European football – being revived around Anfield in the closing weeks of the season. The Liverpool manager and his players were taken aback as hundreds of fans gathered to line the streets …

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Ferg off .. Man U fans vent fury

  Reds fans highly bedevilled   Furious Manchester United supporters vented their anger at Sir Alex Ferguson after Tuesday’s 3-0 drubbing by Manchester City at Old Trafford. After the match, angry fans close to the directors’ box reportedly yelled expletives at the former United manager over his decision to handpick David Moyes as his successor and for leaving what they …

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Epic effort from Team Laureus

Butch James teams up with Jade Gutzeit   The highly-anticipated 2014 Absa Cape Epic is underway and Team Laureus is one of the high-profile teams tackling 718 km of the Western Cape most grueling mountain bike trails. Joining Laureus Ambassador and Springbok rugby legend, Butch James, and his riding partner Jade Gutzeit (former enduro and off-road national dirt bike champion) …

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2014 Laureus: Vettel, Rafa show their mettle

  Laureus Awards a hit in Malaysia   Three of the most exciting young sports stars of their generation, who have proved world-beaters despite their age, have been honoured at the 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Germany’s Sebastian Vettel, the youngest four-time Formula One world champion in history at 26, was named Laureus World Sportsman of …

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WP make 5 changes for Bulldogs clash

Unie-Mil loosie in the mix   DHL Western Province coach John Dobson has announced his team for Friday afternoon’s Vodacom Cup, Round Four clash against the Border Bulldogs in East London (kick-off 15h00), writes Howie Kahn. DHL WP have won two games and lost one thus far in 2014 and will be eyeing a first away win of the season …

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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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