Herman Gibbs

Champions Province ready for the Bull run

By HERMAN R GIBBS, Cape Dreams Editor Reigning Currie Cup champions DHL Western Province have started their preparations for the opening match against the Blue Bulls, at Newlands, on Saturday, behind closed doors. The usual Monday training session, which traditionally has been open to the media for many years, was off limits to the media, and only still photography was …

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The Butcher Man, new kid on the block

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WP look to spice Currie Cup campaign

By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor Players who have followed the dollar trail abroad, as well as Springbok call-ups have stripped the DHL Western Province backline bare. The Springbok training squad will be announced over the weekend and Western Province are expecting to off-load backliners such as Gio Aplon, Juan de Jongh, Jean de Villiers and even Louis Schreuder, …

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Strydom: ‘White Buffalo’ washed up

By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams editor World Sport Promotions’ boss Thinus Strydom has urged Francois ‘White Buffalo’ Botha to hang up his gloves for once and for all. In mid-June, Botha, a former IBF heavyweight champion, was laid out flat in the ring in the second round of his fight against New Zealand rookie Joseph Parker, in Auckland. The …

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Gurthrö, Fourie the Boks bolters

Japan-based scrum-half Fourie du Preez has been named in South Africa’s 30-man squad for the opening two rounds of the Rugby Championship against Argentina. Three players who were not part of the Springbok squad for the June series have been added to the squad. Du Preez, who has been selected for the Springboks for the first time since the 2011 …

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Loins lose but win Super Rugby promotion

The MTN Lions are back in the Vodacom Super Rugby competition despite losing to the Southern Kings 23-18 in the second leg of the promotion-relegation series at Ellis Park in front of 60,000 spectators, on Saturday. It speakes volumnes for the power of attraction of South African rugby that a match between a team which hasn’t played Super Rugby this …

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Game On. The Clubhouse dinner competition

The Claremont Cricket Club, a Constantia landmark, is the perfect place for a family-style eatery, with its spectacular views of Table Mountain across the cricket fields in the Cape’s most prestigious leafy suburb. The recently opened Clubhouse is set to take full advantage of this beautiful and convenient location. Cape Dreams readers can start padding up to wine and dine …

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Chiefs’ big chance for back-to-back titles

After 124 games, just 80 minutes stands between the Chiefs or the Brumbies being crowned 2013 Super Rugby Champions. The Chiefs, last season’s champions, earned the right to host next Saturday’s final after finishing on top of the log and subsequently defeating the Crusaders 20-19 in a breathtaking Semi-Final. The defending champions will welcome Jake White’s Brumbies to Hamilton after …

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Atlantic Seaboard property market buoyant

House prices around the Cape Peninsula grew “relatively strongly” the past year, according to Absa’s latest quarterly housing review. “House prices along the coast improved further in the second quarter of 2013, growing by a nominal 15.6% year-on-year, after being in a state of deflation from late 2011 up to mid-2012.” The bank’s Third Quarter 2013 Housing Review — released …

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Clean-bowled by Constantia Clubhouse Menu

The Claremont Cricket Club, a Constantia landmark, is the perfect place for a family-style eatery, with its spectacular views of Table Mountain across the cricket fields in Cape Town’s most prestigious leafy suburb. The recently opened Clubhouse is set to take full advantage of this beautiful and convenient location. With its casual atmosphere and great service, The Clubhouse is the …

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