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Weird, wonderful World Cup awaits

Asked to forecast the actions of Russia ahead of World War II, Winston Churchill uttered the memorable phrase, “Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” As … Continue Reading →


Sport heroes can be found in the most unexpected places

IImagine running over halfway to the moon. If it sounds like a crazy idea, that’s probably because it is, although it never stopped Bruce Fordyce, who this week clocked up … Continue Reading →


Monster sport year awaits

There’s massive cricket and rugby to come, but everything in the world of sport in 2018 will be dwarfed by the soccer World Cup in Russia. The marketers like to … Continue Reading →


A sports year best forgotten

Anyone who has been to Potchefstroom will tell you that very little goes on in the North West town. It’s quiet and dull, the sort of place you’d want to … Continue Reading →


SA racing teeters as Mister Big faces his reckoning

  • By ClintonV
  • December 18, 2017
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When you’re eating baked beans out of a tin can and wondering where the next meal is coming from, you probably don’t shed too many tears about the state of … Continue Reading →


SA rugby’s real brain drain – and why it matters

  • By ClintonV
  • December 11, 2017
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There are two ways to look at the growing crisis of South Africa’s best and most promising rugby players heading overseas in droves. The first is to rail against the … Continue Reading →


Next level 7s

  • By ClintonV
  • December 6, 2017
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Friggin’ NZ still in the box-seat while north hots up

  • By ClintonV
  • December 4, 2017
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Formula One is a world far removed from rugby. But in trying to map the shifting tectonic plates of the international game, F1 racing offers a useful metaphor. The All … Continue Reading →


Bah to caution – bring on the mad mavericks

  • By ClintonV
  • November 27, 2017
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Michael Cheika, the rugby coach, is a thoroughly unlikeable guy. He’s stroppy, confrontational and grumpy. Plus he’s Australian. He’s also a refreshingly honest and authentic rugby bloke, as good an … Continue Reading →


Fraught times as Boks catch the slow drift

  • By ClintonV
  • November 20, 2017
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  There was a moment during one of his press conferences last week when Allister Coetzee’s responses drifted out of his mouth like an incoherent babble. It was an excruciating, … Continue Reading →