South Africa’s 2023 World Cup bid has been given the government’s full backing. According to the Sunday Times, the 2023 World Cup technical committee that was in South Africa over the past week to begin its assessment of the bid was assured by tourism minister Derek Hanekom that the government is behind it. World Rugby is asking SA Rugby for guarantees of £240-million… Read more →
Bianca Zoonekynd bagged a tumbling bronze for South Africa at the World Cup gymnastics event in Baku, Azerbaijan on Sunday, writes MARK ETHERIDGE.
Team South Africa’s triathletes wowed at the Discovery World Cup sprint event in Cape Town on Saturday, with Richard Murray spearheading a 1-2-3 finish in the first event of the 2017 International Triathlon Union calendar, writes MARK ETHERIDGE. Home boy Murray, who missed last year’s event with a broken collar bone, broke through to finally win an ITU event in… Read more →
Legendary Springbok scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen has died after a long battle with motor neurone disease, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
BBC World News sports reporter PIERS EDWARDS travelled to Accra, Cairo and back to London, to uncover the story behind the African boycott of the 1966 World Cup.