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Super 12 news (30/01/02)

The Stormers' B team beat Boland 33-19 in a warm-up game played at the Boland Stadium on Monday.
Meanwhile, assistant Springbok coach, Tim Lane's shadow Super 12 Renegades team is playing the Bulls in Rustenburg on Wednesday. The Renegades, who narrowly lost to the Sharks (24-17) last week, play the Stormers in George on Saturday and finish their warm-up stint against the Cats in Bloemfontein on February 8th.

Source: Sportsdesk

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Soccer

 
Santos takes lead (28/01/02)

Cape Town based Santos moved to the top of the Castle Premier League soccer table, when they beat Classic 3-1 at the Mehlareng Stadium in Tembisa on Saturday. The visitors led 1-0 at half time.
In other fixtures played this weekend Supersport United beat Moroko Swallows 1-0, Free State Stars destroyed AmaZulu 4-1 and Sundowns beat Black Leopards 2-1.

Here follows the latest PSL table:

 

TEAM P W D L F A Pts
Santos 21 11 7 3 29 17 40
Moroka Swallows 21 11 6 4 26 16 39
SuperSport Utd 20 11 4 5 25 20 37
Orlando Pirates 19 9 7 3 22 13 34
Manning Rangers 20 9 4 7 34 24 31
Black Leopards 20 8 7 5 35 26 31
Jomo Cosmos 18 8 4 6 19 15 28
Free State Stars 21 7 6 8 22 19 27
Ajax Cape Town 19 7 5 7 17 15 26
Wits University 21 6 8 7 20 20 26
Kaizer Chiefs 18 7 5 6 21 22 26
Bush Bucks 20 7 4 9 22 25 25
Sundowns 15 6 6 3 15 11 24
Golden Arrows 20 5 9 6 21 22 24
Ria Stars 19 4 7 8 19 24 19
Amazulu 22 2 9 11 13 30 15
Hellenic 20 3 6 11 12 30 15
Classic 22 1 10 11 17 36 13

Source: Sportsdesk

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Golf

 
Perfect start for Clark (25/01/02)

SA Open champion Tim Clark made the perfect start as he moved into a share of the lead after the first round of the Telkom PGA Championship at the Woodhill CC near Pretoria on Thursday.
The 27-year old Natalian joined American Bruce Vaughan, Irishman David Higgins and South Africans Michael Kirk and Andrew McLardy on top of the leader board on six-under-par 66.

Source: Sportsdesk

 

Soccer

 
Classic beat Sundowns (24/01/02)

Cape Town based Sundowns lost to bottom of the log Classic 2-1 in a Premier League fixture at Loftus Versfeld on Wednesday night.
This victory was the first for Classic of this season.

Here follows the latest PSL log:

Source: Sportsdesk

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Rugby

 
Cats win warm-up (23/01/02)

The Cats won their first opening pre-season rugby friendly against Griquas at Absa Park on Tuesday night. Leading 19-10 at half-time, the Cats were fortunate with the full-time 33-27 result.
Two tries each by Springbok fullback Conrad Jantjes and flank Piet Krause, and one by flyhalf Conrad Barnard, who also kicked four conversion, accounted for the visitors' points.

Too hot to Harry

The controversial Springbok rugby coach, Harry Viljoen, announced his decision to resign at a media conference on Saturday. He notified SA Rugby (Pty) Ltd Managing Director, Rian Oberholzer of his intentions late Friday afternoon.
Viljoen quit the Springbok post after 15 Tests in charge, saying he had struggled to cope with off-the-field media pressures Tim Lane, former assistant coach to Viljoen, is among the leading contenders for the national job along with former Springboks assistant, Western Province's Gert Smal and Sharks coach Rudolf Straeuli.

Source: Sportsdesk

 

Soccer

 
Cape town based team Santos takes on log leaders Moroka Swallows at Green Point Stadium on Friday evening.(18/01/02)

Swallows have 38 points with Santos on 36. Home advantage will favour Santos and with the wet pitch and the return the suspended captain Edries Burton things could go the way of this promising Cape team.
Other Cape Town teams that will be in action this weekend are Ajax Cape Town, who face Orlando Pirates in Nelspruit and Hellenic, who meet Supersport United in Pretoria.

Source: Sportsdesk

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Rugby

 
Fifth Super 12 squad (16/01/02)

42 players will play in a trial match at Goodwood Rugby Club on Saturday, January 26 to select a squad of 28 to play warm-up matches against South Africa's four Vodacom Rugby Super 12 teams.

Here follows the trail squad:
Fullbacks: Jaco van Schalkwyk (Free State), David Manuel (Griquas), Daniel Philander (WP)
Wings: Ian Fihlani (Border), Wynand Louwrens (Falcons), Khaya Malotana (Lions), Jacques Juries (Pumas).
Centres: Rudi Keil (Boland), Chumani Booi (Border), Mac Masina (Lions), Rudi Coetzee (Lions), Lourens Venter (Leopards)
Flyhalves: Derrick Hougaard (Bulls), Conrad Barnard (FS), Monwabisi Mdyesha (EP)
Scrumhalves: Werner Swanepoel (Leopards), Ashieq Wise (WP), Neil Powell (Free State).
Loose-forwards: Henley du Plessis (Boland), Frans Ahlers (Pumas), Lodewyk Hattingh (Falcons), Nico Breedt (SWD), Pedrie Wannenberg (Bulls), Chean Roux (EP), Pierre Uys (Pumas), Solly Tyibilika (Griquas), Mark de Marigny (Sharks)
Locks: Francois van Schouwenburg (Bulls), Piet Myburgh (Bulls), Joe Beukes (FS), Derrick Grobbelaar (Pumas), Carlo del Fava (Sharks), Randall Julies (Boland)
Props: Loosehead/tighthead: Carel van der Merwe (Boland), Eddie Andrews (WP), CJ van der Linde (FS), Danie Thiart (Griquas)
Tighthead: Euguene Maqwelena (Boland), Brendan Botha (Sharks)
Hookers: Hanyani Shimange (Free State), Ondela Kiva (Elephants), James Dalton (Falcons)

Source: Sportsdesk

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Weekend soccer scores (24/12/01)

Lamontville Golden Arrows ended their year with a 1-1 draw in their Premier Soccer League fixture against Jomo Cosmos at The King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi on Sunday.
In another draw Ria Stars earned a point in their match against Supersport United at the Sheshego Stadium also on Sunday. Santos enjoyed a 1-0 derby-victory over Ajax in a PSL match played at the Greenpoint Stadium in Cape Town on Sunday.
Free State Stars beat Manning Rangers 1-0 in a Castle Premier League soccer match played at a wet Charles Mopeli Stadium on also on Sunday.

Santos lose, Ajax beat Classic (20/12/01)

Bush Bucks caused an upset against Santos when they beat the Cape Town based team 3-1 in their Premiership soccer match at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town on Wednesday.
The good news for Cape Town soccer fans is that Ajax Cape Town beat Thembisa-based Classic 2-1 at Mehlareng Stadium in another PSL clash on Wednesday.

Soccer news (19/12/01)

After been defeated by Orlando Pirates on Saturday, Kaizer Chiefs lost another two points when they allowed AmaZulu an 1-1 draw in a Castle Premiership match at The Ellis Park Stadium on Tuesday.

Here follows the latest PSL table.

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Moroka Swallows 15 9 4 2 20 11 31
Black Leopards 16 8 5 3 29 17 29
Orlando Pirates 16 8 5 3 19 12 29
SuperSport Utd 16 8 3 5 19 18 27
Manning Rangers 15 8 2 5 31 20 26
Santos 14 7 5 2 20 11 26
Ajax Cape Town 14 6 3 5 14 10 21
Wits University 17 5 6 6 15 15 21
Jomo Cosmos 14 6 2 6 13 12 20
Kaizer Chiefs 11 6 1 4 16 16 19
Bush Bucks 16 5 3 8 16 21 18
Free State Stars 15 4 5 6 13 13 17
Sundowns 10 4 4 2 9 6 16
Ria Stars 15 4 4 7 16 19 16
Hellenic 16 3 5 8 10 24 14
Golden Arrows 15 2 7 6 14 20 13
Amazulu 16 2 5 9 9 21 11
Classic 15 0 7 8 9 25 7

Bucks and Leopards win (17/12/01)

Black Leopards defeated Ajax Cape Town 1-0 in a Premier Soccer League match played at the Thohoyandou Stadium on Sunday.
In Rustenburg, Bush Bucks defeated Jomo Cosmos 3-1 in their Premier Soccer League match also played on Sunday.

PSl CEO resigns (14/12/01)

Dr Robin Petersen, CEO of the Premier Soccer League,announced on Thursday that he was to terminate his contract at the end of the month.
Petersen said that he was not resigning, but that the decision to end his contract was a mutual agreement between him and the PSL Board of Governors.

Source: Sportsdesk

 

Cricket

 
Northern Titans victorious (13/12/01)

Northern Titans secured their second Standard Bank win of the season when they beat the Free State Eagles by five wickets in Pretoria on Wednesday night.
Set to chase 196 after Free State had made 195 for three in 45 overs, the Titans made 196 for five with 3.4 overs to spare.

Source: Sportsdesk

 

Soccer

 
Pirates beat Amazulu (12/12/01)

Orlando Pirates beat Amazulu 1-0 in a Castle Premiership match at the Johannesburg Stadium on Tuesday night.
Benedict Vilakazi scored in the 77th minute after AmaZulu goalkeeper Pelewe Delamango failed to secure the ball.
Pirates move up to fourth position on the PSL log.

Soccer news (11/12/01)

Jomo Cosmos beat Amazulu 1-0 in a Premier Soccer league match at Kings Park in Durban and Santos drew 1-1 with Arrows in a Premier soccer league match also in Durban on Sunday.
Pirates and Amazulu meet for a PSL fixture on Tuesday.

Source: Sportsdesk

 

Golf

 
Els claim first title (10/12/01)

Ernie Els claimed his first tournament victory of the season in the Vodacom Players' Championship in Cape Town on Sunday.
After three frustrating rounds of 70 68 70, Els spent the past two days with Belgian sports psychologist Jos Vanstiphout in a bid to capture his first individual title of the year. Els carded a final round seven-under-par 65 to give him a share of the lead on 15-under-par 273 with Alan McLean, who then bogeyed the last hole to squander his chance of a playoff.

Source: Sportsdesk

 

Rugby

 
Boks go under the knive (07/12/01)

Springbok Joost van der Westhuizen has undergone surgery on a career-threatening knee injury on Wednesday.
The 30-year-old scrumhalf had an operation on his cruciate ligament and he is expected to be out for at least six months. Van der Westhuizen, who has won a record 79 caps for the Springboks, played in Saturday's 43-20 victory over USA Eagles.
Andre Vos, who captained the Springboks against America in the absence of Bob Skinstad, will also reportedly undergo surgery on Friday to repair a shoulder injury.

Source: Sportsdesk

 

Soccer

 
Soccer news (06/12/01)

SuperSport United beat Kaizer Chiefs 3-2 in a Premiership match at Ellis Park on Wednesday. Chiefs led 2-1 at half-time.
This defeat has came as a shock after Chiefs had won two major cups in the past two weekends, the Coca-Cola and African Cup Winners Cup. The win puts United into third spot with 24 points.
Hellenic recorded its second victory of the season when they beat Classic 1-0 in a Premiership match at Greenpoint Point Stadium on Tuesday. Former SuperSport United coach Bruce Grobbelaar must be smiling after this victory, as he's just recently taken over the coaching role at the struggling Premier Soccer League side on a temporary basis.

 

 

Rugby

 
WP squad announced (05/12/01)

The Fedsure WP squad for the 2002 Vodacom Cup season was announced in Cape Town on Tuesday.

The Fedsure WP squad for next season is:
Team Management 2002 - Coach: Sammy Paulse, Assistant Coach: Avril Fritz, Manager: Chippie Solomon, Doctor: Paul Salkinder, Physiotherapist: Clint Readhead, Fitness and skills trainer: Dr. Gerhard Jordaan.

Squad: Forwards: Bennie Adams, Eddie Andrews, Mark Balintulu, Anton van Zyl, David de Villiers, Donavan Sinclair, Schalk Brits, Johan Gerber, Ernst Joubert, Patrick Kleinbooi, Kaya Kabese, Jonathan Mokuena, Emmanuel McKenzie, Paul Pedderson, Regan Petersen, Yagya Peterson, Gavin Pfister, Pierre van Rensburg, JB van Ster, Fiela van Zyl, Johan van Zyl, Joseph Price, Patrick Barnard.
Backs: Jean de Villiers, Jonathan Bradshaw, Dave Cummins, Greg Commins, Don Eyman, Chris Fourie, Allen Hoffman, Howard Johnson, Douglas Kleinbooi, Yazeed Manuel, Eric Oliver, Steward Palmer, Patrick Pietersen, Herman Schreuder, Tossie Smith, Enrico Swartz, Chris van Pletzen, Ashieq Wise.

Source: Sportsdesk

 

Golf

 
Garcia wins in Sun City (03/12/01)

Sergio Garcia won the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City Golf on the first hole of a play-off with defending champion Ernie Els.
Garcia holed a 23-foot chip on the par-three 16th, the first hole a sudden-death play-off against Els while Els could only par the hole. Garcia had started the day six shots behind Els but hit a magnificent round of 63 to put himself within touching distance of victory.
Germany's Bernhard Langer finished third, scoring a 69 in his final round to end on 271. Mike Weir of Canada was fourth and England's Lee Westwood fifth.

Source: Sportsdesk

 

Soccer

 
Santos and Leopards drew (29/11/01)

Santos drew 1-1 to Black Leopards, who were playing with only 10-men for the whole of the second half, in a Premier Soccer League game at the Green Point Stadium in Cape Town on Wednesday.
Both goals were scored in the first half.

Chief-Pirates Derby moved (28/11/01)

The controversial match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates scheduled for Ellis Park on December 15 has been moved to the FNB Stadium.
Chiefs, the Premier Soccer League and Ellis Park Stadium management agreed that they should wait for the final report from Judge Ngoepe before scheduling another derby at the Ellis Park Stadium.
On April 11 of this year 43 people died, at a Chief-Pirates derby, in a stampede at Ellis Park.

Soccer news (26/11/01)

Kaizer Chiefs stormed over Jomo Cosmos to beat them 5-0 and take the Coca-Cola Cup in the final played at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.
In PSL news Sundowns suffered a shocking 1-0 home loss to struggling Hellenic match played at Minolta Loftus on Sunday.
The Cape Town-based Hellenic team remains at the bottom of the 18-club standings despite their first success, level on points with Sundowns, AmaZulu and Classic, but behind on goal difference.
On Friday night Black Leopards boosted their PSL log standing from sixth to fourth with a 3-0 win against Lamontville Golden Arrows at the Thohoyandou Stadium in Pietersburg.

PSL soccer news (22/11/01)

The former chief electoral officer for the 1999 general elections, professor Mandla Mchunu was officially appointed chairman of the PSL after Tuesday's Board of Governors meeting.
Also on Tuesday, Manning Rangers beat Bush Bucks 2-1 Chatsworth Stadium in Durban. 

Ellis Park safe for soccer (20/11/01)

The Premier Soccer League declared Ellis Park Stadium safe to host the Kaizer Chiefs-Orlando Pirates derby on December 15 just eight months after the disaster that killed 43 on April 11th.

Source: Sportsdesk

 

Cricket

 
Boland beat Province (15/11/01)

Boland won the Western Cape Challenge one-day cricket friendly against Western Province by 47 runs at Newlands on Wednesday.
Boland, made 230 for seven in their 45 overs. Western Province batted slowly and lost their last eight wickets for only 48 runs.

Source: Sportsdesk

 

Soccer

 
Wins for Ajax and Pirates (14/11/01)

Ajax Cape Town beat Hellenic 2-0 with goals coming from Marciano Vink in the 9th minute and Brent Carelse in the 77th in a Castle Premiership league match at Green Point Stadium on Tuesday night.
In another Premiership match Orlando Pirates beat Supersport United 1-0 at the Johannesburg Stadium on Tueasday.

Source: Sportsdesk

 

Road running

 
Comrades tighten qualifying standards (13/11/01)

The Comrades Marathon Association has announced the tightening of qualifying standards for entry to the 2002 Comrades Marathon. This follows on a higher than normal percentage of non-finishers, and higher than normal percentage of runners having received treatment in the medical facilities at the finish of the 2001 Comrades Marathon. The temperature on race day peaked at 26C, which was by no means exceptional.
A thorough analysis of facts and figures has led to the conclusion that many runners were simply not well enough prepared to finish the race, with slower qualifiers accounting for both the proportionally highest percentage of non-finishers and the proportionally highest percentage of patients requiring treatment in the medical facilities (both at 68%).
In other Comrades news the chairman of the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) Alison West announced that the organisers would be increasing the prize money pool by 23 percent over this year's race, a pool of R750 000.

Source: Sportsdesk

 

Soccer

 
Cape Town Ajax lose to Stars (12/11/01)

A goal in each half by Joe Mwansa handed Free State Stars their second win of the season as they defeated Ajax Cape Town 2-0 in a Premier Soccer League match at the Greenpoint Stadium in Cape Town on Sunday.
In other soccer news, Jomo Cosmos went through to the Coca-Cola Cup final after beating Sundowns 1-0 in a semifinal clash played at Olympia Park, Rustenburg, on Sunday.

Source: Sportsdesk

 

Tennis

 
Rain stops Kournikova (09/11/01)

Rain ended the first night of the MTN Challenge exhibition match between Anna Kournikova and South Africa's No 1 Amanda Coetzer at Westridge Park in Durban on Thursday night.
The match will now be played at 12.30pm on Friday. The next stop is Stellenbosch and the players are scheduled to meet at Spier on Saturday.

Source: Sportsdesk

 

Soccer

 
(08/11/01)

Kaizer Chiefs moved to the third position on the Castle Premiership log with a 3-2 win against Manning Rangers at Ellis Park on Wednesday night.
Two late goals brought Manning Rangers back into this match when it looked as though Kaizer Chiefs would have an easy win over the coastal club.
At the end of the night Chiefs were happy to settle with the victory after leading 3-0 at half-time.

Sundowns beat Arrows (07/11/01)

Sundowns had their first victory of the Premier League season when they beat Golden Arrows 2-1 in a match played at Loftus Versfeld on Tuesday evening.
The match was not without any controversy after the sending off of midfielder Charles Motlohi in the second half. Motlohi, who had replaced Joel Masilela in the 46th minute when counterpart Bheka Phak-athi fooled referee Stephen Moshotle by pretending he had been hit. Phak-athi fell to the ground and Motlohi was given his marching orders.
Goals by midfielder Bennet Mnguni and striker Carlo Scott gave the Pretoria side maximum points

Here follows the rest of the week's fixtures

Nov 7
Supersport United v AmaZulu
Moroka Swallows v Hellenic
Kaizer Chiefs v Manning Rangers

Nov 10
Bush Bucks v Black Leopards

Nov 11
Ajax Cape Town v Free State Stars
Moroka Swallows v Ria Stars
Wits University v Santos

Source: Sportsdesk

Chiefs continue success (05/11/01)

Kaizer Chiefs continued where they left off last weekend in Tunisia ,after becoming the first SA club to reach the final of the African Cup Winners Cup, when they beat Santos 4-2 win in the Coca-Cola Cup seminal at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on Sunday.
Chiefs will now face the winner of the Sundowns-Jomo Cosmos semifinal which takes place next Sunday.

Source: Sportsdesk

Marlin in Bafana Bafana squad (02/11/01)

Ajax Cape Town goalkeeper Calvin Marlin, was one of the only three locally-based players included in the Bafana Bafana squad for the international friendly against Egypt next Saturday.
Cosmos defender Hilton Jordaan and Andre Arendse of Santos are the only other local players in the 20-man squad.

Full squad:
Goalkeepers: Andre Arendse (Santos), Hans Vonk (Heerenveen), Calvin Marlin (Ajax CT).
Defenders: Pierre Issa (Wattford), Bradley Carnell (VfB Stuttgart), Frank Schoeman (Lyngby), Nasief Morris Aris Salonica), Hilton Jordaan (Jomo Cosmos), Aaron Mokoena (Germinal Beersschot)
Midfielders: Sibusiso Zuma (FC Copenhagen), Delron Buckley (VfL Bochum), Alfred Phiri (Genclirbigi), Quinton Fortune (Manchester United), Teboho Mokoena (St Gallen), John Moshoeu (Bursaspor), Eric Tinkler (Barnsley)
Strikers: Benedict Mc Carthy (Celta Vigo), Shaun Bartlett (Chalrlton Athletic), Bradley August (Lyngby), Siyabonga Nomvete (Udinese).

Source: Sportsdesk

Santos through to semifinals (01/11/01)

Santos has advanced through to the semifinals of the lucrative Coca-Cola Cup when they beat Ajax Cape Town 1-0 thanks goal in extra time by Jean Marc Ithier at Greenpoint Stadium on Wednesday evening.
Santos will now meet Kaizer Chiefs in the semifinals on Sunday.

Source: Sportsdesk

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Cricket

 
2003 Cricket World Cup (31/10/01)

Fourteen teams will participate in the 2003 Cricket World Cup in South Africa and are devided into two pools. Australia, Pakistan, India, England, Zimbabwe, Holland and Namibia make up Pool A, while South Africa, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Kenya, New Zealand and Canada mare in Pool B.
The teams will play each other in a round-robin format with the top three in each Pool progressing forward to the "Super Six" event.

FEBRUARY
Sat, 08 - Opening ceremony under lights Newlands, Cape Town.
Sun, 09 - South Africa vs West Indies Cape Town (day/night)
Mon, 10 - Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Bloemfontein (day)
Mon, 10 - Zimbabwe vs Namibia Harare (day)
Tues, 11 - Australia vs Pakistan Johannesburg (day)
Tues, 11 - Bangladesh vs Canada Durban (day/night)
Wed, 12 - South Africa vs Kenya Potchefstroom (day)
Wed, 12 - India vs Holland - Paarl (day)
Thur, 13 - West Indies vs New Zealand - Port Elizabeth (day)
Thur, 13 - Zimbabwe vs England Harare (day)
Thur, 14 - Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Pietermaritzburg (day)
Sat, 15 - Kenya vs Canada - Cape Town (day/night)
Sat, 15 - Australia vs India Centurion (day)
Sun, 16 - South Africa vs New Zealand - Johannesburg (day)
Sun, 16 - England vs Holland East London (day)
Sun, 16 - Pakistan vs Namibia Kimberley (day)
Tues, 18 - West Indies vs Bangladesh Benoni (day)
Wed, 19 - England vs Namibia - Port Elizabeth (day)
Wed, 19 - Sri Lanka vs Canada - Paarl (day)
Wed, 19 - Zimbabwe vs India Harare (day)
Thur, 20 - Australia vs Holland Potchefstroom (day)
Fri, 21 - New Zealand vs Kenya Nairobi (day)
Sat, 22 - England vs Pakistan Cape Town (day/night)
Sat, 22 - South Africa vs Bangladesh Bloemfontein (day)
Sun, 23 - West Indies vs Canada Centurion (day)
Sun, 23 - India vs Namibia Pietermaritzburg (day)
Mon, 24 - Zimbabwe vs Australia Bulawayo (day)
Mon, 24 - Sri Lanka vs Kenya Nairobi (day)
Tues, 25 - Pakistan vs Holland Paarl (day)
Wed, 26 - England vs India Durban (day/night)
Wed, 26 - New Zealand vs Bangladesh Kimberley (day)
Thur, 27 - South Africa vs Canada - East London (day)
Thur, 27 - Australia vs Namibia Potchefstroom (day)
Fri, 28 - Sri Lanka vs West Indies - Cape Town (day night)
Fri, 28 - Zimbabwe vs Holland Bulawayo (day)

MARCH
Sat, 01 - Kenya vs Bangladesh Johannesburg (day)
Sat, 01 - Pakistan vs India Centurion (day)
Sun, 02 - Australia vs England Port Elizabeth (day)
Mon, 03 - New Zealand vs Canada Benoni (day)
Mon, 03 - South Africa vs Sri Lanka Durban (day/night)
Mon, 03 - Namibia vs Holland Bloemfontein (day)
Tues, 04 - West Indies vs Kenya Kimberley (day)
Tues, 04 - Zimbabwe vs Pakistan Bulawayo (day)

SUPER SIX SERIES
Fri, 07 - 1st. Pool 'A' vs 1st. Pool 'B' Centurion (day)
Fri, 07 - 2nd. Pool 'A' vs 2nd. Pool 'B' Cape Town (day/night)
Sat, 08 - 3rd. Pool 'A' vs 3rd. Pool 'B' Bloemfontein (day)
Mon, 10 - 2nd. Pool 'A' vs 1st. Pool 'B' Johannesburg (day)
Tues, 11 - 1st. Pool 'A' vs 3rd. Pool 'B' Port Elizabeth (day)
Wed, 12 - 3rd. Pool 'A' vs 2nd. Pool 'B' Bloemfontein (day)
Thur, 14 - 2nd. Pool 'A' vs 3rd. Pool 'B' Centurion (day)
Sat, 15 - 3rd. Pool 'A' vs 1st. Pool 'B' East London (day)
Sat, 15 - 1st. Pool 'A' vs 2nd. Pool 'B' Durban (day/night)

SEMIFINALS
Tues, 18 - 1st. Super Six Series vs 4th. Super Six Series Port Elizabeth (day)
Thur, 20 - 2nd. Super Six Series vs 3rd. Super Six Series Durban (day/night)

FINAL
Sun, 23 Winner 1st Semi vs Winner 2nd Semi Johannesburg (day)

Source: Sportsdesk

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Soccer

 
Grobbelaar fired (30/10/01)

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar has been reportedly fired as coach of Premiership club SuperSport United on Sunday.
Pitso Mosimane has been put in charge temporarily, with national Olympic coach Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba topping the wanted list. Mosimane is a former South Africa striker and SuperSport player-coach.
Born in South Africa, Grobbelaar played for Zimbabwe before joining Liverpool in the early 1980s.

Source: Sportsdesk

 

Rugby

 
WP retains title (29/10/01)

Fedsure Western Province retained the Bankfin Currie Cup crown by beating the Natal Sharks 29-24 at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday. The Natal Sharks enjoyed a halftime lead of 17-9.
Here follows the scorers:
Western Province: Tries by Chris Rossouw (46th min) and Braam van Straaten (59th). Van Straaten kicked five penalties (14, 18, 43, 76, 85) and two conversions.
Natal: Tries by John Smit (5th min), Gaffie du Toit (37th) and substitute Charl van Rensburg (87th). Du Toit kicked two conversions and a penalty (21), Substitute Herkie Kruger kicked one conversion.

The cream of SA rugby in final (26/10/01)

The cream of South African rugby line up in the Bankfin Currie Cup final on Saturday as defending champions Western Province take on the Natal Sharks at Newlands Park, Cape Town.
Sharks coach Rudolph Straeuli followed the example of his Western Province counterpart Gert Smal when he named an unchanged starting line-up for the Currie Cup final. This means that Mark Andrew will not make his appearance on Saturday due to injury.
The match features 15 of the 28-strong Springbok squad, with Western Province fielding eight of them in their attempt to land a record 31st title.
The Sharks team for the final is: 15 Justin Swart, 14 Deon Kayser, 13 André Snyman, 12 Trevor Halstead, 11 Stefan Terblanche, 10 Gaffie du Toit, 9 Craig Davidson, 8 Shaun Sowerby, 7 AJ Venter, 6 Warren Britz, 5 Philip Smit, 4 Albert van den Berg, 3 Etienne Fynn, 2 John Smit (capt), 1 Ollie le Roux.
The Western Province team for the final is: 15 Percy Montgomery, 14 Breyton Paulse, 13 De Wet Barry, 12 Braam van Straten, 11 Pieter Rossouw, 10 Chris Rossouw, 9 Neil de Kock, 8 Bob Skinstad, 7 Hendrik Gerber, 6 Corne Krige (c), 5 Hottie Louw, 4 Quinton Davids, 3 Cobus Visagie, 2 Charl Marais, 1 Robbie Kempson.

Van Stratten and Skinstad get nominated (25/10/01)

Braam van Straaten was nominated for the Bankfin Player of the Year, while Springbok captain Bob Skinstad was nominated for his try against Australia in the Tri Nations, in the South African Rugby Annual Awards to be held in Johannesburg on October 30th.

Here follows other nominations and categories:

Bankfin Player of the Year finalists: Andre Vos (Lions), Victor Matfield (Blue Bulls), Lukas van Biljon (Sharks), Braam van Straaten (WP), Conrad Jantjes (Lions).
Most promising player of the year finalists: Joe van Niekerk (Lions), Gcobani Bobo (Lions), Wylie Human (Free State), Conrad Jantjes (Lions), Adrian Jacobs (Falcons).
Sevens player of the year finalists: Andre Pretorius (Lions), Paul Treu (SWD), Helgard Brink (Free State), Fabian Juries (EP), Barry Jacobs (SWD).
Vodacom Super 12 player of the year finalists: Victor Matfield (Bulls), Andre Vos (Lions), Mark Andrews (Sharks), Charl van Rensburg (Sharks), Butch James (Sharks).
Bankfin Currie Cup player of the year finalists: Trevor Halstead (Sharks), Braam van Straaten (WP), Russel Winter (Lions), Wylie Human (Free State), Gcobani Bobo (Lions).
Supersport club player of the tournament finalists: Kaya Malotana (Pirates), Kobus Grobellaar (Shimlas), Grant Bartle (Pirates), Antonius Verhoven (Ceres), Cisshohn Morris (Tygerberg).
Craven Week Player of the tournament: Derek Houghardt (Boland), Luke Watson (EP), Jeandre de Lange (SWD), Jeremy Plaatjies (SWD), Tembani Mkokele (Border).
Try of the year finalists: Bob Skinstad (SA vs Australia, Tri Nations) Ian Fihlani (Border vs Leopards in Bankfin-Currie Cup) Gcobani Bobo (Lions vs Falcons in Vodacom Cup), Victor Matfield (Bulls vs Waratahs in Super 12),Deon Kayser (Sharks vs Bulls in Currie Cup).

Source: Sportsdesk

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Cricket

 
Kenya help SA in biggest win (23/10/01)

South Africa beat Kenya in their triangular series one-day international match in Newlands on Monday.
South Africa went in to bat, after captain Shaun Pollock won the toss, and scored a total of 354 for three on which they dismissed Kenya for 146 in 45.3 overs.
This was South Africa's highest ever score on home soil. Kenya helped South Africa to their biggest ever win. The 208-run margin surpasses the 202-run win over Kenya in Nairobi in 1996-97.

Source: Sportsdesk

 

Rugby

 
Bok squad for year-end tour (22/10/01)

A 28-man Springbok squad to tour Europe and the United States was announced on Saturday.

Springbok Squad

Fullbacks: Conrad Jantjes (Golden Lions), Percy Montgomery (Western Province)
Wings: Breyton Paulse and Pieter Rossouw (Province), Dean Hall (Lions)
Centres: Trevor Halstead and André Snyman (Natal Sharks), De Wet Barry (Province), Adrian Jacobs (Falcons)
Flyhalves: Louis Koen (Lions), Braam van Straaten (Province)
Scrumhalves: Joost van der Westhuizen (Blue Bulls), Deon de Kock (Falcons)
Number eights: Bob Skinstad (Province, captain), Joe van Niekerk (Lions)
Flankers: Danie Rossouw (Bulls), Andre Venter (Free State), André Vos (Lions)
Locks: Mark Andrews (Natal), Victor Matfield (Blue Bulls), AJ Venter (Natal)
Props: Robbie Kempson and Cobus Visagie (Province), Willie Meyer and Lawrence Sephaka (Lions), Ollie le Roux (Natal)
Hookers: Lukas van Biljon and John Smit (Natal)

Fixtures

Nov 10 - France, Nov 17 - Italy, Nov 24 - England, Dec 1 - United States

Western Province lineup (19/10/01)

Fedsure Western Province coach Gert Smal is holding nothing back for this weekend's Bankfin Currie Cup semifinal clash against the Free State Cheetahs on Newlands. All the Springboks are back in the starting in an attempt to regain the Currie Cup trophy.
Braam van Straaten returns to the midfield at the expense of Werner Greeff, who reverts to the bench, while De Wet Barry shifts to the outside.
Pieter Rossouw replaces Egon Seconds, while scrumhalf Neil de Kock replaces Johannes Conradie who, along with Seconds, moves down to the bench.
Hooker Charl Marais comes in for Pieter Dixon and Quinton Davids replaces Thys Stoltz as lock.

Fedsure Western Province: Percy Montgomery, Breyton Paulse, De Wet Barry, Braam van Straaten, Pieter Rossouw, Chris Rossouw, Neil de Kock, Bob Skinstad, Hendrik Gerber, Corne Krige (capt), Hottie Louw, Quinton Davids, Cobus Visagie, Charl Marais, Rob Kempson. Substitutes: Pieter Dixon, Toks van der Linde, Thys Stoltz, Adri Badenhorst, Johannes Conradie, Werner Greeff, Egon Seconds

Source: Sportsdesk

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Ajax beat the Chiefs (18/10/01)

Ajax Cape Town beat Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 in a Premier Soccer League match at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town on Wednesday night. Ajax also made an end to the unbeaten record held by the Chiefs Since Ajax came into being three years ago, they have yet to lose to the Johannesburg glamour club. David Kannemeyer and Duncan Lechesa scored for Ajax while Justice Sithole scored for Chiefs.

Source: Sportsdesk

 

Cricket

 
Hansie loses appeal (18/10/01)

Hansie Cronje has lost his appeal against a lifetime ban from playing the game of cricket.
The Pretoria High Court has made some changes to the ban conditions which means he can take part in certain coaching and media activities. These amendments mean he is free to coach in schools, but only those which are not affiliates of the UCB. He can also undertake work as a journalist and commentator although the UCB retains the right to restrict access to the press box and broadcast facilities.

High Court rules today (17/10/01)

Hansie Cronje will be hearing today whether his appeal against a life ban from cricket has been successful.
Justice Frank Kirk-Cohen is due to pass judgment at the Pretoria High Court following a three-day hearing last month. The ban was imposed last year by the United Cricket Board of South Africa following Cronje's admissions that he accepted around $130,000 from bookmakers for providing them with match information.

Source: Sportsdesk

 

Soccer

 
Soccer update (16/10/01)

SuperSport United held Santos to a lively 1-1 draw in a Castle Premier League match at Pretoria's Caledonian Stadium on Sunday.
In other matches played on Sunday Ria Stars showed composure when they secured a point after their 0-0 draw against Sundowns and Bush Bucks played to a goalless draw with Hellenic.
On Saturday Manning Rangers beat Amazulu 2-1 in Durban.

PSL TABLE

The latest PSL table for 2001/2002

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Moroka Swallows 6 4 1 1 9 5 13
Santos 5 5 0 1 12 5 12
Jomo Cosmos 6 4 0 2 8 4 12
Black Leopards 6 3 2 1 9 6 11
Manning Rangers 6 3 1 2 15 8 10
Kaizer Chiefs 4 3 1 0 6 3 10
Ria Stars 6 2 2 2 6 6 8
SuperSport Utd 6 2 2 2 6 7 8
Ajax Cape Town 4 2 1 1 7 2 7
Orlando Pirates 3 2 1 0 4 2 7
Wits University 5 1 3 1 5 5 6
Golden Arrows 6 1 3 2 5 6 6
Free State Stars 7 1 2 4 5 7 5
Amazulu 5 1 2 2 4 8 5
Bush Bucks 6 1 1 4 6 9 4
Sundowns 3 0 2 1 3 4 2
Classic 6 0 2 4 4 15 2
Hellenic 6 0 2 4 5 17 2

Source: Sportsdesk

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One-day international, Kimberley: South Africa 230-1 (41.1 overs) beat Kenya 229-7 (50 overs) by nine wickets After their defeat against India, South Africa showed no mercy to Kenya, beating them by nine wickets on Saturday in Kimberley.
Herschelle Gibbs showed no respect for the Kenyan attack on a lovely batting track - as he hammered 70 off 60 balls. Lance Klusener finished on 75 off 74 balls, while Boeta Dippenaar finished on 74 from 118 balls.

Source: Sportsdesk

 

Rugby
 
Sharks 36-13 Western Province (15/10/01)
Western Province lost their final top eight Bankfin Currie Cup clash against the Sharks in Durban on Saturday. WP now meets the Cheetahs in their semifinal on Newlands and if things go the right way for both the Sharks and Western Province they could meet each other again in two weeks time at Newlands, Cape Town.

Other top eight results

Falcons 65-30 Griquas
Cheetahs 47-26 Pumas
Lions 32-22 Blue Bulls

CURRIE CUP SUPER EIGHT'S

Team P W D L PF PA BP Pts
Western Province 7 6 0 1 225 177 1 25
Natal Sharks 7 5 0 2 251 141 4 24
Lions 7 5 0 2 250 186 4 24
Cheetahs 7 4 0 3 222 212 5 21
Falcons 7 4 0 3 223 220 4 20
Pumas 7 2 0 5 194 246 5 13
Blue Bulls 7 2 0 5 191 187 3 12
Griquas 7 0 0 7 184 370 4 4

Five changes for WP (12/10/01)
Western Province have made five changes for Saturday's final top eight match against Natal in Durban.
Pieter Rossouw and Braam van Straaten will rests this week. Egon Seconds comes in on the wing in Rossouw's place. De Wet Barry will switch back to inside centre, while Werner Greeff takes over at outside centre.
In the forwards Thys Stoltz comes into the second row and Cobus Visagie is back from injury, thus Robbie Kempson moves back to loosehead, where he displaces Toks van der Linde and Pieter Dixon comes in for Charl Marais.

Western Province team: Percy Montgomery, Breyton Paulse, Werner Greeff, De Wet Barry, Egon Seconds, Chris Rossouw, Johannes Conradie, Bob Skinstad, Hendrik Gerber, Corne Krige (captain), Hottie Louw, Thys Stoltz, Cobus Visagie, Pieter Dixon, Robbie Kempson. Replacements: Charl Marais, Toks van der Linde, Quinton Davids, Adri Badenhorst, Dan van Zyl, Bram van Straaten, Pieter Rossouw.
Source: Sportsdesk

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South Africa under spin attack (11/10/01)
India beat South Africa in a one-day international, part of the Triangular Series at Centurion Park in Pretoria on Wednesday night.
The visitors set a modest target of 234 in 50 overs, but the home side was bowled out for 192 in 46.2 overs due to the dual spin attack of Harbajan Singh and Anil Kumble.
Singh finished with three for 27 in his 10 overs, while Kumble took two for 42.
Source: Sportsdesk

 

Soccer
 
Santos beat Pirates (10/10/01)
Cape Town based team Santos beat Orlando Pirates 3-2 in their Castle Premier Soccer League game at the Johannesburg Stadium on Tuesday night.
Thando Mngomeni put the first point on the scoreboard for Santos with Dumisani Xaba following him to double the score. Vincent Sokhela scored before the break to take the half-time score to 3-0. Pollen Ndlanya scored for Pirates in the second half. Pirates' substitute Lesley Manyathela scored another goal just before the end of the match It was the first time that Pirates had scored in four games, two of which were successive goalless draws.

Santos to play in Johannesburg (09/10/01)
Santos will play their Castle Premier League match against Orlando Pirates in Johannesburg due to the unavailability of suitable venues in Cape Town.
The game was scheduled for Green Point on Tuesday at 20:00 but the club was informed that the stadium would not be available. Their choice, the Vygieskraal Stadium in Athlone, was ruled out due to poor lighting, as the match will be broadcast live.
The fixture now becomes Pirates' home game, and the clash between the two teams, scheduled for Johannesburg in late April, will be played in the Cape as a Santos home game.
Source: Sportsdesk

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Rugby
 
Currie Cup results (08/10/01)
By beating Free State in Saturday's Bankfin Currie Cup top eight clash, the Western Province rugby team has achieved their objective to host their semi-final in just under a fortnight. WP's last top eight fixture will be against Natal in Durban on Saturday.

Here follows the weekend's Currie Cup results:

Blue Bulls [23] - Falcons [15]
Spoornet Bulldogs [36] - Griffons [22]
Boland Kavaliers [36] - Leopards [30]
Vodacom Eagles [26] - Mighty Elephants [31]
Nashua Griquas [32] - Lions [64]
Pumas [11] - Natal Sharks [37]
Fedsure WP [61] - Vodacom FS Cheetahs [26]

Source: Sportsdesk

Braam returns for WP (05/10/01)
Braam van Straaten returns for Western Province in the clash against the Free State Cheetahs in Cape Town on Saturday.
Both Neil de Kock (shoulder) and prop Cobus Visagie (neck) will not play on Saturday due to injury. Fellow Bok Robbie Kempson replaces Visagie at tighthead following his three-week lay-off with concussion, while the promising Johannes Conradie comes in at No 9 for De Kock.
In other changes to the side, Pieter Dixon makes way for Bok hooker Charl Marais, while Dan van Zyl fills the vacancy left by Conradie's promotion on the bench.
No 8 Bob Skinstad is still doubtful with flu and Adri Badenhorst is on standby should the Springbok captain be ruled out on Friday.
Fedsure Western Province: Percy Montgomery, Breyton Paulse, De Wet Barry, Braam van Straaten, Pieter Rossouw, Chris Rossouw, Johannes Conradie, Bob Skinstad, Hendrik Gerber, Corne Krige (capt), Hottie Louw, Quinton Davids, Robbie Kempson, Charl Marais, Toks van der Linde. Substitutes: Pieter Dixon, Faan Rautenbach, Thys Stoltz, Pietie Ferreira, Dan van Zyl, Werner Greeff, Egon Seconds.
Source: Sportsdesk

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No goals for Ajax or Wits (04/10/01)
Wits University and Ajax Cape Town played to a goalless draw in their Premier Soccer match at Milpark Stadium on Wednesday night.
In another uneventful goalless match defending PSL champions Orlando Pirates drew against Classic in their Castle Premiership clash played at the Johannesburg Stadium on Wednesday night.

The latest PSL table

TEAM P W D L F A Pts
Moroka Swallows 6 4 1 1 9 5 13
Santos 5 5 0 1 12 5 12
Jomo Cosmos 6 4 0 2 8 4 12
Black Leopards 6 3 2 1 9 6 11
Manning Rangers 6 3 1 2 15 8 10
Kaizer Chiefs 4 3 1 0 6 3 10
Ria Stars 6 2 2 2 6 6 8
SuperSport Utd 6 2 2 2 6 7 8
Ajax Cape Town 4 2 1 1 7 2 7
Orlando Pirates 3 2 1 0 4 2 7
Wits University 5 1 3 1 5 5 6
Golden Arrows 6 1 3 2 5 6 6
Free State Stars 7 1 2 4 5 7 5
Amazulu 5 1 2 2 4 8 5
Bush Bucks 6 1 1 4 6 9 4
Sundowns 3 0 2 1 3 4 2
Classic 6 0 2 4 4 15 2
Hellenic 6 0 2 4 5 17 2
 

Rangers demolishes SuperSport (03/10/01)
Rangers beat SuperSport United 4-0 in their Castle Premiership fixture at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Tuesday night.
There was no score at halftime.
Gilbert Mushangazhike scored all four of the Ranger's goals. Rangers now move in to second spot with 13 points ahead of Kaizer Chiefs who have the same points, but the coastal club has a superior goal difference and one point behind leaders Moroka Swallows.
Source: Sportsdesk

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Rugby
 
Injuries plague Province (03/10/01)
Western Province will face a true test of character on and off the field, before Saturday's clash against Free State at Newlands.
Corne Krige (captain), Neil de Kock (scrumhalf), Pieter Rossouw (wing), Braam van Straaten (centre) and Cobus Visagie (prop) and No8 Bob Skinstad have not practiced this week due to flu of injury.
This has forced Gert Small to delay the announcement of Saturday's squad. If WP beat Free State they will be assured of at least a place in the semi- finals. They will be sure of home ground advantage for their knock-out match if they win and pick up a bonus point for scoring four tries or more.

Super 12 coaches unite (02/10/01)
South Africa's four Vodacom Rugby Super 12 teams will forge a united front in 2002 with the aim of bringing the trophy to the country.
This emerged at a meeting in Cape Town Monday between Springbok coach Harry Viljoen and the four Super 12 coaches Heyneke Meyer (Bulls), Frans Ludeke (Cats), Rudolph Streauli (Sharks) and Gert Smal (Stormers).

Butch out until 2002 (27/09/01)
Butch James decided to go ahead with an operation on his knee following his six-week ban after being cited three times in the wake of the Sharks defeat at the hands of the Cheetahs a few weeks back.
The operation will keep James out of rugby until the 2002 Currie Cup season, meaning that he will miss the end-of-season Springbok tour this year, next year's Super 12 and the Tri-Nations.
With Braam van Straaten leaving for England at the end of the year, this situation will only worsen Springbok coach Harry Viljoen's flyhalf nightmares.
Source: Sportsdesk

 

Soccer
 
Arrows down Ajax (27/09/01)
Ajax Cape Town lost their second match this week. This time in a Premier Soccer League clash against Lamontville Golden Arrows. Arrows recorded their second win of their PSL campaign by downing Ajax Cape Town 2-0 at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban on Wednesday.
The home side led 2-0 at half-time.

The latest PSL table for 2001/2002

TEAM P W D L F A Pts
Moroka Swallows 6 4 1 1 9 5 13
Santos 5 5 0 1 12 5 12
Jomo Cosmos 6 4 0 2 8 4 12
Black Leopards 6 3 2 1 9 6 11
Manning Rangers 6 3 1 2 15 8 10
Kaizer Chiefs 4 3 1 0 6 3 10
Ria Stars 6 2 2 2 6 6 8
SuperSport Utd 6 2 2 2 6 7 8
Ajax Cape Town 4 2 1 1 7 2 7
Orlando Pirates 3 2 1 0 4 2 7
Wits University 5 1 3 1 5 5 6
Golden Arrows 6 1 3 2 5 6 6
Free State Stars 7 1 2 4 5 7 5
Amazulu 5 1 2 2 4 8 5
Bush Bucks 6 1 1 4 6 9 4
Sundowns 3 0 2 1 3 4 2
Classic 6 0 2 4 4 15 2
Hellenic 6 0 2 4 5 17 2

Ajax booted out of CAF Cup (25/09/01)
Etoile du Sahel went through to the semifinals of the CAF Cup Competition after beating Ajax Cape Town 1-0 in the second leg quarterfinals at Newlands Stadium on Sunday.

Source: Sportsdesk

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Western Province rugby (25/09/01)
A excited 21 000 home crowd saw on Saturday how the Western Province team beat the Guateng Lion, who were really never on form. Western Province finished the match with a last minute try that was scored by Percy Montgomery.
Scores:
WP 34 (Tries from Corne Krige 32 min, Pieter Rossouw 41 min and Percy Montgomery 80 min. Braam van Straaten kicked two conversions and five penalties).
Lions 16 (Try from Johann van Niekerk 40 min; Louis Koen kicked one conversion and four penalties).

WP is favourite (21/09/01)
Western Province is still unbeaten this season, but coach Gert Smal feels that they are well below their best.Western Province is taking on the Lions on Saturday in a Currie Cup fixture at Newlands, Cape Town.
Last year WP went back to Newlands after a 51-28 victory over the Guateng Lions at Ellis Park. Both Springboks Toks van der Linde and Pieter Rossouw have returned to the starting line-up for Western Province.
Here follows the teams:
Western Province: Percy Montgomery; Breyton Paulse, Gus Theron, Braam van Straaten, Pieter Rossouw; Chris Rossouw, Neil de Kock; Bob Skinstad, Hendrik Gerber, Corné Krige, Hottie Louw, Quinton Davids, Cobus Visagie, Charl Marais, Toks van der Linde.
Lions: Conrad Jantjes, Thinus Delport, Gcobani Bobo, Japie Mulder, Dean Hall, Louis Koen, Werner Swanepoel, Russel Winter, Piet Krause, Joe van Niekerk, Jannes Labuschagne (c), Johan Ackermann, Willie Meyer, Leon Boshoff, Heinrich Kok.
Source: Sportsdesk

 

Cycling
 
Cape Argus Cycle Tour opens early (18/09/01)
This year, entries for the Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Tour opens as early as mid September. Entries close on November 16th, a month earlier than last year.
The Cycle Tour, which takes place on the 10th of March, along the official "Detour" route will celebrate its’ 25th year in 2002. Organisers are expecting applications for entry to exceed 40 000 as it did in 2001. In the interest of safety the organisers have said that the field will be limited to the first 35 000 entries received.
Source: Sportsdesk

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Van Straaten shows ability (17/09/01)
Even though Western Province's Braam van Straaten will be on his way to England by the end of the season, he showed Harry Viljoen and the South African rugby public that he still has the ability to dominate a match with his boot.
Van Straaten score all of the 22 points for the Fedsure Western Province rugby team in a Bankfin Currie Cup clash against the Blue Bulls at Minolta Loftus in Pretoria.
Western Province held off a late Blue Bulls charge to win an error-ridden Currie Cup Section Y match 22-19 on Saturday.
The win does mean that Western Province top their section and remain firm favourites to retain the Currie Cup crown they won last year.
Source: Sportsdesk

Springboks back for Blue Bulls clash (14/09/01)
Fedsure Western Province coach Gert Smal included all his Springboks for Saturday's important Bankfin Currie Cup clash against the Blue Bulls in Pretoria.
Joost van der Westhuizen has also been included in the Blue Bulls side for Saturday's match at Loftus Versfeld.
Here follows the teams:
Fedsure Western Province: Percy Montgomery, Breyton Paulse, Gus Theron, Braam van Straaten, Pieter Rossouw, Chris Rossouw, Neil de Kock, Bob Skinstad, Hendrik Gerber, Corne Krige (capt), Hottie Louw, Quinton Davids, Cobus Visagie, Charl Marais, Robbie Kempson. Substitutes: Pieter Dixon, Toks van der Linde, Thys Stoltz, Adri Badenhorst, Johannes Conradie, Werner Greeff, De Wet Barry.
Blue Bulls: Hannes Venter, McNeil Hendricks, Frikkie Welsh, Boeta Wessels, Gavin Passens, Jaco van der Westhuyzen, Joost van der Westhuizen, Chris le Roux (capt), Anton Leonard, Piet Joubert, Victor Matfield, Bakkies Botha, Piet Boer, Danie Coetzee, Wessel Roux. Substitutes: Jannie Brooks, Sias Wagner, Matt Frank, Danie Rossouw, Coenraad Groenewald, Tiaan Joubert, Ryno Hendricks.
Source: Sportsdesk

 

Athletics (11/09/01)
 
Burger Lambrechts, South african shot putter, was found guilty of a doping offence by the Athletics South Africa (ASA) disciplinary committee and has been suspended for two years.
Lambrechts was tested positive for the banned substance Stanozolol (an anabolic steroid) at the Absa Series meetings in Port Elizabeth on February 16 and in Stellenbosch on February 23.
Lambrechts has been suspended for a period of two years commencing from March 5 2001 and ending on March 5 2003.
Source: Sportsdesk

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Santos wins encounter (12/09/01)
Cape Town's Santos won their PSL encounter against Classic 3-0 on Tuesday in Green Point Stadium.
The home side led 1-0 at the interval. Four minutes after interval Santos doubled the score through Thando Mngomeni. Sebastian Bax put Santos further ahead in the 57th minute.

PSL soccer (10/09/01)
Orlando Pirates and Ria Stars drew 1-1 in their Premier Soccer League game at Vosloorus Stadium. AmaZulu scored their first win of the season when they defeated Free State Stars 2-1 at the Princess Magogo Stadium.
Hellenic suffered their third defeat on Sunday, this time Jomo Cosmos did the damage devastating Hellenic 3-0.

PSL TABLE
The PSL table for 2001/2002

 

Premier Soccer League

Team P W D L F A Pts
Moroka Swallows 5 4 1 0 9 3 13
Black Leopards 5 3 1 1 7 4 10
Jomo Cosmos 4 3 0 1 6 3 9
Kaizer Chiefs 3 3 0 0 4 1 9
Manning Rangers 4 2 1 1 12 3 7
Ajax Cape Town 4 2 1 1 7 2 7
Orlando Pirates 3 2 1 0 4 2 7
Santos 3 2 0 1 4 3 6
Golden Arrows 4 1 2 1 4 4 5
Ria Stars 4 1 2 1 4 4 5
Wits University 4 1 2 1 4 4 5
Supersport United 4 1 1 2 3 5 4
AmaZulu 4 1 1 2 3 7 4
Free State Stars 5 1 0 4 3 5 3
Bush Bucks 4 0 1 3 4 8 1
Classic 4 0 1 3 3 11 1
Hellenic 5 0 1 4 4 16 1
Sundowns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Source: Sportsdesk

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Rugby
 
Currie Cup (10/09/01)
Currie Cup champions Western Province beat the Spoornet Bulldogs 32-22 in their Bankfin Currie Cup at the Absa Stadium in East London on Friday night.
It was the Falcons that caused the most harm this weekend with their 30-25 victory over the Natal Sharks in Durban. The Lions beat the Free State Cheetahs at Ellis Park 23-19, while the Leopards totally outplayed the Eagles 49-5. The Mighty Elephants went down 23-17 to Eugene van Wyk's Griffons.

CURRIE CUP TABLES 2001
The latest tables for 2001.....

SECTION X

Team P W D L TF TA PF PA BP Pts
Sharks 5 4 0 1 20 13 203 105 4 20
Falcons 5 4 0 1 23 17 184 160 3 19
Lions 5 4 0 1 19 12 170 134 2 18
Cheetahs 5 3 0 2 24 15 207 134 5 17
Cavaliers 5 1 1 3 20 18 149 168 4 10
Griffons 5 1 0 4 17 29 140 208 2 6
Elephants 5 0 1 4 12 31 105 241 1 3

SECTION Y

Team P W D L TF TA PF PA BP Pts
Western Province 5 5 0 0 24 10 188 101 3 23
Pumas 5 4 0 1 34 12 266 109 5 21
Blue Bulls 5 4 0 1 17 9 212 126 3 19
Griquas 5 2 0 3 11 13 157 199 2 10
Bulldogs 6 1 0 5 16 30 139 234 2 6
Eagles 4 1 0 3 12 31 98 226 2 6
Leopards 4 0 0 4 10 19 99 164 2 2

Source: Sportsdesk

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Small will coach Stormers (07/09/01)
Sarfu announced yesterday that Western Province's Gert Small will take over from Alan Solomons as the new Stormers coach. Alan Solomons has left the Stormers to coach Irish club Ulster.
Natal Sharks coach Rudolph Straeuli has been re-appointed to coach the Super 12 finalists. Golden Lions and former Springbok assistant coach Frans Ludecke will take charge of the Cats, replacing Laurie Mains, who has returned to New Zealand.
The Bulls will be coached by Blue Bulls coach Heyneke Meyer, replacing Falcons coach Phil Pretorius after an unsuccessful Super 12 campaign this year.
Source: Sportsdesk

 

Soccer
 
Santos and Chief win (06/09/01)
Santos defeated Hellenic 2-1 in an Premier Soccer League Cape played at Greenpoint stadium on Wednesday night. Teboho Tsiu and Ricardo Mannetti scored the two goals for Santos, while Craig Bianchi's scored for Hellenic from a free-kick on the stroke of half-time.
Kaizer Chiefs collected maximum points when they defeated Bush Bucks 1-0 in a Premier Soccer League match played at the Absa Stadium in East London. Chiefs's Arthur scored the only goal in the 55th minute.

Pirates set record straight (05/09/01)
Orlando Pirates put the record straight against Lamontville Golden Arrows, after last season's two draws, when Arrows defender Bheka Phakathi conceded an own goal. Orlando Pirates won 1-0 in the Premier Soccer League match held at ABSA Stadium in Durban on Tuesday night.

 

Premier Soccer League

Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
Moroka Swallows 4 3 1 0 8 3 5 10
Black Leopards 4 3 0 1 7 4 3 9
Ajax Cape Town 4 2 1 1 7 2 5 7
Manning Rangers 3 2 0 1 12 3 9 6
Kaizer Chiefs 2 2 0 0 3 1 2 6
Orlando Pirates 2 2 0 0 3 1 2 6
Free State Stars 4 2 0 2 3 2 1 6
Golden Arrows 4 1 2 1 4 4 0 5
Wits University 4 1 2 1 4 4 0 5
Ria Stars 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
Supersport United 3 1 1 1 3 4 -1 4
Santos 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
Jomo Cosmos 3 1 0 2 2 4 -2 3
Bush Bucks 4 0 1 3 4 7 -3 1
AmaZulu 3 0 1 2 1 6 -5 1
Classic 4 0 1 3 3 11 -8 1
Hellenic 3 0 1 2 3 11 -8 1
Sundowns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Chiefs win Top Eight (03/09/01)
Kaizer Chiefs were jubilant in victory, but highly relieved after a last-gasp 2-2 equaliser that forced a penalty shootout that the Amakhosi scraped 7-6 against Sundowns in the BP Top Eight Final at FNB Stadium on Saturday.
It was a heart-breaking end for Sundowns, who were deprived of victory when Cyril Nzama scored in the fourth minute of injury to send the match into extra time.
With extra time producing no more goals, the final finished 2-2 and after 12 consecutive successful penalty kicks, Mike Manzini had his attempt saved, leaving Nzama to convert the decisive kick.
Source: Sportsdesk

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Boxing
 
Makaringe retains title (04/09/01)
Joseph Makaringe came back after being caught by a two-punch combination at the beginning of the sixth round to knock out Mandisi Sizani in that round, retaining his South African welterweight boxing title at Menlyn Park Shopping Complex on Sunday.
Makaringe made his 14th knockout win to retain the national title he won last year.
The challenger,Sazi Xamlashe, suffered his second defeat in 14 fights with 12 knockout wins.
Source: Sportsdesk

 

Rugby
 
WP beat Pumas (03/09/01)
Western Province scored a 33-28 victory over the Mpumalanga Pumas at Newlands to put themselves in a position of strength in Section Y of the Currie Cup log.
Scores:
Western Province 33 - Tries: Breyton Paulse, Chris Rossouw and Gus Theron.
Conversions: Braam van Straaten 3; Penalties: Van Straaten 5.
Pumas 28 - Tries: from Marius Schoeman, Jacques Juries, Pierre Uys and Henry Kemp. Conversions: Marius Goosen 3 and Nel Fourie.

Currie Cup log standings

Section X Pld Pts Section Y Pld Pts
Cheetahs 4 16 Mpumalanga 5 21
Natal Sharks 3 14 WP 4 18
Lions 4 14 Blue Bulls 4 14
Falcons 4 14 Griquas 4 10
Boland 5 10 Border 5 6
Elephants 4 3 Eagles 4 6
Griffons 4 2 Leopards 4 2

Source: Sportsdesk

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Rugby
 
Boks back for WP (31/08/01)
Saturday sees the return of Sprinboks Corne Krige, Breyton Paulse, Bob Skinstad, Braam van Straaten, Cobus Visagie and Robbie Kempson to the Western Province rugby team. WP will take on the Mpumalanga Pumas at Newlands in a fight for the top of the log position in the Bankfin Currie Cup competition.
Robbie Fleck will be out for the match due to injury, but centre Stuart Abbott and lock Hottie Louw are both back from injury. Abbott, Gus Theron, Werner Greeff and possibly Van Straaten can be midfield options for coach Gert Smal, leaving flyhalf Chris Rossouw in the positions that made him so valuable in the match against the SWD Eagles.
Possible Western Province team: Percy Montgomery, Breyton Paulse, Gus Theron, Braam van Straaten, Pieter Rossouw, Chris Rossouw, Neil de Kock, Bob Skinstad, Hendrik Gerber, Corne Krige (captain), Thys Stoltz, Quinton Davids, Cobus Visagie, Charl Marais, Toks van der Linde. Reserves: Pieter Dixon, Robbie Kempson, Hottie Louw, Adri Badenhorst, Johannes Conradie, Werner Greeff, Egon Seconds.
Source: Sportsdesk

 

Soccer
 
Premier Soccer League (30/08/01)
The new boys on the South African Premier Soccer League block, Black Leopards, lost 3-1 against Moroko Swallows in a league match at Thohoyandou Stadium on Tuesday.
The Swallow strikers capatalised on inexperience and substandard defensive play by the Leopards. This was the Leopards first defeat after their initial impressive three successive wins.
Source: Sportsdesk

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Sailing
 
LIPTON CHALLENGE CUP 2001 (29/08/01)
The second race of the Lipton Challenge Cup 2001, held in Cape Town on Tuesday, was won by defending champions RCYC Orion Challenger co-skippered by Greg Davis and Mark Sadler. The first race winners, Daly's Insurance (Rick Nankin), came in second followed by Harry Ellens in Parental Guidance.

LIPTON CHALLENGE CUP 2001 SCORESHEET (Provisional)

Club Sail# Yacht Skipper Race1 Race2 Pts Pos
TSC 74 DALYS INSURANCE R.NANKIN 1 2 3 1
SPYC 33 RCYC ORION CHALLENGER G.DAVIS / M.SADLER 4 1 5 2
ZYC 19 MSC DONNA MIA AL IAN AINSLIE 2 5 7 3
RCYC 58 PARENTAL GUIDANCE HARRY ELLENS 8 3 11 4
AC 24 TEAM ZVYC PETE SHAW 3 10 13 5
UCTYC 30 QUANTUM SAILS GREG BARKER / ROGER HUDSON 6 8 14 6
HHBSC 68 COMPUTER ASSOCIATES NEIL TOCKNELL / KEVIN TAYLOR 10 4 14 7

Source: Sportsdesk

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Soccer
 
Sundowns play home (28/08/01)
Sundowns gained a psychological advantage in the build-up to their crunch BP Top Eight Cup Final clash against Chiefs with a home game.
Premier Soccer League spokesperson Andrew Dipela has announced that the finalists for the R1-million competition, will meet at FNB Stadium near Soweto on Saturday at 3pm.
There will be 30 minutes of extra time during which the golden rule will apply should the two teams fail to produce a winning goal in the allotted 90 minutes. Penalty shootouts will follow an extra-time stalemate.
Source: Sportsdesk

(23/08/01)
Both Ajax and The Kaizer Chiefs won their games on Wednesday. Ajax broke the unbeaten record of Jomos Cosmos by beating them 3-0 in a Premier Soccer League match played at Newlands in Cape Town, while The Kaizer Chiefs beat Classic 2-1.
Two quick Chief goals were scored by Jossias Macamo and Lucky Maselesele before halftime. Chiefs had not scored at Ellis Park since the soccer stampede in April of this year, as they drew 0-0 to Golden Arrows and lost 1-0 against Free State Stars.
Source: Sportsdesk

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Sailing
 
Lipton Cup Challenge (22/08/01)
With less than a week to go to the 2001 Lipton Cup Challenge, the Cape of Storms is not being kind to those crews who would like to get in some serious practice. Forecasters reckon that the worst of this should disappear by tomorrow and the fleet can look forward to a week of sunny sailing.
Despite the unpleasant conditions however, a number of the more determined crews have been out there doing some fine-tuning. The winners of last year's race, Mark Sadler and Greg Davis are sailing together once again this year for RCYC, with the sponsorship of Orion. Mark's main competitors will be Dave Hudson (Aeolians), Pete Shaw (Zeekoevlei) and Rick Nankin (Theewaters).
In other sailing news, Fila stills leads the fifth leg of the EDS Atlantic challenge but Kingfisher and Ecover are battling it out for second place in difficult conditions. Kingfisher, skippered by Nick Moloney, remains in second place but Ecover is now within sight. Wind speeds of up to 30 knots per hour have made sailing conditions dangerous.

Fifth leg standings:

1 - Fila: Distance To Finish - 1244 miles
2 - Kingsfisher - DTF + 11 miles
3 - Ecover - DTF + 18 miles
4 - Sill Plein Fruit - DTF + 95 miles
5 - Gartmore - DTF + 202 miles
6 - Alphagraphics DTF + 362 miles
Source: Sportsdesk

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Cricket
 
Full fixtures for the month-long tour (22/08/01)
The South African cricket tour to Zimbabwe is still going ahead, after concerns were brought up about the safety of the players in the visiting country.
Shaun Pollock and his South African side are going to make the short trip north in September for a test and limited overs series against the Zimbabweans. Here follows the schedule:

September:

1-4: tour match v Zimbabwe A, Harare
7-11: 1st Test vs Zimbabwe, Harare
14-18: 2nd Test vs Zimbabwe, Bulawayo
21: tour match v Zimbabwe A, Bulawayo
23: 1st ODI vs Zimbabwe, Bulawayo
25: tour match v CFX Academy, Harare
27: tour match v Zimbabwe, Harare
29: 2nd ODI vs Zimbabwe, Harare
30: 3rd ODI vs Zimbabwe, Harare

Protea test team:

Shaun Pollock, Gary Kirsten, Hershchelle Gibbs, Neil Mckenzie, Jacques Kallis, Justin Kemp, Mark Boucher, Lance Klusener, Andre Nel, Allan Donald, Claude Henderson, Makhaya Ntini,Hendrik Dippenaar
Source: Sportsdesk

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Rugby
 
Boks back in WP (21/08/01)
The Fedsure Western Province team will only have three days to prepare as a unit as they take on the Pumas at Newlands Park in two weeks.
The home side will have their Springboks back for this game, after returning from their Tri-Nations campaign that finishes at Auckland this weekend. By the time that the Springbok players run on to the field, they could know if they've won the Tri-Nations after Australia meets New Zealand in Sydney earlier on the same day.
The Mpumalanga Pumas beat the SWD Eagles on Saturday, scoring a record 111-14 win. Mpumalanga will have the advantage that they don't have any Springbok players in their squad and a well coordinated unit could cause an upset against the Province team.

Currie Cup 2001 Logs

Section X

Team P W D L TF TA PF PA PD BP-T BP-L Pts
Vodacom FS Cheetahs 3 3 0 0 21 11 162 79 83 3 0 15
Natal Sharks 3 3 0 0 12 8 120 68 52 2 0 14
Lions 4 3 0 1 17 11 147 115 32 2 0 14
Falcons 3 2 0 1 17 14 122 109 13 2 0 10
Boland Kavaliers 4 0 1 3 13 15 107 146 -39 2 1 5
Mighty Elephants 4 0 1 3 11 24 96 183 -87 1 0 3
Griffons 3 0 0 3 12 20 95 149 -54 2 0 2

Section Y

Team P W D L TF TA PF PA PD BP-T BP-L Pts
Pumas 4 4 0 0 30 9 238 76 162 3 0 19
Fedsure WP 3 3 0 0 17 3 123 51 72 2 0 14
Blue Bulls 4 3 0 1 17 9 135 96 39 2 0 14
Spoornet Bulldogs 4 1 0 3 11 19 93 161 -68 2 0 6
Nashua Griquas 3 1 0 2 5 9 75 87 -12 0 1 5
Leopards 3 0 0 3 6 13 64 112 -48 1 0 1
Vodacom Eagles 3 0 0 3 5 29 57 202 -145 0 1 1

Source: Sportsdesk

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Rugby
 
Ikeys and Maties on Newlands (20/08/01)
In a return of club rugby to Fedsure Park Newlands, ABSA UCT take on traditional rivals Nashua Maties in the curtain raiser.
"The Ikeys/Maties match is a great match to mark the return of club rugby to the stadium. Both teams are on a high at the moment and the game should showcase club rugby at its best," said WP Rugby Managing Director Rob Wagner.
In the SA Cup, the Fedsure WP Kwaggas take on the Falcons in their second outing this season. The Fedsure WP Kwaggas won their first match in Potchefstroom in July when they took on the Leopards, picking up maximum points in the process.

Programme for Saturday: 13h00 - Gates open.
14h00 - ABSA UCT vs Nashua Maties.
15h30 - SA Cup: Fedsure WP Kwaggas vs Falcons
Entrance to the ground is R5.00 and scholars free. Tickets are available at 13h00 from the stadium.
Source: WP rugby

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Soccer
 
Draw for Ajax (20/08/01)
Ajax Cape Town drew againts Bush Bucks after a goalless game in their Premier Soccer League match at Newlands Stadium on Sunday.
Both sides missed several chances, particularly in the first half. The home side, should have taken the lead as early as the 13th minute, but captain Marciano Vink's attempt at goal was easily saved by Bucks' goalkeeper Arthur Bartman.
Bucks were denied a sure goal by Ajax goalkeeper Calvin Marlin, who dived at the feet of Dennis Masina.
Source: Sportsdesk

 

Soccer

 
Wits beat the Bucks (15/08/01)
Wits University changed the way that things were recently going for them by beating Bush Bucks last night, 2-1.
Teele Ntsonyane scored the first goal just before the break. Ntsonyane also added the second goal on 63 minutes. Bush Bucks had more than one oppurtunity to score, but had to settle with the one from Dennis Masina.
Source: Sportsdesk

Here follows the PSL log:

Premier Soccer League

Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
Manning Rangers 1 1 0 0 7 0 7 3
Jomo Cosmos 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 3
Black Leopards 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
Kaizer Chiefs 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
Orlando Pirates 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
Supersport United 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
AmaZulu 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Classic 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Golden Arrows 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Moroka Swallows 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
African Wanderers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bloemfontein Celtic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Santos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sundowns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ajax Cape Town 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
Bush Bucks 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
Free State Stars 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
Ria Stars 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
Hellenic 1 0 0 1 0 7 -7 0
Wits University 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0

Source: Sportsdesk

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Rugby

 
(14/08/01)
The Sprinkbok team of Bobby Skinstad know that if they win the next two games in the Tri-Nations Test, they could be the second South African team to win this series since Gary Teichmann's team did it in 1998.
The Springboks could be celebrating victory while watching the last game in the series between the Wallabies and the All Blacks in Stadium Australia, Sydney.
The Wallies lead by one point in the series so far. Moving into the next round each team has won and lost a game each. This has been the first time that this has happened since the Tri-Nations series started in 1996.
Source: Sportsdesk

 

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