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Koch can’t wait for Friday’s final against Gloucester

  Springbok front row Vincent Koch believes it will be a "surreal moment" when South Africa's Sharks face Gloucester in Friday's European Challenge Cup final in London. Both the Sharks and English Premiership strugglers Gloucester will be looking to put poor domestic seasons behind them at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The Sharks, despite a squad featuring several Springbok World Cup winners in Makazole Mapimpi, Lukhanyo Am, Eben Etzebeth, Ox Nche and Koch, […]

todayMay 23, 2024 6

Sport

Nche urges Sharks to “make history”

Sharks prop Ox Nche has urged his teammates to make history and become the first South African side to win the EPCR Challenge Cup The Durban-based team will go up against Gloucester in the final of the Challenge Cup at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and a victory could help them seal their place in next season’s Chsmpion's Cup. That wouldn’t be a bad way to end the season after a difficult […]

todayMay 23, 2024 2

Sport

Sharks lose captain Am for final against Gloucester

  The Sharks will be without skipper Lukhanyo Am when they take on Gloucester in the final of the EPCR Challenge Cup at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Friday. Am, who is believed to be suffering from a shoulder and rib injury, sat out last weekend’s United Rugby Championship clash against Benetton in the hope he will be fit for Friday’s final. However, Sharks director of rugby Neil Powell confirmed that the […]

todayMay 22, 2024 3

Local

NBL gives N$3million boost to Namibian Rugby

      Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) sponsored N$3-million to the Namibian Rugby Union on Tuesday this week. The latest sponsorship is geared towards supporting domestic club and regional tournaments for the Namibian rugby players to prepare themselves to qualify for the 2027 Rugby World Cup in Australia. Under the brand name Windhoek Draught Welwitschias, NBL is keen to support the national sport team to display their local talents at […]

todayMay 2, 2024 8

Africa

Burna Boy, Siya Kolisi, William Ruto are among world’s most influential people

Afrobeats megastar Burna Boy, Kenya's President William Ruto, and captain of South Africa's national rugby team Siya Kolisi are leading the group of Africans who have been recognised by Time magazine among the world's most influential people. The BBC further reports that Burna Boy was featured in the icons category, Kolisi was recognised for his leadership through “wisdom and humility”, and President Ruto was named for spearheading Africa's climate action.

todayApril 18, 2024 7

Sport

England’s Parling completes Wallabies coaching team

    Geoff Parling became the final member of Wallabies coach Joe Schmidt's backroom team Thursday, the former England lock joining ahead of two Tests against Wales in July. The 40-year-old is currently forwards coach with the Melbourne Rebels. He is the last member of a slimmed-down coaching team that also includes former All Blacks assistant Mike Cron, veteran Laurie Fisher and Irish analyst Eoin Toolan. "It's an honour to […]

todayApril 18, 2024 2

Sport

Beale hopes to thrust himself back into Wallabies frame

    Veteran fullback Kurtley Beale said Thursday he hopes to force his way back into Wallabies contention after signing a short-term contract with Western Force. The 35-year-old is set to resume his career with the Perth-based Super Rugby side next week after being cleared of sexual assault in February, allegations he always denied. He was arrested in January 2023 and suspended from all forms of the game, missing out […]

todayApril 11, 2024

Sport

Funaki grabs two tries as Auckland Blues rout Western Force

    Scrum-half Taufa Funaki grabbed two tries Friday as the Auckland Blues romped to a 50-3 home thrashing of Super Rugby bottom side the Western Force. Blues head coach Vern Cotter made nine changes to the side that also routed Moana Pasifika 47-8 the previous week, but the hosts still dominated at Auckland's Eden Park. The Force last beat the Blues in 2008 and the Australian outfit were outclassed, […]

todayApril 5, 2024 1

Sport

All Blacks scrum-half Roigard out for six months with knee injury

  All Blacks scrum-half Cam Roigard is set to be sidelined for at least six months after rupturing a knee ligament, his Super Rugby team the Wellington Hurricanes said Wednesday. Roigard was stretchered off after tearing his left patella tendon in the Hurricanes' win over the Otago Highlanders last Saturday. He underwent surgery in Auckland on Tuesday, the Hurricanes said in a statement. "Provided all goes well with his rehabilitation […]

todayApril 3, 2024 2

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