HIGH­LIGHTS

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Pro14

Af­ter a dis­ap­point­ing turnout in their first home game of the sea­son, both the Isuzu South­ern Kings and the Toy­ota Chee­tahs will be look­ing for a dras­ti­cally im­proved per­for­mance when they host the Glas­gow War­riors and Ul­ster re­spec­tively. The Chee­tahs and Ul­ster will clash on Fri­day evening, while the Kings will be in ac­tion on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

Proteas

A half-cen­tury by Suné Luus and for­ties from Dané van Niek­erk and Laura Wolvaardt set up vic­tory by 40 runs for the Proteas in the open­ing match of the ICC Women’s Cham­pi­onship ODI se­ries at Kens­ing­ton Oval on Sun­day 16 Septem­ber. The se­cond ODI was rained out on Wed­nes­day, set­ting up a win­ner-take-all ODI for Fri­day.

Spring­boks

Af­ter their his­toric vic­tory over New Zealand last week, the Spring­boks will en­joy a week off in prepa­ra­tion for their next Cas­tle Lager Rugby Cham­pi­onship en­counter with Aus­tralia in Port El­iz­a­beth on Satur­day 29 Septem­ber. The Spring­boks emerged 34-36 vic­tors, af­ter an in­tense de­fen­sive per­for­mance, against the All Blacks in Wellington for the first time since 1998.

Quad­ran­gu­lar Ath­let­ics

The an­nual Quad­ran­gu­lar Ath­let­ics event was held at Kingswood Col­lege this year. Af­ter a hotly con­tested day of events, Grey High and St An­drew’s Col­lege jos­tled for first po­si­tion atop the ta­ble. A se­cond place fin­ish in the long jump and an­other vic­tory on the track in the 3000m, se­cured SAC’S suc­cess­ful ti­tle de­fence.

SA Surf­ing

The Mercedes-benz Buffalo City South African surf­ing team moved into fourth place and po­ten­tially a cop­per medal in the Team cat­e­gory at the 2018 Ur­ban Re­search ISA World Surf­ing Games af­ter the third day of com­pe­ti­tion in Ta­hara, Ja­pan. Hosts Ja­pan head the team stand­ings and are the only na­tion still to have all six of their surfers in con­tention.

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