Springbok Women’s Sevens coach, Paul Delport, congratulated his squad for their performances in the International Invitational Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens after solid wins en route to the final, where they were beaten 31-5 by Japan. Delport said the efforts earlier on Friday 30 November, where the South Africans edged Tribe Sevens - an Australian invitational team - and then beat Japan’s Academy side, was proof that the decision to blood six new players at the event was the correct one.
The Senior National Men’s Wheelchair Basketball team reigned supreme in the first edition of the Lwini Cup hosted in Angola from 29 of November to 1 of December 2018. South Africa put on masterclass performances to lifting the prestigious trophy in Luanda. The Sasol Amawheelaboys defeated both Angola teams and Switzerland to win the tournament. The tournament was part of the team’s preparations for next year’s IWBF and Paralympics qualifiers.
South African Steven Sawyer (ZAF) has won the 2018 World Surf League (WSL) World Longboard Championship at the Taiwan Open of Surfing, defeating longboarding legend Kai Sallas (HAW) in clean, one metre waves at Jinzun Harbour in Taitung, Taiwan. The 24-year-old from Jeffreys Bay posted excellent heat totals in all three heats, including a near perfect 9.50 (out of 10) single wave score in the semi-finals, the highest of the entire event. Sawyer went one better than his runner-up finish at the 2016 World Longboard Championship.
Teams from the Guinness Pro14 will once again enjoy two bye weekends over the next two weeks, before the final round of competition for 2018 will take place on the weekend of 21-23 December. The Isuzu Southern Kings and the Toyota Cheetahs will not be in action again until 2 February, when they take one one another in their derby encounter in round 12 of the 2018/2019 season.
SA Rugby unveiled on Tuesday how Accenture South Africa will champion the federation’s digital acceleration ambitions as the proud official digital partner to the South African Rugby Union and the Springboks. “To many South Africans, rugby is more than just a game. It’s a sport that evokes powerful emotions and has the power to unite the nation,” said Vukani Mngxati, Chief Executive Officer for Accenture Africa.