Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Springbok Herschel Jantjies nominated for World Rugby award

Herschel Jantjies treated a question about his World Rugby’s breakthrough player of the year nomination like he does the opposition on Wednesday. He sidestepped and...

SA’s Jola makes top 6 in Korea

Discipline and hard work paid off for Mdantsane-born Bulelani Jola, 32, who reached the top six at the recent Physical Culture Association (PCA) Korea...

Huge injury blow to Wales for Boks semifinal

Wales have suffered a huge injury blow ahead of their Rugby World Cup semifinal against the Springboks on Sunday. Influential utility back Liam Williams is...

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus provides a glimpse into his future

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus won’t retreat into his office and is unlikely to solely focus on his desk job as SA Rugby’s director of...

SA champ off to world event in Kazakhstan

Dedication and discipline is the name of the game as karateka sempai Litha Mtalalisi gets ready to represent SA in the Kyokushin World Union...

Robin Peterson’s appointment silver lining on dark day for SA cricket

The best news South African cricket has had since Faf du Plessis lost the toss in Visakhapatnam almost three weeks ago broke in the...

Kolbe’s troublesome ankle casts doubt over his availability for the Boks’...

Cheslin Kolbe’s troublesome ankle is casting an ominous shadow over his availability for Sunday’s Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against Wales in Yokohama. Kolbe first pulled...

‘Personally‚ Rassie has made a massive difference‚’ says Bok Bongi Mbonambi

At first he was hesitant but then Springbok hooker Bongi Mbonambi spelled out why coach Rassie Erasmus has made the team hard to beat...

Cluster’s learning curve

Local women’s soccer team takes on international outfit Osnabrucker in fast-paced match A fast-paced match of under-17 women's soccer took place last Wednesday as the...

EL waveskier competes in US

East London's very own Bruce Viaene represented his country at the Venture Paddle Surfing Championships in the US over the past weekend, competing against the best...

Brothers excel in badminton championships

Brothers Jason, left, and Cameron Coetzer took part in the recent SA Open and International Badminton Championships held in Durban earlier this month. Both...

Enough talk of ghosts and hosts for the Springboks: it’s time...

The spectre of an early Rugby World Cup (RWC) exit has loomed large over the Springboks almost from the very start of the tournament. It...

Bok coach Erasmus ahead of Japan showdown: ‘We definitely know we...

Rassie Erasmus is naturally drawn to the shadows. If the Springbok coach had his way for the knockout stages at this Rugby World Cup (RWC)...

Charity golf day helps Choc

The first annual Cancer Charity Golf Day, hosted by putcomafani Consulting, took place at East London Golf Course last Friday. The golf day was started...

Dsrac sets pace for healthy living

Hundreds of young and old gathered in their hundreds at the Orlando Stadium in Mdantsane last Friday when . The department of sport, recreation,...

Gearing up for penultimate battle

Saturday will see the penultimate round of the Border Karting season for 2019 take place at East London Grand Prix Circuit. Caleb Odendaal, with a...

Croquet great fun for all ages

Arguably the most memorable illustration of croquet (pronounced ‘crow-kay’), was depicted by Lewis Carroll in ‘Alice in Wonderland’. The self-indulgent Queen of Hearts chose to...

SA sets ‘new world record’ for longest hearse parade

A convoy of 110 funeral cars lapped the Kyalami circuit to unofficially 'beat' the Guinness record A Guinness world record for the longest parade of...

U17 tournament needs support

Heritage Month was closed off with the inaugural Under 17 rugby tournament hosted by Leo Mbini Rugby Development in Berlin. Seven teams from across the...

Handle Eben Etzebeth ‘racism’ case with care, says parliament

The Eben Etzebeth “racism” investigation should not distract the Springboks as they participate at the Rugby World Cup. This is the view of parliament's portfolio...

Teaching kids and adults how to swim

Two experienced swimming coaches, Wanda Steyn and Emma Fraser, have joined forces to start a swimming school in East London. The Winners Extreme Swimming Academy...

Waterpolo boys give it their all

Schools from across the country descended on the came to the Selborne College and Joan Harrison pools last weekend for the 32nd edition of...

Boks not taking minnows Namibia lightly – and will avoid making...

In a country where everything‚ especially the language, feels as foreign as it can possibly get‚ the Springboks will be drawn even further out...

043 breakthrough year

The Mdantsane rugby fraternity continues to grow, helped along by the 043 Rugby Development Programme with Luvuyo Madliki as the convenor. The programme first came...

Leo Mbini tourney a great success

The second annual Leo Mbini Berlin School’s Revival Programme Tournament was under way on Friday lat week with 10 schools competing at the Berlin...

Runners take part in Sole Destroyer

The 21km Caltex Sole Destroyer, 9km Klinkhardt Sole Teaser and 5km Caltex Little Sole took place in East London over the weekend with scores...

Land of the rising scrum Japan prepares to host a party...

Rugby’s quadrennial jamboree kicks off here on Friday with the hosts expected to put on a show for the ages. Ancient meeting modern will the...

Springbok coach Erasmus names the team to face the All Blacks...

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has retained the team that beat Japan for their opening Rugby World Cup match against the All Blacks in Yokohama...

Cash-strapped SABC won’t broadcast Rugby World Cup on TV or radio

The SABC confirmed on Monday that it would not be broadcasting the Rugby World Cup on television or radio. Citing high costs, spokeswoman Vuyo Mthembu...

Poor decisions cost Hurricanes in Iqhawe clash

Mdantsane based Hurricanes Rugby Club U15, made up of pupils from various high schools in the area, suffered a loss against Border Iqhawe on...

Swim stars get crowned at the Ultimate Swimming Club

SWIM STARS: The Ultimate Swim Club Gala was held recently at the Clarendon Prep swimming pool.The gala started with seven swimmers in male and...

Big turn-out for SPAR Daily Dispatch Fun Run [GALLERY]

Orient Beach was packed on Sunday as exercise enthusiasts gathered for the annual SPAR Daily Dispatch Fun Run. The race consisted of a 4km and...

‘No excuses’ – All Blacks relish Boks World Cup test

Champions New Zealand underwent a punishing first World Cup training session in Japan on Wednesday before promising to come out firing against South Africa...

Chester Williams broke barriers and gave hope to young black rugby...

Few South African rugby players have attained such lofty status that their full names aren’t required to know who they are. Joost‚ Victor and...

World Rugby rankings out of tune with reality

The musical chairs that have become the world rugby rankings over the last month or so are a little out of tune with reality. Three...

Petrol heads get fix at GTC champs

The East London Grand Prix Circuit was packed with motor racing enthusiasts from all over the country on Friday and Saturday for the Global...

Caster Semenya signs for Janine van Wyk Football Club

Mahlatse Mphahlele South African Football Association (Safa) acting chief executive Russell Paul says the signing of Olympic and world 800-metre champion Caster Semenya by JVW...

Sole Destroyer is for all

Enthusiastic runners are encouraged to join in the 27th annual Caltex Sole Destroyer race on September 14 and 15, hosted by the Oxford Striders...

Breakfast run raises R20,000

Some East London residents started off their Saturday morning at a pace by taking part in at the Beacon Bay Retail Park Breakfast Run. The...

All set for the SPAR Daily Dispatch Fun Run

Exercise enthusiasts can look forward to The family-friendly SPAR Daily Dispatch Fun Run that takes will take place at the Orient Beach on Sunday,...

Locals dominate MBSA Surf Championships

Buffalo City Surfriders were on top form at the 54st annual Mercedes- Benz South Africa (MBSA) Surfing Championships held which took place at Nahoon...

Rugby and netball teams from across EC battle it out at...

There was much excitement to be had as Hudson Park High School hosted the Twizza Sevens U15 and U17 Rugby and Netball Tournament over...

True grit needed for Expedition Africa

For some, the Mascarene Islands, consisting of Mauritius and Reunion, represent a tropical vacation paradise. For the hundreds of athletes preparing to take part...

Dyantyi faces minimum four-year ban if the substance in his system...

Springbok and Lions winger Aphiwe Dyantyi faces the prospect of a minimum four-year ban if the substance in his system is an anabolic steroid. Dyantyi...

Who’s who? A guide to US Open stars’ first round rivals

Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka are the defending champions at the US Open, where old rivals Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova meet in a...

Springbok Eben Etzebeth denies ‘assault’ in Langebaan

Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth has been accused of assaulting a man and using racial slurs at the weekend in Langebaan, about 120km north of...

Aphiwe Dyantyi ‘B’ sample to be tested this week after failed...

Springbok wing Aphiwe Dyantyi’s ‘B’ sample following a positive drug’s test will be done on Tuesday and the findings should be public by the...

Sport analyst David Kekana has died

TimesLIVE has learnt that well-known sports analyst and former Sunday Times journalist David Kekana has died. SABC reports that he died on Sunday in hospital after...

Fundraising event a ball

The Buffalo City Municipality Touch Association (BCMTA) recently held a fund-raising eventfunction at Spur in Vincent Park for players who will be touring to...