The Springbok Women will face Australia in their opening pool match of the 2014
IRB Women's Rugby World Cup in Marcoussis in France in 100 days time. Despite
being handed a tough draw in Pool C, captain Mandisa Williams says she's confident
the team's hard work will pay off.
National men's wheelchair basketball coach Franck Belen hosted a technical
coaching course over the Easter weekend at Mandeville, near Johannesburg, to help
grow the game in South Africa. The course was part of a four-year plan to develop
and empower coaches on the African continent.
In a move that is set to boost cricket on the African continent and kick-start the
South African domestic season in style, six teams from Africa and six South African
franchises will contest the Global Softech Sixes at SuperSport Park in Centurion in
Top seed Stephane Houdet of France heads up the Airports Company South Africa
Gauteng Open, with fellow countrymen Leon Els and Patrick Selepe carrying South
Africa's hopes in the men's singles. South African top woman KG Montjane has been
seeded second for the event.
After announcing a team that includes players with Super Rugby and previous IRB
Junior World Cup experience, South Africa will be among the favourites to lift the
title in New Zealand in June.
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