Cricket South Africa has named Dean Elgar as the replacement for Proteas captain Graeme Smith on its national list of contracted players for 2014/15. Smith announced his retirement from international cricket earlier this week.
Tennis South Africa has named two leading consultants to assist South African Davis Cup captain John-Laffnie De Jager in selecting his future Davis Cup teams and assessing their performances.
Graeme Smith stepped down from test cricket after 109 matches in charge of the
Proteas, as Australia handed South Africa their first series defeat in five years by winning the third test at Newlands on Wednesday.
A crowd of 51 083 turned out at Johannesburg's FNB Stadium on Wednesday evening to witness upcoming World Cup hosts Brazil hand South Africa a 5-0 thrashing with a fluent and entertaining performance.
The Springboks will play 13 tests this year, according to the fixture list released by the South African Rugby Union on Wednesday. This includes two tests against Wales at home in June and a four-match European Tour in November that will provide good preparation for next year's World Cup.
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