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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

08 Nov 2017

Final three African World Cup slots to be settled

CAPE TOWN Senegal and Tunisia are on the brink of qualification for next year's World Cup finals but the tussle between the Ivory Coast and Morocco is set for a dramatic finale in Abidjan at the weekend.

28 Oct 2017

Jones scores twice as Western Province win Currie Cup

DURBAN, Western Province came from behind at halftime to win the Currie Cup on Saturday as Scottish international Huw Jones scored two tries in a 33-21 victory at hosts Sharks in the final at King’s Park Rugby Stadium.

07 Oct 2017

Nigeria first African country to qualify for Russia

JOHANNESBURG Alex Iwobi’s second-half winner ensured Nigeria became the first African nation to qualify for the 2018 World Cup when their 1-0 home victory over Zambia on Saturday moved them into an unassailable lead in their group.

06 Oct 2017

All Blacks look to finish Championship on a high

CAPE TOWN New Zealand skipper Kieran Read affirmed his side’s desire to complete a second successive Rugby Championship with a 100 percent record but warned team mates not to underestimate beleaguered hosts South Africa at Newlands on Saturday.

05 Oct 2017

South Africa's Mtawarira to miss New Zealand test for "family reasons"

CAPE TOWN South Africa's veteran prop Tendai Mtawarira will miss their test against New Zealand in the Rugby Championship on Saturday for unspecified “family reasons”, coach Allister Coetzee said on Thursday.

05 Oct 2017

All Blacks expected to complete clean sweep

CAPE TOWN World champions New Zealand are expected to complete another clean sweep of the Rugby Championship as they finish this year’s campaign away in South Africa on Saturday.

04 Oct 2017

Three from Africa on brink of World Cup qualification

CAPE TOWN Nigeria, Egypt and Tunisia could all book their spots at next year's World Cup in the penultimate round of African qualifiers at the weekend but the other two slots will only be decided next month.

03 Oct 2017

Weary All Blacks in race to recover for Springboks test

CAPE TOWN World champions New Zealand face a difficult battle to squeeze in time for recovery and preparation ahead of their last game in this year’s Rugby Championship against South Africa at Newlands on Saturday, hooker Dane Coles said.

03 Oct 2017

"Beast" key as Boks bid to match All Blacks in the scrum

CAPE TOWN South Africa will again rely heavily on experienced prop Tendai Mtawarira in whict they expect to be a bruising scrum confrontation with New Zealand in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.

02 Oct 2017

Blame it on Argentina when tired teams head north in November

CAPE TOWN The inclusion of Argentina into southern hemisphere rugby competition has left Australia, New Zealand and South Africa stretched when they go on their end of year tours to Europe, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said on Monday.

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