HARARE Zimbabwe's new minister of sport Kirsty Coventry believes the country needs to be more "strategic" in the development of Olympic athletes as she seeks to unlock the potential of the African nation on the global stage.
DURBAN, South Africa South Africa and Argentina are both aiming to put behind them a disappointing few years on the international stage and seek a new beginning in their opening clash of the Rugby Championship at King's Park on Saturday.
CAPE TOWN South Africa will seek to end a barren run in the Rugby Championship that stretches back almost a decade, but will do so amid experimentation as they keep a firm eye on next year's World Cup in Japan.
CAPE TOWN Holders New Zealand face a fresh assault on their Rugby Championship title this year, but for the four sides involved in the southern hemisphere battle, next year's World Cup in Japan will be front of mind.
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa Gifted South African back Damian Willemse is ready to debut in the Rugby Championship but is unlikely to get a run in his favoured flyhalf position, according to Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus.
JOHANNESBURG South Africa's Lions have overcome long-term injury and the defection of key players to stand on the brink of a third successive Super Rugby final as they welcome the New South Wales Waratahs to their fortress Ellis Park on Saturday.
CAPE TOWN Captain Owen Farrell kicked 20 points as England ended their five-match winless run with a deserved 25-10 victory over South Africa in the third and final test at a wet and windy Newlands on Saturday.
CAPE TOWN The Springboks will be strong contenders at next year's World Cup in Japan after recovering from two dismal seasons that produced a number of unwanted records, according to South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus and his England counterpart Eddie Jones.
CAPE TOWN, June 24 The Springboks will be strong contenders at next year's World Cup in Japan after recovering from two dismal seasons that produced a number of unwanted records, according to South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus and his England counterpart Eddie Jones.
CAPE TOWN Coach Eddie Jones has picked wing Jonny May and young loose-forward Tom Curry as the stand-out performers on England's tour of South Africa that ended with a consolation 25-10 victory at Newlands on Saturday.