40th time the charm for Mkhwebane? Suspended PP suffers yet another legal defeat | The Citizen

Suspended public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has been ordered to pay costs on another matter relating to her investigations into the country’s revenue collecting service. The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has dismissed Mkhwebane’s report investigating Sars’s appointment of Information Technology company BB&D in 2007 and ordered her to pay costs on the matter. Mkhwebane is … Read more

Springbok player ratings from 19-16 defeat to Ireland in Dublin | The Citizen

The Springboks lost 19-16 to Ireland in a Test at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday. In a tight game, both teams scored two tries, with both also missing several kicks at goal. It was 6-all at the break, with all four tries scored in a ding-dong second half. The Boks still face France, … Read more

Nienaber brushes off Springbok kicking woes after Ireland defeat | The Citizen

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber was quick to brush off the team’s kicking woes, after they only converted two of their five kicks at goal, which proved costly in a tight three point loss against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday night. Bok flyhalf Damian Willemse is only the third choice kicker at … Read more

Van Rooyen proud of Lions character despite Ulster defeat | The Citizen

Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen said he was proud of the character and fight shown by his team to stage a dramatic comeback against Irish powerhouse Ulster, in their thrilling 10-try 37-39 defeat in the United Rugby Championship at Ellis Park on Saturday but admitted they gave it away too easily. It was a back … Read more

Immelman lauds ‘fighting’ Internationals despite Presidents Cup defeat | The Citizen

Defiant Internationals captain Trevor Immelman fired back Sunday at those who laughed off his Presidents Cup squad after they pushed the heavily favored Americans before losing for a ninth consecutive time. “This team is no joke,” Immelman said. “And we’ll fight ’til the end every single time.” The Internationals, whose roster was decimated by the … Read more

Special Joburg interdict ‘humiliating defeat to ANC and EFF’ – coalition | The Citizen

The multiparty coalition in the City of Johannesburg said the interdict by the Johannesburg High Court on Monday, preventing a special sitting of the Johannesburg council is a “humiliating defeat to the ANC and EFF voting bloc”. The judgment in favour of the governing multi-party coalition in the City of Johannesburg also found Chair of … Read more

Blitzboks lose again on Sunday — after shock defeat against Ireland | The Citizen

Neil Powell’s farewell has turned into something of a nightmare after the Blitzboks lost again on Sunday morning — to Argentina — after being knocked out of the World Cup competition on Saturday night by Ireland. The SA Sevens team, big favourites going into the World Cup in Cape Town after winning Commonwealth Game gold … Read more

Are Springboks staring down the barrel of another Aussie defeat? | The Citizen

The Springboks find themselves with the roles reversed this week as they head into their second Rugby Championship match against the Wallabies in Sydney on Saturday. Worryingly it is off the back of a disappointing loss and with them needing to win to keep their title hopes alive. Going into the first Test in Adelaide … Read more

Kwagga Smith after Boks defeat: ‘It’s not due to lack of effort’ | The Citizen

Springbok utility forward Kwagga Smith has told disappointed rugby supporters the players are giving their all for the cause and that their commitment should not be questioned. This after the Boks slumped to a 25-17 defeat to the Australian Wallabies in a Rugby Championship match in Adelaide on Saturday. Smith’s two late tries — in … Read more

Ian Foster pleads for patience after All Blacks defeat to Argentina | The Citizen

All Blacks coach Ian Foster on Saturday pleaded with the New Zealand public for patience after his side lost to Argentina on home soil for the first time in Christchurch. A dark cloud is now hanging over Foster and his team again after a performance that cast their 35-23 win over the Springboks in Johannesburg … Read more