New captains add intrigue to England-South Africa test

/ Jul 4, 2017

New captains add intrigue to England-South Africa test

The prospect of both teams being led by new captains adds extra intrigue — and unpredictability — to the first test of England’s four-match series against South Africa, starting Thursday, when England hopes to settle quickly under Joe Root and nurture early signs of ...

Springboks legend Joost van der Westhuizen dies at 45

/ Feb 6, 2017

Springboks legend Joost van der Westhuizen dies at 45

Joost van der Westhuizen, who won the 1995 Rugby World Cup with South Africa as Nelson Mandela looked on, has died after a six-year-battle with motor neuron disease. He was 45.South Africa Rugby announced the death Monday. The scrumhalf distinguished himself in the epic ...

/ Jan 8, 2017

Zuma's ex-wife gets boost in South Africa leadership race

The chances of South African President Jacob Zuma’s ex-wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, becoming the next leader of the African National Congress were given a boost on Saturday with the endorsement of the ruling party’s women’s division.The ANC will pick a new leader at a conference ...