South Africa survive stirring Lions fightback — your views

June 20, 2009

odriscollA mighty fightbcak from the Lions fell just short on Saturday as South Africa held on for a 26-21 vicotry in the first test in Durban.

Players, fans unite behind the Lions

June 19, 2009

RUGBY-LIONS/All professional sportsmen talk about how important their supporters are but when it comes to the British and Irish Lions there really is a special bond.

McGeechan as good as his word as he picks Test team on form

June 18, 2009

RUGBY-LIONS/Ian McGeechan has been as good as his word by selecting his British and Irish Lions team for the first test against South Africa on form rather than reputation.

Pakistan stun South Africa to reach Twenty20 final

June 18, 2009

CRICKET-TWENTY20/

Pakistan bowled superbly to clinch an outstanding victory over favourites South Africa on Wednesday and reach the World Twenty20 final.

Things warming up nicely on the South African sporting front

June 18, 2009

SOCCER-CONFEDERATIONS/The South African sporting public were a little underwhelmed by the early stages of the Confederations Cup and the British and Irish Lions tour but the last few days has seen a major turnaround and there is now something in the air.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

In defence of Giuseppe Rossi

June 17, 2009

American soccer fans aren't noted for their nastiness but the reaction to Giuseppe Rossi, New Jersey native, scoring twice for Italy against the U.S in their 3-1 Confederations Cup defeat on Monday has been surprisingly vitriolic.

When you don’t want to see your name on the teamsheet

June 15, 2009

rugbyOne of the most painful memories from my schooldays was the prolonged torture of being left in the playground on my lunch break, looking on as the cool kids picked all my friends ahead of me for the lunch break football match desperately wishing I could be selected.

Is Italy’s rugby trip south the ultimate tour too far?

June 9, 2009

The ‘tour too far’ cliché is often wheeled out by rugby pundits when an outgunned northern hemisphere side travels south to take on Tri-Nations powers.

from Raw Japan:

Japan coach Okada too bubbly?

June 8, 2009

As expected, Japan booked their place in next year’s World Cup soccer finals with two games to spare, sparking wild celebrations after a 1-0 win over Uzbekistan on Saturday.

Lions ready to upset Springboks, and bookies, again

April 23, 2009

lionsThe Springboks don’t exactly appear to be shaking in their boots in the wake of the announcement of the British and Irish Lions squad they will face over three tests 
in June and July — but they weren’t 12 years ago either and we all know what happened then.