All Black number 8, Kieran Read, certainly has reason to smile! He was just named the IRB Rugby Player of the Year.
Read has now become the third All Black to win the prestigious award. His teammates – and new Zealand legends – Riche McCaw and Dan Carter have both won the same accolade before. (more…)
Well isn’t this a little charming ad! Nike revealed their latest advert for their all new Nike Ordem Football yesterday, and we must say, it is one of the best we have seen.
The ad features soccer star of the moment, Wayne Rooney and golf champ Rory McIllroy. A little competition then erupts between the two sporting stars and eventually produces one (very) charming advertisement.
It is also clever of Nike to choose these two to star in their new ad. With Rooney ding so well at Manchester United at the moment and McIllroy winning the Australian Open, it only makes sense to use the two.
Check out the video below – we promise you’ll be entertained:
The Bulls have built themselves quite a bit of a reputation when it comes to their uniforms.
Who can forget last year’s (very) bright, Barbie-pink jerseys with electric blue accents? Well, it seems the boys from Loftus is really gearing up for an epic rugby battle if their new, army-inspired jerseys are anything to go by. (more…)
Maria Sharapova finally has a new coach after firing Jimmy Connors back in August.
Sven Groeneveld is the man that will be in charge of Sharapova for the 2014 season. The four-time Grand Slam champion made the announcement on her Facebook page, saying:
“I’m happy to announce my official partnership with Sven Groeneveld. We’ve been working together since I got back on the court and after seeing him on the opposing side for so many years, I’m excited to have him become a part of my team.It has been a very seamless transition and I have had a lot of fun with the hard work we have put in so far. Looking forward to the year ahead.” (more…)
Manchester United’s start striker, Wayne Rooney, was rather upset over some comments made about him during yesterday’s match against Cardiff City.
Two football commentators, Martin Tyler and Graeme Souness said that Rooney was supposed to be shown a red card for kicking Jordon Mutch. However, Rooney did not receive a red card and only ended up getting a fair warning in the shape of a yellow card from the referee.
Obviously, the two commentators did not agree with the refree’s decision, and was quick to voice their opinions. (more…)
The South African Sports Awards ceremony was held at a glittering ceremony at the Sun City Superbowl on Sunday, November 17th.
Sport stars from across all sporting fields attended and the ceremony was a true testament to the amazing sporting talent we have here in South Africa.
The ultimate prize of the evening, the Sport Star of the Year – which is a public vote based category – went to Bafana Bafana’s indisputable goal keeping star, Itumeleng Khune. (more…)
In what seemed to be an impossible task, Bafana Bafana trumped all their critics (and possibly fans alike) when they shockingly defeated world and European football champions, Spain last night.
The game started off as one would’ve expected: Spain enjoyed the majority of the possession in the first half. However their possession, they struggled to make any definite scoring opportunities.
Hearts were a flutter when Spain’s striker, David Villa, scored the ball to the back of the net twice – but, as luck would have it was flagged on both occasions for being off-side.
The first half ended in a 0-0 score, with the crowd at FNB Stadium at the edge of their seats.
The second half was sure to bring more promise for Bafana. They created the first clear opening of the second half when Tokelo Rantie made a move and very almost claimed Bafana’s first goal.
Spain also almost clinched a goal. Left back Nacho Monreal was confident in his strike for goal, but Bafana’s trusty goalkeeper, Khune saved the day (and goal) once again.
But it was Bernard Parker who scored the winning goal for Bafana a mere 10-minutes into the second half.
The hosts were the champions of the night, without letting Spain score once.
Well done, Bafana! Let’s hope this kind of soccer continues.