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DURBAN France will be playing for pride in the third test against South Africa, captain Guilhem Guirado said as they dip into last reserves at the end of a long season before heading off on holiday.
DURBAN South Africa have banished memories of a disastrous 2016 and are back on track to restore their tattered reputation, coach Allister Coetzee said after they beat France for a second successive week to secure victory in the three-test series.
DURBAN South Africa overpowered France 37-15 in the second test on Saturday to seal a series win and give another boost to their hopes of putting a miserable 2016 campaign behind them.
DURBAN, South Africa South Africa made a winning start to their bid to recover from a horror 2016 with victory over France in the first of their three match series last weekend, but Saturday’s second test in Durban is likely to be a stiffer test of their potential revival.
CAPE TOWN Heavyweights Algeria and Ghana recorded victories in their 2019 African Nations Cup qualifiers on Sunday but Egypt, runners-up in Gabon earlier this year, were beaten 1-0 in Tunisia.
JOHANNESBURG Guinea, Mozambique and South Africa all produced surprise away wins on the opening weekend of the African Nations Cup qualifiers to suggest the form book will have a few pages torn out before the 16 finalists for Cameroon 2019 are decided. Saturday’s extensive list of matches saw Guinea upset 2015 winners Ivory Coast in Bouake, Mozambique beat 2012 winners Zambia in Ndola and second-half goals from Tokelo Rantie and Percy Tau give South Africa a first-ever victory in a competitive international over Nigeria, who were Nations Cup winners in 2013. There was also a rare away win for Mauritania, whose 1-0 triumph against Botswana was only their second ever on the road in a qualifying game.
CAPE TOWN South African rugby faces a fierce examination by France in a three-test series this month as the Springboks attempt to prove they have put a disastrous 2016 behind them.
CAPE TOWN The sudden death of Ivory Coast midfielder Cheik Tiote on Monday increased the number of high-profile African players who have collapsed and died while playing football, almost all of them suffering a form of cardiac arrest.
CAPE TOWN The guillotine hanging over South African Super Rugby franchises, the Cheetahs and Southern Kings, provoked different reactions on Friday as both await their culling from the southern hemisphere competition.
JOHANNESBURG Contentious decisions on African football’s television rights and tournament hosting agreements will be reviewed in the coming months, the new Confederation of African Football head said on Friday.