England are ready to deploy a "special talent" Henry Arundell, by bringing the dynamic wing off the bench in their Six Nations clash at Twickenham on Sunday. "Henry's special, so special, and I've love watching him train," England attack coach Nick Evans told reporters on Saturday. "Hopefully, he will get an opportunity against Italy and we will try to give him the ball as much as we can." Evans, on secondment to England from Harlequins, where he coaches Smith, said the youngster could yet return to start alongside Farrell in an international. Willis, however, joined French side Toulouse, with England relaxing their rule on not selecting overseas-based players because of the circumstances.
The result sees Royal remain in 10th place on the log, while AmaZulu rise to 11th spot – with just one point separating the teams. Durban rivals AmaZulu and Royal AM played to an entertaining 1-1 draw in a DStv Premiership clash at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday night. The first half closed with the teams locked at 0-0, but it took just seven minutes of the second stanza for the deadlock to be broken. TV replays suggested the match officials erred and the equaliser should have been allowed to stand. The striker latched onto a poor headed clearance and, from the ‘D’ of the box, cracked home a left-footed volley for 1-1.28 days ago SuperSport
Joe Root hailed another aggressive declaration from England captain Ben Stokes on Saturday as the key to their commanding position in the second test against New Zealand in Wellington. Another similarity is the assertive captaincy of Stokes, whose declaration half an hour before lunch was described as "brilliant" by Root. Since taking charge, Stokes has led an attacking revolution that has carried England to 10 wins from their last 11 tests. However, England still have ample time to push for a seventh straight test win and consign New Zealand to an eighth successive winless test. Earlier, England lost five wickets and racked up a further 120 runs in an entertaining opening session after resuming at 315-3.28 days ago SuperSport
The Springbok Women’s Sevens programme for the 2023 season finally kicks into gear at the Hermanus Women’s 7s tournament on Saturday and Sunday, and for coach Renfred Dazel, it will provide an ideal start to get some much-needed game time for his players. The speedster missed the first couple of camps due to injury after making her debut for the team last year. My recovery went well, and I am keen to play in Hermanus this weekend.”It will not be a first outing for Masuku at the tournament. She enrolled at the Titans Academy, based in Knysna, a couple of years ago and played against the Springbok Women’s Sevens in the Overberg town. I trained well and cannot wait to play on Saturday.”Springbok Women’s Sevens fixtures:Saturday 25 February12h40: Tygerberg Ladies17h10: Central WolvesSunday 26 February10h30: Middelburg StormersThe Springbok Women's Sevens squad for the Hermanus Women's 7s:1.29 days ago SuperSport
An own goal via Daine Klate’s panicky clearance off Musona’s cross has Chiefs ahead after seven minutes and in complete control. Pirates got their consolation goal 13 minutes from time through Nigerian import Ezenwa Otorogu. Tshabalala put in a man of the match performance and opened the scoring six minutes into the second half. Musa Nyatama set up the second goal with a pass for Memela who showed good composure as he slotted past Khune. Memela wrapped up the contest in the 73rd minute as he calmly put the ball past Khune for the second time.1 month ago SuperSport
A truncated weekend of DStv Premiership action is set to be headlined by Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs looking to make up ground in the race for second place. Heading into the weekend, SuperSport United hold second spot with 32 points, but they are in a four-way race for the runners-up spot, with third-placed Richards Bay just one point behind, while the heavyweight Soweto duo of Pirates and Chiefs are each three points further back in fourth and fifth respectively. Saturday then sees SuperSport United and Richards Bay face testing away games against Royal AM and Sekhukhune United respectively, before AmaZulu host TS Galaxy at Moses Mabhida Stadium. We still have a long season and we put players out there and should be good enough to win the game. And unfortunately, we haven’t been lucky when it comes to that,” said the Chiefs tactician.1 month ago SuperSport
Proteas Women vice-captain, Chloe Tryon, insists her side will look to continue backing their process and stick to the basics ahead of their all-important second match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup South Africa 2023 against New Zealand in Paarl on Monday. On a personal note, Tryon is preparing to play her 85th T20 international for South Africa, with the allrounder in formidable form with the bat. Ahead of tomorrow’s contest in Paarl, Tryon explained how experience and her leadership role within the squad has benefitted her form with bat and ball. “I understand my role a lot more and I want to win many games with South Africa,” Tryon commented. “It's also good to play in front of family and friends and make everyone proud as well,” she added.1 month ago SuperSport
Cricket writer Robert Craddock told broadcaster SEN that if parts of the pitch had been prepared specifically to target Australia's left-handed batsmen, it would amount to "straight-up pitch doctoring". India skipper Rohit Sharma and Australian counterpart Pat Cummins on Wednesday brushed aside concerns about the pitch ahead of the first of four eagerly awaited tests. But Cummins told reporters that Australia's batters would take the pitch in their stride. 'NOT BOTHERED'Indian skipper Sharma also downplayed concerns about the pitch, saying that the "focus is on playing the game". Australia last won a test series in India in 2004 and India have won the teams' last three encounters, including twice in Australia.1 month ago SuperSport