NEWSFLASH SPORTS NEWS 24 November 12:30 pm
Good day, let’s look at the latest sports news and scores:
# We start with cricket: Fast bowler Lungi Ngidi will miss the Proteas’ three one-day games against the Netherlands after contracting Covid-19. The selectors have asked Junior Dala to join the squad. Management says Ngidi is well and in good spirits. Another player, Lizaad Williams, had to withdraw from the squad after sustaining a muscle injury, but won’t be replaced. The three ODI’s will be played in Centurion on Friday, Sunday and next Wednesday.
# Rugby: The explosive loose-forward of the Bulls, Arno Botha, may have fond memories of his former club, Munster Rugby, and will be looking forward to catching up with old mates. But his main business this weekend will be to give it all at Loftus Versfeld for his beloved Bulls when he faces his former side. Botha said ahead of Saturday night’s United Rugby Championship round 6 clash he has remained friends with some team members. The match kicks off at 7.45.
Springbok Women’s assistant coach Lungisa Kama is expecting a tough encounter against the Barbarians at Twickenham on Saturday. He says he has been particularly pleased with some of the tries his team scored in their last two outings against Wales and England’s Under-20s. Kama says the challenge on Saturday will be to stay focused on their own game and not get swept up by the adventurous spirit of the Baabaas:
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# Golf: It is an exciting week for all involved as South African golfers and fans have an opportunity to make their mark on the second biggest Tour in the world, now in their own backyard. This week’s Joburg Open heralds in the new DP World Tour, formerly known as the European Tour, at Randpark Golf Club and kicks off its 2021/22 season. The Sunshine Tour co-sanctioned event sees a prize fund of 17.5-million-rand and will be open to two-thousand vaccinated fans from tomorrow’s opening round.
# And finally: Springbok captain Siya Kolisi had a very famous tour guide when he visited Switzerland after the conclusion of the Boks’ European tour. He met up with local tennis hero Roger Federer, who showed him the sights in Zurich. The 20-time Grand Slam champion posted pictures of the two of them visiting famous sites, writing “Anyone need a tourist guide? I found a Springbok loudly crying roaming the streets of Zurich. What a pleasure to see you Siya”. Federer’s mother, Lynette, was born in South Africa.
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