National Teams Put Pride on the Line

by | Feb 4, 2013

gsport LogoThe South African Women’s Sevens team got the weekend of to a good start with a crucial win over Argentina to make the quarterfinals in the second leg of the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series in Houston on Saturday, but a disappointing loss to the Aussies in the last eight derailed the team’s campaign, as they finished eighth to lie fourth in the overall standings.

The Momentum Proteas pushed powerhouse Australia all the way but fell short in Cuttack on Sunday, losing their second group game at the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013. The Proteas, who suffered a massive loss to New Zealand in their opening game on Friday, now need to beat Pakistan on Tuesday for a chance to advance to the Super Sixes.

The Investec South Africa women’s hockey team beat England in their final international friendly, ahead of the Investec Challenge in Cape Town starting today, featuring Holland, Australia, hosts South Africa and England, and gsport took the opportunity to talk to SA’s no. 1 goalkeeper, Sanani Mangisa, about what it means to play in national colours.

Tiffany Kruger secured a hat trick of wins in the Marine Surfski Series, when she won the Thule Surfski Challenge on Saturday. She is now a firm favourite to win the title ahead of Michelle Burn who has been side-lined by injury.

London 2012 Olympian Candice Neethling used her familiarity with the new course as advantage to ride away from top competition, to win her second consecutive 80km Extreme MTB race outside Addo, near Port Elizabeth, on Saturday



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