Keanan Hemmonsbey, Author at Latest News

The Junior Springboks are receiving a much needed under-20 rugby championship boost

An Under-20 version of the Rugby Championship will be held from next year onwards. The Rugby Championship, which will be hosted on the Gold Coast in Australia next year in April (exact dates to be confirmed), will see young stars from Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa battle on an annual basis. The competition … Read more

CSA CEO Moseki ‘happy’ with ICC’s future earnings

The International Cricket Council (ICC) annual general meeting in Durban last week confirmed that Cricket South Africa will receive less than R500 million annually from the cricket body over the next four years. While overshadowed by India’s whopping R4 billion, it was still an improvement over the previous four-year cycle. “Everything is relative,” said CSA … Read more

France dominated while the Junior Springboks finished the U-20 Championship on a high

The Junior Springboks finished their U-20 Rugby World Championship campaign with an outright 22-15 win over England in the 3rd/4th place play-off on Friday night at Athlone Stadium in Cape Town. The victory meant that South Africa secured an unprecedented bronze medal in the U-20 Championship. In contrast to traditional South African forward packs, the … Read more

The Junior Springboks fall in the semi-final hurdle to the efficient Ireland

Despite the results, the Junior Springboks were gutted in their 31-12 loss to a superior Junior Ireland side in the semi-finals of the Under-20 Rugby World Championship on Sunday night. Ireland entered the Under-20 Championship after winning the Under-20 Six Nations Grand Slam and proved their class against a brave Junior Boks, who were bested … Read more

SA’s Du Plessis emerged as the top dog after defeating Australia’s Whittaker at UFC 290

Dricus du Plessis of South Africa defeated Australian Robert Whitaker by TKO midway through the second round of their main fight at UFC 290 in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 9. The fight, which was described by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White as a “title erasure,” sees du Plessis emerge as … Read more