Firstly, the Boks outperformed Scotland in the 2015 World Rugby World Cup by 34-16. This is in preparation for the all important clash with US on Wednesday.
The win will automatically qualify the Boks for quarter-finals.
As for hosts England, they’ve been knocked out of the competition and coach Stuart Lancaster’s future hangs in the balance. Ouch…
But back to our shores, our swimming sensation Cameron van der Burgh is well on his way to claiming the overall Fina Swimming World Cup series title after winning the first and second cluster.
Van der Burgh has been in rampant form this season and has already won a total of nine gold medals and one silver.
The Pretoria swimmer is one gold medal short of the career best 10 medals he won in 2008 when he claimed his maiden series victory.
Saving the best for last is Bucs. Orlando Pirates made history again for qualifying for the CAF Cup final in November.
This follows their sterling and fighting back spirit they showed against the stubborn but hapless football giants of Africa Al Ahly whom they thrashed 4-3 last night to make it 5-3 on aggregate in Cairo.
The unassuming mighty Bucs will now face the Tunisian outfit Etoile du Sahel that beat Zamalek 5-4 on aggregate. The game will be played in two-legged affair in November scheduled (although unconfirmed) for 20-22 and 27-29 with the exact dates and venues still to be announced.
Yes, Pirates is about to write another history and add the all important second star on their left side of the jersey.
To the headhonchos at the club job well done for not interfering in coach Eric “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Stars” Tinkler job. Perhaps its time he commands the position permanently.
As football commentators and scribes all agreed in unison ‘Bucs continues to be regarded internationally’ for such sterling performance outside the Premier Soccer League.