AN EXCITING weekend of bumper sport awaits mzansi!
So, sport fans, that’s if no fight will be break-out with other family members- get your hands on that remote control and grab your ‘cold-drink’ its about to get exhilarating.
Let’s go SA. Firstly, the Springboks go into Saturday’s Test against Wales in Cardiff with Damian Willemse at fullback and Jesse Kriel on the right wing.
The Boks have a rearranged back three with Cheslin Kolbe still injured, Nkosi unavailable due to visa issues and Le Roux losing out due to rotation.
Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber expects the Welsh players to grow an extra arm and leg when they face his revamped team in front of 75,000 adoring home fans at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday.
15 Damian Willemse, 14 Jesse Kriel, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Kwagga Smith, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Ox Nché.
Replacements: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Steven Kitshoff , 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Jasper Wiese, 21 Cobus Reinach, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 Frans Steyn.
Cricket –David Miller believes the Proteas don’t need to worry about how they win their remaining match(es) at the ICC T20 World Cup as substance trumps style.
The experienced left-hander points out that the team has been able to achieve victories even if their overall performances have been “neither here nor there”.
He also says South Africa’s selection consistency could be a boon in a high pressure environment such as Saturday’s clash against England.
Miller isn’t in denial about the fact that the Proteas haven’t been particularly pleasant to watch in the ICC T20 World Cup.
But he also knows that aesthetics don’t matter as South Africa and its cricketing public yearn for an end to underachievement at showpiece tournament.
Soweto Derby– PSL has once again shot itself on the foot by denying fans to watch live the game between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.
The sooner PSL and SAFA resolve their frosty relationship the better, ‘cos fans are the one suffering.
Apart from politics SuperSport, will lay on elite-level broadcast standards for the much-awaited showdown from on (SS PSL, from 2.30pm).
The 21 camera set-up, which includes the very best in slo-mo and goal-line cameras, will ensure that every angle is covered in the DStv Premiership’s biggest match.
There will be a one-hour build-up designed to set the scene for SA’s showpiece fixture.
It is scheduled to kick-off at 3pm, from First National Bank Stadium (The Calabash).
Image Gallo (Lukhanyo Am during the Springboks’ training session at Treforest Campus in Pontypridd, Wales).