[Daily Maverick] As the national anthem started playing over the big screen set up at the stadium in Siya Kolisi’s home town of Zwide in Port Elizabeth, the crowd rose to their feet chanting captain Siya Kolisi’s name – and for 80 minutes they never sat down again.
[New Frame] The 1995 Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok, Chester Williams who died on Friday, inspired millions of black South Africans by showing that they belonged in a team that was a symbol for apartheid.
[The Herald] Zimbabwe coach Gilbert Nyamutsamba was left purring yesterday after his Cheetahs defied odds and fought their way to be crowned the 2018 Africa Cup Sevens rugby champions in Monatsir, Tunisia.
[News24Wire] Sports and Recreation Minister Tokozile Xasa stands by her strongly-worded statement on the controversial incident involving former Springbok winger Ashwin Willemse, after MultiCoice said it didn’t find any racism in the event.
[News24Wire] Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will return to London on Monday where he will lead ‘Team South Africa’ to the World Rugby Council announcement of the Rugby World Cup 2023 host venue.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya Sevens head coach Benjamin Ayimba has offered no excuses after seeing their dream of attaining a first Olympic medal shattered by a resilient Japan side at the Deodoro Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Wednesday.
[News24Wire] Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has included uncapped Malcolm Marx and recalled Oupa Mohoje, Vincent Koch, Juan de Jongh, Francois Hougaard, Bryan Habana and Johan Goosen in a squad of 31 players for the opening two matches of the 2016 Rugby Championship against Argentina.
[East African] “In regard to each of the offence, with regard to terrorism, murder and attempted murder: Hussein Hassan Agade, Idris Magondu, Issa Ahmed Luyima, Habib Suleiman Njoroge and Mohammed Ali Mohammed are each sentenced to life imprisonment.
[SA Rugby] Allister Coetzee has been named as head coach of the Springboks for the next four years, ushering in an exciting new era for rugby in South Africa, said Mr Oregan Hoskins, president of SA Rugby.
[The Star] World Rugby have confirmed Kenya’s women’s rugby Sevens team will compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.