2016 Year in Review

2016 one of the worst years in Springboks rugby history

The South African national rugby team, Springboks, have had eight losses from 12 tests since new coach Allister Coetzee took over as coach in April 2016.

When Coetzee was appointed there was huge optimism around issues of transformation.

EWN sports editor, Jean Smyth, says Coetzee has not lived up to expectations.

Springboks and South African rugby fans just need to accept that we are not very good at the moment.

Jean Smyth, EWN sports editor

Smyth also recounts the dramatic resignation of former SA Rugby President Regan Hoskins, as one of the key changes in SA rugby.

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After 30 years in talk radio, John Robbie hangs up his earphones

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Faf du Plessis found guilty of ball tampering

The cricketer pleaded not guilty to a charge that he applied artificial substance to a ball, but was found guilty at ICC hearing.

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Former bok fly-half and rugby commentator says decisions must be made that are best for rugby and not for individuals.

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Former Proteas fast bowler, Fanie De Villiers, says it would be difficult to prove that du Plessis bridged the code of conduct.

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The club's chairman Indran Govender speaks about the importance of introducing children to sport.

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"Don't sweat the small stuff", says John Robbie in heartfelt birthday message

The seasoned broadcaster and rugby fanatic had a lot to share with listeners this morning.

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John Robbie to retire from 702, new line up announced

After more than 30 years with 702, John Robbie has announced he will be retiring from the talk station at the end of 2016.

Proteas surprise bounce-back against Australia (but need to go on without Steyn)

Proteas surprise bounce-back against Australia (but need to go on without Steyn)

A turnaround by South Africa in the second day of first test at the Waca in Perth, and Dale Steyn injury puts him out of series.

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The energy was electrifying throughout the stadium - Fikile Mbalula

Sports Minister talks to Xolani Gwala from Alexandria in Eqypt after Sundowns CAF Champion's League victory.

South Africans celebrate Mamelodi Sundowns  glory

South Africans celebrate Mamelodi Sundowns glory

The Brazilians have won the 2016 CAF Champions League with 3-1 aggregate score, becoming the second team in PSL to get a star!

SA Rugby Coaches' Indaba to kickstart new direction for rugby

SA Rugby Coaches' Indaba to kickstart new direction for rugby

The two-day conference taking place in Cape Town hopes to engage all key participants in plotting a way forward for SA rugby.

Sundowns on their way to victory in Caf Champion's League

Sundowns on their way to victory in Caf Champion's League

Mamelodi Sundowns beat Zamalek 3 - 0 in the first leg of the African Champion's league at home.

Bok player's wife under attack on social media

Bok player's wife under attack on social media

Rachel Kolisa, wife of Springbok Siya Kolisi, took to twitter last week to expose those attacking her inter-racial relationship.

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Boks vs All Blacks  - anything is possible, says Naas

Boks vs All Blacks - anything is possible, says Naas

Tomorrow's rugby clash between the Springboks and the All Blacks is not a forgone conclusion says Naas Botha.

Tough game ahead for Bafana Bafana- analyst

Tough game ahead for Bafana Bafana- analyst

Bafana Bafana is playing against Burkina Faso for their opening 2018 World Cup qualifier on Saturday.

Bavuma makes history yet again under Proteas flag

Bavuma makes history yet again under Proteas flag

Cricketer Temba Bavuma became first black man to score a century on debut propelling SA to secure a 354/5 win over Ireland.

Odds stacked against Boks

Odds stacked against Boks

Things aren't looking good as the Springboks take on the All Blacks in the biggest rivalry in world rugby this weekend.

CSA revives transformation inquiry

CSA revives transformation inquiry

A new and revived inquiry is again tasked to look at issues of transformation in the national cricket team.

Every sport has it's niggles - AB de Villiers

Every sport has it's niggles - AB de Villiers

AB: The Autobiography is a new book by the Proteas captain and looks at the selection change at the 2015 Cricket World Cup (CWC).

AB de Villiers tackles cricket selection in new book

AB de Villiers tackles cricket selection in new book

Proteas cricketer, AB de Villiers, tackles the controversial selection of players during last years Cricket World Cup.

Banned cricketers may have been tempted by sports betting - cricket commentator

Banned cricketers may have been tempted by sports betting - cricket commentator

Thami Tsolekile, Pumelela Matshikwe, Ethy Mbhalati and Jean Symes have been banned for their involvement in match-fixing.

Allister Coetzee confident of Lions win

Allister Coetzee confident of Lions win

The Bok coach expressed his confidence in the team to clinch victory in Saturday's Super Rugby final in Wellington, New Zealand.

Are the Lions hungry enough to beat the Crusaders?

Are the Lions hungry enough to beat the Crusaders?

Supersport commentator, Kaunda Ntunja, givesthe lowdown on upcoming SuperRugby quarterfinal game between the Lions and Crusaders.

Is money a good incentive for athletes?

Is money a good incentive for athletes?

Sascoc has announced HUGE bonuses for athletes who bring home a medal. Bruce Whitfield interviews a sport psychologist.

Jabu Mahlangu on turning his life around after alcohol addiction

Jabu Mahlangu on turning his life around after alcohol addiction

Jabu Mahlangu shared his battle to overcome drug and alcohol addiction after an emotional interview by Junaid Hartley's father.

Bok captain, Adriaan Strauss, on their victory over Ireland

Bok captain, Adriaan Strauss, on their victory over Ireland

Team work put the Boks in a good position to clinch a 32-26 victory over Ireland over the weekend.

Former Bok, Chester Williams, predicts the score ahead of SA/ Ireland game

Former Bok, Chester Williams, predicts the score ahead of SA/ Ireland game

Chester Williams has predicted that the Spingbok team will emerge victorious against Ireland at the 2nd test over the weekend.

Marks Maponyane and Neil Tovey share their memories of Ted Dumitru

Marks Maponyane and Neil Tovey share their memories of Ted Dumitru

Ted Dumitru has been credited with playing a big role in developing technical skills through thorough research to assist coaches.

Former Bafana Bafana coach Ted Dumitru has died

Former Bafana Bafana coach Ted Dumitru has died

The 76-year-old coaching legend has died after collapsing at the Eastgate Shoping Centre, in Johannesburg, this morning.

Senzo Meyiwa's life policy released with strict conditions

Senzo Meyiwa's life policy released with strict conditions

Orlando Pirates and PSL chairman, Dr Irvin Khoza, has announced that the 4 million life policy will be paid out.

'We're in a unique position as a country', says new Bok coach, Allister Coetzee

'We're in a unique position as a country', says new Bok coach, Allister Coetzee

Allister Coetzee has been appointed as the newest Sprinbok coach for South Africa's national rugby team on Tuesday.

Allister Coetzee appointed new Springbok coach

Allister Coetzee appointed new Springbok coach

Allister Coetzee is the 13th Bok coach and succeeds Heyneke Meyer, who chose not to present himself for possible reappointment.

No chance Bafana Bafana will qualify for Afcon, says diski guru David Kekana

No chance Bafana Bafana will qualify for Afcon, says diski guru David Kekana

It's time for South African football to do some serious stock taking, says soccer analyst David Kekana after the grim Bafana flop.

Is the deal between Absa and Springboks really over?

Is the deal between Absa and Springboks really over?

Absa has pulled out of a number of sponsorships in recent months, raising questions on the underlying reasons for the decisions.

DNA evidence and bullet casings could close in on Senzo Meyiwa's murderer

DNA evidence and bullet casings could close in on Senzo Meyiwa's murderer

The police say they have interrogated at least 30 people and taken over 100 statements in the Senzo Meyiwa murder investigation.

Tiger Woods getting back to form and Chelsea & Chiefs to limp over finish line?

Tiger Woods getting back to form and Chelsea & Chiefs to limp over finish line?

Marc Lewis spoke to Dr Zac van Heerden looking at the latest sports injuries across the globe.

Tiger to make The Masters & PSL swinging to the end

Tiger to make The Masters & PSL swinging to the end

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