Rugby player Juan de Jongh has retired and is now coaching WP’s pipeline teams and athletes at Stellenbosch Academy of Sport. His retirement marks the beginning of a new chapter in his career, as he swaps his rugby boots for a coach’s whistle. Despite leaving the pitch, de Jongh’s legacy will continue to mold the future of rugby through his coaching and influence.
Ian Foster shares his reflections on the World Cup final defeat through The Platform podcast, exploring the philosophical elements of finals and the steadfast spirit of a team that persists against all odds. Foster’s narrative blends personal tales, introspective musings, and captivating storytelling, providing listeners with a unique viewpoint of the World Cup final defeat and its repercussions. He highlights missed opportunities and controversial moments and reflects on the unpredictable nature of rugby and the transient nature of public memory.
Eddie Jones, the head coach for the Australian rugby team, has denied rumors about his potential move to Japan, stressing his loyalty to the Wallabies. He refuted allegations that he was secretly interviewing for the head coach position in Japan, stating that he hadn’t been talking to anyone. Jones also defended his decision to prioritize young, inexperienced players over established veterans in his World Cup squad selection, saying that he stands by his choice. Despite the team’s underwhelming performance, Jones remains committed to Australian rugby’s future achievements.
Gert Schalkwyk is a South African football legend who hails from Klerksdorp in the North West. He is a remarkable footballer who has left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans and peers alike because of his exceptional talent and unwavering dedication on the field.
Janine van Wyk, the former captain and celebrated defender of Banyana Banyana, recently opened up about her disappointment over not being included in coach Desiree Ellis’ FIFA World Cup squad. Despite this heartbreak, van Wyk is not letting it define her future. Instead, she is embracing new opportunities in coaching and mentoring her fellow players.
Rugby coach Russell Winter, a vital member of the Bulls coaching team, has decided to leave the Pretoriabased franchise after three and a half seasons. Winter will now join the Kubota Spears, a Japanese rugby team, to embark on a new adventure.
Former Kaizer Chiefs player, Collins Mbesuma, has been appointed as the new strikers coach for Sekhukhune United. Mbesuma’s successful career as a striker has seen him play for several teams including Portsmouth, Mamelodi Sundowns, and Orlando Pirates. As a coach, he aims to train a new generation of strikers to achieve success on the field.
The global rugby community is mourning the loss of Greig Oliver, a celebrated coach whose passion for rugby was unparalleled. Oliver passed away in a paragliding accident in Cape Town, where he was supporting his son Jack in the World Rugby U20 Championship. He was an accomplished player and coach, leaving an indelible mark on the rugby landscape throughout his career.
Soccer enthusiasts in South Africa eagerly await a chance to gain an exclusive insight into the brilliant mind of Pitso Mosimane, the country’s most decorated coach. Mosimane’s impressive list of achievements spanning over two decades has endeared him to fans and sports aficionados alike. His journey to success is a testament to his dedication, hard work, and passion for soccer.
In recent football news, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding the career of Nasreddine Nabi, a 57yearold Tunisian football coach. After officially leaving his post at Tanzanian club Yanga SC, rumors have surfaced that Nabi may be on his way to South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs.
South African soccer team Kaizer Chiefs is reportedly considering adding new talent to its technical team. The team’s management is said to be closely observing the situation of Brandon Truter, the current coach of Sekhukhune United, with the possibility of an eventual move to Naturena.