5.6.7 JULY -3 Shows -with top SA Jazz band Top Dog at Grandwest -Don’t Miss it

Three nights and a mere 450 seats make this highly anticipated new album reveal July’s hot, must-see show ,with Top Dog SA

Top Dog SA’s saxophonist Donveno Prins, who most recently lead the band for the inaugural run for David Kramer’s Kanala show at The Fugard Theatre, is also the band’s leader.

Add Camillo Lombard on keyboards, Charlton Daniels on bass, Mornay Hoffmeester on drums and Mark Williams on guitar and you’re in the company of some of South Africa’s most highly sought after and hugely respected music makers who’ve played with some of the greats.

Now it’s their turn to shine and you’re invited.

Described as a fresh vibrant band, and a force to be reckoned with, Top Dog SA has already made its mark in venues as diverse as Bellville Velodrome, right through to Carnival City in Johannesburg. They’ve also featured at major music festivals, including Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Jazz On The Rocks Festival, Safricon Jazz Fest, Kenya, and Satchmo’s Jazz Fest in Nigeria.

With a recipe that’s made up of equal parts Afro Vibes and fusion jazz fuelled by Khoi san legacy and various indigenous African rhythms the band calls “KhoiJazz”.

“We’ll be doing two sets,” Don reveals, “where the full repertoire of our musical influences and stories will be played.” “It’s going to be two hours of exceptional music,” Mornay adds. “Some tracks, from our recently released debut album, Griqua DNA, have never been played live before, so we’re excited to perform them in front of a live audience for the very first time. The vibe in the studio was amazing when we recorded these songs, so seeing how they’ll translate live has us all filled with nervous anticipation. It’s a great place and privilege for any musician to be in that space.”

The collective is also focused on Youth and Community Development, sharing their time and talent teaching youth in impoverished communities, as well as presenting reading classes, and supporting events the likes of Music Exchange.

To book tickets to Top Dog’s inaugural showcase,

go to Computicket or http://online.computicket.com/web/event/topdog_sa_live_and_intimate/1045943509/0/73441693.

Doors open at 7.30 and show starts at 8pm.

Springboks lose Lambie and undefeated status against Ireland at Newlands

Springbok pivot Pat Lambie has been ruled out of the second test match of the Castle Lager Incoming Series against Ireland next weekend after being concussed in the series opener at DHL Newlands.

Lambie was injured in a tackle that saw Irish flanker CJ Stander being red-carded for dangerous play in the first half of the match, won 26-20 by Ireland. Stander will appear before a disciplinary hearing in Cape Town on Sunday morning.

“The provisional diagnosis is that Pat was concussed and although he is ok, will not be considered for next weekend,” Springbok coach Allister Coetzee said after the match. A call on a possible replacement will be made later.

Lambie was injured in the first half of the match that saw the Springboks battling to find momentum, something Coetzee admitted as being a problem for his side.

“This performance lacked the standards expected of a Springbok team. We are very, very disappointed with this performance and the result, it was not how we want to perform as a team. We take responsibility in the fact that we have not delivered today and can only promise hard work to fix this. We will be better next week,” Coetzee said.

Coetzee applauded the effort from the Irish.

“They played outstandingly well, considering that they only competed with fourteen men for so long. They deserved the win,” Coetzee said.

He was less impressed with the team’s effort in his first match in charge.

“The performance was not good enough if you want to be called a Springbok. Test match rugby is not Super Rugby. Discipline will cost you at this level. We conceded eight penalties in the first half, made too many little mistakes on attack. By losing ball in contact or on the ground, we could not get the momentum we needed. Lots of hard work awaits and we have to fix it, as simple as that.”

Springbok captain, Adriaan Strauss, said “unforced errors and the penalties we conceded prevented us from picking up any momentum”.

“This was a disappointing effort from us and we need to work hard this week to fix it. We had opportunities to score on a number of occasions, but did not execute well enough. We also did not defend well enough. We did let ourselves down,” Strauss said.

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No time to Faff about as De Klerk named in starting lineup to face Ireland at Newlands on Saturday

Coetzee hands Springbok debut to Faf de Klerk

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has named Faf de Klerk as the only uncapped player in the starting team to face Ireland on Saturday at DHL Newlands in Cape Town, while Elton Jantjies has passed a fitness test and will start the first of three Castle Lager Incoming Series Tests between the two countries on the bench.

Coetzee has included six players in the match-23 who did not feature at the Rugby World Cup last year, ushering in a new era for Bok rugby. They are the Emirates Lions quintet of De Klerk, Jantjies, Warren Whiteley, Julian Redelinghuys and Lionel Mapoe, who will earn his first start for the Boks, as well as DHL Stormers hooker Bongi Mbonambi, the only other uncapped player in the match-day squad.

De Klerk has been in good form this season for the Emirates Lions in Vodacom Super Rugby and he earns a starting berth alongside experienced flyhalf Pat Lambie, who has played in 50 Tests for the Boks.

The Springbok coach said he is looking forward to seeing De Klerk earning his first Test cap for South Africa and that it was good to know Jantjies has fully recovered from his injury. The Emirates Lions flyhalf passed a fitness test at Thursday’s training session at the Cape Town Stadium.

“I have no doubt Faf will do a fantastic job,” said Coetzee.

“He has lots of experience around him in the form of Pat next to him and Duane at the back of the scrum. So in that sense he will be looked after, but I know Faf can also look after himself.

“Both our flyhalves, Pat and Elton, have been in outstanding form in the Vodacom Super Rugby competition and it’s great to have both of them available and in the match day squad. To have a right and left foot kicker at halfback is always a good option,” said Coetzee

Adriaan Strauss will become the 57th player to lead out the Springboks as captain, with the 30-year old Vodacom Bulls hooker playing in his 55th Test for his country.

Strauss will pack down in the middle of the front row between Tendai Mtawarira, who has earned 75 Bok caps, and Frans Malherbe. Coetzee picked Lood de Jager and Eben Etzebeth as his lock pairing, while the loose trio consists of Francois Louw, Siya Kolisi and the experienced Duane Vermeulen.

Amongst the backs, Coetzee opted for an experienced all-Cell C Sharks back trio of Willie le Roux, JP Pietersen and Lwazi Mvovo. Emirates Lions outside centre Lionel Mapoe earns his second Bok cap and partners Damian de Allende in an exciting midfield.

A total of eight players in the run-on team started in the Springboks’ previous Test, last October, when the Boks defeated Argentina 24-13 in London to clinch the bronze medal the 2015 Rugby World Cup. They are Mtawarira, Malherbe, Etzebeth, Louw, Vermeulen, De Allende, Pietersen and Le Roux.

Coetzee said he was pleased with the balance of the team.

“I am excited about the composition of the team and the players selected are rewarded for their consistently good performances in Vodacom Super Rugby,” he said.

“We’ve worked extremely hard these past two weeks to become a team and to make sure we cover all the necessary areas so we can face the Irish.

“The big test will come up front where we will have to make sure that we do well at set pieces, especially at scrum and lineouts. Those are the areas where the Irish have been strong, so we want to compete there and set a platform so our backs can hopefully get into their rhythm.”

The Springbok team to face Ireland on Saturday at DHL Newlands:

Position Name Franchise / Club Test Caps Test points
15 Willie le Roux Cell C Sharks 34 45
14 JP Pietersen Cell C Sharks 66 115
13 Lionel Mapoe Emirates Lions 1 0
12 Damian De Allende DHL Stormers 13 5
11 Lwazi Mvovo Cell C Sharks 15 25
10 Pat Lambie Cell C Sharks 50 134
9 Faf de Klerk Emirates Lions 0 0
8 Duane Vermeulen Toulon, France 35 10
7 Siya Kolisi DHL Stormers 13 0
6 Francois Louw Bath, England 43 40
5 Lood de Jager Toyota Cheetahs 19 20
4 Eben Etzebeth DHL Stormers 44 10
3 Frans Malherbe DHL Stormers 12 0
2 Adriaan Strauss (captain) Vodacom Bulls 54 30
1 Tendai Mtawarira Cell C Sharks 75 10
16 Bongi Mbonambi DHL Stormers 0 0
17 Trevor Nyakane Vodacom Bulls 23 5
18 Julian Redelinghuys Emirates Lions 2 0
19 Pieter-Steph du Toit DHL Stormers 8 0
20 Warren Whiteley Emirates Lions 3 0
21 Rudy Paige Vodacom Bulls 2 0
22 Elton Jantjies Emirates Lions 2 6
23 Jesse Kriel Vodacom Bulls 11 15

Stats and facts:

· The Springbok starting team boasts a total of 474 Test caps (179 in the backline and 295 in the forwards), while there are a further 51 caps worth of experience on the bench.

· South Africa and Ireland have played each other 22 times since 1906, with the Springboks winning 16 Tests, losing five and one was drawn. The Springboks have scored 432 points and 62 tries and conceded 277 points and 26 tries for an average score of 20-13.

· South Africa and Ireland last met on 8 November 2014 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. The Springboks lost 15-29 largely due to a contribution of 16 points from the boot of Jonathan Sexton. He kicked four penalties and two conversions.

· Adriaan Strauss will become the 57th Springbok captain in history.

· Faf de Klerk will become Springbok #870 in history. If he goes on, Bongi Mbonambi will become Springbok #871.

· Tendai Mtawarira is the most experienced player in the side with 75 Tests to his credit. He is just five Tests short of Os du Randt’s record of 80 Tests for South Africa as prop. Three other players have played 50 or more Tests for South Africa – JP Pietersen with 66, Adriaan Strauss with 54 and Patrick Lambie with 50. The last time that the Springboks played without a centurion in their side was against Argentinia on 23 August, 2014 in Salta, some 20 Tests ago.

· Adriaan Strauss played against his cousin Richardt Strauss the last two times the Springboks and Ireland met – in 2012 and 2014. They are likely to meet each other again as Richardt is in the Ireland squad for this tour.

· Elton Jantjies last played in a Test for South Africa in 2012 and Julian Redelinghuys played his two Tests in 2014.

· It will be Allister Coetzee’s first Test in charge of the Springboks since he took over from Heyneke Meyer earlier in 2016.

· The referee is Mathieu Raynal of France. It will be his first Test involving South Africa.

· This will be the Springboks’ 52nd Test match at DHL Newlands in Cape Town. The Boks have won 35 of the previous 51 matches, lost 14 and drawn twice. The average score at DHL Newlands is 19-12.

Springbok Test match records at Newlands Rugby Stadium:

· Most points – 35 by Percy Montgomery (1t, 12c, 2p) against Namibia on 15 August, 2007.

· Most tries – three by Tom van Vollenhoven against the British & Irish Lions on 20 August, 1955; by Andre Snyman against Tonga on 10 June, 1997; by Schalk Burger against Namibia on 15 August, 2007 and by Juan Smith against Namibia on 15 August, 2007.

· Most conversions – 12 by Percy Montgomery against Namibia on 15 August, 2007.

· Most penalty goals – seven by Percy Montgomery against France on 24 June, 2006 and by Morné Steyn against Australia on 8 August, 2009.

· Most drop goals – two by Naas Botha against the NZ Cavaliers on 10 May, 1986 and by Francois Steyn against Australia on 16 June, 2007.

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The grim history of Wales on tour in New Zealand

The Welsh have got New Zealand covered in singing, but elsewhere on rugby game day the All Blacks have reigned supreme since December 1953, when Wales triumphed 13-8.

Those were halcyon days in the valleys – Cardiff beat the All Blacks 8-3 earlier on the tour and Swansea drew 6-6 a week before that test.

Since, the All Blacks have won 26 straight internationals and, outside of a controversial one-point margin in the Welsh capital in 1978, generally with ease.

The Welsh Wizards:

The best Welsh players to play in New Zealand? No, we don’t count Hemi Taylor, Shane Howarth, Brett Sinkinson, Sonny Parker, Matt Cardy or Gareth Anscombe.

Welsh-born stars to shine down here are a select few – and from an older generation. And, in accordance with the All Blacks utter domination of Wales in New Zealand, their eye-catching deeds were performed for the British and Irish Lions.

John Dawes:

Canny centre who captained the 1971 British and Irish Lions to their only series victory in New Zealand. Returned as coach six years later and was on track to preside over a drawn series until Lawrie Knight scored late in the final test at Eden Park. Capped 22 times for Wales between 1964-71.

Gareth Edwards:

Anointed Wales’ greatest player and considered the greatest halfback. A star of the powerful Welsh sides of the late 1960s and 1970s, Edwards most memorable moment against the All Blacks was arguably his try for the Barbarians in 1973. However, he was so much more – and failing to notch a test win over the All Blacks was the only blemish on a stellar career. Influential on the 1971 Lions tour, he was a member of the squad that won in South Africa three years later.

Barry John:

Regarded as the best No.10 Wales have produced, he helped mastermind the 1971 tour, playing in 17 of 26 tour matches and amassing 191 points. Bestowed the honorary title of “The King” from a parochial Kiwi press. Formed an instinctive partnership with Edwards at Cardiff and Wales. Shocked the rugby world by retiring in 1972 at age 27 after his 25th cap. Said he was tired of “living in a goldfish bowl”.

JPR Williams:

With socks around his ankles and sporting long sideburns, JPR Williams cut a distinctive, dashing figure from fullback. Iconic member of the great Welsh sides alongside Edwards and John, JPR also shared the Lions’ success in 1971-74. Dropped a goal in the fourth test at Eden Park – his only points for the Lions were influential as they helped seal the series with a 14-14 draw. Opted against touring New Zealand in 1977 as medical studies took precedence. A year later he needed 30 stitches to close facial wounds after he was rucked by John Ashworth during the All Blacks’ tour match in Bridgend. He was sewn up by his father.

Phil Bennett:

Succeeded John and captained the Lions to New Zealand in 1977. Although not in the same class as John, Bennett had the swerve, the sidestep and he could also talk a good game: “Look what these bastards have done to Wales. They’ve taken our coal, our water, our steel. They buy our homes and live in them for a fortnight a year. What have they given us? Absolutely nothing. We’ve been exploited, raped, controlled and punished by the English – and that’s who you’re playing this afternoon,” he said, before Wales beat England 14-9.

Mervyn Davies:

Grew a moustache to appear more aggressive, Mervyn Davies was voted the greatest Welsh captain, and No.8, of all time by Welsh fans in 2002, his career was cut short by a brain haemorrhage in 1976. He would have captained the Lions the following year. Played 38 consecutive tests for Wales and was another legend of the 1971 and 1974 tours. Died of lung cancer aged 65 in 2012.

Jonathan Davies:

Gifted pivot who could split defences with his step. Also adept at the dropped goal. Didn’t have the calibre of teammate John enjoyed but is the most recent example of a mercurial Welsh playmaker. A rare touch of class on the humiliating 1988 tour, Davies returned home with ideas on how to improve the game based on his experiences in New Zealand. He was ignored, then castigated following a loss to Romania in late 1988. He switched codes and had a successful career with Widnes, Great Britain and Wales.

The Controversies:

1905: If only there were a host broadcaster and a TMO at Cardiff Arms Park, then we might have a definitive answer regarding whether All Black Bob Deans grounded the ball over the line. Referee John Dewar Dallas of Scotland, who was in street clothes and boots without studs, trailed play and believed Welsh back Dicky Owen, who repositioned the ball before the line and insisted: “He forced the ball here.” Wales won 3-0 to deny the All Blacks a Grand Slam.

1963: A 6-0 win was the All Blacks’ first triumph at Cardiff Arms Park – the 19-0 victory in 1924 was staged at St Helen’s in Swansea. A Don Clarke penalty and a Bruce Watt dropped goal proved the difference although the All Blacks dominated. Meads infuriated the crowd when colliding with Clive Rowlands after he claimed a mark in the dying stages. Rowlands was unable to continue, Meads was unrepentant: “I didn’t punch the wee man. What happened was Clive was yakking and kicking the ball, yakking and kicking. Wales had bugger all backs in those days, they kicked it all day. And then our man (Kevin) Briscoe put up an up-and-under and I had a five-yard start, Clive was under it and I got the little bastard. Ran right over the bloody top of him. He put on a good act, 80,000 people booed me and all I did was knee him up the arse. God, the memories are good.”

1972: Keith Murdoch scored the All Blacks’ only try of a 19-16 victory that in doubt until Phil Bennett missed a 27-metre penalty attempt after he wanted to tap and go. While the All Blacks won it was overshadowed hours later by Murdoch’s late night altercation with security guard Peter Grant in the kitchen of The Angel Hotel. Murdoch was sent home. He made it only as far as Australia, where he has lived in virtual seclusion in the outback. On the eve of the tour’s 30th anniversary Andy Haden, Tane Norton, Jeff Matheson, Bob Burgess and Sid Going, taped a series of pleas urging Murdoch to end his exile. Without success.

1978: While Brian McKechnie is best remembered for facing the underarm delivery at the MCG in 1981, he was a peripheral figure at Cardiff Arms Park in one of New Zealand sport’s most unsavory incidents. In November 1978, with the All Blacks trailing 12-10 with three minutes remaining, lock Haden dived out of a lineout in a bid to win a penalty. English referee Roger Quittenton – in his first test – duly blew the whistle, but because Geoff Wheel impeded Frank Oliver. McKechnie was on target from 37m so the All Blacks escaped with a one-point victory that left Welsh players and fans outraged. Captain Graham Mourie admitted he on the eve of the test suggested Haden make a theatrical exit if the game was tight. “I know that some of the players later regretted it and their part in it,” he said.

The Close Encounters:

1905: Wales 3 NZ 0 at Cardiff Arms Park

(See Controversies)

1935: Wales 13 NZ 12 at Cardiff Arms Park

Oxford University wing Geoffrey Rees-Jones scored his second try with six minutes to play after Wilfred Wooller kicked ahead. Vivian Jenkins missed the conversion but the Welsh hung on before a crowd of 50,000 to take a Grand Slam out of the equation, even before England won the tour finale 13-0 at Twickenham.

1967: NZ 13 Wales 6 at Cardiff Arms Park

The All Blacks outscored Wales two tries to nil but the Welsh were left to rue three missed penalties in the second half. “There was not much in it,” opined coach David Nash, who then rather optimistically continued: “We are catching them up fast … I reckon we are no more than two years behind in our coaching.”

1978: NZ 13 Wales 12 at Cardiff Arms Park

(See Controversies)

2004: NZ 26 Wales 25 at Millennium Stadium

Richie McCaw’s first test as skipper – Tana Umaga was rested and one of several changes to the line-up that thrashed Italy seven days earlier – might have ended in defeat had counterpart Gareth Thomas been more adventurous down the home stretch. The All Blacks led 26-22 and were under siege when the Welsh captain instructed Gavin Henson to take a 77th minute penalty rather than press on for a match-winning try. The kick went over, but Stephen Jones kicked away possession the the dying seconds. It was so near (the closest game since 1978) yet so far. A year later the All Blacks won 41-3 at the same venue.

Haka Histrionics:

2006: In 2005, the centenary of the first test between New Zealand and Wales, the All Blacks agreed to perform their haka after the Welsh anthem “Land of our Fathers”. When the WRU attempted to enforce the same run sheet 12 months later the All Blacks took umbrage and did the haka in front of non-playing personnel and management in their dressing room. They emerged to put on a show, winning 45-10.

2008: The stand-off in front of the stands at Millennium Stadium. The Grand Slam champions indulged in a two-minute stare down with the All Blacks after Kapa O Pango. Both teams stood motionless until perplexed referee Jonathan Kaplan was relieved to see Richie McCaw lead his players into position. Wales claimed a moral victory though it only delayed the inevitable: the All Blacks won 29-9.

The Record Holders:

Most individual points

NZ: 162 – Dan Carter (9 tests 2003-10)
Wales: 89 – Stephen Jones (11 tests 2002-2010)

Most individual points (match)

NZ: 27 – Dan Carter at Dunedin June 19, 2010: 2 tries 3 pen 4 con
Wales: 20 – Stephen Jones at Cardiff 6 pen 1 con

Most individual tries

NZ: 8 – John Kirwan (3 tests 1987-88)
Wales: 2 – Geoffrey Jones (1 test 1935)

Most individual tries (match)

NZ: 4 – John Kirwan at Christchurch, May 28, 1988
Wales: 2 – Geoffrey Jones at Cardiff, Dec 21, 1935

Most tests

NZ: 11 – Richie McCaw (2003-14)
Wales: 11 – Stephen Jones (2002-2010)

Overall Test Record:

Played 30 NZ won 27 Wales won 3

First test: Wales 3 NZ 0 at Cardiff, Dec 16, 1905

Last test: NZ 34 Wales 16 at Cardiff, Nov 22, 2014

Welsh victories:

Wales 3 NZ 0 at Cardiff, Dec 16, 1905
Wales 13 NZ 12 at Cardiff, Dec 21, 1935
Wales 13 NZ 8 at Cardiff, Dec 19, 1953

Biggest winning margin:

Wales: 5 at Cardiff, 1953
NZ: 52 at Hamilton, 2003

SOURCE stuff.co.nz

Dawie Theron to coach in Japan at the Docomo Red Hurricanes

SA Rugby on Wednesday announced that Dawie Theron has accepted a contract to coach the Docomo Red Hurricanes in Japan and will not be available for a seventh season as coach of the Junior Springboks.

Theron will vacate his position following the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Manchester, England, which kicked off earlier this week.

Theron, who is currently leading the Junior Springboks in his sixth successive World Rugby U20 Championship, will join the club at their summer camp in Hokkaido on 19 July, with his contract running until 31 March 2018.

“I would like to thank Dawie for his immense contribution to South African rugby, not only as a former Springbok player and the Junior Springbok coach over the past few years, but also for the role he played at provincial coaching level,” said SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux.

“Under Dawie’s guidance the SA Under-20s have been consistently competitive as one of the best junior teams in the world.

“His job is not over yet, as he still has a significant task at the current Junior World Championships, and I have no doubt that he will continue to give everything to guide his team to another admirable result.

“I would like to wish Dawie well for his future endeavours.”

The Junior Springboks won the Junior World title under Theron in 2012 and have also collected one silver and two bronze medals in the past five years.

Theron said: “After six years with SA Rugby, I would like to thank the organisation for their faith in me and their continuous support to coach the most talented young players in the country.

“It was a tough decision to continue my career overseas, but this opportunity is a fresh challenge and will allow me to experience a new environment, which I believe will benefit my coaching.

“Coaching the Junior Springboks in the last few seasons has been an amazing journey, and it has been a great pleasure to see some of the players I worked with at SA Under-20 level develop into world class players at Springbok level.

“I will certainly miss South Africa and working with the next generation of Springbok players, but I am looking forward to the challenge and opportunities at the Docomo Red Hurricanes

Springbok Opus’ goes on national tour

The epic story of rugby in South Africa, enshrined in the Springbok Opus, a book weighing an astonishing 36kgs, will begin a nationwide tour, SA Rugby announced on Wednesday.

The publication will be showcased at a number of venues across the country in the 125th year since Test rugby arrived in South Africa.

The Springbok Opus was produced over 48 months as unseen images, never-before-told stories and special photography was commissioned to create the ultimate story of rugby at the southern tip of Africa.

The nationwide tour started at the Springbok Experience Rugby Museum in Cape Town and will make its first stop at the V&A Waterfront in the city before embarking on a national tour to take in publicly accessible events such as exhibitions and shopping centres as well as rugby occasions such as the Coca-Cola Craven Week.

The Springbok Opus tells the full and diverse story of rugby from its first arrival in South Africa in the 1860s, its popularisation among all communities and the development of separate national federations to rugby unity in 1992 and to the professional era.

But the Springbok Opus captures that history in a unique and astonishing manner. The 50cm x 50cm epic tome is filled with more than 150 000 words and hundreds of images to produce the definitive book on the history of rugby in South Africa. The Opus is hand bound in leather and is presented in a silk-covered special collector’s clam shell case.

“The Springbok Opus can hardly be described as a book,” said Craig Mark, Marketing and Sales Director: The Springbok Opus. “These works document and celebrate our rugby story and are to be enjoyed and handed down to generations as valuable family heirlooms to treasure that history.

“We have lined up a number of appearances for the Springbok Opus but we are also inviting rugby schools, clubs, stadiums, sponsors, shopping centres and other interested parties to express their interest in hosting the Springbok Opus.”

As part of the Tour, a copy of the limited Captains’ Edition – signed by 40 South African National Captains and worth R150,000 – will be offered as a part of a Tour competition as one of a number of promotions.

The Classic Edition Springbok Opus costs R30,000 with a smaller format (38cm x 38cm) ‘Midi’ edition costing R3,500.

“This is the only Opus to be produced on a rugby team,” said Mark. “It will only ever have one edition, it really is a once-in-a-lifetime publication.”

The Springbok Opus is online at www.springbokopus.co.za and www.facebook.com/springbokopusfor regular updates on events, news and new exibitions.

For further information contact:

Craig Mark

Marketing and Sales Director: The Springbok Opus

Telephone: +27 (21) 671 5887

Issued by SA Rugby Corporate Affairs

MultiChoice honours Muhammad Ali with special channel DSTV 199

“Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision.” – Muhammad Ali
MultiChoice will be paying tribute to the great sporting legend Muhammad Ali with a special pop-up channel on DStv channel 199.

The channel will pop up today at 12pm and run until next Sunday.

The channel will broadcast his greatest fights, interviews and documentaries about his life. DStv customers on the Premium, Extra, Compact, Family and Access channels will be able to tune in.

The immediate schedule for Channel 199
Saturday and Sunday

12:00 Ringside Ali Banned from Boxing
14:00 Ringside Ali Return from Exile
17:00 Ringside Ali The Final Chapter
18:10 Ali King of the World
20:40 Muhammad Ali vs Sonny Liston 2
21:25 Ringside Ali Banned from Boxing
23:55 Ringside Ali Return from Exile
02:25 Ringside Ali The Final Chapter
03:35 Muhammad Ali v Sonny Liston 1
04::05 Muhammad Ali v Sonny Liston 2
04:50 Ali King of the World
07:25 Ringside Ali Banned from Boxing
09:55 Ringside Ali Return from Exile
12:25 Ringside Ali The Final Chapter
13:35 Muhammad Ali v Sonny Liston 1
14:05 Muhammad Ali v Sonny Liston 2
14:50 Ali King of the World
17:20 Ringside Ali Banned from Boxing
19:50 Ringside Ali Return from Exile
22:20 Ringside Ali The Final Chapter
23:30 Ali King of the World

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