Tag Archives: South Africa

  • Oscar Pistorius Begins Testimony by Apologizing to Reeva Steenkamp’s Family

    Oscar Pistorius Begins Testimony by Apologizing to Reeva Steenkamp’s Family

    It’s been over a year since the world awoke to the shocking news that South African Olympic hero Oscar Pistorius had been arrested for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. And while his trial has been underway for a little over two weeks—as you have no doubt already heard—it was not until today that the defense began its case and […]

  • Neymar and His Brazil Teammates Have Fun With Young Pitch Invader (Video)

    Neymar and His Brazil Teammates Have Fun With Young Pitch Invader (Video)

    What’s the cutoff age when pitch invasions turn from cute and acceptable, to wrong and punishable? Whatever that age barrier may be, this young pitch invader from yesterday’s friendly between South Africa and Brazil in Johannesburg still falls on the “cute and acceptable” side of it.  At least that’s the impression we got from Neymar and […]

  • South African High School Rugby Player Suffers Nasty Broken Leg (Video)

    South African High School Rugby Player Suffers Nasty Broken Leg (Video)

    Rugbydump.com describes the annual rugby match between Grey College (Bloemfontein) and Grey High (Port Elizabeth) as “one of the oldest fixtures on the South Africa schools calendar, dating way back to 1929 when the two sides first met.”  Over the weekend, these two schools met once again, and the result was what may very well be […]

  • Rugby Fans Brawl During Super League Match in South Africa (Video)

    Rugby Fans Brawl During Super League Match in South Africa (Video)

    There was a really nasty brawl at the Sharks-Kings game back on March 9. However, it wasn’t the Sharks-Kings game you’re thinking. The San Jose Sharks played the Blues that day, and the Los Angeles Kings played the Flames. No, the Sharks and Kings I’m talking about are South African rugby teams based in Durban […]

  • Cricketer Kane Williamson Takes A Pitch To The Groin (Video)

    Cricketer Kane Williamson Takes A Pitch To The Groin (Video)

    “Oh that’s flush.” That was how the commentators of this cricket match between New Zealand and South Africa described the scene after watching replays of Kane Williamson taking an 86 m.p.h. pitch to the groin.  The impact was so hard that it was enough to break the protective cup (or as they call it in […]

  • South African Flash Card Cheerleading Is Pretty Cool (Video)

    South African Flash Card Cheerleading Is Pretty Cool (Video)

    Are these South African cheer squads (anyone know what the official term is?) among the best cheer squads in the world?  Sure, they may not have the sex appeal of American cheerleaders, but what the South African cheerleaders lack in sex appeal, they surely make up for in creativity and precision. Just check out the […]

  • 11 Biggest Badasses In The History Of The Rugby World Cup

    11 Biggest Badasses In The History Of The Rugby World Cup

    Originally, I thought I’d bring you a list of the greatest upsets in Rugby World Cup history for today. But as the group stage of the 2011 tournament draws to a close, the fact that the opening round matches have yielded precisely zero upsets thus far really took the wind out of those sails. Maybe […]