Cricket South Africa (CSA) will be holding a specialist spin bowling camp next week at the Powerade Centre of Excellence in Pretoria.

“This annual camp has particular significance this year,” commented Vinnie Barnes, CSA High Performance Manager.


Western Province centre EW Viljoen has been included in the Junior Springboks’ starting lineup for Wednesday’s World Rugby Under-20 Championship match against Australia.

The Bokkies are currently leading Pool B following wins over Italy and Samoa, and will be looking to end the group phase on a winning note to finish on top of the standings and advance to the semi-finals.


The Sharks have confirmed that Bismarck and Jannie du Plessis, as well as Willem Alberts, will leave the club at the end of the Super Rugby season.

The trio will play final match for the KwaZulu-Natal franchise on Saturday when they take on South African conference leaders the Stormers.


FC Barcelona have confirmed that the club has agreed a new deal with fullback Dani Alves.

The Brazilian’s current contract with the Catalan club was due to expire at the end of June before the two parties concluded terms for a new two year deal with an option to renew for another year.