The story of rugby is about to change

The United Rugby Championship and partner Roc Nation Sports promise to give players a voice, grow the fanbase and generally bring rugby into the 21st century of sports entertainment

Sheriff fire shot for less ‘Super’ clubs at Real Madrid

With all the talk of a European Super League for the elite, the minnows from the Moldovan league gave a timely reminder of the appeal of open competition

Q&A Sessions: Kagiso Rabada — ‘When I retire, I will know that I gave my best shot’

Kagiso Rabada talks to Eyaaz Matwadia about his love for music and production, how the lockdown affected him, and how he hopes to get back to his best

Happy Jele has given ‘The Ghost’ much to smile about

The Orlando Pirates captain may have reached one of the most significant milestones any player could hope for, but as a self-confessed achiever he has more dreams he wants to realise

Boks bank on experience against All Blacks

The world champions must win with a bonus point in Townsville on Saturday to keep their slender Rugby Championship hopes alive

‘Stadiums are our second homes’: Sport’s vaccine incentive

Fans are desperate to return but authorities in the sector have shown little appetite to tackle difficult questions

Nijel Amos’ spirit not dampened by Tokyo setback

The Botswana middle-distance runner suffered an injury in qualifiers and could not make a podium finish in the finals. Though gutted, he is hard at work again and hopes to do better in the next Games

Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy and football’s inconvenient truths

A French defender’s rape allegations raise difficult ethical questions about whether and when clubs should suspend players

An African Super League seems a super-silly idea

Far from being the magical solution to Africa’s lacklustre football competitions, the proposed new league appears to be a case of CAF wanting to sweep its own inefficiency under the carpet

A hurtful slap in the face for Celtic’s supporters

In the sale of the iconic Free State heroes and their relocation to KwaZulu-Natal, the fans who stood by Phunya Sele Sele unwaveringly have been blatantly snubbed and left poorer

How Tokyo 2020 tested Kenya’s running dominance and revealed future threats

The dual threat of migrant athletes from the East African region and the emergence of Uganda sends a powerful message that Kenya needs to look beyond its core strengths moving forward

Taiwan Le Mans 24 team told to remove national flag

China views Taiwan as part of its territory.

Q&A Sessions: Montjane: The unlikely tennis star

Kgothatso Montjane speaks to Athandiwe Saba about her becoming the first black woman South African player to reach the Wimbledon final, her ‘robotic’ leg, being a DJ and the love of her parents

Women’s football in Nigeria has a long history of defiance

Not only does the ongoing resistance point to the struggle and fighting spirit of Nigerian women, but it points to their resolve to achieve against odds

Screen Grab: Where were Messi’s friends when the chips were down?

From Leo to Rassie to Mourinho, the art of the endorsement commercial is in laughably bad shape

Olympics: Namibia’s sprinters highlight a flawed testosterone testing system

Dr Nana Adom-Aboagye from the Centre for Sport Leadership at Maties Sport (Stellenbosch University) researches African women and gender equity in sport. We asked her what issues the tests raise for African athletes

Bliss and brutality on the Tokyo track

South African sprinters are exciting prospects in an exhilarating new era, and they are young enough to be hitting their strides now

Wayde van Niekerk misses 400m final to compound SA pain

The world record holder was a medal hope but has ultimately been outrun by injury