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Daily sports wrap: Faf hails the 'new Jacques Kallis'

2017-07-18 18:28

Cape Town - Sport24 produces - get this - over 100 articles a day. Yes, we're that awesome!

So naturally there'll be a few articles that even our most ardent readers will miss.

On the off chance you are one of those, here are our top FIVE stories that might have slipped your browser feed today!

1. SA PARALYMPIAN BOWS OUT ON A HIGH

One of South Africa's most underrated Paralympian has retired from the sport.

Ilse Hayes has won a total of seven Paralympic medals - including two gold, four silver and one bronze.

The 31-year-old brought down the curtain on a long and decorated career in typical Hayes' fashion at the IPC Athletics World Championships in London.

CLICK here to see Hayes' final race


2. BOOKIES NO BELIEVERS IN STORMERS, SHARKS

Eish...

According to the bookmakers, the Lions will be South Africa's lone remaining side in this year's Super Rugby tournament after the weekend's quarter-finals.

CLICK here to read the bookies predictions


3. OOSTHUIZEN EYES SECOND CLARET JUG

It's Open Championship week!

One of South Africa's former champions Louis Oosthuizen spoke to Sport24 about his form of late and how he wants to get into the mix at Royal Birkdale.

CLICK here to read the Oosthuizen's chances


4. CAN STORMERS OVERCOME PLAYOFF MISERY?

The Stormers have a woeful Super Rugby playoff history...

Let's put it into consideration, they only boast a winning percentage of 12.5%

Sport24's Herman Mostert believes that it will take a whole lot of effort from the Stormers to bring about a reversal of their Super Rugby playoff fortunes.

CLICK here to read Mostert's findings


5. 'BIG VERN' THE NEW KING KALLIS?

Here's something we thought we'll never hear.

Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis said that all-rounder Vernon Philander is well and truly on his way to becoming the 'new Jacques Kallis'.

Philander, as you may know, starred for the tourists in their triumphant second Test win at Trent Bridge...

CLICK here to read Faf's praise over Philander


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