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Daily sports wrap: Faf to become a legend?

2017-07-11 18:39

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. TOUR CRASHES SPARK DEBATE

It's only the tenth stage but several top riders have already withdrawn from the Tour de France.

Richie Porte and Geraint Thomas, who were two of the top five contenders at the time, quit the cycling tour in pieces after crashing on wet and slippery descents.

The numerous and often dramatic spills have sparked a debate about whether the Tour's mountain descents are too hazardous.

CLICK to read the TDF contenders talk on the conditions

2. KG MUST NEVER CHANGE

The Proteas will be without fast bowler Kagiso Rabada for the second Test against England at Trent Bridge.

In case you missed it, Rabada was banned for one Test after swearing at England all-rounder Ben Stokes.

Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis came to Rabada's defence after some were questioning the fast bowlers behaviour.

CLICK here to read Faf on Rabada's personality

3. GATLAND TO COACH AGAINST BOKS IN 2021?

Warren Gatland says he will consider coaching the British and Irish Lions for a third time in 2021 when the team take on the Springboks.

Gatland took the Lions to a drawn series against the world No 1 All Blacks, as they lost the first Test 30-15, won the second 24-21 and drew the third 15-15.

He said that he would want more time to prepare his players in South Africa (well have to see about that)...

CLICK here to read what Gatland had to say

4. FAF CAN SECURE 'LEGENDARY' STATUS

Let's be honest the Proteas needed Faf du Plessis in the first Test at Lord's.

Heading into the second Test at Trent Bridge, the skipper's return will be a massive boost.

Sport24's Lloyd Burnard looks at Du Plessis' captaincy record and his impressive statistics since taking over from AB de Villiers.

CLICK to read Burnard's reasoning

5. ANDERSON TO KEEP FIGHTING AFTER ROLLER COASTER

It was an emotional and draining farewell at Wimbledon for South Africa's Kevin Anderson.

The big-serving Anderson lost to American Sam Querrey in a three hours and six minutes fourth round duel.

But that didn't stop him from seeing the positives after this year's grass-court Grand Slam.

CLICK to read Anderson's comments

Images: Gallo/Getty/AP

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