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Daily sports wrap: SA Super Rugby ref causes massive stir

2017-08-01 18:07

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. CHEETAHS READY FOR NEW ADVENTURE

In case you missed the big news, the Kings and the Cheetahs were confirmed as new additions to the PRO12 on Tuesday, and they will both join the competition from the 2017/18 season. (Read here for the tournament structure)

And the Cheetahs have wasted no time in making their intentions clear...

CLICK here to read the Cheetahs' PRO14 plans


2. GIVE PEYPER A CHANCE!

The lead-up to the Super Rugby final has been in some way tainted by the appointment of South African referee Jaco Peyper.

Sport24's Lloyd Burnard reckons that we should give Peyper the benefit of the doubt and have him not be the centre of attention at Ellis Park.

CLICK here to read Burnard's reasoning...


3. PROTEAS DUO SLIP IN RANKINGS

After losing the third Test against England at The Oval - it seems the Proteas are slipping in the latest Test rankings.

Things aren't looking too good for Proteas batsmen Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla who have slipped in the batting rankings.

BUT there is one odd positive news - Dale Steyn (yes) has somehow moved up the bowling rankings despite not playing cricket in eight months!

CLICK here to read where the Proteas stand


4. PANIC AT SOCCER CITY

Following the news that two supporters died and several others that were injured during a stampede outside FNB Stadium in Soweto during the Soweto Derby on Saturday, many felt the game should have been abandoned.

Columnist Sy Lerman ponders reasons for the Carling Black Label Cup football tragedy and who should be blamed.

CLICK here to read Lerman's column


5. FANS NOT HAPPY OVER PEYPER

It seems like everyone is talking about Jaco Peyper...

Super Rugby fans have reacted to the appointment of Peyper, who will referee Saturday's Super Rugby final between the Lions and Crusaders in Johannesburg.

And let's just say, the decision has caused quite a stir on social media...

CLICK here to read fans reactions on Peyper


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