Other Sport

5 things you can't miss this weekend!

2016-11-11 14:47
Faf du Plessis and Kagiso Rabada (Getty)

Cape Town - It is a massive weekend of sport if you are South African.

Whatever your plans are, change them and make sure you have the remote in hand. There is enough sport on to ensure that you do little else. 

The Proteas, Bafana Bafana and Springboks are all in action making it difficult to squeeze in all of the action. 

As usual, Sport24 will be bringing you the latest action from all of the sporting activities taking place this weekend. 

Here are FIVE events you simply can't miss:

1. England v Springboks at Twickenham (Saturday, 16:30 - SuperSport 1)

There are few giving Allister Coetzee and his charges any chance for this one, but it is still a tasty clash. The Boks have won just four out of nine Tests this year and will be desperate to give their frustrated supporters some good news. England, of course, are coached by Eddie Jones, who masterminded Japan's shock win over the Boks at last year's World Cup. After that tournament, Jones signed on with the Stormers to replace Coetzee ad their Super Rugby coach. He was in the job for a matter of days before he left for the England gig.

2. Bafana Bafana v Senegal in Polokwane (Saturday, 15:00 - SuperSport 4 and SABC 1)

It is crunch time for Shakes Mashaba and the national side. A win here is considered vital of Bafana are to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Bafana, who participated in the 2010 World Cup as hosts, have not qualified for the global showpiece since the 2002 edition. The winner of Bafana's group, which includes Senegal, Burkina Faso and Cape Verde, after home and away fixtures will qualify for Russia. Just one qualifier has been played so far, with Bafana drawing in Burkina Faso. If Bafana lose on Saturday, they will slip to five points behind Senegal, making qualification unlikely. 

3. Australia v Proteas in Hobart (Saturday - Wednesday, 01:30 - SuperSport 2)

The Proteas are enjoying a good run at the moment and are the pride of the country as the Boks and Bafana continue to struggle. With Faf du Plessis at the helm, the Proteas put in a sensational performance to win the first Test against the Aussies and they are now ready for round two. The time difference doesn't make this one easy to watch, so missing the first session would be understandable. Of course, South Africa will be without Dale Steyn, who has returned home with a shoulder injury. 

4. Nedbank Golf Challenge (Saturday and Sunday, 07:30 - SuperSport Five)

It's that time of the year again! The Nedbank Golf Challenge has always been the one South African sporting event to signal to start of the holiday season. This year is particularly exciting given that the event is now a 72-man official European Tour event. The South African charge is strong, and at this early stage the likes of Jaco van Zyl, George Coetzee, Thomas Aiken, Branden Grace, Louis Oosthuizen, Retief Goosen and Charl Schwartzel look set to challenge for the title.

5. T20 Challenge kicks off (Saturday, 13:30 - SuperSport Two)

It is South Africa's most lucrative domestic competition and the T20 Challenge begins with a double-header in Johannesburg on Saturday. First, the Knights take on the troubled Cape Cobras before the Highveld Lions host the Titans. There are plans to expand this competition to eight teams next season, meaning this could be the last tournament of its kind. 


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Besides the 'Big 3' of rugby, cricket and soccer, which of the 'smaller' sports in South Africa do you enjoy the most?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.