Cape Town – 2014 was fraught with tragedy in the sporting world, the deaths of Senzo Meyiwa and Phillip Hughes brought a sombre mood to players and fans alike.
The world cup was played under the hot Brazilian sun, but it was Luis Suarez who captured the headlines with another ‘cannibalistic’ streak on poor Italian Giorgio Chiellini.
Springbok legend Joost van der Westhuizen’s continued struggle with motor-neuron disease was brought to light when he paid a visit to the All Black’s training session.
A fake penalty shootout video went viral and our readers loved it so much they thought it might even be real! It did make us wonder if ‘goalkeeper’ Scott Sterling, could be better than Manuel Neuer.
Rugby fights were the flavour of the year, we have three in our top 10, but not all were very ‘manly’ brawls.
Finally Francois Hougaard got on the wrong side of Springbok fans during the end of year tour in a match against Wales, when he arguably made one of the dumbest plays of the year.
Here are the most viewed videos on Sport24 of 2014:
1. Phil Hughes collapses after being struck by bouncer (40 969)
2. Ikey player punches woman (32 676)
3. ‘Goalkeeper’ has worst shootout in history (29 833)
4. Cannibal Suarez strikes again (29 694)
5. TMO awards first ever own try (26 690)
6. Worst rugby fight ever (26 503)
7. Rugby bust-up two punches and you’re off (22 415)
8. Duane Vermeulen’s huge tackle on James Slipper (20 323)
9. Joost pops in at All Blacks training session (20 115)
10. Dumbest play of the year (20 057)