Lwazi Mvovo http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35232/all en Rugby-Sharks hold off Cheetahs in Super Rugby thriller http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130223/rugby-sharks-hold-cheetahs-super-rugby-thriller <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>BLOEMFONTEIN, Feb 23 (Reuters) - The Sharks held off a late fightback from the Cheetahs to record a thrilling 29-22 victory in their Super Rugby encounter at the Free State Stadium on Saturday.</p> <p>The visitors appeared to be in control of the game midway through the second half but two tries brought the Cheetahs back into the contest and, although they could not force the win, they did manage a losing bonus point.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130223/rugby-sharks-hold-cheetahs-super-rugby-thriller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lwazi Mvovo Rugby union Sport in South Africa Thomson Reuters Sat, 23 Feb 2013 17:30:14 +0000 5764369 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: South Africa tap U20 star for Scotland start http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140625/rugbyu-south-africa-tap-u20-star-scotland-start <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South African coach Heyneke Meyer has selected world junior player of the year and baby Bok star fly-half Handre Pollard to start for his first Test cap against Scotland on Saturday.</p> <p>Pollard, who led South Africa to runners-up spot in the recent under-20 World Championship in New Zealand, will start at number 10 in a side that sees five other changes from that which narrowly beat Wales 31-30 last week. </p> <p>"Our plans had always been to try a few new combinations this week against Scotland and I'm looking forward to see the guys grab their opportunities," said Meyer.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140625/rugbyu-south-africa-tap-u20-star-scotland-start" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lwazi Mvovo Schalk Van der Merwe AFP Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:07:54 +0000 6186938 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: South Africa tap U20 star for Scotland start http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131122/eu-snub-reveals-ukraine-still-under-kremlin-sway <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South African coach Heyneke Meyer has selected world junior player of the year and baby Bok star fly-half Handre Pollard to start for his first Test cap against Scotland on Saturday.</p> <p>Pollard, who led South Africa to runners-up spot in the recent under-20 World Championship in New Zealand, will start at number 10 in a side that sees five other changes from that which narrowly beat Wales 31-30 last week. </p> <p>"Our plans had always been to try a few new combinations this week against Scotland and I'm looking forward to see the guys grab their opportunities," said Meyer.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131122/eu-snub-reveals-ukraine-still-under-kremlin-sway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lwazi Mvovo Schalk Van der Merwe AFP Fri, 22 Nov 2013 14:47:17 +0000 5997231 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Boks, Scotland bring in new blood for Test clash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140626/rugbyu-boks-scotland-bring-new-blood-test-clash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Africa and Scotland are both hoping that new blood in their starting XVs will give them the edge in a one-off World Cup-tinged Test in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.</p> <p>South African coach Heyneke Meyer has selected world junior player of the year and baby Bok star fly-half Handre Pollard to start for his first cap, a huge vote of confidence in the promising 20-year-old.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140626/rugbyu-boks-scotland-bring-new-blood-test-clash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lwazi Mvovo Sports AFP Fri, 27 Jun 2014 03:17:29 +0000 6188754 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: South Africa v Scotland teams http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140626/rugbyu-south-africa-v-scotland-teams <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Teams for the South Africa v Scotland Test at Port Elizabeth on Saturday (kick-off 1500 GMT): </p> <p>Teams (15-1)</p> <p>South Africa</p> <p>Willie le Roux; Cornal Hendricks, JP Pietersen, Jan Serfontein, Lwazi Mvovo; Handre Pollard, Fourie du Preez; Duane Vermeulen, Schalk Burger, Marcell Coetzee; Victor Matfield (capt), Lood de Jager; Jannie du Plessis, Bismarck du Plessis, Coenie Oosthuizen</p> <p>Replacements: Adriaan Strauss, Trevor Nyakane, Marcel van der Merwe, Stephan Lewies, Teboho 'Oupa' Mohoje, Francois Hougaard, Marnitz Boshoff</p> <p>Scotland</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140626/rugbyu-south-africa-v-scotland-teams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lwazi Mvovo Rugby union AFP Fri, 27 Jun 2014 03:18:47 +0000 6188758 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: South Africa 55 Scotland 6 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140628/rugbyu-south-africa-55-scotland-6-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Full-time score in the one-off rugby Test between South Africa and Scotland at Nelson Mandela Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday:</p> <p>South Africa 55 Scotland 6</p> <p>(h-t: 19-6)</p> <p>Scorers</p> <p>South Africa</p> <p>Tries: Marcell Coetzee (2), Willie Le Roux, Lwazi Mvovo (2), JP Pietersen, Lood de Jager (2) Conversions: Handre Pollard (5). Penalties: Pollard, Marnitz Boshoff </p> <p>Scotland</p> <p>Penalties: Duncan Weir (2)</p> <p>Teams (15-1)</p> <p>South Africa</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140628/rugbyu-south-africa-55-scotland-6-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lwazi Mvovo Pietersen Rugby union AFP Sat, 28 Jun 2014 18:21:39 +0000 6190268 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Rampant South Africa smash Scotland http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140628/rugbyu-rampant-south-africa-smash-scotland <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Africa ran out easy 55-6 winners against Scotland in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, helped by an outstanding performance from Springbok debutant number 10 Handre Pollard. </p> <p>This single Test between the two teams, who will be Group B opponents in next Rugby World Cup in England, was never really a contest, with the 'Boks leading from the third minute and running in eight tries.</p> <p>Scotland were left without a try and with coach Vern Cotter's 100 percent record in tatters after tour wins against the United States, Canada and Argentina.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140628/rugbyu-rampant-south-africa-smash-scotland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Lwazi Mvovo Rugby union South Africa South Africa national rugby union team AFP Sat, 28 Jun 2014 18:23:29 +0000 6190274 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Rampant South Africa shatter Scotland http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140628/rugbyu-rampant-south-africa-shatter-scotland <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Africa ran out easy 55-6 winners against Scotland in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, helped by a sparkling performance from Springbok debutant number 10 Handre Pollard. </p> <p>This single Test between the two teams, who will be Group B opponents in next Rugby World Cup in England, was never really a contest, with the 'Boks leading from the third minute and running in eight tries.</p> <p>Scotland were left without a try and with coach Vern Cotter's 100 percent record in tatters after tour wins against the United States, Canada and Argentina.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140628/rugbyu-rampant-south-africa-shatter-scotland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Lwazi Mvovo Rugby union South Africa national rugby union team AFP Sat, 28 Jun 2014 18:45:43 +0000 6190345 at http://www.globalpost.com