LONG FUSED CLEOPATRA’S STRIKE HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SAN GABRIEL STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF; FIRST POST TIME AT 11:30 A.M. ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 1, 2020)–Trainer Phil D’Amato’s Cleopatra’s Strike, a 7-year-old Ontario Canadian-bred gelding, heads a field of seven older horses going a mile and one eighth on turf in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes at Santa Anita.Most recently a close fourth in the Grade II Hollywood Turf Cup going 1 ½ miles on Dec. 1 at Del Mar, this chestnut son of Smart Strike took the Grade II John Henry Turf Championship here at Santa Anita two starts back on Sept. 28.D’Amato will also send out Overdue, who although ninth in the Hollywood Turf Cup, had posted solid Beyer Speed figures in a pair of turf allowance victories leading into his most recent start.Claimed 13 starts back for $20,000, the Richard Baltas-conditioned North County Guy sped to a one length, gate to wire victory in a mile and three eighths turf allowance on Nov. 24 at Del Mar, earning a career-top 92 Beyer in the process.CLEOPATRA’S STRIKEOwner: Slam Dunk Racing and Michael NentwigTrainer: Phil D’AmatoLightly raced in 2019, this Smart Strike gelding had one win and two seconds from four starts, good for earnings of $185,400. Ridden by Manuel Franco when beaten one length by eastern invader Oscar Dominguez in the Hollywood Turf Cup, he’ll be reunited with Abel Cedillo, who orchestrated his John Henry win at a mile and one eighth two starts back. Second, beaten a nose in last year’s San Gabriel, “Cleopatra” looks like the horse to beat on Saturday.OVERDUEOwner: H & E Ranch, Inc.Trainer: Phil D’AmatoOff at 7-1 in the Hollywood Turf Cup Dec. 1, Overdue stalked the early pace but tired badly late to finish ninth under Mike Smith, who will be riding him for the fourth consecutive time. A half length turf allowance winner three starts back at Del Mar going 1 1/16 miles, he was up to win a second condition allowance at 1 1/8 miles on turf here on Oct. 5. With an overall mark of 8-3-2-1, this 5-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding by Overanalyze will be making his second stakes start on Saturday.THE GRADE II SAN GABRIEL STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 10 Approximate post time 3 p.m. PTDesert Stone–Geovanni Franco–120Chosen Vessel–Tyler Baze–120Cleopatra’s Strike–Abel Cedillo–124Overdue–Mike Smith–120North County Guy–Mario Gutierrez–120Majestic Eagle–Rafael Bejarano–122Acker–Joel Rosario–120Special early first post time for a 10-race program on Saturday is at 11:30 a.m. Admission gates will open at 9:30 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
0Shares0000Keagan Dolly (C) of South Africa challenges Libya’s Almoatasembellah Ali Mohamed during the sides’ 0-0 drawJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 10- Fears that expanding the Africa Cup of Nations from 16 teams to 24 could trigger easy passages to the 2019 finals in Cameroon have proved unfounded. Former champions Congo Brazzaville, South Africa and Zambia are among teams facing serious challenges as they seek top-two group finishes, which secure tournament places. Only four of the 47 contenders — Guinea, Mali, Mauritania and Tunisia — boast 100 percent records after the second matchday at the weekend.AFP Sport suggests which countries are likely to join Cameroon, automatic qualifiers as hosts.Group AFrench coach Nicolas Dupuis has transformed Madagascar from whipping boys to a competitive team and they are on course for a first Cup of Nations appearance.They appear stronger than second-place rivals Equatorial Guinea, who they face twice next month, and should join Senegal in Cameroon next June.Group BCameroon players happily do some runs during a training session at the camp Toyoyo Grounds in Nairobi on September 4, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluDefending champions Cameroon, who have hired former Dutch star Clarence Seedorf as coach, are competing to gain match practice despite being guaranteed a place.That leaves Morocco, Malawi and the Comoros contesting one place and it would be a sensation if the Herve Renard-coached north Africans failed to claim it.Group CIt is surprising that Burundi, who have never reached a Cup of Nations, are lying second, three points ahead of 2017 hosts Gabon.Sadio Berahino of English second-tier club Stoke has opted to play for Burundi, increasing their qualification hopes at the expense of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang-inspired Gabon.Group DAlgeria are on course to justify being favourites to top the table, but more was expected of Togo, led by former Manchester City and Real Madrid striker Emmanuel Adebayor.Togo have been overshadowed by Benin, whose point from a draw in Lome was an unexpected bonus that could prove crucial come the end of qualifying next March.Group ESouth Africa have qualified for only one of the last five Cup of Nations and being held at home by Libya has endangered hopes of improving that dismal record.Nigeria are growing in strength and confidence and should make it, leaving the South Africans and Libyans to contest for second spot and the Seychelles seek damage limitation.Group FBlack Stars player Daniel Amartey leads Kenya Micheal Olunga. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe tightest group so far with Ghana, Kenya, Sierra Leone and Ethiopia all on three points having won at home and lost away.Ghana possess sufficient talent to take a top-two place and Kenya, whose last Cup of Nations appearance was 14 years ago, could join them with Victor Wanyama an inspirational captain.Group GPerennial underachievers Zimbabwe and twice African champions the Democratic Republic of Congo have both won at home and drawn away to become early favourites for qualification.Congo Brazzaville pose the only genuine threat with Liberia looking capable of collecting points only at home.Group HRecent Liverpool midfield recruit Naby Keita could play a key role as Guinea strive to maintain a perfect record that began with a shock victory in the Ivory Coast.The Ivorians recovered under new coach Ibrahim Kamara to win in Rwanda and it hard to imagine a Cup of Nations without them although the Central African Republic are no pushovers.Group IFar from the media spotlight in the largely desert northwest African state, Mauritania have been improving continually under French coach Corentin Martins.A first Cup of Nations appearance for them is a distinct possibility, with 2013 runners-up Burkina Faso favoured to also progress at the expense of Angola and Botswana.Group JThis section is following a predictable course with Tunisia and Egypt contesting first place and eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) and Niger trying to avoid coming last.A six-goal thrashing in Egypt has probably put the future of Ivory Coast-born Francois Zahoui as Niger coach in jeopardy.Group KA section expected to be dominated by 2012 champions Zambia has not gone according to plan as they trail pacesetters Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique by three points.It could have been even worse for the Chipolopolo (Copper Bullets) under new Belgian coach Sven Vandenbroeck as a deflected goal off a free-kick salvaged a point in Namibia.Group LUganda hold a two-point lead, but Tanzania could be the team to watch after forcing a goalless draw in Kampala under new coach and former Nigeria star Emmanuel Amunike.Cape Verde have gone backwards after reaching the 2013 and 2015 Cup of Nations, although a late Djaniny equaliser away to workmanlike Lesotho kept them in contention.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
A sensational brace from Bolton Omwenga had seen KCB go 3-0 up adding on to Martin Nderitu’s goal. However, Samuel Onyango and Harun Shakava scored to give a 3-2 deficit at half time before Mustafa completed the comeback.Omwenga must have surely been up late on Wednesday night, watching Barcelona’s Lionel Messi destroy Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League semi-final at the Camp Nou if his first goal against Gor was anything to go by.The left back struck a sensational brace, one off a sumptuous freekick from 35 yards out while his second was with an audacious goal from 50 yards.So tense were the closing minutes that Gor boss Hassan Oktay and his KCB counterpart Frank Ouna pushed and shoved as they headed to the tunnel.Ouna had gone to the referees to complain of Gor’s second goal which had traces of offside while Oktay followed him up, shouting him down at the centre of the pitch. With Oktay shouting, Ouna kept his cool and only smiled as he walked away.Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay shoves aside his KCB counterpart Frank Ouna at halftime during their Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 2, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIf anyone had asked for drama and thrill, then the opening 45 served the exact same menu.KCB scored a sensational three within nine minutes as the defending champions were stunned and equally punished for an out of sorts start that didn’t show desire nor urge to win.Nderitu opened the scoring in the 24th minute, side footing the ball to the far post after Gor delayed in making a clearance.Four minutes later, KCB were 2-0 up in sensational fashion. Omwenga stood over a freekick from 35 yards out, carefully studied keeper Shabaan Odhoji’s positioning and tearing a page off Lionel Messi’s rule book struck a belter that swung into the top left of the keeper’s goal.If his first was a clip off Messi’s collection, then his second and KCB’s third was amasterpiece. The former Kariobangi Sharks left back cited Odhoji a few paces off his line and from the halfway line struck a curling effort that dipped in behind the keeper.KCB players celebrate Bolton Omwenga’s goal during their Kenyan Premier League clash against Gor Mahia at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 2, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKCB were in dreamland. Hassan Oktay on the Gor Mahia bench was getting red in anger. He had not seen his side as shambolic as they had been.But, he was handed some hope when Shakava headed home after 37 minutes connecting to a Samwel Onyango corner.Immediately, Oktay summoned the changes, the ineffective Erisa Ssekisambu and Hashim Ssempala, whose best contribution was a freekick that was parried away for a corner, were both called out. In their place, Oktay threw in Dennis Oliech and Boniface Omondi.Immediately the changes were effected, Gor started playing more like a team, more like the league leaders they are. Their passing and work ethic improved and they posed more of a danger to the bankers.Six minutes to the break, Zamu Adisa in the KCB goal was called into a save punching away a low shot from Onyango who had been set up by Oliech. Three minutes later, Rwandese international Gabriel Mugabo cleared off the line after Francis Mustafa’s effort from a tight angle beat the keeper.KCB striker Benson Amianda shields the ball away from Gor Mahia’s Philemon Otieno during their Kenyan Premier League clash against Gor Mahia at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 2, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAt the stroke of halftime, the champions scored their second. Onyango’s curling effort from inside the box after a short start to a corner was dummied by Mustafa and the ball rolled into the bottom left corner with keeper Adisa left dazed.In the second half, Gor went on the offensive, seeing that an opportunity to get back into the game and possibly get a winner was well within their reach.They should have gone level just five minutes in but Onyango couldn’t get a strong connection to an Omondi cross.Oktay threw in his last dice, bringing in Jacques Tuyisenge for Nicholas Kipkurui.Gor kept the search, pressed the bankers in their own half and sought an equalizer. Mustafa came close on the hour mark but his shot from the edge of the box was deflected and missed the target by a whisker.In the 75th minute, they shoud have drawn level when keeper Adisa gifted Mustafa with an easy spill off a Tuyisenge cross, but the Burundian forward’s header wasn’t strong enough towards goal.On the turn, KCB should have buried the game from a counter, but Nderitu was selfish on the ball, choosing to go for goal himself from a tight angle when his teammates were better placed.However, Mustafa volleyed home and KCB were made to pay in the last minute of the game.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000KCB left back Bolton Omwenga vies for the ball with Gor Mahia’s Boniface Omondi during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 2, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, May 1 – Francis Mustafa scored a late equalizer in the last minute of added time as Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia came from three goals down to draw 3-3 with KCB in a thrilling encounter at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.Mustafa swung in the equalizer with virtually the last touch of the game, his strong volley coming off the upright and into the net as Gor completed their comeback, going seven points clear on top of the standings.
Chelsea legend Graeme Le Saux believes the Blues are currently suffering the worst run of form Jose Mourinho has EVER suffered as a manager.The Premier League champions have endured a dreadful start to their title defence, with the side currently in 14th place after winning just twice in their opening seven games of the season.Chelsea were unbeaten until December last season as they peeled away from the rest of the chasing pack on their way to the top flight crown, but early defeats to Manchester City, Crystal Palace and Everton have exposed some uncharacteristic defensive frailties in Mourinho’s team.They dropped more points on Saturday in a 2-2 draw with Newcastle, though the result could have been much worse, with Chelsea fighting back to rescue a point after finding themselves two goals down against the struggling Magpies.And former England defender Le Saux has suggested the ‘Special One’ could find himself in the firing line from club chiefs if Chelsea’s poor form continues for much longer.Speaking on the Colin Murray show, the Blues great said: “You only have to look at Chelsea’s history to see how quickly they change managers when they’re not happy with something… so watch this space.“They’re only eight points behind [league leaders Man United], so they’re still in there, but they could be out of sight had Man City continued with the form they showed at the start of the season.“They’re in the worst form a Jose Mourinho team has even been in, whether that’s at Chelsea or any other club he’s managed.“There are absolutely genuine causes for concern. They’ve had the worst start to a season I can remember, it’s been terrible.”Mourinho’s usually stubborn side have leaked a total of 14 goals in the early stages of the campaign, a tally it took 18 Premier League matches to reach last term.And Le Saux believes the whole squad are to blame for not playing to the high standards they set themselves in last season’s triumph.“When you think about Mourinho’s ethic and philosophy, it’s all about being defensively watertight,” he added.“But Chelsea have been so exposed as a team and as individuals as well at times this season.“In the first-half against Newcastle on Saturday, Newcastle cut through them really easily and thoroughly deserved to be ahead.“It was only because of Newcastle’s nervousness, because they’ve had such a poor start to the season, and a fantastic strike from Ramires that Chelsea got back into the game. I don’t think they would have against a more confident team.“Individually they’re struggling, too. [Cesc] Fabregas is playing so below par, but it’s not just him, I think all of them are playing way below the standard they set themselves last season.”
1 Saido Berahino West Brom boss Tony Pulis insists the club have yet to receive a bid for striker Saido Berahino during the January transfer window.Berahino’s future has been uncertain since handing in a transfer request at the start of the season amid several rejected offers from Tottenham.The rumours reignited when the 22-year-old was left out of the matchday squad at Bristol City for Tuesday night’s FA Cup third round replay, before it was confirmed that he was missing through illness.This week Spurs, along with Chelsea and Newcastle, were reported to have tabled bids but Pulis denied that such an approach had been made.WOULD TOTTENHAM BE WISE TO RESIST THE BERAHINO TEMPTATION?Pulis expects the speculation surrounding his joint-top goalscorer to continue until the transfer window closes on February 1.“The present situation is the club has not received any offers at all so everything is speculation and you can’t stop people talking,” said Pulis at his pre-match press conference on Friday.“I’m more disappointed for Saido. I told him at the beginning of the window the circus starts again.“If something happens, something happens and he understands that from the last window.“Unless he’s sold now, tomorrow or the next two days it could go to the deadline – it’s a good story.”
Coral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The 2016/17 Premier League season kicks off on Saturday and the title race looks likely to be the most open ever.Champions Leicester start their title defence away to Hull and the Foxes are 28/1 to win the Premier League again, while they are just 14/1 to be relegated.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
GARDAÍ have launched an investigation after a car was rammed into a house and another car – and nobody seems to know who was behind it.A silver Cavalier car ploughed into the house – and a car parked outside – at the Mill in Convoy in the early hours.A couple living there were left terrified by the incident which happened at 1.40am yesterday. “The car and the house were damaged badly,” said Donna Kincaid McLaughlin.“It’s my mother and father in law’s house. We know where the car came from but no-one seems to know who was driving it at the time.The damage caused to the car belonging to Donna’s father in law (left). Above the damage to the front of the house“It was an awful thing to happen; outrageous.“Gardaí say they haven’t been able to identify who was driving the vehicle so we are willing to pay a reward to get these people caught.” She said her family felt doubly cheated by the incident.“We’ve damage to the house and a lot of damage to our car outside. It’s not fair that we’ve been left to pick up the bill for all the damage that was done,” said Donna.“It just feels as though this happened and those responsible have walked away without a care in the world.”The damage inside the houseShe has asked anyone with information on the incident to email firstname.lastname@example.org, contact Gardaí or contact the Confidential telephone service.A cash reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who drove the Cavalier into the property. The owner of the Cavalier has told Gardaí he doesn’t know who was driving the car at the time of the incident.FAMILY OFFERS REWARD TO CATCH THUG WHO RAMMED CAR INTO THEIR HOUSE was last modified: June 27th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:convoydamageGardaihouseinvestigationraidram
Management at Eclipse Cinemas Lifford/Strabane in conjunction with Donegal Daily are giving one lucky reader the chance to win a fantastic family pass.Just answer the following simple question.Name any film showing @ Eclipse Cinemas Lifford Strabane?? Email answers to email@example.comDD COMPETITION: WIN A FAMILY PASS TO SEE ANY FILM OF YOUR CHOICE AT ECLIPSE CINEMAS was last modified: August 14th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DD competitionEclipse Cinemashome-page featuresnews
Klay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!Andrew Bogut is expected to join the Warriors sometime on their four-game trip next week, league sources told Bay Area News Group.“I didn’t forsee this happening, but I’m excited as hell,” Draymond Green said Wednesday.Bogut and the Warriors are finalizing a one-year contract after he received a letter of clearance from Australia and the NBA, league sources …
29 June 2007Springbok captain John Smit will be playing his rugby in France for the next two years, joining what could become an exodus of top South African rugby players to Europe. Judging by similar moves by Australian and New Zealand players, the game could be in for a shake-up after the World Cup in France.Smit announced on Wednesday that he has accepted an offer to play for Cleremont Auvergne in 2008/09. Free State Cheetahs’ centre Marius Joubert is joining Smit there, while former Springbok Grant Esterhuizen is already on the club’s books.“Representing the Springboks since my debut in 2000 and also playing for my beloved Sharks was a real dream come true for me and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with them,” Smit said on the Sharks website. “However, the time has come to make a change and move on in my professional career.”Smit’s decision notwithstanding, national coach Jake White, should he remain coach of the Springboks after the World Cup, has said he would still pick the hooker to captain the Boks. “Without a doubt, John’s ability to lead a team, coupled with his strength in the scrums and accuracy in the lineout, make him special,” White said.Andy Marinos, the manager of South Africa’s national rugby teams, said Smit had consulted SA Rugby throughout the process and “we respect his decision”.More international skippersSmit might not be the only Springbok captain heading for France. Ambitious French second division side Toulon recently announced that Victor Matfield, who led South Africa against New Zealand in Durban recently, has been signed.Matfield hasn’t yet confirmed the move. The French media, however, have quoted the lock as saying he has only a few loose ends to tie up and is committed to Toulon in principle.Former All Black captain Tana Umaga is both a player and the club’s general manager. He’s been very active signing players, and apart from chasing Matfield – viewed by many as the best lineout forward in world rugby – Umaga has signed Australia’s George Gregan, the most capped player in test, former All Blacks flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens, and Anton Oliver who, like Umaga, has led New Zealand.South Africans at ToulonToulon has a good number of South African players on its books, including Daniel Muller, Nicky Smit, Charl van Vliet, Nico Breedt, Norman Jordaan and Chris Rossouw, so it appears that settling settling in wouldn’t be a problem for Matfield.The club’s most recently announced signing, prop Lawrence Sephaka, brings the number of South African players, excluding Matfield, to seven.Toulon even has a South African coaching connection, with Tim Lane, who previously coached the Cats (now Lions) in Super Rugby and served as a Springbok assistant coach, in charge.While Matfield is 30 and probably doesn’t have that many years left in his career, another Springbok star, Schalk Burger, has drawn the interest of France’s Toulouse and England’s NEC Harlequins, and he is just 24 years of age.Currency issuesNaturally, South African rugby would rather not lose a young superstar to a northern hemisphere club, but it is an uphill battle for South Africa’s provinces and the SA Rugby Union – at current exchange rates the euro is worth close to R10, while the pound is worth over R14.It would be difficult, if not impossible, for South Africa to match the money Europe can offer players of the stature of Smit, Matfield and Burger.The list of players rumoured to be heading north doesn’t end there, however, and, if the number of New Zealanders and Australians also heading in that direction after the World Cup is any indication, a lot of South Africans will be joining them.UK callingPercy Montgomery, who previously had a stint in Wales with the Newport Gwent Dragons, has been linked with Perpignan, as has Bok winger Ashwin Willemse. Gerrie Britz has already signed a three-year contract with the club.Springbok flyhalf Butch James has reportedly been approached by English club Bath, while 39-test veteran De Wet Barry recently signed a two-year contract with Harlequins.Should a large number of frontline Springboks sign contracts with French and English clubs, there could be problems for SA rugby down the line.One need only to look back on England’s recent tour of South Africa and France’s tour of New Zealand, where both touring teams were missing many top players because of club rugby commitments.In both series, the southern hemisphere teams, at full strength, recorded record margins of victory over the northern hemisphere sides. South Africa thumped England 58-10 and 55-22, while the All Blacks hammered France 42-11 and 61-10.World rugby shake-up?Increasingly, countries are selecting teams for test matches that are not their strongest line-ups, but rather selections that are used to gauge whether players are potential World Cup players or not.The rugby world could be in for a big shake-up after the World Cup in France, with more watering down of national teams a definite possibility.An exodus of South African, New Zealand and Australian players could result in a weakened Tri-Nations competition; it could even end up with the southern hemisphere powers sending out third-string teams against the northern hemisphere.When England tackled the Springboks recently, 30 top players were unavailable for selection, mostly because of club commitments. The shoe could soon be on the other foot.SA players in EuropeBelow is a list of South Africans who played club rugby in France or England this past season, or who are set to play in Europe next season (A * indicates players linked with a move to a club, ^ indicates players who have recently signed contracts).Included in the list are a number of English, French, New Zealand and Welsh rugby internationals who were born and/or grew up in South Africa.FRANCEStade FrançaisPieter de Villiers (French international), Boela du Plooy, Brian Liebenberg (French international), Frans ViljoenToulouseDaan Human, Gaffie du ToitCleremont AuvergneGrant Esterhuizen, John Smit*, Marius Joubert*PerpignanGavin Hume, Gerrie Britz*, Percy Montgomery^, Ashwin Willemse^BourgoinRudi Coetzee, Wessel JoosteMontaubanBraam ImmelmanCastresDanie Saayman, Gerhard VoslooBriveVickus Liebenberg, Johan van Zyl, Hendrik Gerber, Charl van RensburgMontpellierDrikus Hancke, Rickus LubbeBayonneRob Linde, Jacques Deen, Sam Gerber, Eduard CoetzeeNarbonneHenk Eksteen, Retief Uys, Tinus van RensburgAgenWillem Stoltz, Adri Badenhorst, Pietman van Niekerk, Conrad StoltzToulouseSchalk Burger^Toulon (Division Two)Daniel Muller, Nicky Smit, Charl van Vliet, Nico Breedt, Norman Jordaan, Chris Rossouw, Victor Matfield^ENGLANDGloucesterRudi Keil, Jake BoerSaracensCobus Visagie, Neil de KockLondon IrishMike Catt (England international), Danie Coetzee, Faan RautenbachNEC HarlequinsStuart Abbott (England international), Hal Luscombe (Wales international), Andre Vos, Schalk Burger^BathPieter Dixon, Hottie Louw, Matt Stevens (England international), Michael Claassens, Butch JamesNewcastle FalconsRussell WinterWorcester WarriorsThinus Delport, Greg Rawlinson (New Zealand international)Northampton Saints Joe van Niekerk, Geoff Appleford (England international), Pat Barnard Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material