It may seem like a crazy thing to suggest so early in the competition, but the showdown between DHL Western Province and the Xerox Golden Lions may well be a preview of this year’s final.
Former Springbok legend Joost van der Westhuizen has become the latest celebrity to take the Ice Bucket Challenge, to raise funds for motor neuron disease (MND, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, in the United States).
There was much negativity about the Springbok failure to grab the four try bonus in their win over Argentina at a sodden Loftus last week, but amidst all the gloom an important point was missed.
A scintillating 84 from 75 balls by opener Quinton de Kock led South Africa to a seven-wicket win over Zimbabwe on Thursday and a 3-0 whitewash in the one-day international series.
Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit for Real Madrid's Spanish Super Cup second leg against Atletico Madrid on Friday, coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed on Thursday.
British Formula One driver Max Chilton is set to race in Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix after all following a U-turn by his Marussia team, who dropped him on Thursday due to a contractual dispute.
Bo Van Pelt chipped in for eagle at the par-five 17th hole for a 65 that pushed him past a crowd of eight players and into the first-round lead at The Barclays on a Thursday when Rory McIlroy played poorly.
Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray face a potential tough US Open quarterfinal after the draw made on Thursday for the final Grand Slam of 2014.