The Boks’ original ‘pocket rocket’ thrilled with the latest one – The Citizen

The Springboks’ original “pocket rocket”, Breyton Paulse, believes fears that Cheslin Kolbe is too small for Test rugby are unfounded. National coach Rassie Erasmus surprised last week by including the former Stormers star, who only stands 1.72m in his boots, for the Australasian leg of the Rugby Championship. The 24-year-old has been a sensation since …

Roger, over and out? Federer ready to keep Father Time at bay – The Citizen

Roger Federer surveyed the wreckage of his US Open exit at the hands of John Millman, insisting there was “no shame” in defeat and challenging the wisdom of anybody brave enough to start penning his career obituary. His 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/3) defeat to world number 55 Millman was his earliest in New …

We don’t want to see high scores like this, says Lions defence guru – The Citizen

Lions defence coach Joey Mongalo feels conflicted over the high scores that have characterised the Currie Cup to date. No less than 68 tries have been scored in eight tries, not only pointing to the attacking mindset of the teams but also perhaps some poor defending. “The way the rules have become and the way …

Beyoncé’s top five moments – The Citizen

As any Beyoncé’ fan knows today, Tuesday September 4th, is Queen B’s birthday. She’s 37 today (although you’d never guess it) and she’s come a long way from being the young starlet who fronted Destiny’s Child. Today, she’s one of the most recognised performers on the planet, one-half of the music industry’s biggest power couples …

New film claims Vincent van Gogh was murdered – The Citizen

A new film about the artist Vincent van Gogh claims that he was murdered rather than having shot himself. At Eternity’s Gate starring Willem Dafoe as the tortured genius, was premiered Monday at the Venice film festival. In it the painter is shot after a struggle with local youths near the village of Auvers-sur-Oise outside …