Weekly Round-up: Rugby World Cup thrills, AFL drama, and more

by | Oct 27, 2023 | African Football League, Cricket- Men, Football - Mens, ICC Cricket World Cup, Rugby, Rugby World Cup

Photo credit: SA Rugby

An exhilarating week of sports has drawn to a close, leaving fans across the globe in awe of the thrilling matchups and outstanding performances; featuring a double English bashing from South Africa, and intense African Football League clashes. 

Rugby World Cup 

The Springboks, guided by the indomitable spirit of Siyamthanda Kolisi, showcased their unwavering determination in the semi-final clash of the Rugby World Cup. In a heart-stopping finale on October 21st, they emerged victorious, edging out England with a nail-biting score line of 16-15. The echoes of their never-say-die attitude reverberated through the stadium, etching a memorable chapter in rugby history.

With adrenaline still running high, anticipation mounts as the Springboks prepare to face their ultimate challenge: a showdown against the formidable All Blacks in the Rugby World Cup final, set to take place this Saturday, October 28th. Rugby enthusiasts worldwide eagerly await this epic battle, where two giants of the sport will collide to make history as the first team to win four Rugby World Cup titles.

African Football League

Meanwhile, the African Football League served up a feast of captivating matches, showcasing the prowess of the continent’s finest football teams. Amidst fierce competition, four exceptional teams rose above the rest, earning their coveted spots in the semi-finals. 

ES Tunis, with their dazzling skills, are poised to take on the mighty Wydad AC, while Al Ahly, a powerhouse in African football, will face off against the formidable Mamelodi Sundowns. Both matches, brimming with anticipation and excitement, are slated for November 1st, promising football enthusiasts a thrilling spectacle of talent and strategy.

Cricket World Cup 

In the realm of cricket, the Proteas left spectators in awe with their extraordinary display of skill and determination. On the same day as the rugby clash, October 21st, they dominated the field, trouncing England with a remarkable 299-run victory. Their stellar performance showcased the true essence of teamwork and sportsmanship, leaving cricket fans in admiration of their prowess.


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