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Blitzboks plan to use experience to their advantage

Experience and then some - that is the statistical reality of the Springbok Sevens team, who will start the HSBC Cape Town Sevens this weekend as the most experienced Blitzbok team ever.

Four players - Chris Dry (63), Kyle Brown (59), Branco du Preez (56) and Cecil Afrika (54) - have played in more than 50 tournaments, while Blitzbok captain Philip Snyman will be playing in his 49th. 


PGA TOUR China partners with Shankai Sports

Shankai Sports has signed an agreement to partner with the PGA TOUR and manage the operations of PGA TOUR China’s new series for a 20-year period from 2018, both parties announced on Thursday. The PGA TOUR China Series was held from 2014 through 2016 and will resume with qualifying schools next month after a year’s hiatus.

Beijing-based Shankai, which has worked with the IOC, FIFA and UEFA, will manage the day-to-day operations of the series in partnership with the PGA TOUR. The PGA TOUR Series-China will continue to reward the top five on its Order of Merit with membership of the Tour, the path to the PGA TOUR, and with additional benefits for the next 15 players. 


Staysure to become first title sponsor of the European Senior Tour

Staysure, the UK's leading travel insurance provider and specialist in the over 50s market, is to become the first ever title sponsor of the European Senior Tour in a landmark partnership.

Renamed the ‘Staysure Tour’, the deal includes the incorporation of a new headline event, The Staysure PGA Seniors Championship, which aims to attract a stellar field and will offer a prize fund of £400,000.


Powell names unchanged side for HSBC Cape Town Sevens

Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell rewarded the 12 players who won the opening tournament of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai when he named an unchanged squad for the highly anticipated HSBC Cape Town Sevens on Wednesday.

The tournament takes place in the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday and Sunday and tickets were sold out in a matter of hours after they went on sale a couple of months ago.


Deakin and Netball Australia announce national partnership

Deakin University and Netball Australia today announced an all-of-sport partnership that will see Deakin support netball through Suncorp Super Netball, the Samsung Diamonds, the Australian Netball League and the Fast5 Netball World Series.

As part of the multi-year agreement, Deakin University and Netball Australia will establish an extensive network of strategic collaborations focusing on work integrated learning, graduate employment, professional development and high-performance projects with Deakin’s School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, the world’s number one ranked sports science school*.


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