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Pitso Mosimane, coach of Mamelodi Sundowns reacts during the Absa Premiership 2019/20 match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits at Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria, on 07 January 2020 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Latest sports news and fixtures: Saturday 7 March 2020

Plan your day of sporting pleasure with our wrap of the latest sports news and fixtures on Saturday 6 March 2020.

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Pitso Mosimane, coach of Mamelodi Sundowns reacts during the Absa Premiership 2019/20 match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits at Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria, on 07 January 2020 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Latest sports news and fixtures – Saturday 6 March 2020: We have a busy day of sporting action ahead of us as the Proteas are in action on the cricket field and regular Super Rugby and PSL play continues.

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ODI Cricket

3rd ODI, SA vs Australia, Potchefstroom, 10:00

South Africa take on Australia in the third and final ODI at Senwes Park in Potchefstrrom having already wrapped up the series.

Tabraiz Shamsi is rested and will be spending time with his wife and newborn. Lutho Sipamla and uncapped Dolphins seamer Daryn Dupavillon come into the XI.


Baroka FC vs Black Leopards, Peter Mokaba Stadium, 15:30

Baroka host Black Leopards on Saturday in what is essentially a scrap to avoid being in the PSL relegation zone.

This Limpopo derby sees 14th host 15th on the table. Lidoda Duvha have a game in hand over Bakgaga.

Black Leopards lost 2-1 to Polokwane City on Sunday, while Baroka went down to Bloemfontein Celtic by the same scoreline

Golden Arrows vs Orlando Pirates, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium, 18:00

Orlando Pirates visit Golden Arrows at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium on Saturday evening as they seek to bounce back from their defeat to Kaizer Chiefs.

The Buccaneers can have few complaints about their derby loss, but Daniel Akpeyi’s magnificent performance in goal for Amakhosi made life difficult for them.

Kaizer Chiefs vs AmaZulu FC, FNB Stadium, 20:15

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Latest sports news: Willard Katsande of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership 2019/20 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Cape Town City at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on the 12 January 2020 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Fresh off derby victory over Orlando Pirates, table-topping Kaizer Chiefs will host bottom-of-the-league AmaZulu on Saturday night.

Chiefs are on course for a first trophy since 2015, but need to keep their composure at a vital stage of the season.

Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi showed heaps of it during the victory over Pirates. A series of superb saves earned him the Man of the Match award.

Bidvest Wits vs Chippa United, Bidvest Stadium, 20:15

Bidvest Stadium plays host to the Saturday PSL clash between the Clever Boys and the Chilli Boys.

Wits head into this off the back of a 2-0 defeat to bogey team SuperSport United and are desperately looking to keep pace with league leaders Kaizer Chiefs. Amakhosi lead them by 14 points, although Gavin Hunt’s men have two games in hand.

Super Rugby

Rebels vs Lions, AAMI Park, 10:15

The inclusion of Springbok flank Willem Alberts is one of three changes to the Emirates Lions’ starting team for their clash against the Rebels in Melbourne on Saturday. The match starts at 10:15 (SA time) and will be televised live on SuperSport1.

Alberts, who-rejoined the Joburg side earlier this year after playing club rugby in France, comes into the starting team in the back row to replace the injured Vincent Tshituka.

In the front row, Pieter Jansen is handed a start in the No 2-jersey, with Jan-Henning Campher moving to the replacement bench. The outside centre berth goes to Wandisile Simelane and Manuel Rass drops out of the matchday 23 this week.

Sharks vs Jaguares, Kings Park, 15:05

Springbok wing Sbu Nkosi is back in the Sharks’ starting team as one of several changes for Saturday’s clash with the Jaguares. The Durban encounter kicks off at 15h05 and is live on SS1.

The KwaZulu-Natalians have returned home to Kings Park brimming with confidence following three good victories on the road in New Zealand and Australia.

Last week, Sharks head coach Sean Everitt rested flankers James Venter and Tyler Paul, and both have been restored to the starting line-up alongside Nkosi, who has regained fitness following his injury layoff.

Meanwhile, the Jaguares will feel confident of a good performance in Durban following their success over the Bulls last weekend in Pretoria.

Bulls vs Highlanders, Loftus Versfeld, 17:15

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Latest sports news: Trevor Nyakane of the Bulls dejected during the Super Rugby match between DHL Stormers and Vodacom Bulls at DHL Newlands on February 08, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

Former Junior Springbok No 8 Muller Uys and Ian Groenewald (lock) will make their Super Rugby debuts when the Bulls host the Highlanders in Pretoria on Saturday (17h15).

Bulls coach, Pote Human made four changes in total to the side that lost to the Jaguares with Ruan Nortje partnering Groenewald in a new-look second row combination.

There is one change in the backline, where Manie Libbok gets his first start of the season at flyhalf as Morné Steyn is shifted to the bench.

Super Rugby 2020 team tracker round six: 6-7 March

Davis Cup

Bosnia and Herzegovina vs South Africa

Lloyd Harris steered South Africa’s Davis Cup campaign back on track with a 7-5 6-2 win over Bosnia’s Mirza Bašic in their World Group 1 first-round tie at the Arena Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Friday afternoon.

Earlier on, South Africa’s No 2 Ruan Roelofse was defeated by the Bosnian No 1 Damir Džumhur in the opening rubber. Džumhur won 7-6 (3) 7-5.

Roelofse will partner Raven Klaasen in Saturday’s doubles rubber against Bosnia’s Džumhur and Bašic. Whichever country wins this double contest will take an overall 2-1 lead.

Caf Champions League

Mamelodi Sundowns (0) vs Al Ahly (2), Lucas Moripe Stadium, 15:00

Latest sports news: Al Ahly player Amir el-Solia (L) in action against Mamelodi Sundown player Motjeka Madisha (R) during the CAF Champions League quarterfinal first-leg soccer match between Al-Ahly and Mamelodi Sundowns at Cairo Stadium in Cairo, Egypt, 29 February 2020. EPA/KHALED ELFIQI

A forgettable result will haunt record champions Al Ahly when they head to the Lucas Moripe Stadium to take on Mamelodi Sundowns. Last season “The Red Devils” had their worst-ever African defeat at Loftus, at the same stage of the competition against Sundowns.

But this time, Al Ahly are heading to Attridgeville two goals to the good. It’s an uphill battle for the Brazilians, as coach Pitso Mosimane admitted earlier this week. He will have to watch out for Ahly’s talisman Ali Maaloul who was behind his side’s brace last weekend, while hoping his team could find more spaces than in the first leg

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Caster Semenya has vowed to compete at the Olympics in Tokyo later this year.

South African top women’s singles tennis player Chanel Simmonds was stretched the distance in the second round of the ITF World Tour tournament, but the 27-year-old found a way.

The No. 8 seed defeated Berfu Cengiz from Turkey 6-1 4-6 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the Ilana Kloss International at the North-West University Potchefstroom Campus.

Despite concerns related to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), The Proteas will go ahead with their One-Day International (ODI) tour of India next week.

SA will play three ODIs in India, with matches on March 12, 15 and 18.

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