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21 January 2017 08:16 (South Africa)
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Cricketastrophe! How the Australian front pages covered the Aussies’ humiliation

  • Antoinette Muller
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    Antoinette Muller

    Antoinette thinks of the world and the people who live in it as a bear with a sore paw. She has a stick covered in thorns and she’s poking the bear. When she’s not doing that, she’s watching cricket and longing for the days of the boring, boring Arsenal.

Photo: Australian captain Steve Smith looks on after losing the toss on day one of the 2nd Test match between Australia and South Africa at Bellerive Oval in Hobart, Australia, 12 November 2016. EPA/DAVE HUNT
Photo: South African bowler Kyle Abbott (centre) reacts after dismissing Australian batsman Usman Khawaja for 64 runs on day four of the 2nd Test match between Australia and South Africa at Bellerive Oval in Hobart, Australia, 15 November 2016. EPA/DAVE HUNT 

Cricket: Five things we learned from South Africa’s win in Hobart

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: England’s Elliot Daly (C) in action against South African players Willie le Roux (L) and Willem Alberts (R) during the Rugby International Test match between England and South Africa at Twickenham Stadium in London, Britain, 12 November 2016. England won 37-21. EPA/GERRY PENNY

Rugby: The Springbokalypse, continued

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula during of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Bafana Bafana Press Conference at Hotel Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea on 25 January 2015 Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Onside/Offside: Mbaks has a wobble, transformation in cricket thrives and more

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Tiernan O’Halloran of Ireland (C) is upended by Willie le Roux of South Africa during the Test Series rugby match between South Africa and Ireland at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 25 June 2016. EPA/Gavin Barker

The Paper Round: Ireland beating the All Blacks is why we love sport

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: South African captain Faf du Plessis (R) kisses Kagiso Rabada (2-R) after he dismissed Australian batsman Mitchell Starc on day 5 of the first Test match between Australia and South Africa at the Western Australia Cricket Ground (WACA) in Perth, Australia, 07 November 2016. EPA/DAVE HUNT

Cricket: Five things we learnt from South Africa’s win in Perth

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: South African bowler Kagiso Rabada (centre) reacts with team mates after dismissing Australian captain Steve Smith for 34 runs on day 4 of the first Test match between Australia and South Africa at the Western Australia Cricket Ground (WACA) in Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 06 November 2016. EPA/DAVE HUNT

Cricket: Rabada Kadabra! The Comeback Kings triumph in Perth

By Antoinette Muller
Perth, AustraliaCricket - Australia v South Africa - First Test cricket match - WACA Ground, Perth, Australia - 6/11/16 South Africa's Kagiso Rabada celebrates after dismissing Australia's Shaun Marsh at the WACA Ground in Perth. REUTERS/David Gray

As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 1st Test, day five - Rabada five-for leads Proteas to stunning 177-run victory

By Max Benson
Photo: South African bowler Keshav Maharaj (R) reacts after dismissing Australian batsman Peter Neville on day two of the first Test match between Australia and South Africa at the Western Australia Cricket Ground (WACA) in Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 04 November 2016. EPA/DAVE HUNT

Cricket: Proteas show Steyn-less steel in great WACA fightback on day two

By Antoinette Muller
Cricket - Australia v South Africa - First Test cricket match - WACA Ground, Perth, Australia - 4/11/16. South Africa's Dale Steyn reacts after injuring himself at the WACA Ground in Perth. REUTERS/David Gray

As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 1st Test, day two - Steyn crocked, but Proteas are simply magnificent

By Max Benson
Photo: Seabelo Senatla of South Africa celebrates after scoring a try during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Sevens Rugby quarterfinal match between South Africa and Australia in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 10 August 2016 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

Onside/Offside: The SA Sports Awards, Mokoka’s hat-trick, an honour for Pauw and more

By Antoinette Muller
Perth, AustraliaCricket - Australia v South Africa - First Test cricket match - WACA Ground, Perth, Australia - 3/11/16 South Africa's Quinton de Kock hits a boundary from the bowling of Australia's Mitchell Starc. REUTERS/David Gray

As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 1st Test, day one

By Max Benson
Photo: Dejected South African players during the 2016 The Castle Lager Rugby Championship match between South Africa and New Zealand at Kings Park Stadium, Durban South Africa on 08 October 2016 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

The Paper Round: How bad can things get for the Boks in Europe?

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: South Africa celebrate as Wayne Parnell gets the wicket of David Warner of Australia during the 2016 Momentum One Day International Series game between South Africa and Australia at Centurion Park, Pretoria on 30 September 2016 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

Cricket: Five talking points ahead of the first Test between Australia and South Africa

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Fikile Mbalula, Minister of Sport and Recreation and Patrice Motsepe during the Mamelodi Sundowns arrival at the OR Tambo International in Johannesburg on the 26 October 2016©Samuel Shivambu/Backpagepix

Onside/Offside: Not even the good Morkel, Razzmatazz’s splurge and more

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: South African bowler Morne Morkel (C) celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir during the Super Eight stage match of the World Twenty20 tournament between South Africa and India at Colombo, Sri Lanka, 02 October 2012. EPA/HARISH TYAGI

What’s in a name? For Cricket South Africa, it’s the lack of a T20 sponsor

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane celebrates after winning  the African Champions League (CAF) Final second d leg soccer match between Zamalekand Sundowns Casablanca at Borg Al Arab stadium in Alexandria, Egypt, 23 October 2016.  EPA/KHALED ELFIQI

The Paper Round: What does Mamelodi Sundowns win mean for South African football?

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Fans of Barcelona wave flags prior to the the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Juventus FC and FC Barcelona at Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany, 06 June 2015. EPA/MARCUS BRANDT

Unlocking Potential: How fan engagement and brand equity drive on-field performance

By Daniel Gallan
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Thank you, Masandawana, we’re all Brazilians today

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Anthony Laffor (c) Kennedy Mweene and Thabo Nthethe of Mamelodi Sundowns celebrates celebrates a victory during the 2016 Caf Champions League Final match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Zamalek at Lucas Moripe Stadium, Pretoria on 15 October 2016©Samuel Shivambu/Backpagepix

Onside/Offside: The Sporting Week that was, October 16-21

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Springboks players during the Springboks morning training session on the 26 September 2016 at Fourways High School Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

Five things we learnt from day one of the Rugby Coaching Indaba

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Dejected South African players during the 2016 Castle Lager Rugby Championship match between South Africa and New Zealand at Kings Park Stadium, Durban South Africa on 08 October 2016 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

The Paper Round: What’s wrong with the Springboks?

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Mamelodi Sundowns players celebrates a victory during the 2016 Caf Champions League Final match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Zamalek at Lucas Moripe Stadium, Pretoria on 15 October 2016. ©Samuel Shivambu/Backpagepix

Soccer: Mosimane’s looming history offers further redemption and should force introspection

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Kyle Abbott of South Africa celebrates taking the wicket of Travis Head of Australia with teammates during the fifth One Day International cricket match between South Africa and Australia at Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town on 12 October 2016 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

Onside/Offside: The sporting week that was October 9-16

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: South Africa celebrate the series win during the fifth One Day International cricket match between South Africa and Australia at Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town on 12 October 2016 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

Whitewashed: Six things the series win over Oz tells us about SA’s ODI future

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: The Proteas run in to celebrate Kyle Abbott of the Proteas second wicke, dismissing David Warner of Australia for 6, during the 2016 Momentum One Day International Series game between South Africa and Australia at St Georges Park, Port Elizabeth on 9 October 2016 © Deryck Foster/BackpagePix

Cricket: Four talking points around South Africa’s Test squad to tour Oz

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: The spectators during the 2016 Momentum One Day International Series game between South Africa and Australia at St Georges Park, Port Elizabeth on 9 October 2016 © Deryck Foster/BackpagePix

Cricket: No Steyn, no KG, no AB, no problem as Proteas pile misery on Australia

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: South Africa’s David Miller celebrates scoring a century. Australia v South Africa - Third ODI cricket match - Kingsmead Cricket Stadium, Durban, South Africa - 5/10/2016.  REUTERS/Rogan Ward

David Miller’s finest night: SA seal series against Australia with emphatic chase

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: South African Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula addresses a media conference in Cape Town, March 17, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Rugby: Despite Mbalula’s ban, SA announced as 2023 World Cup host candidates

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Fans around the first tee during the singles matches during the Ryder Cup 2016 at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA, 02 October 2016. The Ryder Cup 2016 runs from 29 September to 02 October. EPA/TANNEN MAURY

Ryder Cup: What makes American golf fans so distinctly unlikeable?

By Antoinette Muller