Sports briefs: Bolt a fan of Wayde



June 8, 2016
Sports briefs:  Bolt a fan of Wayde

Bolt and van Niekerk thrilled after training together.

Usain commends Wayde's speed.

Bolt a fan of Wayde

Usain Bolt says Wayde van Niekerk “does have some speed” after training with the South African speed ace.

400m world champion Van Niekerk and 100m SA record |holder Akani Simbine were invited by Bolt’s coach Glen Mills to train with the legendary sprinter this week.

Bolt tells the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper: “He has some speed. I must say, he does have some speed.”

Wayde adds: “I am quite excited about it and, hopefully, it won’t be the last time.

“I like saying that to be the best, you have to be among the best and learn from the best, so who better than the world record holder and Yohan Blake and so on.”

D’Avray’s back

Former Cape Town Spurs boss Mich D’Avray has joined Ajax Cape Town technical team. |With Roger de Sa (Head Coach PSL), Stanley Menzo (Head of Youth) and Vladislav Heric (Head Coach MDC and ABC Motsepe) already at the club, D’Avray adds vast international and local expertise to the club.

D’Avray tells “I have been impressed with the vision of the club |and I’m looking forward to joining the team |at the start of pre-season training.”

U20s win Cup test

The Junior Springboks, after |trailing 19-7 at one stage, won their opening match 59-19 against Japan at the World Rugby U20 Championship in Manchester |yesterday.

The South Africans were given a moerse scare by Japan after winger Ataata Moeakiola’s |hattrick in the first half.

But the 2012 champions came charging back with six second-half tries to run out comfortable winners in the end.

SA captain Jeremy Ward got a double as did rampaging Western Province flanker Zain Davids. Manie Libbok, Mosolwa Mafuma, JT Jackson and replacement Carlu Sadie also dotted down.

Japan can hold their heads high and the world certainly knows the name of Moeakiola now.

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