BOK SKIPPER: Yster Siya Kolisi
Get ready for 2019, it’s going to be a massive year for South African sport.

There will be no less than three moerse World Cups in the next 12 months - in cricket, rugby and Banyana Banyana go to France.

Let’s kick off with the ladies first as they go to their very first global tournament in June.

Desiree Ellis’ team are fast becoming big news in the nation after going to the final of the A African Women’s Cup of Nations.

They could have been continental champions if they were just on top of their game against Nigeria in the decider after proving that they were better than their west African counterparts in the group stages in Ghana. It would have been a huge had they won it.

And you get the feeling that even though the SABC and Safa are beefing at the moment, they would come with a deal to show our girls in action in France.

But since they are at the World Cup for the first time, that deal will have to be made anyway.

With stars like Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana being named in the top three players in Africa, these ladies are proving that they are the real deal.

STAR: Chrestinah Kgatlana

First up for the manne, are the Proteas going to represent in England in May.

We all know the story now, don’t we? South Africa get to a cricket World Cup and then they flop big time in the playoffs.

Last time around, Russell Domingo’s team became the first SA side to win a knockout game at the tournament after each side had failed since 1992 to hold their nerve.

So what can we expect this time? I really don’t have a lot of hope.

With AB de Villiers deciding to call it quits last year, it leaves us without a batting superstar.

Mr 360 has said that he is done with international cricket, but I think that making a bet that he will return for one last hurrah is more likely to happen than SA winning the tournament.

Captain Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla look like passengers now and you wonder where the magic is going to come from.

SUPER QUICK: Kagiso Rabada

The likes of Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks and Aiden Markram really have to haal uit en wys with the bat or we can pretty much stay at home, because our bowlers just can’t continue doing the job on their own.

Then it’s the Springboks’ turn when they go to Japan in September to fight for the William Webb Ellis trophy.

For Rassie Erasmus, it doesn’t get much bigger than this.

With him indicating that he will only be in charge of the Bok team until after the tournament, you have to wonder just how much he wants to lift the famed trophy.

Since taking over from Allister Coetzee at the beginning of last year, it’s debatable whether we have gone forwards or backwards under the former Bok flanker.

South Africa won just half of their games in 2018, despite one of those victories being a win on All Blacks' turf.

Things will always look up if you can beat New Zealand. But while we did beat the world champions, we were one of two teams to do so.

We lost to Argentina, England and Wales, while we were run close by France and Scotland.

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus

Rassie only has four matches in charge of the Boks this year to improve the team and introduce any talent that may emerge.

So our chances of stopping New Zealand, or the team that beats them, looks just as swak as ever.

Still writing off the Bokke or the Proteas or Banyana will be as unwise as expecting them to win the damn silverware.

I guess that just means we should go along and just enjoy the ride.

So here’s to 2019. I hope it’s great year for all you guys.

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