Sports world :Meyer ends stint with Boks after four years

Meyer ends stint with Boks after four years

JOHANNESBURG • Heyneke Meyer is to step down as Springboks coach, the South African Rugby Union (Saru) announced in a statement yesterday.

The announcement comes a day before a meeting - where a top agenda item to be discussed by the executive council was the position of Springbok coach.

Meyer, 48, won 34 times and drew twice in 50 matches since his appointment in January 2012. He led the team to third place at the recent World Cup in England.


Klitschko will have rematch against Fury

BERLIN • Former world heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko said on Wednesday he would take up the contractual option of a rematch against Tyson Fury in an attempt to win back his belts.

Britain's Fury, 27, stunned Klitschko last Saturday at Duesseldorf's Esprit Arena with a unanimous points defeat, the Ukrainian's first loss in 11 years, which ended his nine-year reign as world champion.


Cahill to stay at the Bridge for 4 more years

LONDON • Chelsea's England defender Gary Cahill has signed a new four-year contract that will keep him at the club until 2019, the English Premier League football champions said in a statement on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old has become a pivotal figure in the Chelsea backline since joining from Bolton Wanderers in 2012.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 04, 2015, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Subscribe