It's been a week of goodbyes, with the international cricketing superstar, AB de Villiers, sensationally declaring to the world that he is hanging up his bat and gloves after 15 years sterling service, the hammock awaits, thanks for the memories AB. While further north, the ever happy Schalk Brits is looking to bow out at the top, having reached yet another Twickenham final with his Saracens side. Unfairly overlooked here in South Africa, his skillset has been put to good use in both England and Europe. Only the other day, one of England's top rugby journalists declared that he was the most amazing player he has seen play the game, period!

While these two gentlemen sail off into the sunset, another individual has returned from the land of the rising sun. Having made South African boxing history at the weekend, Hekkie Budler arrived back in the county having beaten Japanese boxer Ryoichi Taguchi in his own backyard, thus claiming both the IBF and WBA Junior-Light Flyweight titles, congratulations to the "Hexecutioner".

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