Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: 5 Talking Points from the Sporting Weekend

5 Talking Points from the Sporting Weekend

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This past weekend in sport saw the Telkom Knockout Cup finalists emerge, Tottenham handed Chelsea their first loss of the season, Aphiwe Dyantyi scoops World Rugby Award, all this and more talking points from the weekend. 

Pirates, Baroka to compete for TKO honours

Orlando Pirates continued their winning streak against Kaizer Chiefs when an 84th-minute goal from Zambian Justin Shonga secured his team's place in the Telkom Knockout Cup final.

Baroka beat defending champions Bidvest Wits when Matome Mabeba scored a stunning free kick inside of 10 minutes. Wits, despite their best efforts, wits weren't able to find an equalizer as the men from Limpopo set-up a date in Port Elizabeth against Pirates.

Aphiwe Dyantyi claims Breakthrough PotY Award 

Aphiwe Dyantyi became the first Bok to win the prestigious World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year Award at the World Rugby Awards ceremony in Monaco on Sunday evening.

Dyantyi first caught the eye of the Springbok selectors during this year's Super Rugby campaign after some magical performances with the Lions. The 24-year-old scored six tries in his first eight Tests including two in the South Africans' famous win in Wellington.

Wales' hot streak against the Boks continues

Wales established more dominance over the Springboks when they won 20-11 at the Principality Stadium on Saturday 24 November. The Welsh finished off a clean sweep in autumn, extending their unbeaten record to nine matches.

Tries from Tomas Francis, Liam Williams and penalties from Dan Biggar gave the hosts a hard-earned win against the Springboks.

Tottenham thump Chelsea

Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Son Hyung-Min all found the back of the net as Spurs condemned Chelsea to their first defeat of the Premier League season. Olivier Giroud would go on to pull one back for the Blues, a goal which did nothing but add a bit of gloss to an otherwise atrocious display from West Londoners.

Fiji shock France

Fiji ended their end of year tour on a massive time high when they beat France. The islanders who are more well known for their exploits in Sevens Rugby put in a massive shift as they beat the more fancied French 21-14 at the Stade de France.

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