Sport

South African cricket team chills out on Sunshine Coast

South African cricketer Jaques Kallis (purple shirt) enjoys a round of golf (with an unnamed friend) at the Palmer Coolum Resort.
South African cricketer Jaques Kallis (purple shirt) enjoys a round of golf (with an unnamed friend) at the Palmer Coolum Resort. Warren Lynam

WHERE do you go when you want to unwind after one of the most memorable Test cricket matches in recent memory? If you are the South African cricket team you head to the Sunshine Coast.

Just days after drawing the opening game of the summer against Australia at the Gabba, members of the Proteas were letting their hair down on the Coast yesterday.

Captain Graeme Smith, pacemen Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, all-rounder Jacques Kallis and wicketkeeper AB de Villiers were among the group which travelled from Brisbane for some rest and relaxation.

The Daily caught up with Kallis, arguably the greatest ever all-rounder, as he finished a round of golf at Palm

er Coolum Resort.

While he politely declined our request for an interview, telling us he would get into trouble if he did not clear it with the South African media manager, he did have some kind words to say about the Coast.

"It's lovely, we've had a great day today, I love it up here," Kallis said as he finished off his round with Proteas trainer Robert Walter.

The South African team went their separate ways at the conclusion of the first Test on Tuesday, given four days off to enjoy the country.

The team will regroup in Brisbane on Sunday before flying to Adelaide for the second Test on Thursday.

While some members of the touring party chose to travel to other parts of the state, most were resting and relaxing on the Coast.

Batsmen Faf du Plessis tweeted pictures of himself on the beach while de Villiers used the social media to say how impressed he was with Noosa kiteboarders.

Topics:  cricket gold jacques kallis leisure sport t



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

Driver allegedly headbutts Ipswich police officer

Operation North Rhombic, Ipswich Police and Department of Transport and Mains Road carrying out random breath tests on Limestone Street. Photo Inga Williams / The Queensland Times

THE officer was treated for a laceration above his eye in hospital.

Check out these handy recovery tips

Ipswich Knights footballer Adam O'Sullivan receives immediate treatment after suffering a serious knee injury.

Wise advice when dealing with serious injury

Sara shares her toughest injury challenge

Ipswich hockey player and Healthworks personal trainer Sara Rogers is recovering from knee surgery.

Aussie captain dealing with a knee reconstruction

Local Partners

What's on the small screen this week

Ernie Dingo stars in the TV series Going Places with Ernie Dingo.

ERNIE Dingo stars in a new travel series and Seven airs the AACTAs.

Mandy Moore feels like she's 60

Mandy Moore sees herself as a 60-year-old rather than a 32-year-old

Goooodbye Hamish and Andy (from our radios)

Hamish and Andy

The pair have been on air since 2006

David Attenborough on facing his mortality

Sir David Attenborough in a scene from the TV special The Death of the Oceans.

Life without Sir David Attenborough is hard to imagine

Saying "I do" changed Shia's outlook on marriage

Shia LaBeouf has a new outlook on marriage since he tied the knot.

Singer tunes in to first movie role

Tori Kelly voices the character Meena in the movie Sing.

Musician Tori Kelly voices Meena the teenage elephant in Sing

Chinese locked out of Australian property market

The rules are different if you're a foreigner

The buyer was from China - the trouble started right there

Morrison signs off on new affordable rental model

Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference after a meeting of the Council of Federal Financial Relations at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

Scott Morrison signed off on development of a new financing model

New 1200-seat Mormon church to open in Ipswich

COMMUNITY: Barbara MacDonald of Springfield Lakes with her children from left, Jacob, 6, Charlotte, 2, Joseph, 4, Emily, 9, and Lachlan, 8, outside the newly built Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at Augustine Heights.

One of Australia's largest Mormon churches will open this month

REVEALED: 25 of Ipswich's cheapest houses

8 Trumper St, East Ipswich, Offers above $230,000.

Old and neglected homes in hot demand with renovators

Coast high-flyer's fight back from bankruptcy, $72m debt

Scott Juniper went from millionaire developer to declaring bankruptcy in2012, now he is back on top of his game again with new developments including this one in Coolum.

'Apocalyptic lending storm' causes financial collapse.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!