News from August 2017

Guinness PRO14 kicks off live on SuperSport tomorrow

Guinness PRO14 kicks off live on SuperSport tomorrow

Posted on August 31, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Cheetahs’ opening match in the ground-breaking Guinness PRO14 tournament, against Ulster in Belfast, will be broadcast live on SuperSport 1 this weekend (Friday, 8.35pm), the broadcaster announced on Thursday. SuperSport has acquired the broadcast rights, which include a range of matches in the re-designed tournament which now boasts participation by the Kings and Currie […]

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Table-topping clash to start second half of the Currie Cup

Table-topping clash to start second half of the Currie Cup

Posted on August 31, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Cell C Sharks and Toyota Free State Cheetahs will go head-to-head for the top spot on the log in the Currie Cup – sponsored by Nashua and DirectAxis – on Saturday in a match that could give the winning side a vital nudge as the second half of the competition kicks off. The clash […]

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Springbok medical update – Coenie Oosthuizen

Springbok medical update – Coenie Oosthuizen

Posted on August 30, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok prop Coenie Oosthuizen underwent a scan on Tuesday in Durban to examine the rib injury he sustained in the Springbok victory over the Pumas in Argentina on Saturday. The scan revealed no fracture. Oosthuizen will therefore join the Springbok group when it reassembles in Johannesburg on Friday. Dr Konrad von Hagen, the Springboks’ team […]

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Guinness PRO14 Elite Referee Squad named for the 2017/18 Season

Guinness PRO14 Elite Referee Squad named for the 2017/18 Season

Posted on August 30, 2017  /  Issued by PRO 14 Rugby

The Guinness PRO14 Elite Referee Squad for the season has been confirmed with two officials from SA Rugby included in the 13-man panel. Greg Garner, Elite Referee Manager, has also confirmed the appointments for Round 1 of the Guinness PRO14 which will see Quinton Immelman become the first South African to officiate in the Championship. […]

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Teams to find form in First Division

Teams to find form in First Division

Posted on August 30, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The eight Currie Cup First Division teams will all have one goal in mind in the second round of the competition this weekend – to find their form and build momentum early on. In George on Friday evening, the SWD Eagles and Border Bulldogs will be hunting their first victories of the season after kicking […]

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Countdown begins to Gold Cup

Countdown begins to Gold Cup

Posted on August 30, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The countdown to the fifth edition of the Gold Cup – SA Rugby’s flagship three-nation champions’ league for non-university clubs – has begun in earnest with all 20 participating teams now confirmed. The tournament kicks off next Saturday, 9 September, with eight matches in the first of five rounds of the pool stages being staged […]

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Decisive weekend in Women’s Interprovincials

Decisive weekend in Women’s Interprovincials

Posted on August 30, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Border, Western Province, Eastern Province, SWD and the Golden Lions will have everything to play for in the SA Rugby Women’s Interprovincial Competition on Saturday as the finalists in the A and B Sections will be determined at the end of the round. In a thrilling finale to the pool stages, Border will be hunting […]

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Women’s RWC a career highlight for Barrett-Theron

Women’s RWC a career highlight for Barrett-Theron

Posted on August 29, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

South Africa’s leading female referee Aimee Barrett-Theron on Tuesday rated the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland as one of her career highlights and said it was a special experience to return to the international spectacle holding the whistle. Barrett-Theron played in the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2010 in England and the Women’s Rugby […]

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Pollard, Cronje and Leyds back in Springbok squad

Pollard, Cronje and Leyds back in Springbok squad

Posted on August 29, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Experienced flyhalf Handré Pollard, scrumhalf Ross Cronje and utility back Dillyn Leyds have been included in the Springbok touring squad for the Australasian leg of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship as coach Allister Coetzee opted for continuity. Pollard has successfully completed his ankle injury rehabilitation and was selected in the place of Curwin Bosch, the […]

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Fighting spirit keep Cheetahs, Sharks ahead

Fighting spirit keep Cheetahs, Sharks ahead

Posted on August 27, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Toyota Free State Cheetahs and Cell C Sharks’ fighting spirit steered them to victory in a thrilling weekend of Currie Cup – sponsored by Nashua and Direct Axis – by action as they scored late tries to maintain their breathing space over the chasing pack on the log. The Cell C Sharks’ victory by […]

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