News from August 2017

Weekend of bonus points in First Division

Weekend of bonus points in First Division

Posted on August 27, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Bonus-point victories were the flavour of the day in the opening round of the Currie Cup First Division – sponsored by Direct Axis and Nashua –as all three winning teams emerged with a full house of points in an exciting start to the tournament. The Hino Valke and Boland Cavaliers registered valuable away wins as […]

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Coetzee lauds careful planning for Springbok victory in Salta

Coetzee lauds careful planning for Springbok victory in Salta

Posted on August 27, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee praised the team’s planning and the players’ conditioning following their 41-23 bonus point win over the Pumas on Saturday evening (SA time) in Salta, Argentina. Siya Kolisi (2), Elton Jantjies and Jean-Luc du Preez scored tries for the visitors, while the Springboks were also awarded a second half penalty try. South […]

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Sharks hunt five match hot-streak

Sharks hunt five match hot-streak

Posted on August 24, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Cell C Sharks will look to stretch their Currie Cup winning streak to five matches on Saturday when they meet DHL Western Province in Cape Town in one of the main round seven Premier Division match-ups. The KwaZulu-Natalians suffered a disappointing first-round defeat against the Toyota Free State Cheetahs, but they have not looked […]

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Blitzboks to step up preparations at Assupol International 7s

Blitzboks to step up preparations at Assupol International 7s

Posted on August 24, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team will step up their preparation for the forthcoming HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in October, when they take part in the Assupol International 7s tournament in Stellenbosch. The tournament, which was launched in Stellenbosch on Thursday, will see South Africa in action at the Markotter Stadium on 28 and 29 October […]

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Experienced Hougaard to face Pumas in Salta

Experienced Hougaard to face Pumas in Salta

Posted on August 24, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Only one forced change as Springboks build on continuity Forward pack kept unchanged for physical contest in Salta Experienced scrumhalf Francois Hougaard will make his 44th Test appearance for the Springboks when South Africa face Argentina in the high altitude of Salta on Saturday evening (SA time). Hougaard comes into the Springbok starting fifteen in […]

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Currie Cup in full swing as First Division kicks off

Currie Cup in full swing as First Division kicks off

Posted on August 23, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Currie Cup season will launch into full swing on Friday when the First Division – proudly sponsored by DirectAxis and Nashua – kicks off in Potchefstroom. Last year’s runners up, the Leopards, will host the SWD Eagles in the opening match at Profert Olën Park, while Saturday’s action sees Eastern Province take on the […]

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Kriel cautions against Pumas backlash

Kriel cautions against Pumas backlash

Posted on August 21, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Argentina is a proud rugby nation and will be determined to reverse the result in Port Elizabeth when the two teams meet again in Salta on Saturday, according to Springbok flank Jaco Kriel. The Springboks opened their Castle Lager Rugby Championship account on Saturday with a 37-15 triumph over the Pumas in the Nelson Mandela […]

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Pumas end Griquas’ Currie Cup power run

Pumas end Griquas’ Currie Cup power run

Posted on August 20, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Steval Pumas brought Tafel Lager Griquas’ Currie Cup power run of the last fortnight to a halt as they secured a narrow 27-21 victory in Kimberley on Sunday afternoon. The Toyota Free State Cheetahs, meanwhile, pipped the Vodacom Blue Bulls 41-40 at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday and DHL Western Province outplayed the Xerox Golden […]

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Vermaak replaces injured Cronjé in Bok tour squad

Vermaak replaces injured Cronjé in Bok tour squad

Posted on August 20, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Scrumhalf Jano Vermaak of the DHL Stormers has been called up to the Springbok squad as replacement for Ross Cronjé, who sustained a right ankle injury in the Springboks’ 37-15 victory over Argentina on Saturday in Port Elizabeth. Vermaak, who has already played in three Tests for the Springboks, was on Sunday named in the […]

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SA Rugby pays tribute to Sir Colin Meads

SA Rugby pays tribute to Sir Colin Meads

Posted on August 20, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby president, Mr Mark Alexander, on Sunday paid tribute to Sir Colin Meads, New Zealand’s player of the 20th century – and one of the greatest of any nation of all time – who passed away on Sunday, aged 81. He was as famous and as revered in South African rugby circles as he […]

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