News from September 2017

Coetzee disappointed with result but takes positives from draw with Wallabies

Coetzee disappointed with result but takes positives from draw with Wallabies

Posted on September 30, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok coach, Allister Coetzee, took a number of positive signs from the team’s 27-27 draw against the Wallabies in the Castle Lager Rugby Championship in Bloemfontein on Saturday. The Springboks missed a last minute penalty from long range to win the match, which was a good summary of his team’s performance, said Coetzee – close […]

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WP takes top honours in U17 interprovincial Sevens

WP takes top honours in U17 interprovincial Sevens

Posted on September 30, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Western Province on Saturday delivered a dominant display in the Cup final of the Under-17 Interprovincial Sevens at Tafel Lager Park in Kimberley to reclaim the title they won in 2014 and 2015. The team held a narrow 12-7 lead at the break in the final against the Sharks, and they built on this with […]

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Thrilling start to U17 Interprovincial Sevens

Thrilling start to U17 Interprovincial Sevens

Posted on September 29, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The SA Rugby Under-17 Interprovincial Sevens got off to a thrilling start at Tafel Lager Park in Kimberley on Friday with Free State, Western Province and the Sharks stamping their authority as they advanced through the opening day unbeaten. An impressive 153 tries and 969 points were scored in the 21 matches played throughout the […]

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Wayde van Niekerk inspires Springboks

Wayde van Niekerk inspires Springboks

Posted on September 29, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

South African athletics star Wayde van Niekerk presented the Springboks with their match day jerseys on the eve of their Castle Lager Rugby Championship Test against the Wallabies in Bloemfontein. Van Niekerk, the 400m world record holder and Olympic champion, delivered a short and inspirational message to the team on Friday morning. “We as sportspeople […]

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Crunch time in Gold Cup playoff race

Crunch time in Gold Cup playoff race

Posted on September 29, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Saturday’s penultimate round of the Gold Cup will make or break the play-off hopes of a number of teams in what has been the most thrilling and unpredictable edition to date of SA Rugby’s three-nation champions’ league for non-university clubs. In Pool A, Sasol Hydra-Arc Secunda’s 50-34 away victory over Wesizwe Vereeniging has firmly installed […]

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Sharks look to cement top Currie Cup spot

Sharks look to cement top Currie Cup spot

Posted on September 28, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Cell C Sharks will have their sights set on cementing the top spot on the Currie Cup Premier Division log this weekend in what will be a decisive round for all six sides in action, with only two pool rounds remaining after this weekend. The Cell C Sharks, Tafel Lager Griquas and Steval Pumas […]

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Louw, Leyds and Cronje to start against Wallabies

Louw, Leyds and Cronje to start against Wallabies

Posted on September 28, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

A first Test start for Dillyn Leyds and Francois Louw’s inclusion in the back row are two of the four changes to the Springbok squad to face the Wallabies in Saturday’s important Castle Lager Rugby Championship match in Bloemfontein. The experienced flanker is set to earn his 53rd Test cap for the Springboks at the […]

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SA Sevens keen to get season underway

SA Sevens keen to get season underway

Posted on September 28, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The South African Sevens team contesting the Oktoberfest 7s in Munich, Germany this weekend are keen to get the season underway on a positive note and set the tone for the remainder of the world calendar. The SA squad’s coach at the tournament, Paul Delport, said they have settled in well since arrival in Germany […]

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Springboks share rugby knowledge with local Free State coaches

Springboks share rugby knowledge with local Free State coaches

Posted on September 27, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

More than 250 clubs and schools coaches from Bloemfontein and surrounding areas attended a coaches’ seminar at Grey College on Wednesday afternoon. Springbok head coach Allister Coetzee, scrum coach Matt Proudfoot and forwards coach Johann van Graan presented the seminar at the packed Grey venue. The Springbok coaches were accompanied by players Pieter-Steph du Toit, […]

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Balanced SA Select Women’s training squad named

Balanced SA Select Women’s training squad named

Posted on September 27, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Eight players with national experience in 15s and sevens were named in the 28-member SA Select Women’s training squad for a 12-day training camp starting in Stellenbosch on Friday, as the side prepares to travel to England in October for the first national tour since the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2014. The camp, which […]

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