News from September 2017

U17s ready for interprovincial sevens action

U17s ready for interprovincial sevens action

Posted on September 27, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The top junior sevens players in the country will go head-to-head in what promises to be an action-packed display of rugby on Friday and Saturday at the SA Rugby Under-17 Interprovincial Sevens at Tafel Lager Park in Kimberley. The tournament features the 15 provincial sides and Namibia, who will battle it out across four pools. […]

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Battle for top spot in First Division takes centre stage

Battle for top spot in First Division takes centre stage

Posted on September 27, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The battle for the top spot in the Currie Cup First Division – sponsored by Nashua and DirectAxis – will take centre stage on Friday as the Down Touch Griffons meet the Leopards in Potchefstroom in a thrilling start to the penultimate round of pool action. Defending champions, the Down Touch Griffons, are currently in […]

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Springboks up the training tempo for Wallabies contest

Springboks up the training tempo for Wallabies contest

Posted on September 27, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Three players released to their respective provinces Franco Smith, the Springbok backline coach, said the manner in which the South Africans bounce back on Saturday against the Wallabies would demonstrate the character of the current team. Speaking to media at the team hotel in Bloemfontein on Tuesday, Smith said a vital part of the Springboks’ […]

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Experienced Louw joins Springbok squad in Bloemfontein

Experienced Louw joins Springbok squad in Bloemfontein

Posted on September 25, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Experienced flanker Francois Louw joined up with the Springbok squad on Monday in Bloemfontein, where the group are preparing for the coming weekend’s Castle Lager Rugby Championship match against Australia. The match against the Wallabies is the Springboks’ penultimate fixture of the 2017 competition, and the Springboks still have a change to finish second in […]

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South Africa unveils the Triple-Win Bid to host RWC 2023

South Africa unveils the Triple-Win Bid to host RWC 2023

Posted on September 25, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

An irrevocable £160m government guarantee will underpin a record profit Facilities, scheduling and logistics will make it most player-centric tournament ever Unique experiences in bucket-list destinations promised at a nationwide carnival A South African Rugby World Cup in 2023 would be an unbeatable triple-win, the World Rugby Council was told in London on Monday, when […]

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Log-leaders show some bite in Currie Cup weekend

Log-leaders show some bite in Currie Cup weekend

Posted on September 24, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Cell C Sharks and Toyota Free State Cheetahs maintained their top two positions on the Currie Cup Premier Division log with solid wins, while DHL Western Province also stayed in the hunt for a top two spot in yet another thrilling weekend of Currie Cup – sponsored by Nashua and DirectAxis – came to […]

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Try-fest in Currie Cup First Division

Try-fest in Currie Cup First Division

Posted on September 24, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The attacking mind-set of teams in the Currie Cup First Division – sponsored by Nashua and DirectAxis – came to the fore as close to fifty tries were scored in a highly entertaining weekend of action. Leading the pack in the try-scoring stakes as well as the log, were Down Touch Griffons, who scored ten […]

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Celebrate Heritage Day at the Springbok Experience

Celebrate Heritage Day at the Springbok Experience

Posted on September 22, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Experience in the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town will celebrate National Heritage Day – and the rugby museum’s fourth birthday – by handing out 200 boerewors rolls on Monday, 25 September. As Heritage Day falls on Sunday, 24 September, the next day is a public holiday, and what better way to spend this […]

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Gold Cup reaches early boiling point

Gold Cup reaches early boiling point

Posted on September 22, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Gold Cup reaches an early boiling point on Saturday, with a number of unfancied sides on the brink of qualifying for the knockout stages following a series of surprising results in the second round of SA Rugby’s flagship three-nation champions’ league for non-university clubs. In Pool A, Sasol Hydra-Arc Secunda’s 32-29 home win last […]

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Currie Cup celebrates Heritage Day across SA

Currie Cup celebrates Heritage Day across SA

Posted on September 21, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The pressure is set to rise significantly in the Currie Cup Premier Division this weekend as all seven participating teams still have a chance of securing semi-final berths in the competition – sponsored by DirectAxis and Nashua – with only four pool rounds remaining including this this weekend. In celebration of Heritage Day, Crown National […]

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