News from September 2017

SA Rugby Travel named as Official Travel Agent for Rugby World Cup 2019

SA Rugby Travel named as Official Travel Agent for Rugby World Cup 2019

Posted on September 21, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

World Rugby and Sports Travel and Hospitality Ltd (STH) on Tuesday announced the appointment of global Official Travel Agents (OTAs), who will deliver supporter tour packages for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. The list includes SA Rugby Travel – a joint venture between SA Rugby and Tourvest Destination Management – as one of 20 […]

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High-powered Government delegation backs SA Rugby’s World Cup 2023 bid

High-powered Government delegation backs SA Rugby’s World Cup 2023 bid

Posted on September 21, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead a high-level delegation to London on Sunday 24 September 2017 for the presentation to the World Rugby Council of South Africa’s bid to host the prestigious Rugby World Cup 2023 tournament. Deputy President Ramaphosa will be supported by Sport and Recreation Minister Thulas Nxesi and Deputy Minister Gert Oosthuizen. […]

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Two more Gold Cup players living Scottish dream

Two more Gold Cup players living Scottish dream

Posted on September 21, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Two of South Africa’s best club players are “living the dream” as the newest beneficiaries of the Gold Cup’s highly successful international player exchange programme. Wing Clinton Wagman of Progress Rugby Club in George – who last week kicked off their maiden Gold Cup campaign with a win – and loose forward Siphamandla Dama of […]

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Vodacom Super Rugby 2018 to kick off in Cape Town

Vodacom Super Rugby 2018 to kick off in Cape Town

Posted on September 21, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Two matches in South Africa to kick-off season 120 regular season matches Each team plays 16 matches [8 home and 8 away] and has two byes Eight team, seven-match finals series with Final set for 4 August With matches against teams from New Zealand and Australia awaiting all four South African franchises in 2018 and […]

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Nkosi, Schreuder and Louw added to Springbok squad

Nkosi, Schreuder and Louw added to Springbok squad

Posted on September 20, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Experienced flank Francois Louw and the uncapped Cell C Sharks duo of S’busiso Nkosi (wing) and Louis Schreuder (scrumhalf) were on Wednesday included in the Springbok squad for the two remaining home matches of the 2017 Castle Lager Rugby Championship. Louw has played in 52 Tests for the Springboks and earns a recall to the […]

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Currie Cup First Division race to semis intensifies

Currie Cup First Division race to semis intensifies

Posted on September 20, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Currie Cup First Division teams will have everything to play for on Saturday in the third-last pool round of the competition – sponsored by Nashua and DirectAxis – as the top-end of the log begins to take shape and those languishing at the bottom could drop out of the running for semi-final berths. The […]

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Sage, Soyizwapi add experience to Sevens Academy side in Germany

Sage, Soyizwapi add experience to Sevens Academy side in Germany

Posted on September 19, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Dylan Sage and Siviwe Soyizwapi are the two well-established Springbok Sevens players included in the SA Rugby Sevens Academy squad for the Oktoberfest Sevens in Munich, Germany on 29 and 30 September. Sage, who will captain the side, and Soyizwapi are two of the seven capped Blitzbok players included in the squad that will see […]

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Pollard, De Allende released for Currie Cup duty

Pollard, De Allende released for Currie Cup duty

Posted on September 18, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Handré Pollard (flyhalf) and Damian de Allende (centre) are amongst seven Springbok players released to play in the Currie Cup this coming weekend, it was confirmed on Monday. The Springbok duo will join Dillyn Leyds (utility back), Wilco Louw (prop, both DHL Western Province), Chiliboy Ralepelle (hooker), Dan du Preez (loose forward, both Cell C […]

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Bok Women’s Sevens qualify for RWC Sevens 2018

Bok Women’s Sevens qualify for RWC Sevens 2018

Posted on September 17, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Women’s Sevens on Sunday booked their place in the Rugby World Cup Sevens, which will be hosted in San Francisco in July 2018, as they defeated Kenya 17-12 in the final of the Rugby Africa Sevens in Tunisia. Coach Renfred Dazel’s team entered the second day’s play unbeaten and high on confidence following […]

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WP, SWD crowned Women’s Interprovincial champions

WP, SWD crowned Women’s Interprovincial champions

Posted on September 17, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Western Province on Saturday ended Border’s four-year dominance in the SA Rugby Women’s Interprovincial Competition as they registered a narrow 17-15 victory in the A Section final at the BCM Stadium in East London to win the title, while SWD were crowned the B Section champions. The final between Border and Western Province was hard-fought […]

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