News from October 2017

SA Rugby welcomes RWC 2023 nomination, prepares for confirmation

SA Rugby welcomes RWC 2023 nomination, prepares for confirmation

Posted on October 31, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

South Africa promises to deliver “Triple Win” tournament Nomination reward for outstanding bid World Rugby thanked for rigorous process, rewarding excellence South Africa would deliver a “Triple Win” Rugby World Cup in 2023, pledged SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux on Tuesday after World Rugby announced that South Africa was the preferred candidate following a rigorous […]

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SA Rugby congratulates Specman on World Rugby nomination

SA Rugby congratulates Specman on World Rugby nomination

Posted on October 30, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby President, Mr Mark Alexander, congratulated Springbok Sevens player Rosko Specman his nomination as one of the three candidates for the World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year Award for 2017. World Rugby has revealed the shortlist for the Men’s Sevens Player of the Year 2017 award, in association with HSBC, which will be […]

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Jean-Luc du Preez ruled out of Springbok tour

Jean-Luc du Preez ruled out of Springbok tour

Posted on October 30, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok loose forward Jean-Luc du Preez was on Monday ruled out of the 2017 Castle Lager Outgoing Tour with a fractured ankle, which he sustained while playing for the Cell C Sharks in the Currie Cup final against the DHL Western Province in Durban on Saturday. A decision on whether to call up a replacement […]

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Gold Cup triumph for False Bay

Gold Cup triumph for False Bay

Posted on October 30, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

DirectAxis False Bay buried the ghosts of 2016 as they surged to their maiden Gold Cup triumph in front of a record home crowd at the Phillip Herbstein Field in Cape Town on Saturday. ‘The Bay’, runners-up to Newrak Rustenburg Impala last year, withstood a late onslaught from KZN champions Go Nutz College Rovers to […]

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Powell happy as Blitzboks win Assupol Sevens

Powell happy as Blitzboks win Assupol Sevens

Posted on October 29, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Sevens coach, Neil Powell, was a pretty pleased man after the Assupol International Sevens tournament in Stellenbosch on Sunday and for good reason. Not only did the South African squad play with much authority on Day Two of the event to clinch the Assupol Trophy, a number of players made a successful return to […]

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Gelant, Am named in Springboks’ European tour group

Gelant, Am named in Springboks’ European tour group

Posted on October 29, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Four uncapped players included in squad of 34 players Oosthuizen, Cassiem and Mtawarira return for four-match tour Exciting young backs Warrick Gelant and Lukhanyo Am, as well as Dan du Preez and Louis Schreuder are the four uncapped players in the Springbok squad of 34 players announced on Sunday for the 2017 Castle Lager Outgoing […]

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Combined Abalone Processors win SA Fish Industries title

Combined Abalone Processors win SA Fish Industries title

Posted on October 29, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Combined Abalone Processors were crowned the SA Fish Industries champions on Saturday after grinding out a 15-14 victory against Sea Harvest in the final at the Smit Sports Grounds in Velddrif in an exciting finish to the two-day tournament. The team from Hermanus started the competition strongly as they advanced through the pool stages undefeated, […]

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DHL WP crowned 2017 Currie Cup champions

DHL WP crowned 2017 Currie Cup champions

Posted on October 28, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

DHL WP U21s and Xerox Golden Lions U19 also victorious Tafel Lager Griquas win Promotion-Relegation match DHL Western Province produced a strong second-half display and held their nerve late in the hard-fought Currie Cup Final – sponsored by Nashua and DirectAxis – in Durban on Saturday for a 33-21 victory and their first title since […]

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Springbok Sevens off to good start at Assupol Sevens

Springbok Sevens off to good start at Assupol Sevens

Posted on October 28, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team secured a quarterfinal berth against Maties Sevens at the Assupol International Sevens tournament on Sunday after scoring three wins on Day One of the tournament, beating England Academy, Namibia and Scotland at the Markötter Stadium in Stellenbosch. The South Africans played with more rhythm as the tournament progresses and Springbok Sevens […]

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Kyle Brown excited and nervous about return to play

Kyle Brown excited and nervous about return to play

Posted on October 27, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Sevens veteran and former Blitzboks captain, Kyle Brown, admitted some excitement and nerves as he prepares to return to the playing field after ten months. The third most capped Blitzbok off all time injured his knee at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens in December last year and had made a slow, but steady recovery […]

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