News from October 2017

All set for ‘biggest ever’ Gold Cup Final

All set for ‘biggest ever’ Gold Cup Final

Posted on October 27, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

All club rugby roads lead to the Phillip Herbstein Field in Constantia, Cape Town on Saturday for what promises to be the “biggest ever” Gold Cup Final to crown South Africa’s champion non-university club. DirectAxis False Bay, the 2016 finalists, will host KZN champions Go Nutz College Rovers in an intriguing repeat of their Pool […]

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Currie Cup to reach epic conclusion in Durban

Currie Cup to reach epic conclusion in Durban

Posted on October 26, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Currie Cup Premier Division – sponsored by DirectAxis and Nashua – will reach an epic conclusion at Growthpoint Kings Park in Durban on Saturday when the Cell C Sharks host DHL Western Province in their seventh Currie Cup Final since 1984. The clash will cap off a memorable weekend of top rugby action, which […]

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Springbok coach pleased with outcomes of assessment camp

Springbok coach pleased with outcomes of assessment camp

Posted on October 26, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee is very satisfied with the results of the Springbok medical and conditioning assessment camp which took place over a four-day period and was concluded in Cape Town on Thursday. Eleven Springbok players attended the camp, which Coetzee described as an important part of the Springboks’ overall preparations for the upcoming Castle […]

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Brown, Geduld back as Blitzboks open season’s preparations

Brown, Geduld back as Blitzboks open season’s preparations

Posted on October 25, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Regular Springbok Sevens squad members, Justin Geduld and Kyle Brown, will make a welcome return to play this weekend after being named in the Blitzboks squad that will play in the Assupol International 7s tournament in Stellenbosch on Saturday and Sunday. Springbok Sevens coach, Neil Powell, included the duo in a 16-man squad that will […]

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Border YTC offers women more than rugby

Border YTC offers women more than rugby

Posted on October 25, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Rugby may be the focus on the field at the Border Women’s Youth Training Centre (YTC) in East London, but off the field the programme’s key focuses include social upliftment and offering young girls an opportunity to live balanced lives. The Border YTC is one of eight SA Rugby YTC’s located throughout the country with […]

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SA Fish Industries tournament celebrates 30th anniversary

SA Fish Industries tournament celebrates 30th anniversary

Posted on October 25, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The SA Fish Industries tournament will celebrate 30 years of creating opportunities for rugby players in the fishing industry to make their mark when the two-day rugby festival kicks off at the Smit Sports Grounds in Velddrif on the West Coast on Friday. The annual tournament, which features 16 teams from the surrounding fish factories, […]

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Jaco Peyer to referee his third Currie Cup Final

Jaco Peyer to referee his third Currie Cup Final

Posted on October 24, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Jaco Peyper will referee his third Currie Cup Final in six seasons on Saturday when the Cell C Sharks host DHL Western Province at Growthpoint Kings Park in Durban at 16h00. Saturday’s Final will also mark back-to-back Currie Cup Final appointments for the 37-year-old Peyper, as he took charge of the season-finale between the Toyota […]

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Myners predicts bright future for SA Women’s rugby

Myners predicts bright future for SA Women’s rugby

Posted on October 23, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Select Women’s coach Eddie Myners on Monday predicted a bright future for women’s 15-a-side rugby in the country after suffering a narrow 15-12 defeat against the England Academy team in their final tour match in Aldershot, England, on Sunday. In a heart-breaking finish to the tour, a last-minute penalty goal by the hosts sunk […]

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Sharks host WP in Currie Cup Final

Sharks host WP in Currie Cup Final

Posted on October 22, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Cell C Sharks and DHL Western Province will meet in the Currie Cup Final – sponsored by DirectAxis and Nashua – in Durban on Saturday after powering their way to victories against the Vodacom Blue Bulls and Xerox Golden Lions respectively in the semi-finals. Log-leaders, the Cell C Sharks, defeated the Pretoria side 37-27 […]

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SA Select Women target strong tour finish

SA Select Women target strong tour finish

Posted on October 21, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Select Women’s coach Eddie Myners said his team was determined to finish their England tour on a strong note on Sunday when they line up against the England Academy team for the second time in Aldershot. The SA Select Women started their first 15-a-side international tour since 2014 on a positive note as they […]

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