News from October 2017

Griffons grind their way to back-to-back titles

Griffons grind their way to back-to-back titles

Posted on October 20, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Down Touch Griffons and their U20 team successfully defended their titles in a thrilling day of action on Friday at the HT Pelatona Projects Stadium in Welkom. The senior team secured a rewarding 60-36 victory against the Leopards in the Currie Cup First Division Final, while the juniors defeated the Limpopo Blue Bulls 29-22 […]

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“It was a great day for South Africa”

“It was a great day for South Africa”

Posted on October 20, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Friday marks the 10th anniversary of the Springboks’ second Rugby World Cup final victory, beating England, 15-6, in Paris to become only the second team in history to win the Webb Ellis Cup twice. SA Rugby President, Mr Mark Alexander, said on Friday that the Bok Class of 2007, under the coaching of Jake White […]

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Pressure mounts as Currie Cup reaches semi-final stage

Pressure mounts as Currie Cup reaches semi-final stage

Posted on October 19, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The pressure on the four Currie Cup Premier Division semi-finalists – the Cell C Sharks, DHL Western Province, Xerox Golden Lions and Vodacom Blue Bulls – will reach boiling point on Saturday as they go head-to-head in their biggest match of the season for a place in the Final. The Cell C Sharks, who finished […]

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SA Select Women suffer disappointing defeat

SA Select Women suffer disappointing defeat

Posted on October 19, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Select Women’s coach Eddie Myners was disappointed with his team’s 47-12 defeat against the England Academy team in their second tour match in Aldershot, England, on Wednesday and said they were determined to finish the tour strongly on Sunday. Myners’ charges delivered a strong first-half performance, despite lock Amy-Kay Klaasen receiving a yellow card, […]

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Twelve players invited to Springbok assessment camp

Twelve players invited to Springbok assessment camp

Posted on October 18, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

A group of 12 Springboks have been invited to a four-day training, assessment and conditioning camp, from 23 to 26 October in Cape Town. Current Springbok squad members who are playing for their provinces in the Currie Cup playoffs, as well as those who are playing for clubs in England and Japan, were not considered […]

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Can the Griffons do the double in Welkom?

Can the Griffons do the double in Welkom?

Posted on October 18, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Down Touch Griffons Currie Cup First Division and SA Rugby U20 Championship teams will look to replicate the form that earned them back-to-back titles last season in a rewarding day for the union when they host their respective finals at the HT Pelatona Projects Stadium in Welkom on Friday. In the Currie Cup First […]

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Blitzbok Dippenaar calls it a day

Blitzbok Dippenaar calls it a day

Posted on October 18, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Sevens player, Stephan Dippenaar, has called an end to his playing career and will join a family farming business near Moorreesburg in the Western Cape. The 29-year-old enjoyed a rewarding rugby career in both fifteens and sevens rugby which saw him earning gold medals in the domestic Currie Cup, Vodacom Super Rugby and the […]

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Plaatjie, Conrad start for SA Select Women

Plaatjie, Conrad start for SA Select Women

Posted on October 17, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Select Women’s coach Eddie Myners on Tuesday included international halfbacks, scrumhalf Fundiswa Plaatjie and flyhalf Kirsten Conrad, in his starting team to face the England Academy in Aldershot in their second match on their UK tour on Wednesday. Myners’ starting XV team shows five personnel changes and two positional switches from the team that […]

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Currie Cup statistics set scene for thrilling semi-finals

Currie Cup statistics set scene for thrilling semi-finals

Posted on October 17, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

With the pool stages of the Currie Cup Premier Division – sponsored by DirectAxis and Nashua – a thing of the past, key statistics from the last 14 weeks indicate two thrilling semi-finals await this weekend. The table-topping Cell C Sharks, who have had the most offloads and second best defensive record in the Currie […]

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Barrett-Theron, Van Heerden receive final honours

Barrett-Theron, Van Heerden receive final honours

Posted on October 16, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

South Africa’s leading female referee Aimee Barrett-Theron will add another big feat to her growing list of achievements on Friday when she becomes the first female referee to officiate the SA Rugby U20 Championship final in Welkom. The Griffons will line up against the Limpopo Blue Bulls in the clash, which will be hosted at […]

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