News from November 2017

Springbok Women’s Sevens out of Cup contention in Dubai

Springbok Women’s Sevens out of Cup contention in Dubai

Posted on November 30, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Women’s Sevens team suffered three disappointing defeats on Day One of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series opener in Dubai, losing their pool A matches against New Zealand, USA and France. The South Africans were outmuscled in their opening match against the leading team in the world, losing 40-0 to New Zealand. […]

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First Springbok starts for Gelant and Du Preez in Cardiff

First Springbok starts for Gelant and Du Preez in Cardiff

Posted on November 30, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Eleven changes for final Test of 2017 Uncapped Am and Schreuder in match day squad Warrick Gelant and Dan du Preez will get their first starts for the Springboks in the final Test of 2017, against Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday. The inclusion of the exciting Gelant is one of five […]

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Important year for Blitzboks as HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series kicks off

Important year for Blitzboks as HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series kicks off

Posted on November 30, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team will be aiming for success in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, Commonwealth Games and Rugby Sevens World Cup in the next year, but Blitzboks coach Neil Powell maintains they will approach each of those with the utmost respect and will take nothing for granted. “We are aiming to be successful […]

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New challenges await Blitzboks in Dubai

New challenges await Blitzboks in Dubai

Posted on November 29, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team have tasted success at the Emirates Airlines Dubai Sevens as recently as last year, but for Blitzboks captain Philip Snyman and his team, that is nothing more than a pleasant memory. In fact, said the 47-tournament stalwart, it all starts afresh come Friday when they face Uganda in their opening match. […]

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Dubai to set benchmark for Springbok Women’s Sevens – Grain

Dubai to set benchmark for Springbok Women’s Sevens – Grain

Posted on November 29, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Women’s Sevens team are determined to set up the rest of their season with a solid performance at the Emirates Airlines Dubai Sevens, the first tournament in the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series for 2017/18, according to national team captain, Veroeshka Grain. Although not a core team on the World Series and […]

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Soyizwapi backs Notshe to shine in Dubai

Soyizwapi backs Notshe to shine in Dubai

Posted on November 29, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The SA Rugby Sevens Academy team in recent years not only produced commendable results in the International Invitational section of the Emirates Airlines Dubai Sevens, they also provided a solid supply of capable players to the Springbok Sevens set-up. Expect more of the same, said Academy captain Siviwe Soyizwapi from Dubai, where they are preparing […]

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Three-peat Nel looking for more silverware

Three-peat Nel looking for more silverware

Posted on November 28, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

After winning the HBSC World Rugby Sevens Series with the Blitzboks earlier this year, Ruhan Nel did not relax and enjoy the fruits of his labour, but rather jumped straight into the blue and white hoops of DHL Western Province for their SuperSport Rugby Challenge campaign. This move was rewarded when the Capetonians won the […]

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Griquas YTC encourages players to challenge themselves

Griquas YTC encourages players to challenge themselves

Posted on November 28, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Griquas Women’s Youth Training Centre (YTC) coach Ronald Maarman is not scared to take on massive challenges and loves to encourage players to find creative ways to train and to make the most of their opportunities, despite the limited training facilities in the region. The training centre – based in the Northern Cape town of […]

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Kwagga Smith keen to keep on improving

Kwagga Smith keen to keep on improving

Posted on November 27, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Sevens forward Kwagga Smith is not only determined to add another successful stint with the Blitzboks to his already impressive rugby CV, he also wants to improve his skill set as a player, something he is almost guaranteed to do in the next couple of months on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. The […]

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Springboks welcome back fit-again Marx and Kolisi

Springboks welcome back fit-again Marx and Kolisi

Posted on November 27, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx and flanker Siya Kolisi will return to the training field on Monday as the team begins their preparations for the last Castle Lager Outgoing Tour match against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday. Marx sat out of the previous Test against Italy as a precautionary measure after he picked up a shoulder […]

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