News from November 2017

Thomas du Toit called up to Springbok tour squad

Thomas du Toit called up to Springbok tour squad

Posted on November 26, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Thomas du Toit has been called up to provide front row cover for the Springboks and is set to join the tour squad on Monday in Cardiff, Wales. Tendai Mtawarira sustained a groin injury in Saturday’s 35-6 victory over Italy in Padova, and while the experienced front ranker will be afforded the maximum time to […]

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Coetzee praises Springboks for clinical performance in difficult conditions

Coetzee praises Springboks for clinical performance in difficult conditions

Posted on November 26, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee praised his team for getting the job done by beating Italy 35-6 in very difficult conditions in Padova on Saturday. The Springboks kept the Azzurri tryless for their biggest victory in Italy since 1997, while the haul of five tries was the most scored by the South Africans on Italian turf […]

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Difficult contest expected from Italy – Etzebeth

Difficult contest expected from Italy – Etzebeth

Posted on November 24, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks are expecting a very difficult contest when they meet Italy at the Stadio Euganeo in Padova on Saturday, according to their captain, Eben Etzebeth. The Springbok lock has shrugged off a lower leg injury and will lead South Africa for the 10th time this season. Etzebeth said that he is happy with the […]

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Powell names most experienced Blitzbok squad ever for Dubai

Powell names most experienced Blitzbok squad ever for Dubai

Posted on November 24, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Sevens coach, Neil Powell, welcomed back Blitzboks regulars Kyle Brown, Kwagga Smith, Justin Geduld and Seabelo Senatla to his squad for the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens, the opening tournament of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, to be played at The Sevens Stadium on 1 and 2 December. Brown only played in the first […]

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Mali to make Bok Women’s Sevens debut in Dubai

Mali to make Bok Women’s Sevens debut in Dubai

Posted on November 24, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Unathi Mali will make her Springbok Women’s Sevens debut in Dubai in the opening leg of the 2017/2018 HSBC Women’s Sevens Series from 30 November to 1 December in one of three changes to coach Renfred Dazel team’s that secured the Rugby Africa Sevens title in Tunisia in September. The tournament victory also earned them […]

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Soyizwapi captains SA Rugby Sevens Academy squad to Dubai

Soyizwapi captains SA Rugby Sevens Academy squad to Dubai

Posted on November 24, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Try-scoring ace Siviwe Soyizwapi will lead a talented SA Rugby Sevens Academy squad to the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens International tournament, on 30 November and 1 December at The Sevens Stadium in Dubai. Soyizwapi, who scored 29 tries for the Blitzboks last season, headlines a squad containing a number of players who helped the Springbok […]

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First woman included on SA Rugby referees’ Premier Panel

First woman included on SA Rugby referees’ Premier Panel

Posted on November 24, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Aimee Barrett-Theron has become the first woman to earn selection to SA Rugby’s Premier Panel of referees after she was promoted to the top tier of match officials, along with Cwengile “JD” Jadezweni, Stuart Berry and AJ Jacobs. It means Barrett-Theron (30), who recently refereed the opening match of the Women’s Rugby World Cup in […]

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Mbonambi and Du Toit to start against Italy

Mbonambi and Du Toit to start against Italy

Posted on November 23, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Four changes to match-23 Uncapped Warrick Gelant on the bench Bongi Mbonambi will make his first start for the Springboks against Italy in Padova, while Pieter-Steph du Toit returns to the starting team for Saturday’s third Test in the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour. Furthermore, the uncapped Warrick Gelant has been included on the bench and […]

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WP YTC makes solid strides in player development

WP YTC makes solid strides in player development

Posted on November 22, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Western Province Women’s Youth Training Centre (YTC) is making solid strides in developing quality players who are making their presence felt at national and provincial level, with two players having represented the SA Select Women’s team in England and six the Western Province Women’s Interprovincial team. The training centre is one of eight located […]

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Proudfoot happy with Springbok forwards’ training intensity

Proudfoot happy with Springbok forwards’ training intensity

Posted on November 21, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok scrum coach Matt Proudfoot said it will be important to meet the physical challenge of the Italian pack when the two sides meet in Padova on Saturday. Proudfoot said the Italians pride themselves on their set-pieces and their ability to stop forward momentum at the breakdown. “The work by our ball carriers during and […]

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