News from November 2017

Etzebeth has ‘good chance’ to lead Boks against Italy

Etzebeth has ‘good chance’ to lead Boks against Italy

Posted on November 20, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok captain Eben Etzebeth has a very good chance of recovering from his leg injury to lead the Springboks in their third Castle Lager Outgoing Tour match against Italy this weekend, the Springboks’ medical team confirmed on Monday. “Eben left the field with about five minutes to go against France after receiving a direct blow […]

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Erasmus, Nienaber return to SA Rugby HQ

Erasmus, Nienaber return to SA Rugby HQ

Posted on November 20, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby on Monday confirmed that Rassie Erasmus had started in his new position as Director: Rugby at the union’s headquarters in Cape Town. Erasmus was joined at SARU House by Jacques Nienaber, a former Springbok assistant coach and SA Rugby High Performance Manager, who will also resume duties in the Rugby Department. Both return […]

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Springbok injury update – x-rays for Marx and Etzebeth

Springbok injury update – x-rays for Marx and Etzebeth

Posted on November 19, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok captain, Eben Etzebeth, and hooker Malcolm Marx had x-rays on Sunday to determine the severity of injuries sustained in Saturday’s 18-17 win over France in Paris. Springbok captain, Etzebeth, picked up a lower leg injury in the last few minutes of the clash, while Marx received a blow to his shoulder in the match, […]

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Springboks focussed on good performance in Paris – Etzebeth

Springboks focussed on good performance in Paris – Etzebeth

Posted on November 17, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok captain Eben Etzebeth said he and his team-mates are focussed on delivering a good performance on Saturday evening against France, when the two teams meet at the Stade de France in Paris. “We have a job to do on Saturday and our focus is on the game,” said Etzebeth. “I am sure back home […]

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Competition, desire pushing Blitzboks in training

Competition, desire pushing Blitzboks in training

Posted on November 17, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

With the Springbok Sevens team for the Emirates Dubai Sevens, the opening leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, to be named next Friday, the most experienced player in the team, Chris Dry, admits that competition within the squad is huge. The Blitzboks are looking for a repeat of their 2016/17 success in the […]

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Limpopo YTC delivering on key objectives

Limpopo YTC delivering on key objectives

Posted on November 17, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Only two years after the launch of the Limpopo Women’s Youth Training Centre (YTC), the programme is making solid strides in achieving its growth and development objectives while simultaneously breaking social barriers. The Limpopo centre is one of eight SA Rugby YTC’s located throughout the country with the purpose of bolstering the women’s game by […]

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Springboks make 10 changes for French Test in Paris

Springboks make 10 changes for French Test in Paris

Posted on November 16, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has made 10 changes to the match-23 for Saturday’s second Test in the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour against France in Paris, which include starts for experienced No 8 Duane Vermeulen and flyhalf Handré Pollard. Coetzee also handed a first Test start to prop Wilco Louw, while Francois Venter has been selected […]

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Good news awaits Cape Town Sevens fans on Friday

Good news awaits Cape Town Sevens fans on Friday

Posted on November 16, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Extra seats will be installed and 3000 additional tickets per day be made available for the previously sold-out HSBC Cape Town Sevens tournament, SA Rugby confirmed on Thursday. The highly-popular second leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series will take place at the Cape Town Stadium on 9 and 10 December and the additional […]

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SA Rugby accepts Rugby World Cup 2023 vote outcome

SA Rugby accepts Rugby World Cup 2023 vote outcome

Posted on November 15, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby “bitterly disappointed” at World Rugby Council vote Calls for review of host identification system Wishes France success for 2023 tournament SA Rugby said it was “bitterly disappointed” at the decision by the World Rugby Council to overturn a recommendation that South Africa should host the 2023 Rugby World Cup and instead voted for […]

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Vermeulen adds valuable experience – Smith

Vermeulen adds valuable experience – Smith

Posted on November 14, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok assistant coach Franco Smith has lauded the immediate impact of Duane Vermeulen, who has joined the squad in Paris as a replacement for the injured Coenie Oosthuizen. The experienced No 8 joined the Springboks on Monday from French club side Toulon, and he had his first training session with the squad on Tuesday at […]

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