News from November 2017

Duane Vermeulen joins Springbok squad in Paris

Duane Vermeulen joins Springbok squad in Paris

Posted on November 13, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Experienced No 8 Duane Vermeulen has been called up to the Springbok squad as replacement for Coenie Oosthuizen who sustained a serious knee injury on Saturday in Dublin. Oosthuizen underwent a scan before flying home from Dublin, and the results showed that he has sustained medial collateral and anterior cruciate ligament damage which will require […]

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SA Rugby congratulates Springbok Sevens on national accolade

SA Rugby congratulates Springbok Sevens on national accolade

Posted on November 13, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby president, Mr Mark Alexander, congratulated the Springbok Sevens team after they were named South African Sports Team of the Year at the annual SA Sport Awards in Johannesburg on Sunday evening. The prestigious SA Sport Awards are organised by the National Department of Sports and Recreation to honour, recognize and reward individuals and […]

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Knee injury rules Oosthuizen out of tour

Knee injury rules Oosthuizen out of tour

Posted on November 12, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok prop Coenie Oosthuizen will return home from Dublin after he suffered a knee injury against Ireland on Saturday evening in the Aviva Stadium. Oosthuizen left the field in the opening stages of the match and was replaced by Wilco Louw, who played in only his second international for the Springboks. Oosthuizen will first undergo […]

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Mtawarira and Oosthuizen to prop up Springbok scrum

Mtawarira and Oosthuizen to prop up Springbok scrum

Posted on November 9, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Experienced props Tendai Mtawarira and Coenie Oosthuizen, as well as inside centre Damian de Allende, all return to the Springbok starting team to face Ireland on Saturday evening (kick-off at 19h30 SA time) at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. The match is the first of four Castle Lager Outgoing Tour Tests that also include internationals […]

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Bok Women’s Sevens step up Dubai preparations

Bok Women’s Sevens step up Dubai preparations

Posted on November 8, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Women’s Sevens coach Renfred Dazel said on Wednesday the intensity of their training sessions will increase significantly in the next two weeks as they finalise their preparations for the Women’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series leg in Dubai from 30 November to 1 December. Dazel’s charges will compete against New Zealand, USA and France […]

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Intelligent Irish side a huge threat, says Proudfoot

Intelligent Irish side a huge threat, says Proudfoot

Posted on November 7, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Ireland is a very intelligent rugby side who are well-coached, and the Springboks will have to prepare very well to meet an extremely tough challenge when the two sides meet on Saturday in Dublin, according to Matt Proudfoot, the Springbok scrum coach. Proudfoot was flanked by Springbok prop Beast Mtawarira when he addressed media at […]

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Etzebeth ready to lead Springboks in tour-opener

Etzebeth ready to lead Springboks in tour-opener

Posted on November 6, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee said he is happy to have a fully fit squad to choose from for the Springboks’ Castle Lager Outgoing Tour opener against Ireland in Dublin on Saturday. Eben Etzebeth, who sustained an ankle niggle during a recent training camp, will lead the Springboks against Ireland in the first of four Tests […]

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Blitzboks boosted by Sikhumbuzo Notshe arrival

Blitzboks boosted by Sikhumbuzo Notshe arrival

Posted on November 6, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The full Springbok Sevens squad assembled in Stellenbosch on Monday, boosted by the arrival of DHL Western Province loose forward, Sikhumbuzo Notshe. The 24-year-old Notshe is on loan from DHL Western Province and will be available for selection for the first four tournaments of the new 2017/18 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, before returning to […]

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Springboks open RWC 2019 against All Blacks

Springboks open RWC 2019 against All Blacks

Posted on November 2, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks will kick off their 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan with a blockbuster opening encounter against the reigning champions, New Zealand, on Saturday 21 September in the International Stadium Yokohama. World Rugby announced the draw for RWC 2019 in Tokyo on Thursday morning (SA time) – the tournament will start on Friday, 20 […]

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South Africans asked to back “green days” in RWC 2023 Bid campaign

South Africans asked to back “green days” in RWC 2023 Bid campaign

Posted on November 1, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

South Africans are being urged to wear green on three special days to boost over the final hurdle the country’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. World Rugby announced on Tuesday that South Africa had produced a “superb bid” and was the “clear leader” on a competitive tendering process to host the tournament. […]

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