News from December 2017

Packed Cape Town Stadium to inspire Blitzboks – Snyman

Packed Cape Town Stadium to inspire Blitzboks – Snyman

Posted on December 5, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

A packed Cape Town Stadium and a sell-out crowd do give them extra legs and the Blitzboks are determined to reward the South African faithful with a commanding performance at the forthcoming HSBC Cape Town Sevens this weekend. According to the Springbok Sevens captain, Philip Snyman, the team loves playing at home, but as they saw last […]

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Junior Boks to face hosts France at 2018 U20 Championship

Junior Boks to face hosts France at 2018 U20 Championship

Posted on December 5, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Junior Springboks have been drawn to face hosts France in Pool C of the 2018 World Rugby U20 Championship, which will be played across three cities in the south of France from Wednesday, 30 May to Sunday, 17 June. The two other teams in the Junior Boks’ pool are Ireland and Georgia. Defending champions, […]

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Specman keen to excite in Cape Town

Specman keen to excite in Cape Town

Posted on December 4, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Sevens talisman Rosko Specman can’t wait for the HSBC Cape Town Sevens to kick off on Saturday, as the Blitzboks rate their home tournament as a special highlight in the season. According to Specman, who was a World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year nominee in 2017, the tournament rates very highly as it […]

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Blitzboks to highlight concussion in BokSmart Facebook Live session

Blitzboks to highlight concussion in BokSmart Facebook Live session

Posted on December 4, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Sevens stalwarts Seabelo Senatla and Kyle Brown will team up with referee Cwengile Jadezweni on Tuesday, before the HSBC Cape Town Sevens on Saturday and Sunday, in a Facebook Live information session on concussion. The session, from 12h00 to 12h30 on the Springboks’ Facebook Page, will be facilitated by SA Rugby’s Senior Manager for […]

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Marx leads nominations for SA Rugby Player of the Year Awards 2017

Marx leads nominations for SA Rugby Player of the Year Awards 2017

Posted on December 4, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok and Emirates Lions hooker Malcolm Marx leads the nominations for the SA Rugby Player of the Year 2017 awards with three, closely followed by four players who bagged two nominations each. The 23-year-old Marx is nominated in the top category, SA Rugby Player of the Year, as well as for Young Player and Vodacom […]

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Senatla, Smith in love with sevens all over again

Senatla, Smith in love with sevens all over again

Posted on December 3, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

They will continue to pursue their fifteens ambitions and push for national selection in that code as well, but for now Seabelo Senatla and Kwagga Smith just love being Blitzboks again and what better way to celebrate their return to the team than winning the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens this weekend. Before the weekend, both […]

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Etzebeth to see specialist in Cape Town

Etzebeth to see specialist in Cape Town

Posted on December 3, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok captain Eben Etzebeth will see a specialist in Cape Town to further examine his shoulder and back injuries. The towering lock was forced off the field just before halftime against Wales in Cardiff after he sustained a nerve injury, which caused severe pain in his left shoulder. “The scans we took on Saturday evening […]

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SA Rugby Sevens Academy beaten in Dubai final

SA Rugby Sevens Academy beaten in Dubai final

Posted on December 3, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The SA Rugby Sevens Academy made a fifth consecutive final appearance at the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens International Invitational tournament on Saturday, but were beaten 17-5 by Esparanza 22 – an invitational side made up of players from New Zealand, England and Wales. The South Africans scored three impressive wins on day one of the […]

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Springbok Sevens to face Samoa in Dubai Cup quarters

Springbok Sevens to face Samoa in Dubai Cup quarters

Posted on December 1, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team opened their defence of the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens on a positive note, finishing top of pool A on Day One of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series opener. The Blitzboks beat Uganda 19-10, Kenya 48-5 and Canada 28-0 in a performance that picked up intensity as the side found momentum […]

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Valuable experience picked up by Springbok Women’s Sevens

Valuable experience picked up by Springbok Women’s Sevens

Posted on December 1, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Women’s Sevens coach, Renfred Dazel, will leave Dubai with more boxes ticked than not after his team delivered a much stronger performance on Day Two of the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens tournament, the first of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series, played at The Sevens Stadium, on Friday. The South Africans bounced back […]

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