News from January 2018

Newcomers keen to add to Blitzbok effort

Newcomers keen to add to Blitzbok effort

Posted on January 31, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The three new names on the Springbok Sevens team sheet for the HSBC NZ Sevens tournament that kicks off in Hamilton on Saturday are determined to enjoy this experience as part of the Blitzboks squad and to contribute to the team’s effort. Sikhumbuzo Notshe wants to make a solid contribution to the Blitzboks’ cause before […]

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Brown happy to lead Blitzboks in Hamilton

Brown happy to lead Blitzboks in Hamilton

Posted on January 30, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Kyle Brown would have preferred regular captain Philip Snyman to be with them in New Zealand, but under the circumstances, the Springbok Sevens veteran is more than willing and happy to take over the leadership responsibilities in Hamilton this weekend. Brown was the regular captain of the side for a number of seasons, but stood […]

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Snyman and Nel ruled out of HSBC Hamilton Sevens

Snyman and Nel ruled out of HSBC Hamilton Sevens

Posted on January 29, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Sevens captain Philip Snyman and the experienced Ruhan Nel have returned to South Africa following injuries sustained at the HSBC Sydney Sevens tournament last weekend. Snyman, who played in his 50th tournament for the Blitzboks, injured his hamstring and Nel his knee. They will be replaced this weekend by SA Rugby Sevens Academy products […]

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SA referee AJ Jacobs added to Vodacom Super Rugby panel

SA referee AJ Jacobs added to Vodacom Super Rugby panel

Posted on January 29, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

South African referee AJ Jacobs is the only newcomer on the list of 17 referees for Vodacom Super Rugby for the 2018 edition of the competition, SANZAAR announced on Monday. He joins former DHL Stormers wing Egon Seconds on the match official list, after his successful debut season last year. Apart from five South Africans, […]

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Springbok Sevens takes World Series lead in Sydney

Springbok Sevens takes World Series lead in Sydney

Posted on January 28, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team on Sunday moved back to the top of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series standings despite a 29-0 defeat to Australia in the final of the HSBC Sydney Sevens. The Blitzboks, who started the tournament second on the log, moved past New Zealand after three tournaments in the series being played, […]

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Blitzboks to face Kenya in HSBC Sydney Sevens Cup quarters

Blitzboks to face Kenya in HSBC Sydney Sevens Cup quarters

Posted on January 27, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team on Saturday scored two impressive victories over Spain (38-0) and England (33-12) to secure top spot in pool C of the HSBC Sydney Sevens and will meet Kenya in the Cup quarterfinals on Sunday. The Blitzboks opened their account with a 50-0 win against Papua New Guinea at the Allianz Stadium […]

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Solid start in Sydney for Blitzboks

Solid start in Sydney for Blitzboks

Posted on January 26, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Blitzbok flyer Rosko Specman bagged a hat-trick of tries as the Springbok Sevens team opened their HSBC Sydney Sevens campaign with a strong 50-0 win over Papua New Guinea on Friday. Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell was pleased with the eight try romp, but warned that Spain and England, the remaining opponents for the Blitzboks […]

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Snyman determined to end 50th tournament with victory

Snyman determined to end 50th tournament with victory

Posted on January 25, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Download: HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2018 – Sydney Sevens Springbok Sevens captain Philip Snyman will represent South Africa for the 50th time in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series when the HSBC Sydney Sevens tournament kicks off in Allianz Stadium on Friday. The 30-year-old player made his Blitzbok debut in 2008 in Dubai, and […]

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Powell keen to measure progress of Blitzboks

Powell keen to measure progress of Blitzboks

Posted on January 24, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Sevens coach, Neil Powell, is eager for the third tournament of the 2017/18 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series to start, as he wants to measure the progress his team has made. The HSBC Sydney Sevens starts on Friday at Allianz Stadium, with South Africa facing Papua New Guinea in their pool C opener. On […]

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Delport makes Mpupha captain for Super Sevens in Brisbane

Delport makes Mpupha captain for Super Sevens in Brisbane

Posted on January 24, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Newly-appointed Springbok Women’s Sevens coach Paul Delport has named Zintle Mpupha to captain the team for the Super7s tournament in Brisbane, Australia next weekend. Former Blitzbok captain Delport, who took over from Renfred Dazel at the beginning of the year, called on Mpupha to lead his first squad for this invitational tournament, which also doubles […]

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