News from January 2018

Erasmus and Rugby Department staff renew BokSmart certification

Erasmus and Rugby Department staff renew BokSmart certification

Posted on January 23, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby’s new Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus, and other personnel in the Rugby Department, including Jacques Nienaber and Mzwandile Stick, have completed their latest BokSmart certification as preparations for the 2018 season reaches full swing. The BokSmart rugby safety course equips coaches and referees with the knowledge and skills to apply safe rugby techniques […]

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Blitzboks aim to improve with ball in hand – Dazel

Blitzboks aim to improve with ball in hand – Dazel

Posted on January 22, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Renfred Dazel represented the Blitzboks in 32 tournaments all over the world, but despite this experience the newly-appointed Springbok Sevens assistant-coach is still feeling some nerves and excitement in the build-up to this weekend’s HSBC Sydney Sevens. The Blitzboks will be defending their crown at the Allianz Stadium when the third tournament on the HSBC […]

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SA Rugby extends condolences to Ncinane family

SA Rugby extends condolences to Ncinane family

Posted on January 19, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby president, Mr Mark Alexander, on Friday expressed condolences to the family of Zandisile John Ncinane, who will be laid to rest on Saturday. The former Border Rugby Union president passed away earlier this month. Ncinane, who also served on the National Sports Council and was an ex-ANC parliamentarian, served as Border president in […]

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Sage, Gans back for Springbok Sevens trip to Australasia

Sage, Gans back for Springbok Sevens trip to Australasia

Posted on January 17, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Dylan Sage and Stedman Gans have been recalled to the Springbok Sevens squad for the next two tournaments in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, in Sydney, Australia next weekend and in Hamilton, New Zealand a week later. Sage missed the tournaments in Dubai and Cape Town due to a back injury. Gans, who last […]

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SA Rugby confirms withdrawal of Steinhoff as Springbok Sevens sponsor

SA Rugby confirms withdrawal of Steinhoff as Springbok Sevens sponsor

Posted on January 15, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby confirmed on Monday that it had received notification from Steinhoff International that the company was withdrawing from all sponsorship activities. It means the Springbok Men’s and Women’s, and SA Rugby Sevens Academy teams will no longer carry the company’s logo. “We have been kept informed by Steinhoff of their thinking and they have […]

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Back-to-back victories for SA Rugby Sevens Academy in South America

Back-to-back victories for SA Rugby Sevens Academy in South America

Posted on January 15, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The SA Rugby Sevens Academy ended their two week South American trip on a perfect note by winning the Sudamericarugby 7s tournament in Vina del Mar, Chile, early on Monday morning (SA time). The South Africans also claimed gold in Punta del Este last weekend in the first of two tournaments held to determine the […]

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Coaching changes for Blitzboks, Springbok Women’s Sevens

Coaching changes for Blitzboks, Springbok Women’s Sevens

Posted on January 3, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Renfred Dazel to the Springbok Sevens coaching staff and promoted Paul Delport into the position of Head Coach for the Springbok Women’s Sevens team. Former Blitzbok stalwart Dazel, who coached the Springbok Women’s Sevens team since October 2013, joined Neil Powell as assistant coach for the Springbok […]

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SA Rugby Sevens Academy to test new waters in South America

SA Rugby Sevens Academy to test new waters in South America

Posted on January 3, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Two former schoolboy stars, a number of Blitzboks and a Cell C Sharks stand-out have been named in the SA Rugby Sevens Academy squad to travel to South America today to play in tournaments in Uruguay and Chile. SA Rugby Sevens Academy manager and coach, Marius Schoeman, named 18-year olds, Angelo Davids and Muller du […]

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