News from February 2018

Blitzboks hungry for more Vegas success

Blitzboks hungry for more Vegas success

Posted on February 28, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Blitzboks are widely hailed for the variety they offer as a team, and while the squad currently preparing in Las Vegas for this weekend’s HSBC USA Sevens fit in with that notion, Siviwe Soyizwapi points out that they also have enough younger players keen to prove themselves to keep the intensity high. “There are […]

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Castle Free revealed as new headline Springbok Sevens sponsor

Castle Free revealed as new headline Springbok Sevens sponsor

Posted on February 28, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Castle Free, the latest product in a long range of established brands by SA Breweries, was on Wednesday revealed as the new headline sponsor of the Springboks Sevens, the Springbok Women’s Sevens and the SA Rugby Sevens Academy teams. The sponsorship continues a long-standing relationship between the rugby body and SA Breweries, said Jurie Roux, […]

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Commonwealth Games sevens teams named

Commonwealth Games sevens teams named

Posted on February 27, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

A strong Springbok Sevens team will be in action as part of Team South Africa at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia, where they will defend the title they won four years ago. At the same time, the Springbok Women’s Sevens team will be in action for the first time at this international […]

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Du Preez and Gans keen to add to Blitzboks’ Vegas pot

Du Preez and Gans keen to add to Blitzboks’ Vegas pot

Posted on February 27, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Fortunes may have been won and lost in Las Vegas, but Springbok Sevens players Branco du Preez and Stedman Gans only have good memories of this iconic city. Last year, Du Preez played in his 50th tournament for the Blitzboks in the Sam Boyd Stadium and to add to the occasion, claimed a gold medal […]

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Springboks to play ground-breaking Test in Washington DC

Springboks to play ground-breaking Test in Washington DC

Posted on February 26, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks will kick off their 2018 international season on an historic note when they face Wales in a once-off Test in Washington DC in the USA on Saturday 2 June. This momentous match – the first time the Boks will face Tier One opposition on neutral ground outside the Rugby World Cup – was […]

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Springbok Sevens not chancing their luck in Las Vegas

Springbok Sevens not chancing their luck in Las Vegas

Posted on February 26, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team may have won three of the last five HSBC USA Sevens tournaments, but they will not be resting on their laurels this week as they start their defence of this title in the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas on Friday. The Blitzboks will face Wales and Canada on the first […]

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International experience for SA Under-18 Sevens squad

International experience for SA Under-18 Sevens squad

Posted on February 26, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Celimpilo Gumede and Diego Appollis will add international experience to the SA Rugby Under-18 Sevens Academy squad for the Capricorn Windhoek International 7s on 9 and 10 March, where coach Marius Schoeman’s team will look to defend their title. The 12-member squad includes five players who featured in the 2017 Coca-Cola Craven Week in Johannesburg, […]

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Vodacom Bulls down Hurricanes at Loftus – Vodacom Super Rugby Round 2 Review

Vodacom Bulls down Hurricanes at Loftus – Vodacom Super Rugby Round 2 Review

Posted on February 25, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Prop Pierre Schoeman crashed over for the winning try to clinch a pulsating 21-19 win for the new-look Vodacom Bulls over the Hurricanes on Saturday evening in Pretoria. The encounter at Loftus Versfeld was the Bulls’ first match of the new Vodacom Super Rugby season. In the earlier match in Johannesburg, exciting speedster Aphiwe Dyantyi […]

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Roux pleased with productive Junior Bok training camp

Roux pleased with productive Junior Bok training camp

Posted on February 24, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux was pleased with the quality of the first SA Under-20 training camp, which concluded after four productive days of intense training in Stellenbosch on Friday. The Junior Springbok training squad gathered on Tuesday, and they were put through their paces with a series of skills and high-tempo conditioning sessions, which […]

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Vodacom Bulls face stern Hurricanes test at Loftus – Vodacom Super Rugby Week 2 Preview

Vodacom Bulls face stern Hurricanes test at Loftus – Vodacom Super Rugby Week 2 Preview

Posted on February 22, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

DHL Stormers kick off tour against Waratahs in Sydney Emirates Lions clash with Jaguares in Johannesburg The Vodacom Bulls face a tough opening assignment on Saturday when they host the Hurricanes in their first Vodacom Super Rugby match of the new season at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria. The match starts at 17h15 and is one […]

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