News from February 2018

Snyman back to lead Blitzboks in North America

Snyman back to lead Blitzboks in North America

Posted on February 22, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The experienced Philip Snyman is back from injury and will yet again spearhead the Springbok Sevens’ effort next weekend in Las Vegas when they contest round five of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Snyman, one of only six South Africans to play in 50 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournaments, missed the previous tournament […]

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South African Rugby Annual 2018 goes on sale

South African Rugby Annual 2018 goes on sale

Posted on February 21, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The 47th edition of the South African Rugby Annual is now on sale at all major bookstore and online platforms. The unrivalled ‘bible’ of the game – widely considered to be the finest rugby publication of its kind in the world – continues to definitively chronicle the unfolding history of South Africa’s national sport and […]

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Women’s referee panel kicks off season on solid note

Women’s referee panel kicks off season on solid note

Posted on February 20, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby’s women’s refereeing panel kicked off the 2018 season in Stellenbosch last weekend with a pre-season camp where they had a refresher course on the Laws of the game, wrote their annual exam and were put through their paces with a fitness test. The three-day camp marked the second year in a row that […]

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Junior Boks set for solid U20 Championship build-up

Junior Boks set for solid U20 Championship build-up

Posted on February 19, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Junior Springboks will have a solid build-up to the World Rugby U20 Championship – in the south of France from 30 May to 17 June – with four training camps and a UK tour planned to ensure that they are well prepared for the international spectacle. The team’s preparations will kick off from Tuesday […]

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Emirates Lions roar to pulsating Vodacom Super Rugby win

Emirates Lions roar to pulsating Vodacom Super Rugby win

Posted on February 18, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

DHL Stormers thwart Jaguares fightback in Cape Town The 2018 Vodacom Super Rugby season got off to an exciting start on Saturday afternoon when the Emirates Lions and the DHL Stormers both clinched home victories in the first round of matches. The Emirates Lions showed their class with a thrilling 26-19 win over the Cell […]

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Revamped Vodacom Super Rugby set for exciting kick-off – Week 1 Preview

Revamped Vodacom Super Rugby set for exciting kick-off – Week 1 Preview

Posted on February 15, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

DHL Stormers entertain Jaguares in Cape Town Emirates Lions face Durban-rivals on Highveld Springbok No 8 Warren Whiteley will captain the Emirates Lions on Saturday against the Cell C Sharks at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg in the first local derby of the revamped 2018 Vodacom Super Rugby competition. Following a revamp of the competition […]

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Junior Boks to kick off U20 Champs in Perpignan

Junior Boks to kick off U20 Champs in Perpignan

Posted on February 14, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Junior Springboks will kick off the World Rugby U20 Championship campaign against Georgia in the southern French city of Perpignan on Wednesday, 30 May. The encounter, which will be hosted at Stade Aimé Giral at 18h30 (SA time), is the opening match of the tournament, World Rugby announced on Wednesday. Chean Roux’s team, who […]

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SuperSport waives radio broadcast rights fees for SABC

SuperSport waives radio broadcast rights fees for SABC

Posted on February 14, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Key discussions between SA Rugby and SuperSport have resulted in SuperSport agreeing to waive radio broadcast rights fees for Vodacom Super Rugby for the SABC. This follows the national broadcaster’s statement that it has financial challenges regarding the rights of Vodacom Super Rugby and is unlikely to produce live radio broadcasts of the tournament. Mr […]

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Geduld to miss North American trip

Geduld to miss North American trip

Posted on February 14, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team will be without playmaker Justin Geduld for the next two tournaments in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, in Las Vegas and Vancouver. Geduld, who was the leading points’ scorer at the HSBC Sydney Sevens three weeks ago, fractured his jaw the following week in Hamilton and will be out of […]

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Marx hooks three 2017 SA Rugby Awards

Marx hooks three 2017 SA Rugby Awards

Posted on February 9, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx was rewarded with three awards following a sublime season in 2017, including being named the SA Rugby Player of the Year. The 23-year-old star from the Emirates Lions was also named the SA Rugby Young Player (U23) and Vodacom Super Rugby Player of the Year for 2017. Marx, who retained the […]

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