News from February 2018

BokSmart sets long-term #VisionZero goal

BokSmart sets long-term #VisionZero goal

Posted on February 8, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

BokSmart has set a very ambitious target of zero catastrophic injuries and breaches in rugby safety standards in South African rugby with a long-term initiative called #VisionZero. The key motivation behind #VisionZero is to aim for that ultimate point where there eventually are no more rugby-related catastrophic spinal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, cardiac fatalities and […]

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Proud Kok thanks Blitzboks for Dream Team spot

Proud Kok thanks Blitzboks for Dream Team spot

Posted on February 5, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Werner Kok feels that his inclusion into the HSBC NZ Sevens Dream Team was a result of him enjoying his time on the field with his fellow Springbok Sevens team-mates, but insists that the Blitzboks staying ahead in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series remains top priority. Kok impressed all weekend in Hamilton, with some […]

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Murray to referee at Women’s World Series Qualifier

Murray to referee at Women’s World Series Qualifier

Posted on February 5, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Promising South African women’s referee Ashleigh Murray has been named as one of six referees to officiate at the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series Qualifier in Hong Kong on 6 and 7 April in a big career boost for the 22-year-old. The referee panel for the tournament comprises of talented referees who are not members […]

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Springbok Women’s Sevens claim bronze in Brisbane

Springbok Women’s Sevens claim bronze in Brisbane

Posted on February 4, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Women’s Sevens team claimed bronze in Brisbane on Sunday, after a good Day Two performance at the Super7sBrisbane tournament, played at the Sci-Fleet Stadium in Toowong. The South Africans outplayed France for the bronze medal and showed much progress in the process. A close, but deserving 21-19 win over the USA in the […]

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Springbok Women’s Sevens in Cup contention at Super7s Brisbane tournament

Springbok Women’s Sevens in Cup contention at Super7s Brisbane tournament

Posted on February 3, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Women’s Sevens team on Saturday secured a Cup quarterfinal berth in the Super7sBrisbane tournament being played at the Sci-Fleet Stadium in Toowong, Brisbane. South Africa won their matches against Papua New Guinea (22-0) and Sweden (12-5) to secure a Cup play-off spot despite a subsequent 31-0 defeat against England in their final pool […]

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Blitzboks to face Scotland in Cup quarters of NZ Sevens

Blitzboks to face Scotland in Cup quarters of NZ Sevens

Posted on February 3, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team on Saturday topped pool B of the HSBC NZ Sevens in Hamilton after beating Papua New Guinea (36-5), Russia (38-0) and England (28-7) in the FMG Stadium and will face Scotland in the Cup quarterfinals on Sunday. The defending HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series champions started the fourth tournament of the […]

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Patience is a virtue says Geduld

Patience is a virtue says Geduld

Posted on February 2, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

His form is not quite where he wants it to be, but for now Springbok Sevens playmaker and flyhalf, Justin Geduld, is pleased that his road to recovery was a smooth one and that he is back in action for the Blitzboks. The 24-year-old injured his ankle in March last year in Las Vegas and […]

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SA Rugby and Allister Coetzee conclude relationship

SA Rugby and Allister Coetzee conclude relationship

Posted on February 2, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby announced on Friday that it had reached an agreement with Allister Coetzee to part ways with immediate effect. The Rugby Department of SA Rugby will manage the responsibilities of the Springbok coach, until the national team’s coaching and management group for 2018 is confirmed later this month. Coetzee and SA Rugby agreed to […]

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SA Rugby welcomes SAS investment in Academy programme

SA Rugby welcomes SAS investment in Academy programme

Posted on February 1, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Former SA Schools stars Salmaan Moerat, Muller Uys, Nkosikhona Masuku and Rikus Pretorius will be among the first intake of top young stars inducted into the SA Rugby Academy as the mother body on Thursday welcomed the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport (SAS) as official partner to the new initiative. Thirty of the best U19 and […]

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Du Preez joins Blitzboks as injuries mount

Du Preez joins Blitzboks as injuries mount

Posted on February 1, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Sevens veteran Branco du Preez will join the team in New Zealand after injury struck yet again, ruling out potential debutant Muller du Plessis from the forthcoming tournament in Hamilton. Du Preez was called up to replace Du Plessis, who injured his hamstring during the team’s training session on Thursday. The Blitzbok veteran, who […]

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