News from March 2018

Junior Bok preparations on track as short camps conclude

Junior Bok preparations on track as short camps conclude

Posted on March 30, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Junior Springbok training squad wrapped up the last of their three short camps in Stellenbosch on Friday as their preparation continues to take shape for the World Rugby U20 Championship, which begins in exactly two months. The squad will assemble in Stellenbosch again on Monday, 9 April, for a two-week camp, where they will […]

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More than pride at stake in Pretoria – Vodacom Super Rugby Round 7 Preview

More than pride at stake in Pretoria – Vodacom Super Rugby Round 7 Preview

Posted on March 29, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

New SA appearance record for Adriaan Strauss Emirates Lions host Crusaders in repeat of 2017 final Cell C Sharks up against the Blues in Auckland The Vodacom Bulls host the DHL Stormers at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria in the only local Vodacom Super Rugby derby on Saturday afternoon, and on Sunday the Emirates Lions take […]

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Human to lead Blitzboks to Hong Kong Sevens

Human to lead Blitzboks to Hong Kong Sevens

Posted on March 29, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Dewald Human will captain an exciting Springbok Sevens squad – containing five uncapped players – to the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens next weekend. Human is one of six players who were part of the Blitzboks squad that won the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in the 2016/17 season who will travel east on Saturday, […]

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Referees confirmed for Springboks’ June internationals

Referees confirmed for Springboks’ June internationals

Posted on March 28, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Matthew Carley from England will be the referee in charge of the first Springbok Test of the year, when South Africa face Wales in Washington DC in the USA on Saturday, 2 June. World Rugby on Wednesday announced the complete list of match official appointments for the 2018 June internationals, including the officials who will […]

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Delport names settled group for World Series qualifiers

Delport names settled group for World Series qualifiers

Posted on March 28, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Zintle Mpupha will yet again captain the Springbok Women’s Sevens team as coach Paul Delport named a settled squad that will travel to Hong Kong on Saturday to contest the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series Qualifiers next week. The tournament will take place at the So Kon Po Recreation Ground on Thursday, 5 April […]

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Alignment sessions to accelerate Springbok preparations

Alignment sessions to accelerate Springbok preparations

Posted on March 27, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus will step up preparations for the forthcoming international season when the first of three alignment camps will be hosted from 1 to 4 April in Vanderbijlpark, south of Johannesburg. The second camp is scheduled to run from 8 to 11 April, also in Vanderbijlpark, while Durban will host the third assessment […]

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SA Rugby names Dell EMC as official IT equipment partner

SA Rugby names Dell EMC as official IT equipment partner

Posted on March 27, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby on Tuesday welcomed Dell EMC to their family of sponsors, with the IT equipment giant committing to supporting the Springboks and SA Rugby with equipment for the next three years. SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux said he was delighted to welcome on board a major global player in the IT equipment market such […]

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Vuka rugby programme rolled out in Boland region

Vuka rugby programme rolled out in Boland region

Posted on March 26, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Vuka Rugby programme – a joint development initiative between the SA Rugby Legends Association (SARLA) and SA Rugby – has been rolled out in the Boland region as the programme aims to expand its footprint to all 14 provincial unions in the next few months. The launch of the Vuka initiative in the Boland, […]

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DHL Stormers keep Reds at bay – Vodacom Super Rugby Round 6 Roundup

DHL Stormers keep Reds at bay – Vodacom Super Rugby Round 6 Roundup

Posted on March 25, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The DHL Stormers repelled a late Reds fightback to emerge with a 25-19 win at DHL Newlands on Saturday evening in their Vodacom Super Rugby round six match. The Cape side led 14-7 at the interval and went on to clinch back-to back home victories. In the late evening fixture played in Buenos Aires, the […]

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Solid foundations laid at U18 and Women’s camps

Solid foundations laid at U18 and Women’s camps

Posted on March 23, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The SA Rugby U18 High Performance and National Women’s Assessment camps this week delivered on their objectives of setting a solid foundation with an eye on the forthcoming season. The U18 High Performance camp was hosted in Stellenbosch from Sunday to Wednesday. The focus was on tracking the players’ progress from the U16 and U17 […]

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