News from March 2018

Five Discovery Sport Industry Award nominations for SA Rugby

Five Discovery Sport Industry Award nominations for SA Rugby

Posted on March 23, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby bagged an all-time high of five nominations in the popular Discovery Sport Industry Awards for 2018, with the world champion Springbok Sevens team up for the major award of Brand of the Year. The Blitzboks had a sublime 2016/17 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. After reaching eight out of ten finals and winning […]

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Special milestone beckons for Strauss – Vodacom Super Rugby Preview Round 6

Special milestone beckons for Strauss – Vodacom Super Rugby Preview Round 6

Posted on March 22, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Mtawarira, Du Preez back for Cell C Sharks’ Melbourne visit DHL Stormers want to build against Reds Janse Van Vuren to debut for Emirates Lions Former Springbok captain Adriaan Strauss is in line to equal the record for the most Vodacom Super Rugby appearances by any South African when the Vodacom Bulls take on the […]

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SA Rugby supports inclusivity on Human Rights Day with Jozi Cats, SAHRC

SA Rugby supports inclusivity on Human Rights Day with Jozi Cats, SAHRC

Posted on March 20, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby has proudly endorsed a TAG rugby exhibition match between the Jozi Cats – South Africa’s first gay and inclusive competitive rugby team – and the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Wednesday in celebration of Human Rights Day as the sport strives to achieve equality for all on and off the field. […]

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Trio of players excused from third Junior Bok camp

Trio of players excused from third Junior Bok camp

Posted on March 20, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Recently capped Springbok Sevens player Muller du Plessis, and DHL Stormers Vodacom Super Rugby players Damian Willemse and Salmaan Moerat, will continue with their other commitments next week when the Junior Springbok training squad gathers for a third training camp in Stellenbosch as part of their preparations for the World Rugby U20 Championship. Junior Springbok […]

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Springbok Sevens prepare for dual task

Springbok Sevens prepare for dual task

Posted on March 19, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team will assemble in Stellenbosch on Tuesday with two huge challenges looming early next month. The team will contest the seventh tournament of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, in Hong Kong on 6-8 April and represent Team South Africa at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia on 14-15 April. Springbok […]

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Courageous DHL Stormers outmuscle Blues – Vodacom Super Rugby Round 5 Roundup

Courageous DHL Stormers outmuscle Blues – Vodacom Super Rugby Round 5 Roundup

Posted on March 18, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Emirates Lions survive Sunwolves scare in Johannesburg The DHL Stormers shrugged off their illness and injury problems to overpower the visiting Blues 37-20 for a superb Vodacom Super Rugby victory at DHL Newlands on Saturday afternoon, with 19-year old flyhalf Damian Willemse playing a key role. The Emirates Lions just managed to edge the Sunwolves […]

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Bok Women’s Sevens embrace qualification opportunity

Bok Women’s Sevens embrace qualification opportunity

Posted on March 14, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

With the draw for the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series Qualifiers (WRWSS) tournament in Hong Kong on 5-6 April announced, the Springbok Women’s Sevens team are more determined than ever to perform at their best to qualify for the 2018/19 HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series. The draw for the 12 participating teams was held […]

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Rugby returns to festival mode for SuperSport Rugby Challenge

Rugby returns to festival mode for SuperSport Rugby Challenge

Posted on March 13, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Community venues & leading clubs to host televised Sunday triple-header festivals • Exciting three-pool format ensures local derbies every weekend Rugby fans across the country are in for a treat again this season when the SuperSport Rugby Challenge kicks off on 21 April. The community-centred provincial tournament, launched last year and won by DHL Western […]

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SA Rugby to host women’s assessment camp

SA Rugby to host women’s assessment camp

Posted on March 13, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Twelve national women’s players, including locks Nolusindiso Booi and Celeste Adonis, are amongst a group of 46 players who has been invited to a two-day women’s 15s camp in Cape Town from Wednesday, 21 March, to Friday, 23 March, with an eye on the international season. The camp marks the first of four this year, […]

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Blitzboks on podium again in Vancouver

Blitzboks on podium again in Vancouver

Posted on March 12, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team continued with their consistent performances at the HSBC Canada Sevens this weekend, finishing third in the 2018 edition played at BC Place in Vancouver. South Africa finished runners-up in 2016 and 2017. The podium finish helped South Africa to maintain their overall lead in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series although […]

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