News from May 2018

Springboks hit the road running in Washington

Springboks hit the road running in Washington

Posted on May 31, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok tour group arrived in Washington DC on Thursday morning (local time) and went immediately into their preparation routine for Saturday’s Test against Wales at the RFK Stadium. The once-off international in the United States capital kicks off a busy month for the South Africans, who also clash with England over the course of […]

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Springboks warm hearts in Soweto

Springboks warm hearts in Soweto

Posted on May 31, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks warmed the hearts of hundreds of Soweto residents on an unseasonal cold and rainy day when they visited the famous Vilakazi Street and held a coaching clinic with aspiring rugby players from nearby schools. The 17 members of the Springbok squad who didn’t travel to Washington DC for Saturday’s Test against Wales in […]

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Blitzboks have the tools to do the job – Snyman

Blitzboks have the tools to do the job – Snyman

Posted on May 31, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Philip Snyman is a two-time HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series champion, has been on the podium at the Olympic Games and captains the Springboks Sevens squad – South Africa’s current Sports Team of the Year. However, for the skipper and his Blitzboks team-mates that will play at the HSBC London Sevens this weekend, there is […]

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Undefeated status under threat – SuperSport Rugby Challenge Round 7 Preview

Undefeated status under threat – SuperSport Rugby Challenge Round 7 Preview

Posted on May 31, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

An average of 64 points per match and no less than 335 tries, at an average of nine every 80 minutes, are two of the reasons why the 2018 SuperSport Rugby Challenge has grabbed the attention of local rugby supporters. The fact that most of these were achieved at smaller and lesser-known rugby venues also […]

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Big step-up required by Junior Springboks

Big step-up required by Junior Springboks

Posted on May 31, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Junior Springbok assistant coach Bafana Nhleko said the team had to make a massive step-up in their second World Rugby U20 Championship pool match against Ireland after a second-half fightback against Georgia earned them a 33-27 victory on Wednesday. The SA U20’s will meet Ireland meet on Sunday at Stade d’Honneur du Parc des Sports […]

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Pieter de Villiers released from SA Rugby contract

Pieter de Villiers released from SA Rugby contract

Posted on May 30, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby confirmed on Wednesday that Pieter de Villiers has been released from his contract with the union to take up an opportunity in France. De Villiers, a former Test prop for France, joined SA Rugby in 2012 as a consultant and served on the Springbok team management until the end of the Rugby World […]

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Nel hopes to bring edge to Blitzboks effort

Nel hopes to bring edge to Blitzboks effort

Posted on May 30, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The best thing in rugby for Ruhan Nel is to play for the Blitzboks. The worst thing in rugby for Ruhan Nel is when the Blitzboks play and he is not involved. Hence, come this weekend at the HSBC London Sevens, you will see the 27-year-old Springbok Sevens player running around Twickenham with a big […]

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Seven Springbok debutants to start against Wales in USA

Seven Springbok debutants to start against Wales in USA

Posted on May 30, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Pieter-Steph du Toit will captain a young Springbok team featuring seven uncapped players in the starting line-up against Wales on Saturday evening (SA time) in Washington DC. Du Toit (lock) will lead South Africa for the first time when they take on the Welsh in this once-off international, which falls outside the Test window. The […]

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Senatla keen to add to Blitzboks effort

Senatla keen to add to Blitzboks effort

Posted on May 29, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Sevens winger, Seabelo Senatla, found the Blitzboks squad pretty much as he left it in March to pursue his fifteens dreams, when he re-joined them last week to prepare for the last two tournaments of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. The flyer and record try-scorer for South Africa returns to sevens duties this […]

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Siya Kolisi to lead Springboks against England

Siya Kolisi to lead Springboks against England

Posted on May 28, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Pieter-Steph du Toit captain Boks in Washington Siya Kolisi will lead the Springboks against England in the forthcoming Castle Lager Incoming Series while Pieter Steph-du Toit has been entrusted with the captaincy for Saturday’s historic Test in Washington against Wales. Rassie Erasmus, the SA Rugby Director of Rugby, confirmed the two appointments on Monday morning […]

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