News from June 2018

Mtawarira delighted to clinch series win against England in 100th Test

Mtawarira delighted to clinch series win against England in 100th Test

Posted on June 16, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira celebrated victory in his 100th Test appearance for the Springboks as the team clinched the Castle Lager Incoming Series over England at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein on Saturday. South Africa overturned a 12-0 deficit to win 23-12 – holding England scoreless from the 13th minute to the final whistle – to […]

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Junior Boks face New Zealand with new centre pairing

Junior Boks face New Zealand with new centre pairing

Posted on June 16, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Junior Springboks will face New Zealand in the World Rugby U20 Championship bronze playoff in Béziers on Sunday with a new centre pairing of Wandisile Simelane and Lyle Hendricks. Simelane switches from the left wing to centre, while Hendricks replaces Rikus Pretorius who is nursing a contusion to his leg. The other changes to […]

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Kolisi: Boks extremely proud of ‘Beast’ milestone

Kolisi: Boks extremely proud of ‘Beast’ milestone

Posted on June 15, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi said the entire Bok team was extremely proud of Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira, who will make his 100th Test appearance for South Africa on Saturday. The Boks and England tackle each other in the second of three Castle Lager Incoming Series matches in the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein. “He doesn’t want to […]

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Junior Boks want to finish U20 Champs on a winning note

Junior Boks want to finish U20 Champs on a winning note

Posted on June 15, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Louis Koen said on Friday that the Junior Springbok team were determined to finish the World Rugby U20 Championship on a winning note when they meet New Zealand in the bronze playoff in Béziers on Sunday. The SAU20’s returned to the training field on Friday morning following their heart-breaking one-point defeat against England in the […]

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Seconds appointed to referee U20 final

Seconds appointed to referee U20 final

Posted on June 15, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Egon Seconds will become the second South African to take charge of the World Rugby Under-20 Championship final when he takes the whistle in the showpiece match between France and England in Béziers on Sunday. Seconds will follow in the footsteps of experienced Test referee Jaco Peyper, who refereed the U20 final in Italy in […]

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Home ground advantage to the communities – SuperSport Rugby Challenge Week 9 Preview

Home ground advantage to the communities – SuperSport Rugby Challenge Week 9 Preview

Posted on June 14, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The SuperSport Rugby Challenge will again reach communities far and wide when this enthralling competition resumes on Friday, with yet another action-packed Rugby Festival on Sunday promising to end a weekend of tries and more tries. The ninth round could also see a significant shift in the Central Section, where both Tafel Lager Griquas and […]

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Mtawarira reaches century of Springbok caps

Mtawarira reaches century of Springbok caps

Posted on June 14, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Malherbe, Du Toit return to starting line-up for Bloemfontein clash Kriel and Du Preez amongst the replacements Tendai Mtawarira will make his 100th Test appearance for South Africa in Bloemfontein on Saturday in the second Test in the Castle Lager Incoming Series against England, becoming only the sixth Springbok to reach this special milestone. Kick-off […]

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Rugby festivals wrap up Coca-Cola Schools of Excellence programme cycle

Rugby festivals wrap up Coca-Cola Schools of Excellence programme cycle

Posted on June 14, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The three-year cycle of the Coca-Cola Schools of Excellence rugby development programme will culminate in four rugby festivals in the Central, Gauteng, Eastern Cape and Western Cape regions in the coming months as the project reaches an exciting finale for the current group of players. The Central festival, which features six schools – Leseding, Kutlwanong, […]

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Springboks light up the Free State

Springboks light up the Free State

Posted on June 13, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks spread some #LoveRugby in a number of Free State cities and towns on Wednesday as the build-up continues to Saturday’s big Test – the second in the Castle Lager Incoming Series – against England in Bloemfontein. The Bok squad were divided into several groups, spreading out to areas such as Welkom, Thaba ‘Nchu, […]

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Disappointed Roux says Junior Boks will learn from defeat

Disappointed Roux says Junior Boks will learn from defeat

Posted on June 13, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux was bitterly disappointed with his side’s 32-31 defeat against England in the World Rugby U20 Championship semi-final in Narbonne, but he said the players will learn some valuable lessons as they look ahead at their bronze playoff match against New Zealand. The result dashed the Junior Boks’ hopes of advancing […]

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