News from July 2018

Exciting digital campaign launches Currie Cup 2018

Exciting digital campaign launches Currie Cup 2018

Posted on July 31, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

With less than three weeks to go before the start of the 2018 Currie Cup – sponsored by Nashua and DirectAxis – SA Rugby has launched the competition on their digital channels, starting with a fascinating look back at a drought-breaking title win in 2005 for the Toyota Free State Cheetahs. SA Rugby’s Director of […]

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Guinness PRO14 history as Final heads to Glasgow

Guinness PRO14 history as Final heads to Glasgow

Posted on July 30, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Toyota Cheetahs and Southern Kings will set their sights on Celtic Park in Glasgow, which has been chosen as the host stadium of the 2019 Guinness PRO14 Final on 25 May next year as the showpiece event will be played outside of a traditional rugby venue for the very first time. Fresh from the […]

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SA Rugby mourn loss of Swallows RFC trio

SA Rugby mourn loss of Swallows RFC trio

Posted on July 30, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby President, Mr Mark Alexander, on Monday sent his condolences to the families, friends and team-mates of three members of the Swallows Rugby Football Club, who died in a motor vehicle accident in the Eastern Cape over the weekend. The team’s captain, Mzwandile Yalezo (29), tighthead prop Onke Gqadushe (27) and team manager Tyron […]

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Emirates Lions, Crusaders to contest 2018 Vodacom Super Rugby Final

Emirates Lions, Crusaders to contest 2018 Vodacom Super Rugby Final

Posted on July 29, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Highvelders too strong for Waratahs, Crusaders outplay Hurricanes The Emirates Lions and the Crusaders will meet each other for the second successive year in the Vodacom Super Rugby Final, this time in Christchurch, after both teams won their home semi-final matches on Saturday. The team from the Highveld scored six tries in their 44-26 triumph […]

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SA Rugby provides for greater female representation

SA Rugby provides for greater female representation

Posted on July 27, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The South African Rugby Union on Friday updated its constitution to make specific provision for the addition of a female representative to its delegation to meetings of World Rugby, the sport’s global governing body. The new constitutional requirement stipulates that at least one of SA Rugby’s three representatives at World Rugby meetings shall be a […]

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Thrilling action expected – Vodacom Super Rugby Semi-final Preview

Thrilling action expected – Vodacom Super Rugby Semi-final Preview

Posted on July 26, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Emirates Lions aim for third successive final appearance Crusaders favourites against Hurricanes in Christchurch Springbok No 8 Warren Whiteley will lead the Emirates Lions in their Vodacom Super Rugby semi-final match against the Waratahs at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg on Saturday, with the Highveld side aiming for a third successive final appearance. The match […]

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Eight more players added to Springbok training squad

Eight more players added to Springbok training squad

Posted on July 25, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Lwazi Mvovo is one of eight players from the Cell C Sharks who have been added to the Springbok training squad. They will join the camp on Thursday in Stellenbosch, where the group is currently busy with preparations for the next month’s Castle Lager Rugby Championship. The Durban-based group consists of four forwards, namely Beast […]

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Guinness PRO14 2018/19 fixtures announced

Guinness PRO14 2018/19 fixtures announced

Posted on July 24, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Toyota Cheetahs will meet Munster in Ireland and the Southern Kings will take on Zebre Rugby in Italy in their opening Guinness PRO14 matches on Saturday, 1 September, the tournament organisers announced on Tuesday. The competition kicks off on Friday, 31 August, with the 14 participating teams battling it out across 21 pool rounds […]

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Blitzboks coming home with their heads held high – Snyman

Blitzboks coming home with their heads held high – Snyman

Posted on July 23, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Sevens captain Philip Snyman said on Monday the Blitzboks will return to South Africa with their heads held high and smiles on their faces after their third-placed showing at the Rugby World Cup Sevens at AT&T Park in San Francisco, USA this weekend. The reigning HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series champions started the three-day […]

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Springbok Sevens claim bronze at Rugby World Cup

Springbok Sevens claim bronze at Rugby World Cup

Posted on July 23, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team claimed third place and the bronze medal at the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens, played at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Sunday. The Blitzboks secured a 24-19 win over Fiji to claim a second medal in two months and cap off another stellar season. The team won the HSBC World […]

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