News from July 2018

Women’s season launches into full swing

Women’s season launches into full swing

Posted on July 19, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

A traditional North/South derby between old foes, the Blue Bulls and Western Province, will kick-start what promises to be a bumper women’s rugby season on Saturday, with a full day of action as the A Section of the SA Rugby Women’s Interprovincial competition starts. WP, the defending champions, will get their season started with a […]

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Challenge to win RWC Sevens will be mental – Powell

Challenge to win RWC Sevens will be mental – Powell

Posted on July 19, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell feels that the Blitzboks will have to overcome a psychological, rather than a physical challenge on Friday evening (early Saturday morning SA time), when they start their Rugby World Cup Sevens campaign at AT&T Park in San Francisco, USA. South Africa have never won this world showpiece, but Powell feels […]

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Springbok Women’s Sevens ready for Russian rumble

Springbok Women’s Sevens ready for Russian rumble

Posted on July 19, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Women’s Sevens team have a plan and the willpower to try and beat Russia when the two teams open their Rugby World Cup Women’s Sevens campaigns at AT&T Park, San Francisco on Friday. Springbok Women’s Sevens captain Zintle Mpupha said they are well prepared for this clash and are keen to get started, […]

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Aon on board as new U18 International Series sponsor

Aon on board as new U18 International Series sponsor

Posted on July 19, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby on Thursday welcomed Aon Insurance brokers to its family of partners as the new title sponsor of annual Under 18 International Series, which will be hosted in the Western Cape in August. The newly-named Aon U18 International Series will feature three rounds of matches between the SA Schools team, England, France and Wales, […]

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SA Rugby celebrate #MandelaDay

SA Rugby celebrate #MandelaDay

Posted on July 18, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Members of the Springbok training squad and Springbok Sevens Women players rolled up their sleeves on Wednesday to contribute towards several charity projects in celebration of #MandelaDay. As part of SA Rugby’s outreach programme and in conjunction with Springbok sponsors MTN, the players also delivered blankets to each of the different venues. Bongi Mbonambi, Frans […]

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Blitzboks will be ready on Friday – Kok

Blitzboks will be ready on Friday – Kok

Posted on July 18, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Ask any of the Blitzboks who their toughest player at training is, and the name of Werner Kok is bound to come up as answer – and that has been the case for the last five seasons.   So when the popular player with his firebrand style expresses his happiness with the way training went […]

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World Cup dream a reality for SA’s Shozi

World Cup dream a reality for SA’s Shozi

Posted on July 18, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

She was a soccer star at school and was destined to play for her country, and this weekend Snenhlanhla Shozi will finally realise her dream of representing South Africa at the highest level on the sports field. However, it will not be with a round ball, but rather in another code with an oval ball […]

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Five uncapped players invited to Springbok camp

Five uncapped players invited to Springbok camp

Posted on July 17, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Salmaan Moerat, Marco van Staden, Damian Willemse, JD Schickerling and Cobus Wiese are the five uncapped players invited to a Springbok training camp in Stellenbosch, consisting of players from the DHL Stormers and Vodacom Bulls, as preparation for next month’s Castle Lager Rugby Championship. SA Rugby’s Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus, confirmed that players from the […]

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