News from August 2018

Three teams join the Currie Cup party

Three teams join the Currie Cup party

Posted on August 23, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Defending Currie Cup champions, DHL Western Province, the Cell C Sharks and the Xerox Golden Lions will be determined to make strong statements in their opening Currie Cup Premier Division matches this weekend, after byes saw them sit out of the first round. The Xerox Golden Lions and Tafel Lager Griquas will meet in the […]

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Mostert returns to Springbok starting line-up for Pumas rematch

Mostert returns to Springbok starting line-up for Pumas rematch

Posted on August 23, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

One change in forward pack for second round match in Mendoza Louw, Snyman and Du Toit included on the bench The return of Franco Mostert at lock is the only change in the Springbok starting team for the second round Castle Lager Rugby Championship clash against Argentina on Saturday in Mendoza. The match in the […]

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Currie Cup First Division set for exciting start

Currie Cup First Division set for exciting start

Posted on August 22, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The eight Currie Cup First Division teams will kick off their season this weekend following weeks of preparation, with the matches in George, Robertson, Windhoek and Kempton Park marking the first of seven action-packed pool rounds. Friday’s opening encounter between the SWD Eagles and Leopards in George will mark an historic day in the Currie […]

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Huge contest expected from balanced and passionate Pumas

Huge contest expected from balanced and passionate Pumas

Posted on August 21, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok squad arrived in Buenos Aires on Monday evening and started their match preparations on Tuesday in the build up to Saturday’s rematch with the Pumas in Mendoza. The South Africans defeated Argentina 34-21 in the opening fixture of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship in Durban last weekend, scoring six tries in the process […]

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Two accolades for Toyota Cheetahs at Guinness PRO14 awards

Two accolades for Toyota Cheetahs at Guinness PRO14 awards

Posted on August 21, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Toyota Cheetahs walked away with two accolades in Glasgow on Monday night when Fred Zeilinga (flyhalf) and Torsten van Jaarsveld (hooker) featured among a handful of players rewarded for their outstanding performances in the 2017/18 Guinness PRO14 season. Zeilinga won the Gilbert Golden Boot, with his accurate kicking rate of 85.37% seeing him outshine […]

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SA Rugby extends condolences to Willows Rugby Club

SA Rugby extends condolences to Willows Rugby Club

Posted on August 20, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby president, Mr Mark Alexander, expressed sincere condolences to the Willows Rugby Club and the families who lost loved ones following a tragic accident on Saturday as one of their teams returned home from a club league match in Polokwane. Lerato Shelowa (a player) and Juwel Koma (club member) passed away in the collision […]

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Springboks confirm travel squad to Argentina

Springboks confirm travel squad to Argentina

Posted on August 19, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Rassie Erasmus, the SA Rugby Director of Rugby, has named a squad of 28 players for the visit to Argentina, where the Springboks will face the Pumas in Mendoza next Saturday evening (SA time). South Africa and Argentina meet on Saturday, 25 August, for the second time in as many weeks in the opening stages […]

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Border women on course for another home final

Border women on course for another home final

Posted on August 19, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Border women ensured that they remained on course to possibly host their sixth successive Women’s Interprovincial final as they defeated arch-rivals and defending champions, Western Province, in a table-topping clash in East London on Saturday. It was another action-packed round in the competition, with the A Section matches being closely fought, while big wins […]

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Springbok victory earns qualified praise from Erasmus

Springbok victory earns qualified praise from Erasmus

Posted on August 18, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks opened their Castle Lager Rugby Championship campaign with a bonus point victory over Argentina at Jonsson Kings Park on Saturday, but earned only qualified praise from Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus. The Boks scored six tries to three, with speedsters Aphiwe Dyantyi and Makazole Mapimpi crossing for two tries each, while Lukhanyo Am […]

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SA Schools finish Aon U18 Series on a high

SA Schools finish Aon U18 Series on a high

Posted on August 18, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Schools coach Sean Erasmus on Saturday praised his team’s character as they produced a strong finish in an epic match against England for a 41-22 victory in the grand finale of the Aon U18 International Series at SACS in Cape Town. The victory ensured that they finished the series with two wins in three […]

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