News from August 2018

SA Rugby win big at Sport Industry Awards

SA Rugby win big at Sport Industry Awards

Posted on August 18, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The highly-popular HSBC Cape Town Sevens tournament was named best the Best Live Experience of 2018 for the second time in as many years at the 2018 Sports Industry Awards in Johannesburg on Friday evening. The tournament sold out in hours in 2017 and more than 110,000 spectators packed the Cape Town Stadium over two […]

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Mapimpi one seven SA nominees for Guinness PRO14 dream team

Mapimpi one seven SA nominees for Guinness PRO14 dream team

Posted on August 18, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok winger Makazole Mapimpi, who will be in action against Argentina in the Castle Lager Rugby Championship Durban on Saturday, is one of seven South Africans who are in line to make the Guinness PRO14 Dream Team of the season for 2017/18. The other players nominated from the Toyota Cheetahs and Southern Kings are Ox […]

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Libbok, Smith star in Currie Cup opening round

Libbok, Smith star in Currie Cup opening round

Posted on August 18, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Vodacom Blue Bulls flyhalf Manie Libbok and his iCOLLEGE Pumas counterpart, Chris Smith, were in superb form in the opening round of the Currie Cup Premier Division on Friday and helped steer their teams to vital bonus point victories. The Vodacom Blue Bulls defeated the Toyota Free State Cheetahs 34-12 in Bloemfontein for an invaluable […]

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Huge contest expected in Durban – Kolisi

Huge contest expected in Durban – Kolisi

Posted on August 17, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Siya Kolisi and his Springbok team are energised, excited and ready for Saturday’s Castle Lager Rugby Championship opening match against Argentina in Durban. The match kicks off at 17h05 and will be televised live on SuperSport 1. Kolisi will skipper the Springboks from the side of the scrum following his swap with the experienced Francois […]

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Three changes for SA Schools in Aon U18 Series finale

Three changes for SA Schools in Aon U18 Series finale

Posted on August 17, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Schools coach Sean Erasmus maintained continuity in selection for their third and final match in the Aon U18 International Series at SACS, against England, making only three changes to his starting team that faced France. Jean-Jacques Kotze (hooker), Celimpilo Gumede (flanker) and Stravino Jacobs (winger) have been drafted into the run-on team in place […]

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Border, WP meet in repeat of 2017 Women’s final

Border, WP meet in repeat of 2017 Women’s final

Posted on August 16, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Arch-rivals Border and Western Province will meet in the blockbuster match in an action-packed weekend in the A Section of SA Rugby’s Women’s Interprovincial Competition, while the B Section will kick off this weekend. Free State and the Blue Bulls get proceedings underway in the A Section on Friday in Bloemfontein, and on Saturday, KwaZulu-Natal […]

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Currie Cup kick-off launches season into full swing

Currie Cup kick-off launches season into full swing

Posted on August 15, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The domestic rugby scene will move up a gear from Friday as the Currie Cup – proudly sponsored by Nashua and Direct Axis – kicks off what promises to be more than two months’ top-class action between the best seven provincial teams in the country. The opening clash of the 2018 season will be in […]

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France edge SA Schools in Aon International u18 Series thriller

France edge SA Schools in Aon International u18 Series thriller

Posted on August 14, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

France outplayed SA Schools 28-21 at Stellenberg High School near Cape Town in an exciting match that concluded the second round of the Aon International U18 Series on Tuesday.  Both teams scored three tries during the match, but the first half effort from the French, in which they rallied up 14 points, proved crucial. Earlier […]

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Etzebeth ready to face Pumas in Durban

Etzebeth ready to face Pumas in Durban

Posted on August 13, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Rassie Erasmus, the SA Rugby Director of Rugby, has confirmed that experienced lock Eben Etzebeth is available for Springbok selection again after missing the Castle Lager Incoming Series and Vodacom Super Rugby due to injury. Erasmus confirmed the news on Monday in Durban, where the team gathered in the build-up to the weekend’s opening Castle […]

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Border, WP defend their titles at YTC festival

Border, WP defend their titles at YTC festival

Posted on August 13, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Border Under-18 and Western Province U16 girls’ teams successfully defended their Women’s Youth Training Centre (YTC) Festival titles at Florida Park in Ravensmead, Cape Town, on Saturday, as the top junior women showcased their talent in the annual Women’s Month celebration. The tournament started on Friday, with the Border U18 team kicking off their […]

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