News from September 2018

SA teams seek momentum in Guinness PRO14

SA teams seek momentum in Guinness PRO14

Posted on September 26, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Isuzu Southern Kings and Toyota Cheetahs will have their sights set on building momentum when they travel to Wales for the fifth round of the Guinness PRO14 this weekend, after an impressive step-up last week. The Cardiff Blues host the Toyota Cheetahs in the Welsh capital on Friday, and on Saturday, 2017 runners up, […]

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Coca-Cola Schools of Excellence programme cycle ends in PE

Coca-Cola Schools of Excellence programme cycle ends in PE

Posted on September 26, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The three-year cycle for the Coca-Cola Schools of Excellence class of 2015 came to an exciting end at Arcadia Secondary School in Port Elizabeth this past weekend in what marked the last of rugby three rugby festivals since June. The Central festival, which featured six schools – Leseding, Kutlwanong, Tsotsoletso, Sehunelo, Concordia, and Homevale High […]

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Potchefstroom to host action-packed U17 Sevens

Potchefstroom to host action-packed U17 Sevens

Posted on September 26, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Fanie du Toit Sports Grounds in Potchefstroom will host the top schools sevens players in the country on Friday and Saturday in the SA Rugby U17 Interprovincial Sevens, where a total of 44 action-packed matches will play out. The 16 participating teams will feature in 24 matches on the opening day, while 20 games […]

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Koch’s Springbok desire still burning high

Koch’s Springbok desire still burning high

Posted on September 25, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok tighthead prop Vincent Koch, who joined the national squad in Port Elizabeth on Monday evening, said he still had a burning desire to add to his number of Test caps. The front ranker joined the Boks from Saracens in England, where he plays club rugby, and had his first training run with the squad […]

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Stick calls PE “a special place for the Boks”

Stick calls PE “a special place for the Boks”

Posted on September 24, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Port Elizabeth is a special place for the Springboks and the team is excited about facing the Wallabies on Saturday at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in the Friendly City, according to Springbok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick. Stick, who hails from Port Elizabeth, and Springbok scrumhalf Faf de Klerk spoke to the media on Monday […]

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Nel, Nkosi, Koch added to Springbok squad

Nel, Nkosi, Koch added to Springbok squad

Posted on September 23, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The uncapped Blitzbok star Ruhan Nel, Vincent Koch (prop), Sbu Nkosi (wing), Lionel Mapoe (centre) and Ivan van Zyl (scrumhalf) have been added to the Springbok squad for their final two Castle Lager Rugby Championship home matches against the Wallabies and the All Blacks. They will join the 17 players already in camp in Port […]

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WP, Sharks continue fine Currie Cup form

WP, Sharks continue fine Currie Cup form

Posted on September 23, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

DHL Western Province and the Cell C Sharks continued to stake a strong claim for Currie Cup home semi-finals as they delivered another round of fine performances this weekend to seal their fourth round of bonus-point victories. The iCOLLEGE Pumas also kept alive their faint semi-final hopes, as they succeeded in earning a bonus-point victory […]

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WP through to Women’s Interprovincial final

WP through to Women’s Interprovincial final

Posted on September 23, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Defending Women’s Interprovincial champions, Western Province, booked their place in the 2018 final in style on Saturday with a comprehensive 47-5 victory against Eastern Province in their final pool match. The teams entered the match in Cape Town in second and third place on the standings respectively in a winner takes all game for a […]

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Encouraging Guinness PRO14 weekend for SA sides

Encouraging Guinness PRO14 weekend for SA sides

Posted on September 23, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

It was an encouraging weekend for the South African teams in the Guinness PRO14, as the Isuzu Southern Kings earned their first win of the season, while the Toyota Cheetahs registered a draw in an inspiring change of fortunes after slow starts to the competition. On Saturday, the Isuzu Southern Kings produced a passionate display […]

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SA Rugby extend condolences to Barnes family

SA Rugby extend condolences to Barnes family

Posted on September 21, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Mr Mark Alexander, President of SA Rugby, on Friday extended condolences to the family of Kyle Barnes, a first team player for Goodwood Rugby Club in Cape Town, who passed away on Thursday. Barnes, 31, was on life support at a Somerset-West hospital following a head injury sustained in a match against Strand last weekend. […]

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