News from October 2018

Junior Boks kick off 2019 preparations with assessment camps

Junior Boks kick off 2019 preparations with assessment camps

Posted on October 31, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux invited two squads of 74 Under-19 and Under-18 players for assessment camps in Stellenbosch in November and January with an eye on preparing for next year’s World Rugby U20 Championship in Argentina. The U19 squad includes 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship players Rikus Pretorius, Asenathi Ntlabakanye and Phendulani Buthelezi, as […]

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Irish Guinness PRO14 giants in South Africa

Irish Guinness PRO14 giants in South Africa

Posted on October 31, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Isuzu Southern Kings and Toyota Cheetahs will face a challenging task in the Guinness PRO14 this weekend as they line up against two of the top six sides in the competition in exciting clashes on Sunday, with Irish powerhouses Leinster and Munster visiting South Africa. The Isuzu Southern Kings will take on Leinster, who […]

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Status quo remains in Currie Cup

Status quo remains in Currie Cup

Posted on October 30, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Toyota Free State Cheetahs on Tuesday retained their spot in the 2019 Currie Cup Premier Division as they defeated First Division champions, the SWD Eagles, by 36-5 in a promotion / relegation match in Bloemfontein. The Free Staters scored three tries in the first half – one of which was a penalty try after […]

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Vermeulen: Twickenham battle will be huge

Vermeulen: Twickenham battle will be huge

Posted on October 30, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok loose forward Duane Vermeulen said he is excited to be back in the Springbok set-up and spoke of the anticipation that is building in the South African camp in the build-up to Saturday’s big match against England in London. A packed Twickenham is expected for the Boks’ first match of the Castle Lager Outgoing […]

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Erasmus: England Test offers new opportunities

Erasmus: England Test offers new opportunities

Posted on October 29, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks’ opening Test of the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour against England on Saturday at Twickenham offers him a number of important player opportunities to consider, said Rassie Erasmus, the SA Rugby Director of Rugby. European-based Springboks Willie le Roux, Faf de Klerk, Francois Louw and Cheslin Kolbe will not be considered for selection for […]

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Adelaide Fisheries crowned SA Fish Industries champions

Adelaide Fisheries crowned SA Fish Industries champions

Posted on October 29, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Adelaide Fisheries are the new SA Fish Industries champions after powering their way to a 36-7 victory against Sea Pride in the final of the 31st edition of the tournament at the Smit Sports Grounds in Velddrif on the West Coast on Saturday. The team from Gansbaai stumbled in their opening match against West Point, […]

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Booi leads Springbok Women to Europe

Booi leads Springbok Women to Europe

Posted on October 29, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Nolusindiso Booi will lead a Springbok Women’s team featuring youth and experience on their tour to Europe in the next three weeks, alongside vice-captains, Zintle Mpupha – who is also the Springbok Women’s Sevens captain – and Babalwa Latsha. Springbok Women’s coach Stanley Raubenheimer finalised his squad of 28 players for their four-match tour on […]

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The battle is on for Currie Cup Premier Division spot

The battle is on for Currie Cup Premier Division spot

Posted on October 29, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Toyota Free State Cheetahs and SWD Eagles will know their Currie Cup fate on Tuesday evening after they meet in a promotion / relegation match in Bloemfontein, which will determine who earns the right to play in the Premier Division next season. The Free Staters finished the Currie Cup Premier Division as the last-placed […]

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Nhleko signs long-term deal with Junior Boks

Nhleko signs long-term deal with Junior Boks

Posted on October 29, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby U21 Championship-winning Xerox Golden Lions coach, Bafana Nhleko, will join SA Rugby’s coaching ranks on a long-term basis from Thursday, 1 November, as the Junior Springbok assistant coach after signing a four-year contract, SA Rugby announced on Monday. The 35-year-old Nhleko, who has been in the Xerox Golden Lions’ coaching structures since 2011, […]

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Cheetahs earn breakthrough win in Guinness PRO14

Cheetahs earn breakthrough win in Guinness PRO14

Posted on October 28, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Toyota Cheetahs finally got their breakthrough victory in the Guinness Pro 14 on Saturday as they delivered a spirited performance against the Cardiff Blues in Bloemfontein for a 21-10 win, their first of the season. Franco Smith’s charges were fired up after a two week break following a slow start to the season and […]

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