News from October 2018

Uncapped trio dash from Currie Cup final into Springbok squad

Uncapped trio dash from Currie Cup final into Springbok squad

Posted on October 27, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Petersen, Nel and Schickerling rush from Currie Cup final to tour next month Aplon and Schreuder recalled for Castle Lager Outgoing Tour Nyakane, De Jager and Vermeulen to bolster forwards The uncapped trio of Sergeal Petersen (wing), Ruhan Nel (centre) and JD Schickerling (lock) were on Saturday named in the Springbok squad of 36 for […]

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Cell C Sharks hold their nerve to win first Currie Cup title since 2013

Cell C Sharks hold their nerve to win first Currie Cup title since 2013

Posted on October 27, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Cell C Sharks claimed their first Currie Cup title in five years on Saturday in a brave reversal of fortunes after going down in last year’s final. They outscored DHL Western Province two tries to none for a 17-12 victory in a gripping match in the sweltering heat at DHL Newlands. It was not […]

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Latsha thrilled by prospect of Test debut

Latsha thrilled by prospect of Test debut

Posted on October 26, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

In 2014, Babalwa Latsha’s mother asked her if she had lost her mind when she found out that her daughter took up rugby, and four years later, the Western Province prop is on the verge of earning her first Test cap for the Springbok Women. Latsha has had a meteoric rise in rugby in the […]

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Erasmus satisfied with Springbok preparation for challenging tour

Erasmus satisfied with Springbok preparation for challenging tour

Posted on October 26, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok training squad wrapped up preparations for their Castle Lager Outgoing Tour to the United Kingdom and France with an early morning training session in Stellenbosch on Friday, with Rassie Erasmus declaring the camp a success. Twenty players spent the last five days training in Stellenbosch, where the Springbok coaches were able to work […]

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Dyantyi nominated for World Rugby award

Dyantyi nominated for World Rugby award

Posted on October 26, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok wing Aphiwe Dyantyi has been nominated as one of three candidates for World Rugby’s Breakthrough Player of the Year Award for 2018. There are three countries represented in the nominees for the 2018 award, in association with Tudor. The other nominees for this prestigious award, now in its fourth year, are Ireland winger Jordan […]

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Black Rugby history A to Z launched by SA Rugby

Black Rugby history A to Z launched by SA Rugby

Posted on October 25, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

First encyclopaedia of Black Rugby unveiled Digital exhibit goes live at The Springbok Experience Compilation will be an on-going process SA Rugby launched what it hopes will grow into the definitive A to Z of Black Rugby, at the Springbok Experience Rugby Museum at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on Thursday. The touch screen […]

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Currie Cup set for thrilling finale in Cape Town

Currie Cup set for thrilling finale in Cape Town

Posted on October 25, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Currie Cup will reach a thrilling conclusion in Cape Town on Saturday when the unbeaten DHL Western Province will set their sights on a fairy-tale finish to the season against a Cell C Sharks side determined to avenge defeat in last year’s final. The match, which marks the ninth time the sides battle it […]

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ASICS backs Springboks and SA Rugby to 2024

ASICS backs Springboks and SA Rugby to 2024

Posted on October 25, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby announced on Thursday that it was renewing its partnership with top sports performance brand, ASICS, for a further five years. The new agreement – which will make the relationship a decade-long one at the end of 2024 – will incorporate landmark rugby events such as the visit of the British & Irish Lions […]

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Springboks Sevens in tough pool for season opener in Dubai

Springboks Sevens in tough pool for season opener in Dubai

Posted on October 24, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks Sevens team will face African neighbours, Zimbabwe, in their opening match of the 2018/19 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, to be played at The Sevens Stadium in Dubai on 30 November and 1 December. The Blitzboks, who are looking for a third successive World Series title, will also face Samoa and Argentina in […]

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2019 SA Rugby Youth Week dates and venues announced

2019 SA Rugby Youth Week dates and venues announced

Posted on October 24, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The U18 Craven Week will return to Grey College in the Bloemfontein for the first time since 2005, when the popular schools rugby showcase plays out from 1 to 6 July 2019. The flagship tournament in the SA Rugby Youth Weeks series will run concurrently with the Academy Week at Grey College, while the Learners […]

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