News from October 2018

Fresh start needed after Guinness PRO14 break

Fresh start needed after Guinness PRO14 break

Posted on October 24, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Isuzu Southern Kings, with a new captain in JC Astle, and Toyota Cheetahs will be determined to get off to a fresh start in the Guinness PRO14 this weekend as the competition resumes after a revitalising two-week break. The Isuzu Southern Kings will host the Scarlets at the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth […]

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Currie Cup promotion-relegation game confirmed

Currie Cup promotion-relegation game confirmed

Posted on October 23, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Toyota Free State Cheetahs will host Currie Cup First Division champions, the SWD Eagles, in a promotion-relegation match on Tuesday, 30 October, to determine which side will feature in the Currie Cup Premier Division next season. The match will be played at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein at 18h00. The Free Staters finished the […]

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Mapoe to join Springbok training group in Stellenbosch

Mapoe to join Springbok training group in Stellenbosch

Posted on October 23, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Lionel Mapoe will join the Springbok training squad in Stellenbosch as injury cover for Lukhanyo Am, who is unlikely to be fit for the first two Tests of the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour. Am sustained a fractured arm against the All Blacks in Wellington last month and indications are that he will not be ready […]

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Barrett-Theron to officiate Women’s November Tests

Barrett-Theron to officiate Women’s November Tests

Posted on October 23, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Aimee Barrett-Theron, South Africa’s leading female referee, will officiate the season-opening Women’s November International between the USA and New Zealand in Chicago on Saturday, 3 November, after being named on the World Rugby referee panel for the biggest Women’s international season yet. Barrett-Theron has also been appointed to take charge of the Test between England […]

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Peyer to referee fourth Currie Cup Final

Peyer to referee fourth Currie Cup Final

Posted on October 23, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Jaco Peyper will referee his fourth Currie Cup Final in seven seasons when DHL Western Province host the Cell C Sharks at DHL Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday at 16h00. Saturday’s final match of the season in the Currie Cup Premier Division – sponsored by Nashua and DirectAxis Financial Services – will be the […]

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Springbok training squad named for Stellenbosch camp

Springbok training squad named for Stellenbosch camp

Posted on October 21, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

A preliminary Springbok training squad 20 for the forthcoming Castle Lager Outgoing Tour to the United Kingdom and France was announced on Sunday, with Duane Vermeulen, Trevor Nyakane and Lood de Jager making a return to the group, while Tendai Mtawarira was ruled out of the tour due to injury. The majority of the squad […]

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Eleven internationals in Bok Women’s squad

Eleven internationals in Bok Women’s squad

Posted on October 21, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Women’s coach Stanley Raubenheimer assembled a squad featuring 11 international players in Stellenbosch as the team kick off their preparations on Sunday for their first round of Test matches since the 2014 Women’s Rugby Cup. Included in the 32-member squad are four players from the 2014 showpiece, Nolusindiso Booi, Tayla Kinsey, Fundiswa Plaatjie and […]

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DHL WP to host Cell C Sharks in Currie Cup Final

DHL WP to host Cell C Sharks in Currie Cup Final

Posted on October 20, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

It took 100 minutes of high drama at DHL Newlands, but DHL Western Province ultimately clinched home-ground advantage and will host the Cell C Sharks in the Currie Cup Final in Cape Town next weekend after the coastal sides beat their Gauteng rivals in two epic semi-finals on Saturday. The final, which will kick off […]

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SWD Eagles clinch Currie Cup First Division title

SWD Eagles clinch Currie Cup First Division title

Posted on October 19, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

A hat-trick of tries by SWD Eagles No 8 Wayne Wilschut paved the way for the team from George to win the Currie Cup First Division title for the first time in more than a decade in a thrilling final against the Hino Valke at Outeniqua Park on Friday night. The Hino Valke laid a […]

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Down Touch Griffons U20s claim third straight title

Down Touch Griffons U20s claim third straight title

Posted on October 19, 2018  /  Issued by Carmen Taylor

The Down Touch Griffons claimed their third consecutive SA Rugby Under-20 Provincial Championship crown in Middelburg on Friday afternoon when they defeated they iCOLLEGE Pumas by 53-6 in the final. The visitors scored nine unanswered tries in an impressive showing, with two tries in the last three minutes of the first half and another shortly […]

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