News from November 2018

Springbok Women go down in tour finale against Italy

Springbok Women go down in tour finale against Italy

Posted on November 25, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

A strong second half performance by Italy saw the Springbok Women suffering a disappointing 35-10 defeat in wet and muddy conditions in Prato on Sunday in the closing Test on their four-match European Tour. Italy outscored Stanley Raubenheimer’s charges by five tries to one, with their strong forward play and patience on attack in the […]

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Toyota Cheetahs back to winning ways in Guinness PRO14

Toyota Cheetahs back to winning ways in Guinness PRO14

Posted on November 25, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Two tries by Toyota Cheetahs No 8 Daniel Maartens paved the way for their second Guinness PRO14 victory of the season on Saturday, while ill-discipline and errors at crucial times saw the Isuzu Southern Kings go down against Connacht on Sunday. The Toyota Cheetahs overcame a frustrating first half against Benetton in Bloemfontein on Saturday […]

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Springboks finish European tour with disappointing loss

Springboks finish European tour with disappointing loss

Posted on November 25, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks finished their Castle Lager Outgoing Tour to the United Kingdom and France on a disappointing note on Saturday evening when Wales defeated them by 20-11 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. The South Africans now return home from their month-long tour of the northern hemisphere with two wins and two losses, following wins […]

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Springboks brace for tough Test against improved Welsh side

Springboks brace for tough Test against improved Welsh side

Posted on November 23, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok captain, Siya Kolisi, believes it will an entirely different and indeed much stronger Welsh that the Springboks will face on Saturday at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff in what will be their last Test of the 2018 Castle Lager Outgoing Tour to the United Kingdom and Europe. The two sides kick off at 19h20 […]

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Pilot project aims to revive amateur provincial rugby

Pilot project aims to revive amateur provincial rugby

Posted on November 23, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The revival of club rugby will receive another boost in 2019 when a pioneering amateur provincial competition is trialled in the Western Cape. The pilot project – a joint initiative between SA Rugby and the SWD Rugby Football Union – will see the best club players in SWD being given the opportunity to represent their […]

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Pienaar to lead Springbok Women’s Sevens to Dubai

Pienaar to lead Springbok Women’s Sevens to Dubai

Posted on November 23, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The experienced Marithy Pienaar will spearhead the Springbok Women’s Sevens’ challenge at the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens International Invitational next week. She will be joined by experienced sevens players Zenay Jordaan, Eloise Webb, Mathrin Simmers and Nadine Roos in a youthful-looking squad named by coach Paul Delport for this tournament, to be played from 29-30 […]

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Dubai debut for Visser as Blitzbok trio return

Dubai debut for Visser as Blitzbok trio return

Posted on November 23, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Impi Visser will make his Springbok Sevens debut in Dubai next weekend after he was included in the travelling squad by Blitzbok coach Neil Powell, who also recalled Kyle Brown, Branco du Preez and Muller du Plessis for the opening tournament of the 2018/19 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. The World Series opener will be […]

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Dry on comeback trail in SA Academy side to Dubai

Dry on comeback trail in SA Academy side to Dubai

Posted on November 23, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Experienced Blitzbok Chris Dry will make a return to competitive rugby next week after being named in the SA Rugby Sevens Academy side to contest the International Invitational Tournament at the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens. Dry’s last appearance in the green and gold was at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens in December 2018, where he […]

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Booi back for tour finale against Italy

Booi back for tour finale against Italy

Posted on November 23, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Women’s team will be bolstered by the presence of experienced captain Nolusindiso Booi when they take to the field in their final tour match against Italy on Sunday, after the skipper recovered from a knee injury. The return of Booi to starting line-up is one of three personnel changes to coach Stanley Raubenheimer’s […]

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Last chance to grab HSBC Cape Town Sevens tickets

Last chance to grab HSBC Cape Town Sevens tickets

Posted on November 23, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

A last-gasp opportunity has opened up for fans to get their hands on HSBC Cape Town Sevens tickets with a limited number available on general sale through Computicket (website and outlets) from 10h00 this morning (Friday, 23 November 2018). More than 102 000 tickets for the event have been snapped up, with tickets successfully offered […]

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