News from February 2019

Vodacom Super Rugby Preview – Round 3

Vodacom Super Rugby Preview – Round 3

Posted on February 28, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Etzebeth starts for DHL Stormers in Durban showdown Marx leads Emirates Lions in massive Jukskei derby Two big South African derbies are on the Vodacom Super Rugby menu on Saturday, when two #SuperPowered matches take place in Johannesburg and Durban. In Jozi, the Emirates Lions and the Vodacom Bulls go into battle in the first […]

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SA Rugby to invest in multiple Players of National Interest

SA Rugby to invest in multiple Players of National Interest

Posted on February 25, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Dozens of home-based players will be taken into Springbok succession planning next year as part of a radical new contracting strategy announced by SA Rugby on Saturday. Players will be ranked by position – with next generation talent also brought into a significantly widened pool – and those who are plying their trade in South […]

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Makata to make Blitzboks debut

Makata to make Blitzboks debut

Posted on February 21, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell has selected the 20-year-old debutant Sako Makata in the Springbok Sevens team for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens tournaments in the USA and Canada next month. The former Stirling High School player will become the 176th Blitzbok since the inception of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 20 years ago […]

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Vodacom Super Rugby Round 1 Preview

Vodacom Super Rugby Round 1 Preview

Posted on February 15, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Vermeulen, Brits to face DHL Stormers in Loftus derby Emirates Lions pick strong side for testing away fixture in Buenos Aires Cell C Sharks kick off campaign in Singapore against Sunwolves Vodacom Super Rugby kicks off this weekend and the four South African franchises will be in action in Singapore, Pretoria and Buenos Aires on […]

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Du Toit scoops second SA Rugby Player of the Year award

Du Toit scoops second SA Rugby Player of the Year award

Posted on February 7, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Pieter-Steph du Toit produced a remarkable feat when he was named the SA Rugby Player of the Year for 2018 on Thursday, marking the second time in three years that the athletic Springbok forward scooped the top award in South African rugby. Du Toit became only the fifth player since 1992 to claim the crown […]

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Blitzboks Finish a Frustrating Fifth

Blitzboks Finish a Frustrating Fifth

Posted on February 4, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens finished fifth in the HSBC Sydney7s on Sunday in a weekend contrasted by good wins and unfortunate defeats but still managed to retain their fourth position on the overall HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series standings. The Blitzboks ended the tournament well with a 12-10 win over Australia in the fifth place play-off […]

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