News from June 2019

Roux: Junior Boks have to sharpen up despite win over Georgia

Roux: Junior Boks have to sharpen up despite win over Georgia

Posted on June 8, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux said his team will have to sharpen up before their final World Rugby U20 Championship pool game against New Zealand, despite earning a bonus-point 48-20 victory against Georgia in their second pool match at the Racecourse Stadium in Rosario on Saturday. The win marked the team’s second bonus point victory […]

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South African rugby industry agrees ground-breaking player contracting model

South African rugby industry agrees ground-breaking player contracting model

Posted on June 7, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby, provincial unions and MyPlayers hammer out new system Elite playing talent to be prioritised Player budget and squad size caps agreed National coach to have input into player management and preparation A creative overhaul of the South African player contracting model will lead to improved use of resources, greater national and provincial alignment […]

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Vodacom Super Rugby Preview – Round 17

Vodacom Super Rugby Preview – Round 17

Posted on June 7, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Pollard resumes Vodacom Bulls captaincy against Highlanders Emirates Lions team unchanged for vital Hurricanes clash DHL Stormers pick three newcomers to face Sunwolves Cell C Sharks make minor tweaks for vital Buenos Aires clash All four South African sides will be in action this weekend as the race for Vodacom Super Rugby playoff spots intensifies […]

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Boktown returns for the Castle Lager Rugby Championship

Boktown returns for the Castle Lager Rugby Championship

Posted on June 6, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Boktown is coming to a place near you. Boktowns around the country are gearing up for the upcoming Castle Lager Rugby Championship in July and August, when the Springboks will take on the might of the Southern Hemisphere, which includes current holders and world champions, New Zealand. South Africa host the Wallabies on 20th July […]

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Blitzbok Legend Kyle Brown calls it a day

Blitzbok Legend Kyle Brown calls it a day

Posted on June 5, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Sevens stalwart Kyle Brown has retired from international sevens rugby after three HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series titles with the Blitzboks and 69 tournaments in the Green and Gold, where he played in 347 matches and scored 89 tries for a career total of 445 points. The 32-year-old Brown made his debut for the […]

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Roux satisfied with Junior Springboks’ strong start in Rosario

Roux satisfied with Junior Springboks’ strong start in Rosario

Posted on June 5, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux praised his team’s attitude and character in their opening match of the World Rugby U20 Championship, against Scotland at the Racecourse Stadium in Rosario on Tuesday, for a bonus-point victory of 43-19. SA U20 scrumhalf Jaden Hendrikse was in fine form and scored two tries, three conversions and a penalty […]

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Vodacom Super Rugby Review – Round 16

Vodacom Super Rugby Review – Round 16

Posted on June 3, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Emirates Lions win boost their playoff hopes Hurricanes tame Cell C Sharks in Durban Tenacious Vodacom Bulls fight back for draw in Auckland The Emirates Lions improved their chances of qualifying for the Vodacom Super Rugby playoffs by comfortably beating local rivals DHL Stormers 41-22 in their Round 16 derby clash in Johannesburg on Saturday […]

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