News from July 2019

Get ready! HSBC Cape Town Sevens tickets on sale from Wednesday

Get ready! HSBC Cape Town Sevens tickets on sale from Wednesday

Posted on July 30, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Tickets from R195 to R400 – R150 for Friday’s play The HSBC Cape Town 7s … where #AnythingCanHappen 4 Tournaments – 4 different winners 5 Marriage proposals – 1 Runaway bride Rugby supporters are urged to be on their marks at 09h00 on Wednesday 31 July, when tickets to the ever-popular 2019 edition of the […]

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Erasmus: ‘Springboks lucky to escape with draw’

Erasmus: ‘Springboks lucky to escape with draw’

Posted on July 27, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Rassie Erasmus attributed the Springboks’ nail-biting 16-16 draw against the All Blacks in Wellington on Saturday evening (NZ time) to a heavy stroke of luck. Replacement scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies scored the match-saving try on fulltime, which Handré Pollard converted, to tie the game at 16-16 after the All Blacks had managed to break the Springboks’ […]

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Vermeulen: “It’s going to be a massive Test”

Vermeulen: “It’s going to be a massive Test”

Posted on July 26, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Duane Vermeulen will captain the Springboks for the first time on Saturday when they take on the All Blacks in Wellington in what will also be his first match against the New Zealanders since the epic 2015 Rugby World Cup semi-final in England. The big South African No 8 has been entrusted with the captaincy […]

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Vermeulen to skipper Springboks against New Zealand

Vermeulen to skipper Springboks against New Zealand

Posted on July 24, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Experienced No 8 Duane Vermeulen will lead the Springboks against the All Blacks on Saturday, when the two traditional rivals clash in Wellington in the second round of the shortened 2019 Castle Lager Rugby Championship. Rassie Erasmus, Director of Rugby, has named a much-changed side from the one that defeated the Wallabies by 35-17 in […]

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Springbok Facts and Stats

Springbok Facts and Stats

Posted on July 24, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok records against New Zealand at Westpac Stadium Played 7; Won 1; Lost 6; Drawn 0; Points for 115; Points against 214; Tries for 14; Tries against 25; Wins 14% Team records against New Zealand: Most points: 36 – 15 September 2018 (the 36 points conceded by New Zealand were their most ever against any […]

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Springboks confirm Castle Lager Rugby Championship tour squad

Springboks confirm Castle Lager Rugby Championship tour squad

Posted on July 22, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks confirmed a touring squad of 36 players for their Castle Lager Rugby Championship matches against New Zealand and Argentina in the next three weeks. SA Rugby Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus, coaching staff and eight players jetted out of Johannesburg soon after the team’s 35-17 victory over Australia at Emirates Airline Park on […]

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Siya: Make the Green and Gold your #BokFriday dress code

Siya: Make the Green and Gold your #BokFriday dress code

Posted on July 19, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has appealed to South Africans to throw their weight behind the Springboks’ Rugby World Cup season by going big on #BokFriday. Kolisi appealed to supporters to wear their green and gold jerseys tomorrow and every Friday throughout the rugby season – all the way up and through the Boks’ Rugby World […]

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Saturday’s Test – All the stats and facts

Saturday’s Test – All the stats and facts

Posted on July 19, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

It is almost 11 years since South Africa last hosted Australia at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg. Ten Test matches have taken place against Australia at Emirates Airline Park, with the first on 12 August, 1933 and the last on 30 August, 2008. The score in the last match was a record 53-8, the Boks’ […]

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New-look HSBC Cape Town Sevens to rock from 13-15 December

New-look HSBC Cape Town Sevens to rock from 13-15 December

Posted on July 18, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The HSBC Cape Town Sevens undergoes a major makeover this year, stretching over three action-packed days in December, SA Rugby confirmed on Thursday. The Springbok Women’s Sevens team will make their South African debut on the afternoon of Friday 13 December at Cape Town Stadium, at the kick off of a long weekend of rugby […]

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Etzebeth handed Springbok captaincy for Australian Test

Etzebeth handed Springbok captaincy for Australian Test

Posted on July 17, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Experienced lock Eben Etzebeth was on Wednesday named as Springbok captain for Saturday’s first Castle Lager Rugby Championship match against Australia in Johannesburg, while Rynhardt Elstadt (loose forward) and Herschel Jantjies (scrumhalf) will both make their Test debuts on the Highveld. The game is the first in the Springboks’ shortened 2019 Castle Lager Rugby Championship […]

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