News from September 2019

“We can do wonders in this World Cup” – Brits

“We can do wonders in this World Cup” – Brits

Posted on September 27, 2019  /  Issued by Carmen Taylor

Schalk Brits believes the best is yet to come from an evolving Springbok team, which he leads into action against Namibia in a second round Rugby World Cup pool clash at the City of Toyota Stadium on Saturday. Brits runs out at the head of a much-changed line up – 13 changes in the starting […]

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“We can come back from this” – Erasmus

“We can come back from this” – Erasmus

Posted on September 25, 2019  /  Issued by Carmen Taylor

The Springboks’ 23-13 defeat by New Zealand in their Rugby World Cup opener had not deflated the belief of Rassie Erasmus, director of rugby, that South Africa could win the trophy for a third time. It is frequently pointed out that all tournament winners have been undefeated in pool play, but Erasmus said he had […]

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South Africa crowned Oktoberfest7s champions

South Africa crowned Oktoberfest7s champions

Posted on September 25, 2019  /  Issued by Carmen Taylor

Siviwe Soyizwapi’s coverted try at the death enabled South Africa to beat Fiji 12-10 in the final of the Oktoberfest7s in Munich, claiming their first title in the Olympic Stadium on Sunday. Soyizwapi scored a try in the dying seconds of the match – cleverly running closer to the posts – and Dewald Human duly […]

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Springboks unchanged for Rugby World Cup kick off

Springboks unchanged for Rugby World Cup kick off

Posted on September 18, 2019  /  Issued by Carmen Taylor

The Springboks will field an unchanged 23 for the first time since the last Rugby World Cup for their opening match of the 2019 version in Yokohama on Saturday (kick-off at 11h45 SA time). Rassie Erasmus, director of rugby, on Wednesday named the same starting XV and eight replacements that defeated Japan, 41-7, in Kumagaya […]

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Zinhle Ndawonde: fighting fires, making tackles and scoring tries

Zinhle Ndawonde: fighting fires, making tackles and scoring tries

Posted on September 16, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Women’s vice-captain Zinhle Ndawonde has not only made a mark on the rugby field in the last few years with her strong personality and physical presence, she also makes a significant difference off the field as a firefighter. The dynamic centre – who is currently a member of the Springbok Women’s squad preparing for […]

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Erasmus: “Today, we can feel it”

Erasmus: “Today, we can feel it”

Posted on September 13, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks woke up in Japan for a 12th morning today, but felt the Rugby World Cup atmosphere for the first time properly, Rassie Erasmus, director of rugby at SA Rugby told the team’s ‘arrival’ press conference in Kagoshima on Friday lunchtime. “This morning when we got up you could feel the change,” said Erasmus. […]

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Du Randt to be inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame

Du Randt to be inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame

Posted on September 13, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Former Springbok prop and dual Rugby World Cup winner Os du Randt is one of six legends who will be inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame at the World Rugby Awards in Tokyo on 3 November, the day following the Rugby World Cup 2019 final. World Rugby has announced that Du Randt will […]

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Chester Williams’ Memorial and Funeral services

Chester Williams’ Memorial and Funeral services

Posted on September 10, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Please be advised of the following memorial and funeral services celebrating the life of former Springbok legend Chester Williams, who sadly passed away last Friday. Members of the public and media wishing to pay their last respects to Chester Williams are welcome at all three events, but please note that space may be limited. Wednesday […]

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Vodacom Super Rugby draw for 2020

Vodacom Super Rugby draw for 2020

Posted on September 10, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The 25th season of Vodacom Super Rugby season will kick off on Friday, 31 January 2020, with the first action on local soil a replay of the epic 2007 final between the Cell C Sharks and the Vodacom Bulls in Durban. The DHL Stormers and Emirates Lions will be in action the following day. SANZAAR […]

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Boks were shocked by Chester’s passing

Boks were shocked by Chester’s passing

Posted on September 8, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

A shocked Springbok squad were deeply saddened when they heard the news of the passing of Chester Williams, as they continued their own World Cup journey in Japan. “This was horrible news to wake up to after our Test against Japan,” said Rassie Erasmus, director of rugby. “There was a very sombre mood in the […]

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