News from September 2019

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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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. […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
Cape Town’s Official Boktown

Cape Town’s Official Boktown

Posted on September 5, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Supporters’ Club are excited to announce that Quay Four in the V&A Waterfront will be the official Cape Town Boktown throughout the Springboks’ campaign in Japan. It’s exciting times for Springbok fans and with several Boktowns taking place around the country, the gees is beginning to grow. Springbok fans in Cape Town will […]

Read More
Kolisi: “It’s good to be back”

Kolisi: “It’s good to be back”

Posted on September 5, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Siya Kolisi returns to lead the Springbok team for the first time in nine months on Friday, with the eyes of not only South Africa but the Japanese nation on him and the Boks. A massive media contingent turned up at the Kumagaya Rugby Stadium to watch the Boks’ captain’s run and press conference. But […]

Read More
Springboks name formidable line-up for Japan clash

Springboks name formidable line-up for Japan clash

Posted on September 3, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Rassie Erasmus named 22 of the Springbok 23 that fought to a last-gasp draw against New Zealand in July, for Friday’s clash with Japan in Kumagaya, which will mark the 50th Test appearance for Pieter-Steph du Toit, SA Rugby’s Player of the Year for 2018. The return to the starting line-up of Springbok captain Siya […]

Read More