News from October 2019

Springboks, Erasmus nominated for global awards

Springboks, Erasmus nominated for global awards

Posted on October 31, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks as well as South Africa’s Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus, have been nominated for prestigious honours in the World Rugby awards. The Springboks have been named as contenders for the title of Team of the Year while Erasmus is among the five nominations for Coach of the Year. Erasmus was also nominated for […]

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Kolbe returns in only Springbok change for RWC Final

Kolbe returns in only Springbok change for RWC Final

Posted on October 31, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Fit-again wing Cheslin Kolbe returns to the Springbok team in the only change to the match-day 23 for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final against England at Yokohama International Stadium (kick off 11h00 SA time). He regains the right wing berth from stand-in Sbu Nkosi in the only change to the team that eased their way […]

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Latest honour for Herschel Jantjies

Latest honour for Herschel Jantjies

Posted on October 30, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies has been recognised for his stunning debut season by being nominated as one of three contenders for the title World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year. Jantjies has been nominated with England wing Joe Cokanasiga and flyhalf Romain Ntamack of France for the prestigious award, which is now in its fifth […]

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Cape Town named as host for 2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens

Cape Town named as host for 2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens

Posted on October 29, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Cape Town has been named by World Rugby as host venue for the 2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens. The announcement was made in Tokyo on Tuesday after the World Rugby Council awarded the hosting rights for the premier tournament to South Africa at its Interim Meeting. In September 2022 the eighth edition of the showcase […]

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Erasmus credits players for RWC final appearance

Erasmus credits players for RWC final appearance

Posted on October 28, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Rassie Erasmus heaped praise on his Springbok players for carrying South Africa to a third Rugby World Cup final in an achingly tense semi-final with Wales in Yokohama on Sunday. The Springboks were never behind in their 19-16 victory, but resilient Wales refused to be shaken off until a fourth penalty goal from the boot […]

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Nkosi replaces injured Kolbe

Nkosi replaces injured Kolbe

Posted on October 24, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Exciting young wing Sbu Nkosi has been drafted into the Springbok starting lineup for Sunday’s gripping Rugby World Cup semi-final against Wales at the Yokohama International Stadium. Nkosi replaces the hot-stepping Cheslin Kolbe who has not recovered sufficiently from the ankle injury he suffered against Canada and aggravated in the quarter-final victory over Japan (26-3) […]

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Senatla has that Sevens smile again

Senatla has that Sevens smile again

Posted on October 22, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

If it depended on the size of his smile, Seabelo Senatla would have had to pay for oversize luggage when the Blitzboks boarded a flight to London on Monday for this weekend’s Athlete’s Factory Sevens in Chester. The leading Springbok Sevens try-scorer of all time was on tour with the Blitzboks again – for the […]

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Happy Boks “talk” themselves into semis

Happy Boks “talk” themselves into semis

Posted on October 21, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks produced a second half revival to clinch a place in the Rugby World Cup semi-finals after a ‘nervous’ first 40 raised hopes for a packed home crowd of a repeat of the ‘Miracle of Brighton’ which had seen Japan turn the rugby world on its head with victory over South Africa four years […]

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Not just another game” – Siya Kolisi

Not just another game” – Siya Kolisi

Posted on October 18, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi says his team has embraced the mental challenge of a Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Japan as the countdown begins in earnest to Sunday’s 19h15 (12h15 SA time) kick off. Kolisi, Handré Pollard (flyhalf) and Mzwandile Stick (assistant coach) attended a media conference following a reduced captain’s run at the Tokyo […]

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Springboks re-wind, re-boot for Japan re-visit

Springboks re-wind, re-boot for Japan re-visit

Posted on October 17, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks have reverted to the starting XV and replacements that recorded a 49-3 victory over Italy a fortnight ago for the do-or-die Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Japan in Tokyo on Sunday. It means 13 changes to the starting XV from the one that concluded the Boks’ pool campaign with a 66-7 demolition of […]

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