News from November 2019

Springboks to host Scotland and Georgia in July 2020

Springboks to host Scotland and Georgia in July 2020

Posted on November 20, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby confirmed on Wednesday that the Springboks will face Scotland and Georgia in three home Tests in the new international window of July 2020, as part of the Castle Lager Incoming Series match schedule. The newly-crowned Rugby World Cup champions are scheduled to play two Tests against Scotland, on 4 and 11 July, before […]

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#FafChallenge is here!

#FafChallenge is here!

Posted on November 14, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The World Champion Springboks are challenging each other to get behind Faf de Klerk’s drive to create awareness for testicular cancer. De Klerk’s now famous image of standing near Prince Harry in his South African flag underwear went viral across the globe. It’s attracted attention across South Africa, with many supporters wearing their SA flag […]

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Smiling Schalk Brits hangs up his boots … again

Smiling Schalk Brits hangs up his boots … again

Posted on November 13, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The oldest member of the Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks has retired from rugby for the second time in two years, and he insists this time around that it’s the real deal as he ends on the highest of high notes in Japan. Thirty-eight-year-old Schalk Brits was lured out of retirement in 2018 by Rassie Erasmus […]

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Kolisi thanks South Africa for unbelievable Trophy Tour

Kolisi thanks South Africa for unbelievable Trophy Tour

Posted on November 12, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi thanked South Africans from all walks of life for coming out in their hundreds of thousands to congratulate the Boks on winning the Rugby World Cup. The Springboks arrived home from Japan on Tuesday and visited Pretoria, Johannesburg, Soweto, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town with a Trophy Tour […]

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SA Rugby congratulates Erasmus and Kolisi on SA Sport Awards

SA Rugby congratulates Erasmus and Kolisi on SA Sport Awards

Posted on November 11, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Rassie Erasmus and Siya Kolisi capped a brilliant year for the Springboks by walking away with two coveted SA Sport Awards in Durban on Sunday evening, a week after they won the Rugby World Cup and cleaned up at the World Rugby Awards in Japan. Erasmus was named Coach of the Year, while Kolisi was […]

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Springbok Trophy Tour – Cape Town Route for Monday

Springbok Trophy Tour – Cape Town Route for Monday

Posted on November 10, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The fifth and final leg of the Springboks’ RWC Trophy Tour will take place in Cape Town on Monday. The route plan for Cape Town is as follows (all time approximate): 10h30: Tour starts at City Hall and bus departs along Darling Street Left onto Adderley Street Right onto Wale Street Left onto Long Street […]

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Warrior ‘Flo’ calls time on Springbok career

Warrior ‘Flo’ calls time on Springbok career

Posted on November 10, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok backrow forward, Francois Louw, has called time on an outstanding international career. The 34-year-old made the announcement after capping a 10-year Test journey with a winner’s medal in Saturday’s 32-12 victory over England at Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. Louw, affectionately known as ‘Flo’, made 76 Test appearances in a […]

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Springbok Trophy Tour – Eastern Cape routes for the weekend

Springbok Trophy Tour – Eastern Cape routes for the weekend

Posted on November 8, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The third and fourth legs of the Springboks’ RWC Trophy Tour will take place in East London on Saturday and Port Elizabeth on Sunday, with the final leg scheduled for Cape Town on Monday. The first two legs were in Gauteng and Durban. The actual bus trips are for filming purposes only and that no […]

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Springbok Trophy Tour – Durban Route for Friday

Springbok Trophy Tour – Durban Route for Friday

Posted on November 7, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The second leg of the Springboks’ RWC Trophy Tour will take place in Durban on Friday. The route plans for East London (9 Nov), Port Elizabeth (10 Nov) and Cape Town (11 Nov) will be communicated in due course.   The route plan for Durban is as follows: 09h15: Tour starts on Centenary Boulevard in […]

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Legendary Springbok “Beast” retires at the top

Legendary Springbok “Beast” retires at the top

Posted on November 6, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok legend Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira has announced his retirement from international rugby. The 34-year-old veteran of 117 Tests confirmed his decision after a monumental performance in his final match, Saturday’s emphatic, 32-12, victory over England in the Rugby World Cup final in Yokohama, Japan. In a trademark scrumming performance from the 115kg […]

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