News from January 2020

Vodacom Super Rugby Preview – Round 1

Vodacom Super Rugby Preview – Round 1

Posted on January 30, 2020  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Flyhalf duel adds spice to local season opener in Durban Kolisi leads DHL Stormers from No 8 against Hurricanes Emirates Lions face difficult task first up in Buenos Aires  The 25th edition of Vodacom Super Rugby kicks off this weekend, starting with an exciting South African derby between the Cell C Sharks and Vodacom Bulls […]

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Blitzboks own up to under-par performances in NZ

Blitzboks own up to under-par performances in NZ

Posted on January 26, 2020  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens management and players took full responsibility for their 10th place finish at the HSBC New Zealand Sevens on Sunday, admitting that it was a very disappointing performance and way below their regular and proud standards. The Blitzboks lost 36-14 to Kenya in their final Pool B match and then went down 12-5 […]

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Continuity is king as Nienaber named Springbok coach

Continuity is king as Nienaber named Springbok coach

Posted on January 24, 2020  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Bok captain Siya Kolisi will work with Jacques Nienaber, who was named as the new Springbok coach on Friday as part of a revised coaching panel, that will report directly to Rassie Erasmus, South Africa’s director of rugby. Nienaber is promoted from an assistant coach’s role to carry the day-to-day responsibility while Erasmus will continue […]

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Bok hero Du Toit makes it a memorable double in 2019

Bok hero Du Toit makes it a memorable double in 2019

Posted on January 24, 2020  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Third win in four years for Pieter-Steph du Toit Herschel Jantjies and Handré Pollard also scoop top awards Rassie Erasmus and Springboks honoured for brilliant 2019 Pieter-Steph du Toit capped off a phenomenal 2019 season when he added the prestigious SA Rugby Player of the Year award to his World Rugby Player of the Year […]

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No mountain too high for Impi Visser

No mountain too high for Impi Visser

Posted on January 23, 2020  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Scaling proverbial mountains is nothing new for the Springbok Sevens team. Who will forget how they fought back from 19-0 down to beat Fiji 20-19 in a thrilling final at last year’s HSBC Singapore Sevens? Similar scenarios played out last month when the Blitzboks had to fight back in several of their matches in the […]

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Stedman Gans to lead Blitzboks to Australasia

Stedman Gans to lead Blitzboks to Australasia

Posted on January 15, 2020  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Stedman Gans will captain the Springbok Sevens squad to Hamilton and Sydney for the third and fourth tournaments of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, taking over the captaincy armband from the injured Siviwe Soyizwapi. The Australasian leg of the World Series will be played in Hamilton next weekend (25-26 January) and in Sydney a […]

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