News from June 2020

Powell praises New Zealand on winning HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series

Powell praises New Zealand on winning HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series

Posted on June 30, 2020  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell congratulated the All Blacks Sevens team after they were named winners of the 2019/20 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series on Tuesday. World Rugby announced the cancellation of the remaining four tournaments of the World Series due to the COVID-19 pandemic and declared New Zealand as winners of the shortened series […]

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SuperSport relives Rugby World Cup win on 25th anniversary

SuperSport relives Rugby World Cup win on 25th anniversary

Posted on June 23, 2020  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Twenty-five years to the day since South Africa’s maiden – and memorable – Rugby World Cup triumph, SuperSport will relive the epoch-making event with Wednesday’s viewing including a re-broadcast of the final. “It will be a day of boerie rolls with friends and family,” said captain Francois Pienaar, who plans to settle down to watch […]

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Springboks assist with packing food parcels in Cape Town

Springboks assist with packing food parcels in Cape Town

Posted on June 18, 2020  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok coach and captain, Jacques Nienaber and Siya Kolisi, led a delegation of eight national players and coaches at the Food Forward SA warehouse in Cape Town on Thursday, where they assisted in packing food parcels in the fight against hunger. The visit to the Food Forward SA facility in Epping was part of SA […]

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Million mark in the sights as fundraiser moves up a gear

Million mark in the sights as fundraiser moves up a gear

Posted on June 15, 2020  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The million rand mark is moving ever closer for the Springboks in their #StrongerTogether for R32-12 campaign, which raises money for struggling communities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. SA Rugby’s hunger alleviation campaign was launched just under a month ago and to date approximately R825,000 has been raised for charity organisations Food Forward […]

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SA Rugby keen to return to action – plans underway

SA Rugby keen to return to action – plans underway

Posted on June 8, 2020  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby looking forward to return-to-play in August Open-minded on potential re-working of international calendar Working with SANZAAR on post-COVID-19 scenarios Gearing up for tour by British & Irish Lions in 2021 SA Rugby was collaborating with Government on return-to-train protocols with a view to resuming competitive action in August – if not earlier – […]

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Cecil Afrika steps down from international Sevens

Cecil Afrika steps down from international Sevens

Posted on June 8, 2020  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The most celebrated Springbok Sevens player of his generation, Cecil Afrika, has ended his official Blitzboks journey after 12 seasons of highlights and achievements, but hasn’t quite given up on his Olympic dream. Unless called upon, South Africa’s highest points’ scorer will not don the Blitzbok colours again after a mutual agreement between the player […]

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SA Rugby bids farewell to Mr Tobie Titus

SA Rugby bids farewell to Mr Tobie Titus

Posted on June 3, 2020  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby paid tribute to Mr Tobie Titus, whose career in sport spanning an amazing six decades, officially came to an and at the South African Rugby Union Annual General Meeting on Wednesday. Mr Titus, better known in the South African rugby community as “Mr T” or “Oom Tobie”, started his involvement in sport at […]

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Prudent strategy strengthened SA Rugby for COVID-19 strike

Prudent strategy strengthened SA Rugby for COVID-19 strike

Posted on June 3, 2020  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby reported a post-tax profit of R8.5m at the end of 2019 through prudent management in an environment of major challenges it announced at the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday. Those challenges have subsequently been dwarfed by the COVID-19 virus, said the Union, however the strict financial discipline the organisation had practiced in recent […]

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Cancellation of Rugby Africa Women’s Cup in players’ best interests

Cancellation of Rugby Africa Women’s Cup in players’ best interests

Posted on June 2, 2020  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux and Springbok Women’s coach Stanley Raubenheimer agreed on Tuesday that the cancellation of the 2020 edition of the Rugby Africa Women’s Cup was the best decision for all involved due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic. The Springbok Women were set to defend their Rugby Africa Women’s Cup title in a […]

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