News from October 2020

Springboks withdraw from Castle Lager Rugby Championship

Springboks withdraw from Castle Lager Rugby Championship

Posted on October 16, 2020  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby has reluctantly been forced to withdraw the Springboks from the Castle Lager Rugby Championship. The on-gong complications related to the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns about seriously jeopardising player welfare, made it impossible to commit to SANZAAR that South Africa would be able to compete. The South African-based portion of what was a 46-player […]

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Supporters invited to determine rugby’s greatest of the decade

Supporters invited to determine rugby’s greatest of the decade

Posted on October 15, 2020  /  Issued by SA Rugby

South African rugby supporters can nail their colours to the mast by voting for the best Springbok and Blitzbok players, and a few superb tries scored by the Boks in the last decade, after World Rugby announced on Thursday that fans around the world will have a say in the World Rugby Awards Special Edition […]

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The Castle Lager Rugby Championship 2020 – Update

The Castle Lager Rugby Championship 2020 – Update

Posted on October 14, 2020  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SANZAAR announced overnight that following a chief executives’ teleconference call on Tuesday 13 October, the SANZAAR member unions have agreed to provide SA Rugby with an additional 48 hours to finalise its internal stakeholder discussions on participation. This will now delay the scheduled departure of the Springboks from South Africa to Australia. SANZAAR said it […]

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Rassie and Habana appointed to influential World Rugby committee

Rassie and Habana appointed to influential World Rugby committee

Posted on October 13, 2020  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby’s Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus, and former Springbok Rugby World Cup winner Bryan Habana are among a host of leading international coaches and players who have been appointed to World Rugby interim committees. The global rugby authority confirmed the announcements on Tuesday. Erasmus, a former Springbok loose forward and captain, led the Springboks […]

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Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked Preview – Round 1

Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked Preview – Round 1

Posted on October 9, 2020  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Cell C Sharks host Emirates Lions on Friday evening Phakisa Pumas face Toyota Cheetahs in Bloemfontein Vodacom Bulls kick-off campaign with home encounter Fierce franchise rivalry resumes on Friday evening when Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked kicks off with the Cell C Sharks hosting the Emirates Lions in an exciting opening round encounter to re-start the […]

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Castle Lager Springbok Showdown – from mates to rivals for 80 minutes

Castle Lager Springbok Showdown – from mates to rivals for 80 minutes

Posted on October 1, 2020  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Friends will become foes for 80 minutes on Saturday when the Castle Lager Springbok Showdown kicks off at 17h05 at DHL Newlands in Cape Town, with two of the forwards in the Green and Gold teams, Sikhumbuzo Notshe and Bongi Mbonambi, admitting they were relishing the opportunity of playing in his special encounter. Notshe, who […]

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