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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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Springboks dominate nominations for SA Rugby Awards 2019

Springboks dominate nominations for SA Rugby Awards 2019

Posted on December 17, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks’ successful 2019 season is reflected by the nominations in a number of the main categories in the annual SA Rugby Awards, with World Player of the Year Pieter-Steph du Toit and fellow global nominee, Cheslin Kolbe, both ranked in the top five local players for the season. Du Toit, a two-time winner of […]

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Records shattered at fifth HSBC Cape Town Sevens

Records shattered at fifth HSBC Cape Town Sevens

Posted on December 17, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

New Zealand did the double at the fifth instalment of the popular HSBC Cape Town Sevens as their men’s and women’s teams were crowned champions on a weekend where new sevens records were set in the Mother City. With a women’s tournament added to the action for the first time, and the action extended to […]

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“Our defensive system makes attack easier” – Pretorius

“Our defensive system makes attack easier” – Pretorius

Posted on December 14, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Blitzboks forward JC Pretorius credited the defensive effort of the squad as crucial in their seven try romp over Japan in their Pool A opener at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens on Friday evening. The Springbok Sevens gave Japan nothing on attack and defended with great discipline, forcing the Japanese into errors, which was turned […]

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Powell shows faith as Blitzboks gear up for CT Sevens

Powell shows faith as Blitzboks gear up for CT Sevens

Posted on December 12, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell named an unchanged tournament squad for the HSBC Cape Town Sevens, which kicks off on Friday at the Cape Town Stadium. Siviwe Soyizwapi will lead the same 11 men on the field that left Dubai last weekend as gold medal winners, a feat that will see them running out in […]

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Imbokodo don’t just want to be ‘present’ – Mpupha

Imbokodo don’t just want to be ‘present’ – Mpupha

Posted on December 11, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Women’s Sevens squad are grateful and honoured to be part of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series for the first ever event and hope to take in all the excitement, the significance and the passion of what the tournament will bring. “But,” said Imbokodo captain Zintle Mpupha, “we don’t just want to […]

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British & Irish Lions 2021 Tour to SA schedule revealed

British & Irish Lions 2021 Tour to SA schedule revealed

Posted on December 4, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The British & Irish Lions could make history on an eight-game tour of South Africa in 2021, with Warren Gatland’s side set to play in front of the largest-ever crowd for a Lions Test since the game turned professional, after the itinerary was jointly announced on Wednesday. The hotly-anticipated tour will span the length and […]

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Werner Kok back to his roots

Werner Kok back to his roots

Posted on December 3, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

He is a former World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year, a two-time HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series winner, played in 47 tournaments and scored 106 tries for the Blitzboks. And still Werner Kok sees playing for the SA Rugby Sevens Academy side in Dubai this weekend as a step forward. Kok missed a large […]

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Blitzboks Ready for Dubai

Blitzboks Ready for Dubai

Posted on December 2, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens squad will shift their focus to game day on Thursday at the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens after a recovery gym session upon arrival in Dubai on Sunday to get rid of any aches and pains from the 10-hour flight. The Blitzboks – who finished last year’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in […]

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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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