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Setbacks for Blitzboks as injury toll rises

Setbacks for Blitzboks as injury toll rises

Posted on December 11, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Sevens players Muller du Plessis and Justin Geduld are in a race against time to be fit to tour to Hamilton next month for the HSBC New Zealand Sevens. Both players picked up injuries at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens last weekend, ruling them out of action for at least six weeks. The next […]

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Vodacom Super Rugby teams get national coaching support

Vodacom Super Rugby teams get national coaching support

Posted on December 11, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

South Africa’s four Vodacom Super Rugby teams will get national support from the Springbok coaching team once again in the 2019 season. SA Rugby confirmed on Tuesday that all of Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus, as well as Springbok assistant coaches Matt Proudfoot, Mzwandile Stick and Jacques Nienaber, and Springbok Head of Athletic Performance, Aled […]

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New anti-doping education partnership for rugby in South Africa

New anti-doping education partnership for rugby in South Africa

Posted on December 11, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

A collaborative anti-doping education meeting involving the key stakeholders in South African rugby was held on Monday in Newlands, Cape Town, with the aim of strengthening education and information delivery for young players and their support network. Chaired by World Rugby, with representatives from SA Rugby, the SA Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDS), the […]

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Blitzboks improving as a team, says Human

Blitzboks improving as a team, says Human

Posted on December 10, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The younger generation of Blitzboks again showed in Cape Town that they are indeed more than capable to swim at the deep end of the HSBC World Sevens Series pool, according to Dewald Human, one of the newer players in the Springbok Sevens set-up. And with a number of Blitzbok stalwarts picking up injuries over […]

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Mother City, fans, partners thanked as HSBC Cape Town Sevens unites

Mother City, fans, partners thanked as HSBC Cape Town Sevens unites

Posted on December 10, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The power of sport to unite was brightly and boldly in evidence once again with bumper crowds celebrating in joyous harmony at the fourth edition of the HSBC Cape Town Sevens over the past weekend. Mr Mark Alexander, president of the South African Rugby Union, thanked all stakeholders for their part in producing another explosion […]

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Springboks’ home Test venues for 2019 confirmed

Springboks’ home Test venues for 2019 confirmed

Posted on December 10, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks will play their only two home Tests in 2019 in Johannesburg and Pretoria, with the opening round of a shortened Castle Lager Rugby Championship taking place on Saturday, 20 July at Emirates Airline Park against Australia, while an additional Test against Argentina on Saturday, 17 August will be played at Loftus Versfeld. Due […]

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Blitzboks claim bronze at HSBC Cape Town Sevens

Blitzboks claim bronze at HSBC Cape Town Sevens

Posted on December 9, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team finished third at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens on Sunday after they beat New Zealand 10-5 in the bronze medal match, finishing a weekend that received the thumbs up from Blitzbok coach Neil Powell and captain Philip Snyman. Starting the match with only 10 fit players, the Blitzboks, who lost 26-21 […]

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Record number of tries in Cape Town

Record number of tries in Cape Town

Posted on December 9, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Fiji won the fourth instalment of the ever-popular HSBC Cape Town Sevens – becoming the fourth different champion in the Mother City – on a weekend which delivered the most tries ever at a packed Cape Town Stadium. When USA speedster, Carlin Isles, crossed the tryline in injury time of the Cup Final, he scored […]

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Blitzboks to face Scotland in Cup quarter-finals

Blitzboks to face Scotland in Cup quarter-finals

Posted on December 8, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team on Saturday secured wins over Samoa and Zimbabwe to top Pool A at the end of the first day of the HSBC Cape Town Sevens despite a close defeat against New Zealand in their last match. The Blitzboks won 22-12 against Samoa and 43-0 against their African neighbours and despite a […]

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Brown, Human eager to get Cape Town effort going

Brown, Human eager to get Cape Town effort going

Posted on December 7, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

After 66 tournaments around the world, Kyle Brown knows a thing or two about winning tournaments on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series – be it in the USA, Europe or Australia, but most of all, he’s also had that winning feeling in South Africa. And not only in Cape Town, where the second leg […]

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