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Vermeulen to skipper Springboks against New Zealand

Vermeulen to skipper Springboks against New Zealand

Posted on July 24, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Experienced No 8 Duane Vermeulen will lead the Springboks against the All Blacks on Saturday, when the two traditional rivals clash in Wellington in the second round of the shortened 2019 Castle Lager Rugby Championship. Rassie Erasmus, Director of Rugby, has named a much-changed side from the one that defeated the Wallabies by 35-17 in […]

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Springbok Facts and Stats

Springbok Facts and Stats

Posted on July 24, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok records against New Zealand at Westpac Stadium Played 7; Won 1; Lost 6; Drawn 0; Points for 115; Points against 214; Tries for 14; Tries against 25; Wins 14% Team records against New Zealand: Most points: 36 – 15 September 2018 (the 36 points conceded by New Zealand were their most ever against any […]

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Springboks confirm Castle Lager Rugby Championship tour squad

Springboks confirm Castle Lager Rugby Championship tour squad

Posted on July 22, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks confirmed a touring squad of 36 players for their Castle Lager Rugby Championship matches against New Zealand and Argentina in the next three weeks. SA Rugby Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus, coaching staff and eight players jetted out of Johannesburg soon after the team’s 35-17 victory over Australia at Emirates Airline Park on […]

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Siya: Make the Green and Gold your #BokFriday dress code

Siya: Make the Green and Gold your #BokFriday dress code

Posted on July 19, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has appealed to South Africans to throw their weight behind the Springboks’ Rugby World Cup season by going big on #BokFriday. Kolisi appealed to supporters to wear their green and gold jerseys tomorrow and every Friday throughout the rugby season – all the way up and through the Boks’ Rugby World […]

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Saturday’s Test – All the stats and facts

Saturday’s Test – All the stats and facts

Posted on July 19, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

It is almost 11 years since South Africa last hosted Australia at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg. Ten Test matches have taken place against Australia at Emirates Airline Park, with the first on 12 August, 1933 and the last on 30 August, 2008. The score in the last match was a record 53-8, the Boks’ […]

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New-look HSBC Cape Town Sevens to rock from 13-15 December

New-look HSBC Cape Town Sevens to rock from 13-15 December

Posted on July 18, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The HSBC Cape Town Sevens undergoes a major makeover this year, stretching over three action-packed days in December, SA Rugby confirmed on Thursday. The Springbok Women’s Sevens team will make their South African debut on the afternoon of Friday 13 December at Cape Town Stadium, at the kick off of a long weekend of rugby […]

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Etzebeth handed Springbok captaincy for Australian Test

Etzebeth handed Springbok captaincy for Australian Test

Posted on July 17, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Experienced lock Eben Etzebeth was on Wednesday named as Springbok captain for Saturday’s first Castle Lager Rugby Championship match against Australia in Johannesburg, while Rynhardt Elstadt (loose forward) and Herschel Jantjies (scrumhalf) will both make their Test debuts on the Highveld. The game is the first in the Springboks’ shortened 2019 Castle Lager Rugby Championship […]

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Dyantyi injury setback for Springboks

Dyantyi injury setback for Springboks

Posted on July 16, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok wing Aphiwe Dyantyi has returned to the Xerox Golden Lions in Johannesburg where he will undergo rehabilitation for a hamstring injury, the Springbok management announced on Monday. The injury has ruled Dyantyi out of the start of the Springboks’ 2019 Castle Lager Rugby Championship campaign, which kicks off at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg […]

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Springboks – “South Africa, let’s be #StrongerTogether”

Springboks – “South Africa, let’s be #StrongerTogether”

Posted on July 11, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Siya Kolisi, Duane Vermeulen, Elton Jantjies, Malcolm Marx and a number of their Springbok team mates made a passionate appeal to South Africans to throw their considerable weight behind the men in Green and Gold as they get set to kick off the all-important 2019 international season. Together with Rassie Erasmus, the Director of Rugby, […]

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RIP James Small (1969-2019)

RIP James Small (1969-2019)

Posted on July 10, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Former Springbok wing James Small, a member of the 1995 Rugby World Cup winning squad, has died suddenly from a heart attack on Wednesday. The 50-year-old Small was rushed to hospital in Johannesburg on Tuesday night after suffering from a suspected heart attack. Mr Mark Alexander, President of SA Rugby, passed on his condolences to […]

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