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“Thank you South Africa”, say departing Springboks

“Thank you South Africa”, say departing Springboks

Posted on August 30, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks said “thank you, South Africa” as they departed from OR Tambo International Airport for the ninth Rugby World Cup on Friday. Director of rugby, Rassie Erasmus, Springbok captain Siya Kolisi, a squad of 31 players and 20 management headed to Japan before a cheering crowd of approximately 2000 people after a week of […]

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Springboks complete RWC coaching team

Springboks complete RWC coaching team

Posted on August 28, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Rassie Erasmus completed his Rugby World Cup coaching team on Wednesday with the confirmed appointment of defence consultant Felix Jones. The former Irish international will join the squad in Japan on a short-term consultancy, filling a vacancy left by the withdrawal for medical reasons of Swys de Bruin. Jones will take on a new role […]

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No Surprises in Bok Squad

No Surprises in Bok Squad

Posted on August 26, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

A Springbok blend led by Siya Kolisi and combining youth with gnarled experience was on Monday confirmed to launch South Africa’s seventh assault on the Rugby World Cup title. The squad naming was broadcast live by several national broadcasters in front of an excited audience at Multichoice City in Johannesburg. The team departs to Japan […]

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Eben Etzebeth Allegations

Eben Etzebeth Allegations

Posted on August 26, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The South African Rugby Union is a law abiding member of South African society and has no tolerance of acts of violence or racial abuse. We will co-operate with the authorities in any way necessary. Our Rugby World Cup squad will have no place for anyone who transgresses those principles. But we also trust our […]

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“It’s nice to learn when you’re winning” – Erasmus

“It’s nice to learn when you’re winning” – Erasmus

Posted on August 19, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Rassie Erasmus breathed a sigh of relief and confirmed that his 2019 Springbok squad continued on a trajectory of progress after a 24-18 victory over Argentina in a Castle Lager Incoming Test at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday. Sbu Nkosi scored both the Boks’ tries, while Elton Jantjies kicked five from six as he […]

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Brits: My wildest dream has come true

Brits: My wildest dream has come true

Posted on August 16, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Schalk Brits described the Springbok captaincy as his wildest dream that has come true. Brits will be leading out South Africa against Argentina at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday, in what is the Boks’ last home game before the Rugby World Cup. The Farewell Test against the Pumas starts at 17h05 and will be […]

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Brits to lead Boks

Brits to lead Boks

Posted on August 14, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Schalk Brits has been named captain of a new-look Springbok team for the Farewell Test against Argentina at Loftus Versveld on Saturday. The Springboks have been challenged by Rassie Erasmus to make a resounding statement about the health of South African rugby in the team’s Farewell Test against Argentina at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on […]

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Erasmus excited about ‘Farewell Test’ at Loftus

Erasmus excited about ‘Farewell Test’ at Loftus

Posted on August 12, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks are preparing to launch themselves into the Rugby World Cup with a momentum-boosting performance at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday, said Rassie Erasmus, director of rugby, on the team’s victorious return from overseas on Monday morning. “This is a very important week for us and I’m really excited about what we plan […]

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Vermeulen: Boks strive for consistency

Vermeulen: Boks strive for consistency

Posted on August 11, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

South Africa will enjoy their victory over Argentina and their triumph in the Castle Lager Rugby Championship, but Springbok captain Duane Vermeulen said these moments are all stepping stones towards the big goal of the year, the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. The Boks smashed Argentina 46-13 in Salta on Saturday to clinch the […]

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Springboks reshuffle front row

Springboks reshuffle front row

Posted on August 8, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The experienced Tendai Mtawarira (loosehead prop), Bongi Mbonambi (hooker) and Trevor Nyakane (tighthead prop) will pack down in the Springbok front row when South Africa face Argentina in the third and final Castle Lager Rugby Championship encounter in Salta on Saturday. The reshuffled front row are the only changes to the starting fifteen from the […]

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