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Springbok Trophy Tour – Durban Route for Friday

Springbok Trophy Tour – Durban Route for Friday

Posted on November 7, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The second leg of the Springboks’ RWC Trophy Tour will take place in Durban on Friday. The route plans for East London (9 Nov), Port Elizabeth (10 Nov) and Cape Town (11 Nov) will be communicated in due course.   The route plan for Durban is as follows: 09h15: Tour starts on Centenary Boulevard in […]

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Legendary Springbok “Beast” retires at the top

Legendary Springbok “Beast” retires at the top

Posted on November 6, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok legend Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira has announced his retirement from international rugby. The 34-year-old veteran of 117 Tests confirmed his decision after a monumental performance in his final match, Saturday’s emphatic, 32-12, victory over England in the Rugby World Cup final in Yokohama, Japan. In a trademark scrumming performance from the 115kg […]

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Springboks humbled by superb support in SA

Springboks humbled by superb support in SA

Posted on November 6, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

“Humbled and over-awed” – that was the reaction of Springbok captain Siya Kolisi when the newly-crowned Rugby World Cup champions were welcomed back to South Africa by thousands of supporters, government officials and a huge media contingent at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Tuesday evening. A big chunk of the 31 players who […]

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Springbok Trophy Tour – Gauteng Route for Thursday

Springbok Trophy Tour – Gauteng Route for Thursday

Posted on November 6, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks’ RWC Trophy Tour kicks off in Gauteng on Thursday when they will travel through parts of Pretoria, Johannesburg and Soweto, parading the Webb Ellis Cup from an open-top bus. The route plans for Durban (8 Nov), East London (9 Nov), Port Elizabeth (10 Nov) and Cape Town (11 Nov) will be communicated in […]

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URGENT: Updated Springbok arrival details

URGENT: Updated Springbok arrival details

Posted on November 5, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Due to a technical delay, the Springboks’ flight from Japan via Sydney – with Rassie Erasmus, Siya Kolisi and a number of other players on board – will only land in Johannesburg after 7pm tonight. The first batch of players, which will include, amongst others, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Duane Vermeulen, Cheslin Kolbe and Makazole Mapimpi, […]

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Du Toit and Kolbe up for prestigious award

Du Toit and Kolbe up for prestigious award

Posted on November 1, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Two Springboks, Pieter-Steph du Toit and Cheslin Kolbe, are amongst the six nominees announced by World Rugby on Friday on the shortlist for the prestigious Player of the Year awards for 2019. The winners will be crowned at the World Rugby Awards at The Prince Park Tower in Tokyo, Japan, on Sunday 3 November, when […]

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Springboks look forward to date with destiny

Springboks look forward to date with destiny

Posted on November 1, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Siya Kolisi brushed off talk of his 50th Test appearance in tomorrow’s Rugby World Cup final against England, by saying the performance was all about team and country. Kolisi will lead out the Boks at the Yokohama International Stadium for the Springboks’ third final appearance, fully aware of the weight of expectation in South Africa. “We […]

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Springboks, Erasmus nominated for global awards

Springboks, Erasmus nominated for global awards

Posted on October 31, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks as well as South Africa’s Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus, have been nominated for prestigious honours in the World Rugby awards. The Springboks have been named as contenders for the title of Team of the Year while Erasmus is among the five nominations for Coach of the Year. Erasmus was also nominated for […]

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Kolbe returns in only Springbok change for RWC Final

Kolbe returns in only Springbok change for RWC Final

Posted on October 31, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Fit-again wing Cheslin Kolbe returns to the Springbok team in the only change to the match-day 23 for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final against England at Yokohama International Stadium (kick off 11h00 SA time). He regains the right wing berth from stand-in Sbu Nkosi in the only change to the team that eased their way […]

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Latest honour for Herschel Jantjies

Latest honour for Herschel Jantjies

Posted on October 30, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies has been recognised for his stunning debut season by being nominated as one of three contenders for the title World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year. Jantjies has been nominated with England wing Joe Cokanasiga and flyhalf Romain Ntamack of France for the prestigious award, which is now in its fifth […]

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