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REF teaches a lesson to Junior Bok stars

REF teaches a lesson to Junior Bok stars

Posted on December 6, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Nine Junior Springbok stars were among the half century of emerging young players who were taught a thing or two by REF (the Rugby Education Foundation) in 2018 after winning education bursaries though the SA Rugby-run programme. Junior Springbok prop Alulutho Tshakweni (Sports Management) and centre Rikus Pretorius (Sports Administration and Coaching) were among a […]

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Powell names unchanged line-up for HSBC Cape Town Sevens

Powell names unchanged line-up for HSBC Cape Town Sevens

Posted on December 6, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Justin Geduld has recovered from the injury, which cut short his participation in the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens, while Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell believes the improvement shown by his 13-man squad in the latter stages of last weekend’s tournament was enough to keep faith in the same players for the HSBC Cape Town Sevens. […]

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Team effort needed in Cape Town – Werner Kok

Team effort needed in Cape Town – Werner Kok

Posted on December 5, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The players in the Springbok Sevens team took full responsibility for the hiccup in Dubai, where an individualistic approach in the opening matches of last week’s tournament led to the less than perfect start to the season for the Blitzboks. That is the opinion of Springbok Sevens strongman Werner Kok as the team prepare for […]

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HSBC Cape Town Sevens 2018 – what you HAVE to know

HSBC Cape Town Sevens 2018 – what you HAVE to know

Posted on December 5, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Cape Town is abuzz with sevens rugby action this week in the build-up to the highly-anticipated fourth instalment of the HSBC Cape Town Sevens, the second tournament on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. If you’re attending the event, make sure you know all the ins and outs of what will be happening on Saturday […]

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SA Rugby confirm match official panels for 2019

SA Rugby confirm match official panels for 2019

Posted on December 5, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The SA Rugby Referees Panels were confirmed on Wednesday, with nine referees named in the elite Premier Panel, a further 17 on the National Panel while there are nine Television Match Officials listed for next year. In addition, seven names are on the Sevens Panel for 2019. The complete SA Rugby Match Official Panels for […]

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Blitzboks to feed off Cape Town crowd’s energy

Blitzboks to feed off Cape Town crowd’s energy

Posted on December 4, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Blitzboks will draw energy from the expected full house at the Cape Town Stadium when the second of ten HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournaments kicks off in in Cape Town on Saturday. Springbok Sevens captain, Philip Snyman, said they are keen to get going at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens this weekend, where […]

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Former Springboks take leading roles at Players’ Fund

Former Springboks take leading roles at Players’ Fund

Posted on December 4, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Former Springboks Jean de Villiers and Hanyani Shimange were on Tuesday elected as chairman and deputy chairman at a special general meeting of the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund. After 38 years of leadership on the board of trustees, Morné du Plessis and Frikkie Naudé both announced that they would be stepping down from […]

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Accenture join SA Rugby as Official Digital Partner

Accenture join SA Rugby as Official Digital Partner

Posted on December 4, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby unveiled on Tuesday how Accenture South Africa will champion the federation’s digital acceleration ambitions as the proud official digital partner to the South African Rugby Union and the Springboks. “To many South Africans, rugby is more than just a game. It’s a sport that evokes powerful emotions and has the power to unite […]

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Marvel magic makes Vodacom Super Rugby “Superpowered” in 2019

Marvel magic makes Vodacom Super Rugby “Superpowered” in 2019

Posted on December 4, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

South African rugby is entering a whole new universe in 2019 as SA Rugby, SuperSport, Vodacom and Marvel team up to bring Super Heroes to life and create an all-conquering, planet-shifting, villain-busting “Superpowered” Vodacom Super Rugby competition. Some of Marvel’s most iconic Super Heroes will join forces with South Africa’s most powerful rugby stars to […]

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Lessons learnt as Blitzboks shift focus to Cape Town

Lessons learnt as Blitzboks shift focus to Cape Town

Posted on December 3, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team are not dwelling on what happened in the Arabian Desert in Dubai last weekend, according to Rosko Specman in the build-up to his final tournament for the Blitzboks in Cape Town this weekend before he shifts his focus to fifteens with the Vodacom Bulls. “We did some good and bad things […]

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