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Hougaard replaces Cronje in Springbok starting team

Hougaard replaces Cronje in Springbok starting team

Posted on September 15, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Scrumhalf Ross Cronje has been withdrawn from the Springbok team to face the All Back on Saturday in Albany because of illness and is replaced by Francois Hougaard, who was initially named on the bench. Rudy Paige is now the replacement scrumhalf for the important Castle Lager Rugby Championship match on Saturday at the QBE […]

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Scramble for Currie Cup log positions heats up

Scramble for Currie Cup log positions heats up

Posted on September 14, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Nizaam Carr earns his 50th Currie Cup cap Hilton Lobberts to make his 150th first-class appearance The scramble for places in the top four on the Currie Cup Premier Division log will heat up even more this weekend as the countdown to the end of the pool stages intensifies with only five rounds of matches […]

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KZN YTC committed to developing young girls on and off the field

KZN YTC committed to developing young girls on and off the field

Posted on September 14, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The KwaZulu-Natal Women’s Youth Training Centre (YTC) has set its sights on increasing the number of participants in the programme from 540 to 2000 by 2020 as they continue to make a difference in the lives of young girls both on and off the field. The centre is one of eight SA Rugby YTC’s located […]

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Mostert, Du Preez and Dreyer return for Albany Test

Mostert, Du Preez and Dreyer return for Albany Test

Posted on September 14, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Three changes to starting team for New Zealand Test Franco Mostert and Jean-Luc du Preez are back in the Springbok starting team for Saturday’s Castle Lager Rugby Championship clash against the All Blacks at the QBE Stadium in Albany, north of Auckland. The Emirates Lions lock, who was rested last week in Perth, will take […]

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Champions and wildcards off to winning start in Gold Cup

Champions and wildcards off to winning start in Gold Cup

Posted on September 13, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Gold Cup champions Newrak Rustenburg Impala got off to a winning start while there were also significant wins for tournament wildcards Swallows and Tygerberg in the first round of SA Rugby’s flagship three-nation champions’ league for non-university clubs. In Pool A, Impala, winners in 2014 and 2016, were made to work very hard for a […]

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Currie Cup First Division set to intensify in second half

Currie Cup First Division set to intensify in second half

Posted on September 13, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The intensity of the Currie Cup First Division – sponsored by Nashua and DirectAxis – is expected to reach a new level this weekend as the competition enters the second half and the scramble for log positions builds. In Potchefstroom, the Leopards will be looking to extend their winning run to three matches when they […]

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Border Women hunt fifth successive title

Border Women hunt fifth successive title

Posted on September 12, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Border will be hunting an impressive fifth successive Women’s Interprovincial title on Saturday when they meet Western Province in a repeat of last year’s final at the BCM Stadium in East London. The team secured a record fifth successive home final two weeks ago with a rewarding 78-7 victory against Free State, which saw them […]

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Lambie granted early release from national contract

Lambie granted early release from national contract

Posted on September 12, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok flyhalf Patrick Lambie was granted an early release from his contract held jointly between SA Rugby and the Cell C Sharks and is free to relocate to French club side Racing 92, it was announced on Tuesday. The 26-year-old Lambie asked to be released of his joint Springbok and Cell C Sharks contract, with […]

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Injured Jaco Kriel to return home

Injured Jaco Kriel to return home

Posted on September 12, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok flank Jaco Kriel will return home to South Africa after a shoulder injury has ruled him out of Saturday’s vital Castle Lager Rugby Championship Test against the All Blacks in Auckland. The industrious flanker complained of a shoulder problem after the drawn match in Perth last Saturday. His condition did not improve since then […]

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Bok Women’s Sevens debuts for Mkhari, Ndawonde

Bok Women’s Sevens debuts for Mkhari, Ndawonde

Posted on September 11, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Rights Mkhari and Zinhle Ndawonde will face a baptism of fire in the Rugby Africa Sevens in Tunisia on Saturday and Sunday as they make their Springbok Women’s Sevens debuts in the tournament that doubles up as the Rugby World Cup Sevens Qualifier. Springbok Women’s Sevens coach Renfred Dazel on Monday made three personnel changes […]

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