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SA Sevens keen to get season underway

SA Sevens keen to get season underway

Posted on September 28, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The South African Sevens team contesting the Oktoberfest 7s in Munich, Germany this weekend are keen to get the season underway on a positive note and set the tone for the remainder of the world calendar. The SA squad’s coach at the tournament, Paul Delport, said they have settled in well since arrival in Germany […]

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Springboks share rugby knowledge with local Free State coaches

Springboks share rugby knowledge with local Free State coaches

Posted on September 27, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

More than 250 clubs and schools coaches from Bloemfontein and surrounding areas attended a coaches’ seminar at Grey College on Wednesday afternoon. Springbok head coach Allister Coetzee, scrum coach Matt Proudfoot and forwards coach Johann van Graan presented the seminar at the packed Grey venue. The Springbok coaches were accompanied by players Pieter-Steph du Toit, […]

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Balanced SA Select Women’s training squad named

Balanced SA Select Women’s training squad named

Posted on September 27, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Eight players with national experience in 15s and sevens were named in the 28-member SA Select Women’s training squad for a 12-day training camp starting in Stellenbosch on Friday, as the side prepares to travel to England in October for the first national tour since the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2014. The camp, which […]

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U17s ready for interprovincial sevens action

U17s ready for interprovincial sevens action

Posted on September 27, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The top junior sevens players in the country will go head-to-head in what promises to be an action-packed display of rugby on Friday and Saturday at the SA Rugby Under-17 Interprovincial Sevens at Tafel Lager Park in Kimberley. The tournament features the 15 provincial sides and Namibia, who will battle it out across four pools. […]

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Battle for top spot in First Division takes centre stage

Battle for top spot in First Division takes centre stage

Posted on September 27, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The battle for the top spot in the Currie Cup First Division – sponsored by Nashua and DirectAxis – will take centre stage on Friday as the Down Touch Griffons meet the Leopards in Potchefstroom in a thrilling start to the penultimate round of pool action. Defending champions, the Down Touch Griffons, are currently in […]

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Springboks up the training tempo for Wallabies contest

Springboks up the training tempo for Wallabies contest

Posted on September 27, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Three players released to their respective provinces Franco Smith, the Springbok backline coach, said the manner in which the South Africans bounce back on Saturday against the Wallabies would demonstrate the character of the current team. Speaking to media at the team hotel in Bloemfontein on Tuesday, Smith said a vital part of the Springboks’ […]

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Experienced Louw joins Springbok squad in Bloemfontein

Experienced Louw joins Springbok squad in Bloemfontein

Posted on September 25, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Experienced flanker Francois Louw joined up with the Springbok squad on Monday in Bloemfontein, where the group are preparing for the coming weekend’s Castle Lager Rugby Championship match against Australia. The match against the Wallabies is the Springboks’ penultimate fixture of the 2017 competition, and the Springboks still have a change to finish second in […]

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South Africa unveils the Triple-Win Bid to host RWC 2023

South Africa unveils the Triple-Win Bid to host RWC 2023

Posted on September 25, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

An irrevocable £160m government guarantee will underpin a record profit Facilities, scheduling and logistics will make it most player-centric tournament ever Unique experiences in bucket-list destinations promised at a nationwide carnival A South African Rugby World Cup in 2023 would be an unbeatable triple-win, the World Rugby Council was told in London on Monday, when […]

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Log-leaders show some bite in Currie Cup weekend

Log-leaders show some bite in Currie Cup weekend

Posted on September 24, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Cell C Sharks and Toyota Free State Cheetahs maintained their top two positions on the Currie Cup Premier Division log with solid wins, while DHL Western Province also stayed in the hunt for a top two spot in yet another thrilling weekend of Currie Cup – sponsored by Nashua and DirectAxis – came to […]

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Try-fest in Currie Cup First Division

Try-fest in Currie Cup First Division

Posted on September 24, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The attacking mind-set of teams in the Currie Cup First Division – sponsored by Nashua and DirectAxis – came to the fore as close to fifty tries were scored in a highly entertaining weekend of action. Leading the pack in the try-scoring stakes as well as the log, were Down Touch Griffons, who scored ten […]

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