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Blitzboks to step up preparations at Assupol International 7s

Blitzboks to step up preparations at Assupol International 7s

Posted on August 24, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team will step up their preparation for the forthcoming HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in October, when they take part in the Assupol International 7s tournament in Stellenbosch. The tournament, which was launched in Stellenbosch on Thursday, will see South Africa in action at the Markotter Stadium on 28 and 29 October […]

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Experienced Hougaard to face Pumas in Salta

Experienced Hougaard to face Pumas in Salta

Posted on August 24, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Only one forced change as Springboks build on continuity Forward pack kept unchanged for physical contest in Salta Experienced scrumhalf Francois Hougaard will make his 44th Test appearance for the Springboks when South Africa face Argentina in the high altitude of Salta on Saturday evening (SA time). Hougaard comes into the Springbok starting fifteen in […]

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Currie Cup in full swing as First Division kicks off

Currie Cup in full swing as First Division kicks off

Posted on August 23, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Currie Cup season will launch into full swing on Friday when the First Division – proudly sponsored by DirectAxis and Nashua – kicks off in Potchefstroom. Last year’s runners up, the Leopards, will host the SWD Eagles in the opening match at Profert Olën Park, while Saturday’s action sees Eastern Province take on the […]

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Kriel cautions against Pumas backlash

Kriel cautions against Pumas backlash

Posted on August 21, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Argentina is a proud rugby nation and will be determined to reverse the result in Port Elizabeth when the two teams meet again in Salta on Saturday, according to Springbok flank Jaco Kriel. The Springboks opened their Castle Lager Rugby Championship account on Saturday with a 37-15 triumph over the Pumas in the Nelson Mandela […]

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Pumas end Griquas’ Currie Cup power run

Pumas end Griquas’ Currie Cup power run

Posted on August 20, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Steval Pumas brought Tafel Lager Griquas’ Currie Cup power run of the last fortnight to a halt as they secured a narrow 27-21 victory in Kimberley on Sunday afternoon. The Toyota Free State Cheetahs, meanwhile, pipped the Vodacom Blue Bulls 41-40 at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday and DHL Western Province outplayed the Xerox Golden […]

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Vermaak replaces injured Cronjé in Bok tour squad

Vermaak replaces injured Cronjé in Bok tour squad

Posted on August 20, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Scrumhalf Jano Vermaak of the DHL Stormers has been called up to the Springbok squad as replacement for Ross Cronjé, who sustained a right ankle injury in the Springboks’ 37-15 victory over Argentina on Saturday in Port Elizabeth. Vermaak, who has already played in three Tests for the Springboks, was on Sunday named in the […]

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SA Rugby pays tribute to Sir Colin Meads

SA Rugby pays tribute to Sir Colin Meads

Posted on August 20, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby president, Mr Mark Alexander, on Sunday paid tribute to Sir Colin Meads, New Zealand’s player of the 20th century – and one of the greatest of any nation of all time – who passed away on Sunday, aged 81. He was as famous and as revered in South African rugby circles as he […]

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Border, SWD, Lions women in pole position

Border, SWD, Lions women in pole position

Posted on August 20, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Border, SWD and the Golden Lions maintained their unbeaten status in the SA Rugby Women’s Interprovincial competition on Saturday to take pole position in their respective sections for final berths. Border, who won the last four A Section titles, stretched their unbeaten run to four matches as they defeated KZN 41-14 in Durban thanks to […]

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Good start, but Springboks still need to improve – Allister Coetzee

Good start, but Springboks still need to improve – Allister Coetzee

Posted on August 19, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok coach, Allister Coetzee, was pleased with the performance of his squad following their 37-15 win over Argentina at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, but warned that further improvement in key areas will be needed if they want to build momentum in the Castle Lager Rugby Championship. The Boks scored four tries, […]

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SA Schools disappoint in U19 Series finale

SA Schools disappoint in U19 Series finale

Posted on August 19, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Schools coach Lance Sendin attributed his team’s 52-22 defeat against England at City Park Stadium in Cape Town on Saturday to missed opportunities and lapses in concentration on defence. The defeat left the team winless in the U19 International Series. Errors at crucial times, missed tackles and the inability to capitalise on their point-scoring chances […]

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