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Roux praises players after tough U19 camp

Roux praises players after tough U19 camp

Posted on November 28, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux was satisfied with the outcomes of the Under-19 assessment camp in Stellenbosch and praised the players for their work-ethic, adding that it would benefit the team when they begin their preparations for the World Rugby U20 Championship next year. The two-and-a-half week camp, which concluded on Tuesday, will be followed […]

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Junior Boks kick off 2019 preparations with assessment camps

Junior Boks kick off 2019 preparations with assessment camps

Posted on October 31, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux invited two squads of 74 Under-19 and Under-18 players for assessment camps in Stellenbosch in November and January with an eye on preparing for next year’s World Rugby U20 Championship in Argentina. The U19 squad includes 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship players Rikus Pretorius, Asenathi Ntlabakanye and Phendulani Buthelezi, as […]

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Nhleko signs long-term deal with Junior Boks

Nhleko signs long-term deal with Junior Boks

Posted on October 29, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby U21 Championship-winning Xerox Golden Lions coach, Bafana Nhleko, will join SA Rugby’s coaching ranks on a long-term basis from Thursday, 1 November, as the Junior Springbok assistant coach after signing a four-year contract, SA Rugby announced on Monday. The 35-year-old Nhleko, who has been in the Xerox Golden Lions’ coaching structures since 2011, […]

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Simelane cherishes U20 Championship experience

Simelane cherishes U20 Championship experience

Posted on June 18, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Junior Springbok vice-captain and centre Wandisile Simelane, who capped off the World Rugby U20 Championship with the honour of being the joint top try-scorer with six tries, looked back at the competition with fond memories as the team prepared to depart for South Africa on Monday night. The Junior Springboks finished the tournament – hosted […]

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Roux pleased as SA U20s claim bronze

Roux pleased as SA U20s claim bronze

Posted on June 17, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux was a pleased man on Sunday after his team delivered a strong performance to defeat New Zealand by 40-30 at Stade de la Méditerranée in Béziers to finish the World Rugby U20 Championship on a high note and claim the bronze medal. The first half was tense as both teams […]

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Junior Boks face New Zealand with new centre pairing

Junior Boks face New Zealand with new centre pairing

Posted on June 16, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Junior Springboks will face New Zealand in the World Rugby U20 Championship bronze playoff in Béziers on Sunday with a new centre pairing of Wandisile Simelane and Lyle Hendricks. Simelane switches from the left wing to centre, while Hendricks replaces Rikus Pretorius who is nursing a contusion to his leg. The other changes to […]

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Junior Boks want to finish U20 Champs on a winning note

Junior Boks want to finish U20 Champs on a winning note

Posted on June 15, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Louis Koen said on Friday that the Junior Springbok team were determined to finish the World Rugby U20 Championship on a winning note when they meet New Zealand in the bronze playoff in Béziers on Sunday. The SAU20’s returned to the training field on Friday morning following their heart-breaking one-point defeat against England in the […]

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Disappointed Roux says Junior Boks will learn from defeat

Disappointed Roux says Junior Boks will learn from defeat

Posted on June 13, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux was bitterly disappointed with his side’s 32-31 defeat against England in the World Rugby U20 Championship semi-final in Narbonne, but he said the players will learn some valuable lessons as they look ahead at their bronze playoff match against New Zealand. The result dashed the Junior Boks’ hopes of advancing […]

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Heart-breaking defeat sees SAU20’s play for bronze

Heart-breaking defeat sees SAU20’s play for bronze

Posted on June 12, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Junior Springboks will contest the bronze playoff at the World Rugby U20 Championship on Sunday after heart-breaking 32-31 defeat against England in the semi-final at Stade d’Honneur du Parc des Sports et de l’Amitié in Narbonne dashed their hopes of advancing to the final. The team staged a spirited fightback from 19-0 down to […]

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Nhleko: It’s playoff time, 80 minutes is all we have

Nhleko: It’s playoff time, 80 minutes is all we have

Posted on June 10, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Junior Springbok assistant coach Bafana Nhleko said on Sunday it would take a determined 80 minute effort in the World Rugby U20 Championship semi-final against England in Narbonne on Tuesday to book a place in the final as the competition reaches the business end. “The first thing we need to get right is an 80-minute […]

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