Junior Springboks news

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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Moerat: Junior Boks will have to improve

Moerat: Junior Boks will have to improve

Posted on June 9, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Junior Springbok captain Salmaan Moerat said although his team was still hurting from their defeat against France in their final World Rugby U20 Championship pool match on Thursday, they would rally together and work harder for Tuesday’s semi-final against England. The SA U20s will do so with a new team-mate in prop Leon Lyons, who […]

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Junior Boks to face England in U20 Champs semi-final

Junior Boks to face England in U20 Champs semi-final

Posted on June 8, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux was disappointed with his team’s 46-29 defeat against France in their final World Rugby U20 Championship pool match in Narbonne on Thursday, but he lauded their effort to grind out the bonus point to book their place in the semi-final against England. France came out with a bang in front […]

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Roux changes six for SAU20s French clash

Roux changes six for SAU20s French clash

Posted on June 6, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Wandisile Simelane will start on the wing and Lubabalo Dobela at flyhalf when the Junior Springboks meet World Rugby U20 Championship hosts, France, in their pool decider in Narbonne on Thursday, among six changes to coach Chean Roux’s starting team. Dobela will make his first start in the competition, and Simelane, who moved from centre […]

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Junior Boks want to take step forward in France

Junior Boks want to take step forward in France

Posted on June 6, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby’s High Performance manager and Junior Springbok assistant coach Louis Koen says the team is keen to take a step forward in the World Rugby U20 Championship when they meet hosts, France, in their final pool match in Narbonne on Thursday. The SA U20s are currently leading the standings in Pool C with 10 […]

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Coetzer, Buthelezi to join Junior Boks in France

Coetzer, Buthelezi to join Junior Boks in France

Posted on June 4, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

DHL Western Province flyhalf David Coetzer and Cell C Sharks No 8 Phendulani Buthelezi will join the Junior Springboks in France on Tuesday as injury replacements for Damian Willemse and Muller du Plessis respectively. Willemse suffered a knee injury in the team’s World Rugby U20 Championship match against Ireland on Sunday, which will sideline him […]

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Roux lauds Junior Bok fightback to beat Ireland

Roux lauds Junior Bok fightback to beat Ireland

Posted on June 3, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux lauded his team’s determined second-half display against Ireland in their World Rugby U20 Championship match at Stade d’Honneur du Parc des Sports et de l’Amitié in Narbonne on Sunday to register a 30-17 bonus-point victory. The SA U20s scored five tries to two by Ireland, with Wandisile Simelane (centre) earning […]

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Roux makes four changes for Ireland clash

Roux makes four changes for Ireland clash

Posted on June 2, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux made four changes to his team for their second World Rugby U20 Championship match against Ireland on Sunday at Stade d’Honneur du Parc des Sports et de l’Amitié in Narbonne in the south of France. Two of the changes were injury enforced as winger Sihle Nejzula and centre Rikus Pretorius […]

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Junior Boks can get the job done against Ireland – Green

Junior Boks can get the job done against Ireland – Green

Posted on June 1, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Junior Springbok winger Tyrone Green says the team has the goods to deliver a quality performance against Ireland in Narbonne on Sunday in their second pool match. The Junior Springboks secured a 33-27 victory against Georgia in their opening game in Perpignan on Wednesday, and Green, who was one of the try-scorers in the match, […]

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Big step-up required by Junior Springboks

Big step-up required by Junior Springboks

Posted on May 31, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Junior Springbok assistant coach Bafana Nhleko said the team had to make a massive step-up in their second World Rugby U20 Championship pool match against Ireland after a second-half fightback against Georgia earned them a 33-27 victory on Wednesday. The SA U20’s will meet Ireland meet on Sunday at Stade d’Honneur du Parc des Sports […]

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