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Marx, De Klerk nominated for World Rugby Players of the Year award

Marx, De Klerk nominated for World Rugby Players of the Year award

Posted on November 2, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Two Springboks, Malcolm Marx and Faf de Klerk, are amongst a group of five players nominated for the prestigious 2018 World Rugby Player of the Year Award. Marx (hooker) and De Klerk (scrumhalf) join their Springbok colleague Aphiwe Dyantyi as South African nominees for the various 2018 World Rugby accolades, after the Bok speedster was […]

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Vermeulen, Whiteley return in new-look Springbok loose trio combination

Vermeulen, Whiteley return in new-look Springbok loose trio combination

Posted on November 1, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Duane Vermeulen and Warren Whiteley both return to the Springbok starting team and together with Siya Kolisi (captain) they will form a new-look loose forward combination for Saturday’s Castle Lager Outgoing Tour Test against England at Twickenham. The much-anticipated Test will kick off the Springboks’ four-match tour of the United Kingdom and France, which also […]

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Vermeulen: Twickenham battle will be huge

Vermeulen: Twickenham battle will be huge

Posted on October 30, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok loose forward Duane Vermeulen said he is excited to be back in the Springbok set-up and spoke of the anticipation that is building in the South African camp in the build-up to Saturday’s big match against England in London. A packed Twickenham is expected for the Boks’ first match of the Castle Lager Outgoing […]

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Erasmus: England Test offers new opportunities

Erasmus: England Test offers new opportunities

Posted on October 29, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks’ opening Test of the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour against England on Saturday at Twickenham offers him a number of important player opportunities to consider, said Rassie Erasmus, the SA Rugby Director of Rugby. European-based Springboks Willie le Roux, Faf de Klerk, Francois Louw and Cheslin Kolbe will not be considered for selection for […]

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Uncapped trio dash from Currie Cup final into Springbok squad

Uncapped trio dash from Currie Cup final into Springbok squad

Posted on October 27, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Petersen, Nel and Schickerling rush from Currie Cup final to tour next month Aplon and Schreuder recalled for Castle Lager Outgoing Tour Nyakane, De Jager and Vermeulen to bolster forwards The uncapped trio of Sergeal Petersen (wing), Ruhan Nel (centre) and JD Schickerling (lock) were on Saturday named in the Springbok squad of 36 for […]

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Erasmus satisfied with Springbok preparation for challenging tour

Erasmus satisfied with Springbok preparation for challenging tour

Posted on October 26, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok training squad wrapped up preparations for their Castle Lager Outgoing Tour to the United Kingdom and France with an early morning training session in Stellenbosch on Friday, with Rassie Erasmus declaring the camp a success. Twenty players spent the last five days training in Stellenbosch, where the Springbok coaches were able to work […]

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Dyantyi nominated for World Rugby award

Dyantyi nominated for World Rugby award

Posted on October 26, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok wing Aphiwe Dyantyi has been nominated as one of three candidates for World Rugby’s Breakthrough Player of the Year Award for 2018. There are three countries represented in the nominees for the 2018 award, in association with Tudor. The other nominees for this prestigious award, now in its fourth year, are Ireland winger Jordan […]

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ASICS backs Springboks and SA Rugby to 2024

ASICS backs Springboks and SA Rugby to 2024

Posted on October 25, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby announced on Thursday that it was renewing its partnership with top sports performance brand, ASICS, for a further five years. The new agreement – which will make the relationship a decade-long one at the end of 2024 – will incorporate landmark rugby events such as the visit of the British & Irish Lions […]

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Mapoe to join Springbok training group in Stellenbosch

Mapoe to join Springbok training group in Stellenbosch

Posted on October 23, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Lionel Mapoe will join the Springbok training squad in Stellenbosch as injury cover for Lukhanyo Am, who is unlikely to be fit for the first two Tests of the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour. Am sustained a fractured arm against the All Blacks in Wellington last month and indications are that he will not be ready […]

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Springbok training squad named for Stellenbosch camp

Springbok training squad named for Stellenbosch camp

Posted on October 21, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

A preliminary Springbok training squad 20 for the forthcoming Castle Lager Outgoing Tour to the United Kingdom and France was announced on Sunday, with Duane Vermeulen, Trevor Nyakane and Lood de Jager making a return to the group, while Tendai Mtawarira was ruled out of the tour due to injury. The majority of the squad […]

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