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Emirates Lions roar to pulsating Vodacom Super Rugby win

Emirates Lions roar to pulsating Vodacom Super Rugby win

Posted on February 18, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

DHL Stormers thwart Jaguares fightback in Cape Town The 2018 Vodacom Super Rugby season got off to an exciting start on Saturday afternoon when the Emirates Lions and the DHL Stormers both clinched home victories in the first round of matches. The Emirates Lions showed their class with a thrilling 26-19 win over the Cell […]

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Revamped Vodacom Super Rugby set for exciting kick-off – Week 1 Preview

Revamped Vodacom Super Rugby set for exciting kick-off – Week 1 Preview

Posted on February 15, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

DHL Stormers entertain Jaguares in Cape Town Emirates Lions face Durban-rivals on Highveld Springbok No 8 Warren Whiteley will captain the Emirates Lions on Saturday against the Cell C Sharks at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg in the first local derby of the revamped 2018 Vodacom Super Rugby competition. Following a revamp of the competition […]

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Junior Boks to kick off U20 Champs in Perpignan

Junior Boks to kick off U20 Champs in Perpignan

Posted on February 14, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Junior Springboks will kick off the World Rugby U20 Championship campaign against Georgia in the southern French city of Perpignan on Wednesday, 30 May. The encounter, which will be hosted at Stade Aimé Giral at 18h30 (SA time), is the opening match of the tournament, World Rugby announced on Wednesday. Chean Roux’s team, who […]

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SuperSport waives radio broadcast rights fees for SABC

SuperSport waives radio broadcast rights fees for SABC

Posted on February 14, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Key discussions between SA Rugby and SuperSport have resulted in SuperSport agreeing to waive radio broadcast rights fees for Vodacom Super Rugby for the SABC. This follows the national broadcaster’s statement that it has financial challenges regarding the rights of Vodacom Super Rugby and is unlikely to produce live radio broadcasts of the tournament. Mr […]

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Geduld to miss North American trip

Geduld to miss North American trip

Posted on February 14, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team will be without playmaker Justin Geduld for the next two tournaments in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, in Las Vegas and Vancouver. Geduld, who was the leading points’ scorer at the HSBC Sydney Sevens three weeks ago, fractured his jaw the following week in Hamilton and will be out of […]

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Marx hooks three 2017 SA Rugby Awards

Marx hooks three 2017 SA Rugby Awards

Posted on February 9, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx was rewarded with three awards following a sublime season in 2017, including being named the SA Rugby Player of the Year. The 23-year-old star from the Emirates Lions was also named the SA Rugby Young Player (U23) and Vodacom Super Rugby Player of the Year for 2017. Marx, who retained the […]

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BokSmart sets long-term #VisionZero goal

BokSmart sets long-term #VisionZero goal

Posted on February 8, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

BokSmart has set a very ambitious target of zero catastrophic injuries and breaches in rugby safety standards in South African rugby with a long-term initiative called #VisionZero. The key motivation behind #VisionZero is to aim for that ultimate point where there eventually are no more rugby-related catastrophic spinal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, cardiac fatalities and […]

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Proud Kok thanks Blitzboks for Dream Team spot

Proud Kok thanks Blitzboks for Dream Team spot

Posted on February 5, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Werner Kok feels that his inclusion into the HSBC NZ Sevens Dream Team was a result of him enjoying his time on the field with his fellow Springbok Sevens team-mates, but insists that the Blitzboks staying ahead in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series remains top priority. Kok impressed all weekend in Hamilton, with some […]

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Murray to referee at Women’s World Series Qualifier

Murray to referee at Women’s World Series Qualifier

Posted on February 5, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Promising South African women’s referee Ashleigh Murray has been named as one of six referees to officiate at the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series Qualifier in Hong Kong on 6 and 7 April in a big career boost for the 22-year-old. The referee panel for the tournament comprises of talented referees who are not members […]

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Springbok Women’s Sevens claim bronze in Brisbane

Springbok Women’s Sevens claim bronze in Brisbane

Posted on February 4, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Women’s Sevens team claimed bronze in Brisbane on Sunday, after a good Day Two performance at the Super7sBrisbane tournament, played at the Sci-Fleet Stadium in Toowong. The South Africans outplayed France for the bronze medal and showed much progress in the process. A close, but deserving 21-19 win over the USA in the […]

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