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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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Sendin calls for big improvement in U19 Series finale

Sendin calls for big improvement in U19 Series finale

Posted on August 18, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Schools coach Lance Sendin on Friday called for a big improvement from his team in their final Under 19 International Series match against England at City Park Stadium in Crawford on Saturday as they look to finish the tournament with a win. The SA Schools team went down against Wales and France in their […]

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Springbok squad members boost Currie Cup

Springbok squad members boost Currie Cup

Posted on August 17, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Four of the five Springbok squad members released for Currie Cup duty this weekend will take to the field for their respective provinces in a timely boost as the sides look to build momentum in the competition. Vodacom Blue Bulls fullback Warrick Gelant, DHL Western Province winger Dillyn Leyds, and the Toyota Free State Cheetahs […]

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