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Springbok Castle Lager Rugby Championship home fixtures confirmed for 2018

Springbok Castle Lager Rugby Championship home fixtures confirmed for 2018

Posted on December 11, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks’ Castle Lager Rugby Championship home fixtures for 2018 were confirmed on Monday with matches scheduled for Pretoria, Durban and Port Elizabeth in the 22nd edition of the Southern Hemisphere championship. The Wallabies will appear in Port Elizabeth for the first time in more than half a century when they take on the Springboks […]

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SA finish third as NZ clinch Cape Town Cup

SA finish third as NZ clinch Cape Town Cup

Posted on December 11, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

New Zealand claimed their maiden HSBC Cape Town Sevens title as South Africa had to settle for bronze after a pulsating day of action in the Mother City. The Springbok Sevens team had to work very hard to beat Fiji in their quarter-final early on the second day of the tournament, and despite trailing by […]

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South Africa to face Fiji in Cape Town quarter-final

South Africa to face Fiji in Cape Town quarter-final

Posted on December 9, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens finished the first day of the HSBC Cape Town Sevens as one of three undefeated teams and will face Fiji in the Cup quarter-finals on Sunday. The Blitzboks outplayed Russia 40-5, France 31-5 and Kenya 26-7 in Pool A on a day that saw a number of upsets in the Cape Town […]

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SA Rugby identifies two additional potential franchises

SA Rugby identifies two additional potential franchises

Posted on December 8, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby on Friday announced that the Mpumalanga and Griqualand West Rugby Unions had been identified as the preferred candidates to assume places in inter-continental competitions, should opportunities arise. The two unions were selected from a list of four bidders in a process assessed and determined by independent consultants. The unsuccessful bidders were combinations of […]

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Blitzboks want to be ruthless with a smile in Cape Town

Blitzboks want to be ruthless with a smile in Cape Town

Posted on December 8, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Blitzboks enjoy bringing smiles to the faces of their supporters, but they also enjoy getting the job done with a smile – and that is exactly what Justin Geduld will be aiming to do when the HSBC Cape Town Sevens tournament kicks off on Saturday. The Springbok Sevens playmaker made a successful return to […]

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Blitzboks plan to use experience to their advantage

Blitzboks plan to use experience to their advantage

Posted on December 7, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Experience and then some – that is the statistical reality of the Springbok Sevens team, who will start the HSBC Cape Town Sevens this weekend as the most experienced Blitzbok team ever. Four players – Chris Dry (63), Kyle Brown (59), Branco du Preez (56) and Cecil Afrika (54) – have played in more than 50 tournaments, […]

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HSBC Cape Town Sevens 2018 – what you HAVE to know

HSBC Cape Town Sevens 2018 – what you HAVE to know

Posted on December 7, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

HSBC Cape Town Sevens Pools and Match Schedule Cape Town is abuzz with sevens rugby action this week in the build-up to the highly-anticipated third instalment of the HSBC Cape Town Sevens, the second tournament on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. If you’re attending the event, make sure you know all the ins and […]

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Powell names unchanged side for HSBC Cape Town Sevens

Powell names unchanged side for HSBC Cape Town Sevens

Posted on December 6, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell rewarded the 12 players who won the opening tournament of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai when he named an unchanged squad for the highly anticipated HSBC Cape Town Sevens on Wednesday. The tournament takes place in the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday and Sunday and tickets were […]

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EP YTC targets 2000 participants by 2020

EP YTC targets 2000 participants by 2020

Posted on December 6, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Eastern Province Women’s Youth Training Centre (YTC) has set its sights on increasing the number of participants in the programme to 2000 by 2020 as it looks to grow women’s rugby in the region and make a solid contribution to national development. The training centre – based at the Missionvale campus of the Nelson […]

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Packed Cape Town Stadium to inspire Blitzboks – Snyman

Packed Cape Town Stadium to inspire Blitzboks – Snyman

Posted on December 5, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

A packed Cape Town Stadium and a sell-out crowd do give them extra legs and the Blitzboks are determined to reward the South African faithful with a commanding performance at the forthcoming HSBC Cape Town Sevens this weekend. According to the Springbok Sevens captain, Philip Snyman, the team loves playing at home, but as they saw last […]

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