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Gumede joins Bok training squad as Kolbe undergoes medical tests

The group now includes 20 forwards and 15 backline players

Celimpilo Gumede (loose forward) received his first Springbok call-up on Monday and immediately got stuck into the action at the team’s afternoon training session in Pretoria following the release of double Rugby World Cup-winning wing Cheslin Kolbe, who will undergo a medical examination for a knee niggle. Kolbe, who was…

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Nominees confirmed for Vodacom United Rugby Championship (URC) Player of the Season

The winner will be announced on Tuesday, 18 June, as part of the series of Vodacom URC Awards for the season

The Vodacom Bulls duo of Kurt-Lee Arendse and Cameron Hanekom are up against the Emirates Lions’ versatile Sanele Nohamba for the coveted Vodacom United Rugby Championship Player of the Season Award for 2024. The Gauteng-based trio garnered the most votes in the nomination process, with Springbok head coach Rassie Erasmus,…

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Erasmus names exciting Bok training squad

The squad includes 11 uncapped players and a cohort of players from the 2023 and 2019 Rugby World Cup-winning squads

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus named an exciting squad of 35 players for the team’s first official training camp of the season, which starts in Pretoria on Monday where the focus will be on the opening Test of the season against Wales on 22 June. The Boks are in for a…

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Dazel disappointed in faltering finish in Spain

The South Africans lost their status as a core team after Spain beat them in Madrid on Sunday, and the Bok Women’s Sevens will now have to qualify for the World Rugby Challenger Series again via the continental route

Springbok Women's Sevens head coach Renfred Dazel said they will have to take their HSBC SVNS relegation on the chin, regroup and give their season a fitting finish at their first appearance at the Olympic Games later this year. The South Africans lost their status as a core team after…

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Blitzboks ready to tick the right boxes in Madrid

Davids believes that a vote of confidence by their supporters will be justified given the improvements shown by the squad in the last two tournaments

The belief in their turnaround of fortunes is real and come the HSBC SVNS Grand Finale in Madrid this weekend, the Springbok Sevens team will be ready to deliver. That is the view of Blitzbok captain Selvyn Davids as the squad fine-tuned their preparations for the final showpiece of the…

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Bok Women will not stop fighting in Madrid

South Africa face Argentina, Belgium and Brazil in pool play and need to win those matches, and the resulting quarter-final to preserve their status on the world series

The Springbok Women's Sevens squad understand very well what is at stake in Madrid this weekend and are adamant it will be a matter of fight, not flight in their quest for survival in their approach to this weekend's HSBC SVNS play-off tournament. South Africa face Argentina, Belgium and Brazil…

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Springboks, Kolisi honoured by African Union for Rugby World Cup (RWC) triumph

The glittering awards ceremony, to celebrate the pinnacle of sporting excellence, was attended by athletes, sports luminaries, and government dignitaries from across the ten countries

The Springboks added prestigious continental awards to their impressive list of accolades following their back-to-back Rugby World Cup titles last year, when they received the Team of the Year and Sportsman of the Year awards at the African Union Sports Council Region 5 Sports Awards in Lusaka, Zambia on Saturday.…

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Unbeaten Griquas crowned SA Cup champions for 2024

Pieter Bergh's side led from the onset, racing into a 29-0 lead in the first 25 minutes and never lost the lead to clinch a memorable final played in front of a big crowd at their home ground in the Diamond City

Suzuki Griquas finished off a perfect campaign by winning the SA Cup – their first major trophy in a decade – when they defeated arch-rivals the Airlink Pumas by 46-24 in a thrilling final at Suzuki Stadium in Kimberley on Saturday afternoon. Pieter Bergh's side led from the onset, racing…

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Fifty up for Oosthuizen as Blitzboks eye Grand Finale

Oosthuizen was named in the Blitzbok squad to play in the Grand Finale, where South Africa will face Ireland, Fiji and New Zealand in pool play, having missed the previous tournament in Singapore

Ryan Oosthuizen will represent the Springbok Sevens for the 50th time in the HSBC SVNS in Madrid next weekend, where the final tournament of the 2024 season will be played at the Cívitas Metropolitano Stadium from 31 May to 2 June. Oosthuizen was named in the Blitzbok squad to play…

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Experienced Trio Return for Springbok Women’s Sevens

South Africa will face fellow HSBC SVNS team Brazil in their pool, alongside Belgium and Argentina, who qualified through the Challenger Series

Three stalwarts have been recalled to the Springbok Women’s Sevens squad to contest the HSBC SVNS 2024 play-off tournament in Madrid next weekend, with head coach Renfred Dazel opting for experience for the most important tournament of the season. Former captain Sizophila Solontsi, playmaker Libbie Janse van Rensburg and wing…