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Nominations open for SA Rugby Player of the Year Awards 2019

SA Rugby has started the process to identify the South African Rugby Player of the Year for 2019

NOTE: Media are welcome to report the nomination process, but please note that polling is only open to media and that the details of the polling mechanism are not for publication. SA Rugby has started the process to identify the South African Rugby Player of the Year for 2019. Media…

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Kolisi thanks South Africa for “unbelievable support” on Trophy Tour

SA Rugby are planning smaller trophy visits to other South African provinces, but no timelines are currently available

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi thanked South Africans from all walks of life for coming out in their hundreds of thousands to congratulate the Boks on winning the Rugby World Cup in the last week. The Springboks arrived home from Japan on Tuesday and visited Pretoria, Johannesburg, Soweto, Durban, East London,…

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South Africa (SA) Rugby congratulates Erasmus and Kolisi on SA Sport Awards

Erasmus was named Coach of the Year, while Kolisi was voted South Africa’s favourite by claiming the People’s Choice Sports Star of the Year award

Rassie Erasmus and Siya Kolisi capped a brilliant year for the Springboks by walking away with two coveted SA Sport Awards in Durban on Sunday evening, a week after they won the Rugby World Cup and cleaned up at the World Rugby Awards in Japan. Erasmus was named Coach of…

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Warrior ‘Flo’ calls time on Springbok career

Flo won his first cap as a flanker under Peter de Villiers against Wales in 2010 and went on to be selected by each of the subsequent three coaches

Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok backrow forward, Francois Louw, has called time on an outstanding international career. The 34-year-old made the announcement after capping a ten-year Test journey with a winner’s medal in Saturday’s 32-12 victory over England at Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. Louw, affectionately known as ‘Flo’, made…

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Pienaar invited to in Women’s Sport Leadership Academy programme

Pienaar, who received the SA Rugby Women’s Achiever award at the 2016 Player of the Year awards, is the only South African selected to participate in the programme

Former Springbok Women’s Sevens player Marithy Pienaar is among seven female rugby coaches selected to participate in the Women’s Sport Leadership Academy for High Performance Coaches (WSLA HPC) as part of a pilot programme in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Pienaar, who received the SA Rugby Women’s Achiever…

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Pollard, De Jager Undergo Surgery for Rugby World Cup Injuries

Pollard suffered a fractured eye socket during the match and was operated on in Pretoria on Wednesday

Springbok Rugby World Cup winners Handré Pollard and Lood de Jager are being treated for injuries sustained in the final victory over England in Yokohama, Japan, on Saturday. Pollard suffered a fractured eye socket during the match and was operated on in Pretoria on Wednesday. He is expected to be…

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Springbok Trophy Tour – Durban Route for Friday

The route plans for East London (9 Nov), Port Elizabeth (10 Nov) and Cape Town (11 Nov) will be communicated in due course

The second leg of the Springboks’ RWC Trophy Tour will take place in Durban on Friday. The route plans for East London (9 Nov), Port Elizabeth (10 Nov) and Cape Town (11 Nov) will be communicated in due course. The route plan for Durban is as follows: 09h15: Tour starts…

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Legendary Springbok “Beast” Retires at the Top

Mtawarira made his senior provincial debut for the Cell C Sharks in 2006 and won his first Springbok cap in 2008, setting records on the way

Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok legend Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira has announced his retirement from international rugby. The 34-year-old veteran of 117 Tests confirmed his decision after a monumental performance in his final match, Saturday’s emphatic, 32-12, victory over England in the Rugby World Cup final in Yokohama, Japan. In a trademark…

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“Thank you Springboks, thank you South Africa”

Mr Alexander congratulated Rassie Erasmus, director of rugby, Bok captain Siya Kolisi and the rest of the squad and management for winning the Rugby World Cup

Mr Mark Alexander, President of SA Rugby, paid tribute to the Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok squad for their amazing feat in Japan, as well as all of South Africa for supporting the men in green and gold as they reached rugby’s ultimate summit. The Springboks returned home to South Africa…