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Latsha named among 12 leading women in African Rugby

A total of 60 women from 19 countries impressed the judges, but in the end only 12 dynamic women made it onto Rugby Africa’s list of #Unstoppables

Springbok Women’s prop Babalwa Latsha was named among 12 leading women in rugby on the African continent as Rugby Africa unveiled its list of 12 #Unstoppables who have been a beacon of inspiration to women in the game on Monday. Latsha, who made history earlier this year by becoming the…

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SANZAAR announces Castle Lager Rugby Championship schedule

South Africa’s participation in the event still has to be confirmed but SANZAAR has revealed the intended playing schedule for the 12-match, six-week tournament

The Springboks will begin their defence of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship with an away match against Argentina – in Brisbane – before a ‘home’ game against the Wallabies in Sydney, it was announced overnight as SANZAAR unveiled the competition fixtures. South Africa’s participation in the event still has to…

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South Africa (SA) Rugby Under-21 Championship scheduled for Johannesburg next month

All teams will play each once, with semi-finals and a final to conclude this showpiece of the best emerging South African rugby talent

The 2020 SA Rugby (https://www.SARugby.co.za/) Under-21 Championship, featuring five provincial sides, will kick off on Sunday 4 October and will be played at one venue – Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg – culminating in the final on 30 October, SA Rugby announced on Wednesday. The Xerox Lions Under-21 side will…

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Blitzboks duo named in World Series Dream Team

World Rugby confirmed the winners of various HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020 Awards on Monday

Springbok Sevens players Selvyn Davids and JC Pretorius were honoured for their superb performances during the shortened sevens season with the ultimate accolade after being named in the 2020 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Dream Team. World Rugby confirmed the winners of various HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020 Awards…

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Two trophies up for grabs when local rugby season resumes

Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked and the Currie Cup

South Africa’s seven franchises will battle it out for Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked and Currie Cup honours when the domestic season resumes next month, after a complete re-working of fixtures and competition structures has been forced by the six-month interruption. Following the Vodacom Super Fan Saturday matches in Pretoria (26…

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Excitement builds for Springbok Women one year from Rugby World Cup (RWC) kick-off

Laurian Johannes to join Springbok Women at RWC as coaching intern

Excitement in the air as Springbok Women mark one year to go to RWC; Laurian Johannes to join Springbok Women at RWC as coaching intern. Springbok Women’s coach Stanley Raubenheimer and key players, Nolusindiso Booi (lock) and Zintle Mpupha (centre), expressed their excitement about the 2021 Rugby World Cup on…

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Castle Lager Springbok Showdown to kick-start local season next month

The drama will unfold live on SuperSport, with the enlarged squad set to be announced live on Saturday

The battle lines are being drawn for a Castle Lager Springbok Showdown, which will pit the best local stars and top, up-and-coming talent against each other on 3 October, as SA Rugby (www.SARugby.co.za) announced its plans today to reignite an exciting four-month local season. Springbok assistant coaches Mzwandile Stick and…

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Blitzboks Celebrate 2020 Season with Silverware

The Blitzboks have again shown great consistency, which saw them finish second, first, first, fourth, and second in the last five seasons of the World Series

The physical handover of their 2019/20 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series silver medals has given the Springbok Sevens team some closure and finality on the season that was, and they can now start looking toward their next goals – the 2021 series and the Tokyo Olympics. That is the view…

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Next steps announced as South Africa (SA) prepares to return to rugby

Once we’ve finalized all the relevant plans and we’ve aligned with our broadcast partner, sponsors, franchises and other stakeholders, we’ll confirm the playing schedule

South Africa’s franchise teams will return to full-contact training from early next week, following completion of final health checks. SA Rugby (www.SARugby.co.za) announced that the Vodacom Bulls, Emirates Lions, Cell C Sharks, DHL Stormers, Toyota Cheetahs, Phakisa Pumas and Tafel Lager Griquas can resume contact training as a possible return…

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Productive Elite Player Development (EPD) Webinar Series Wraps Up

The aim of these webinars was to align SA Rugby’s structures with the schools, which seeks to ensure an effective pathway to the SA Schools and Junior Springbok teams

Junior Springbok assistant coach Bafana Nhleko and his SA Schools counterparts wrapped up a productive series of Elite Player Development (EPD) webinars with schools coaches from across the country last Friday. The aim of these webinars was to align SA Rugby’s (https://www.SARugby.co.za/) structures with the schools, which seeks to ensure…