Source: South African Rugby Union |

Stellenbosch World Rugby tournament postponed

This proactive decision has been taken to help protect the global rugby community and the wider public

World Rugby has announced the postponement of the women’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series tournament, that was due to be played in Stellenbosch on 28 and 29 March, in response to the continued Covid-19 situation. “The health and safety of participating teams, tournament event staff and spectators is our…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Guinness PRO14 season suspended in wake of Covid-19 pandemic

Resumption of the 2019/20 season would remain a matter of constant review

The current Guinness PRO14 season has been suspended in response to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, the organisers announced on Thursday. “The PRO14 is an international league. Cross border travel is inevitable and that brings with it unique challenges. With governments in Italy and Ireland already putting in place clear directives…

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Vodacom Super Rugby Preview – Round 7

Unchanged Cell C Sharks ready for DHL Stormers’ charge

Odendaal back to captain Vodacom Bulls in Brisbane; Emirates Lions mix things up for Auckland challenge; Unchanged Cell C Sharks ready for DHL Stormers’ charge The two Gauteng sides are both on the road in Australasia this weekend, and from a South African perspective the big coastal Vodacom Super Rugby…

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Continuity in Selection Key in South Africa (SA) Rugby Academy Squad

The SA Rugby Academy programme, which was launched in 2017, aims to balance formal education with high performance training and player welfare

Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux opted for continuity in selection when naming the SA Rugby (https://www.SARugby.co.za/) Academy squad on Wednesday, with 27 of the 45 players having featured in the SA Under-19 team last season, while 37 of them attended the SA Rugby alignment camps last month. The group includes…

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Blitzboks stay in World Series Hunt after Fourth Place in Vancouver

The Blitzboks conceded more log points to New Zealand, with the lead now nine points, after the Kiwis won the final against Australia

The Springbok Sevens team will return to South Africa on Wednesday with 37 out of a possible 44 log points gained on the North American leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, which includes a first HSBC LA Sevens crown, and a consolidated second place on the series standings.…

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Springbok Women to defend Rugby Africa Women’s Cup title

This year’s Rugby Africa Women’s Cup marks the second edition of the tournament, with the Springbok Women set to play three matches

In another step up for womens’ rugby in South Africa, the Springbok Women celebrated International Women’s Day on Sunday with the news that they will defend their Rugby Africa Women’s Cup title between May and July, with the tournament featuring a historic first Test match in Madagascar. This year’s Rugby…

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Vodacom Super Rugby Review - Round 6

Vodacom Bulls thump Highlanders for first win of season

Cell C Sharks take SA Conference lead with win over Jaguares; Rebels break duck over Emirates Lions in Melbourne; Vodacom Bulls thump Highlanders for first win of season The impressive Cell C Sharks climbed to the top of the South African Conference standing following their 33-19 triumph over the Jaguares…

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Imbokodo to face familiar foes in Stellenbosch

The Imbokodo played against Poland twice at invitational tournaments in France in May last year, winning both matches albeit with tight margins

The Springbok Women's Sevens team were drawn with China, Poland and Mexico in Pool A of the inaugural HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series tournament for women, to be played on 28-29 March at Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch. Japan, Papua New Guinea, Kazakhstan and Belgium will contest Pool B,…

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Blitzboks need to embrace opportunities in Vancouver – Afrika

Afrika would love nothing more to leave Canada with a gold medal, but that outcome was not high on the agenda when he presented the defence session to the team this week

It’s hard to argue with the mark made on the world sevens stage by Blitzbok Cecil Afrika, who has pretty much achieved all there is in his stellar career on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. But the fire and drive to finish at the top – on his own…

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Vodacom Super Rugby Preview - Round 6

Vodacom Bulls hand out two debuts for Highlanders clash

Alberts and Simelane start for Emirates Lions in Melbourne; Sbu Nkosi returns for Jaguares clash in Durban; Vodacom Bulls hand out two debuts for Highlanders clash The Cell C Sharks tackle the Jaguares in Durban on Saturday afternoon in their first game since returning from their successful Vodacom Super Rugby…