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Good news as Springbok Women power ahead in Stellenbosch

The Springbok Women could be in line to qualify for WVX2 as one of the top teams from Oceana, Asia and Africa, or WXV3 as the winner of a play-off match between an African and South American team

World Rugby’s announcement on Tuesday of a global women’s season was met with great excitement by the Springbok Women at their base in Stellenbosch, where the training squad were increased to 40 players as their preparations moved up a gear. And with the local interprovincial competition due to return to…

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Bok Women make positive mind-shift after RWC disappointment

The Rugby World Cup has been postponed to 2022

Springbok Women’s captain Nolusindiso Booi said her team have shifted their mind-set from disappointment to drawing the positives from the hand they have been dealt following World Rugby’s confirmation on Tuesday that the Rugby World Cup has been postponed to 2022. World Rugby recommended last week that the extravaganza, which…

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Human visits Bok Women on International Women's Day

We haven’t been able to coach for a while due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so it is a privilege to be back coaching again

The Springbok Women had a memorable International Women’s Day on Monday with a visit by Springbok scrum coach Daan Human as they continue their preparations in Stellenbosch for the Rugby World Cup. World Rugby announced last week that it had decided to recommend the postponement of the Rugby World Cup,…

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SA Rugby recognises recommendation to postpone Rugby World Cup (RWC)

The recommendation will be considered by the Rugby World Cup Board and World Rugby Executive Committee early next week

SA Rugby (www.SARugby.co.za) recognised World Rugby’s decision to recommend the postponement of the 2021 Rugby World Cup to next year, saying although it is disappointing for the Springbok Women’s team, it was understandable and sensible. World Rugby announced late on Tuesday that it had made the difficult decision to recommend…

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Raubenheimer pleased with Bok Women’s progress

Raubenheimer assembled a squad of 24 players early in January for the first stage of the two-and-a-half-month camp

Springbok Women’s coach Stanley Raubenheimer expressed his satisfaction with the strides being made by his charges at their training camp in Stellenbosch as the countdown continues to the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in September. Raubenheimer assembled a squad of 24 players early in January for the first stage…

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Women’s rugby receives strategic boost

The Springbok Women will take part in the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in September

SA Rugby (www.SARugby.co.za) has re-focused its approach to women’s rugby as a major strategic objective for the organisation, Jurie Roux, CEO, said on Thursday. The Springbok Women will take part in the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in September and will do so with the support of SA Rugby’s…

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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…