Source: South African Rugby Union |

Blitzboks own up to under-par performances in New Zealand (NZ)

The Blitzboks lost 36-14 to Kenya in their final Pool B match and then went down 12-5 to Fiji in the 9th place playoff at FMG Stadium Waikato

The Springbok Sevens management and players took full responsibility for their 10th place finish at the HSBC New Zealand Sevens on Sunday, admitting that it was a very disappointing performance and way below their regular and proud standards. The Blitzboks lost 36-14 to Kenya in their final Pool B match…

South African Rugby Union
Source: South African Rugby Union |

Blitzboks in troubled waters in Hamilton

The Blitzboks, who earlier beat Japan 31-5 in their opening game, now must bank on the Japanese to topple England and then beat Kenya in their final pool match on Sunday

The Springbok Sevens team crucially lost 21-19 to England at the HSBC New Zealand Sevens on Saturday and pending the final Pool B matches on Sunday, could miss out of the semi-finals at FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton. The Blitzboks, who earlier beat Japan 31-5 in their opening game, now…

Source: World Rugby |

Statement on behalf of independent World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont

I can confirm that I will be seeking re-election as World Rugby Chairman at the Council meeting in May

By Sir Bill Beaumont Having consulted with my union and region colleagues and my family, I can confirm that I will be seeking re-election as World Rugby (World.Rugby) Chairman at the Council meeting in May. I will be standing with Fédération Française de Rugby President Bernard Laporte as my candidate…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Blitzboks keen to get on with things in Hamilton

All of Japan, England and Kenya will test the Blitzboks in various ways, but for Powell the focus will be on the first match

With Chris Dry around, it’s inevitable that there will be smiles on the faces of his fellow Blitzboks – whether it is his infectious attempts to rap, his no-nonsense approach at training or his proven ability between the four lines, you want to have the experienced traveller around come game…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Continuity the key as Nienaber named as new Springbok coach

The appointment of Nienaber underlines a commitment to continuity with the vastly experienced understudy to Erasmus promoted to the headline role

Jacques Nienaber was named as the new Springbok coach on Friday as part of a revised coaching panel, that will report directly to Rassie Erasmus, South Africa’s director of rugby. Nienaber is promoted from an assistant coach’s role to carry the day-to-day responsibility while Erasmus will continue to direct strategy…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Bok hero Du Toit makes it a memorable double in 2019

Pieter-Steph du Toit capped off phenomenal 2019 season when he added the prestigious South Africa (SA) Rugby Player of the Year award to his World Rugby Player of the Year accolade

Third win in four years for Pieter-Steph du Toit; Herschel Jantjies and Handré Pollard also scoop top awards; Rassie Erasmus and Springboks honoured for brilliant 2019. Pieter-Steph du Toit capped off phenomenal 2019 season when he added the prestigious SA Rugby Player of the Year award to his World Rugby…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

SA sides gear up for action-packed Guinness PRO14 derby

With four victories in their last eight matches to only one win by the Isuzu Southern Kings, the Toyota Cheetahs will enter the match as favourites

The Isuzu Southern Kings and Toyota Cheetahs will be bracing themselves for an action-packed Guinness PRO14 derby on Saturday at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth in what will mark the first encounter between the sides this season and the only match of the weekend. Pride will be…

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)
Source: Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) |

Lionesses to play at Langford Sevens

The national women's sevens team will feature as the invitational side at the second last leg of the 2019/20 HSBC Women's Sevens World Series, the Langford Sevens taking place on 2nd and 3rd May 2020 in Langford, Canada.  The Lionesses, who finished as runners up at last year's Africa Women's…

South African Rugby Union
Source: South African Rugby Union |

No mountain too high for Impi Visser

Visser can look down with a clear perspective on his role and responsibilities

Scaling proverbial mountains is nothing new for the Springbok Sevens team. Who will forget how they fought back from 19-0 down to beat Fiji 20-19 in a thrilling final at last year’s HSBC Singapore Sevens? Similar scenarios played out last month when the Blitzboks had to fight back in several…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Talented squad named for South Africa (SA) Rugby Academy alignment camp

The camps will play an integral role in the talent identification process for both the Junior Springbok squad and SA Rugby Academy programme

Four 2019 Junior Springbok World Rugby U20 Championship players and another 10 who travelled to Georgia with the SA U19 team in December were included in a 19-man squad invited to the first of four SA Rugby Academy alignment camps in Stellenbosch in February. Celimpilo Gumede (flanker), fondly known as…