Source: South African Rugby Union |

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…

Source: Rugby Africa |

Rugby Africa Concludes Biggest Solidarity Campaign in its History

COVID-19 relief campaign supported 31 member unions through a dedicated solidarity fund

In June Rugby Africa (http://www.RugbyAfrique.com) announced the immediate release of EUR 170,000.00 from a solidarity fund for its member unions. The Rugby Africa Executive Committee had initiated the relief campaign given the current health crisis and the immediate impact it had on the rugby community at large. 31 rugby federations…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

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…

Source: World Rugby |

HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Awards 2020 winners announced: HSBC Dream Teams include a South Africa men

The awards recognise and celebrate the players and teams who have performed at the highest level across the season

Twenty-four winners confirmed across six men’s and women’s award categories; New Zealand men’s and women’s champions presented with series trophies; HSBC Dream Teams include a trio of New Zealand women and two Fiji and South Africa men; Ireland’s Jordan Conroy and New Zealand’s Stacey Fluhler named Gilbert Top Try Scorers;…

South African Rugby Union
Source: South African Rugby Union |

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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Source: Rugby Africa |

Rugby shimmers of hope in Libya with first infrastructure for training and competitions

The new rugby facility will be inaugurated today, Monday 21 September at the university of Benghazi and complies with international standards

The Rugby Federation of Libya under the presidency of Mustapha Hoty inaugurates today their first state-of-the-art rugby stadium at the university of Benghazi, home to 150,000 students of which 2,000 are studying sports. The modern facility complies with international standards and will facilitate trainings and the organisation of national as…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

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…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

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…

World Rugby
Source: World Rugby |

Rugby World Cup 2021: Former South Africa 15s international and current South Africa Women’s U20 head coach Laurian Johannes confirmed as Rugby World Cup 2021 coach interns

RWC 2021 Coaching Internship Programme is fully funded by World Rugby, as part of IOC international development grant

All nine Rugby World Cup 2021 qualified teams to avail of Coaching Internship Programme opportunity; Six RWC 2021 participating unions confirm coaching interns; Announcement marks one year to go until RWC 2021 with the tournament to be hosted for the first time in the southern hemisphere; Selected participants to be…

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Source: Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU) |

Zambia Rugby poised to restart

The Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU) is undertaking the Return to Play protocols as prescribed by World Rugby while not forgetting those required by local authorities

The Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU) (www.ZRU.Rugby) has announced that the 2020 rugby league which had earlier been cancelled is likely to resume in the form of tournaments to be organized by various clubs across the country. This has been confirmed by Director of Rugby (DoR) Noble Sinkamba in an online meeting…