10/12/2019 - Pro 14 - Hawies Fourie Banking On Second Half Of PRO14 Rugby Competition To Seal A Lucrative Playoff Place - Toyota Cheetahs coach Hawies Fourie is banking on the second half of the PRO14 Rugby competition to help seal a lucrative playoff place. And Fourie knows all too well, much of their hopes will be pinned on a series of games in South
07/12/2019 - 7's - Kempson To Stay On As Interim Kings Coach - Isuzu Southern Kings director of rugby Robbi Kempson will continue performing the role of head coach to the Eastern Cape team until the end of the current Guinness PRO 14 season. Kempson remains determined to appoint a high calibre coach to take charge of the senior team but he has given
07/12/2019 - 7's - “Blitzboks Coming Together Was Key” - Neil Powell - The way the Springboks Sevens team came together over the three days of the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens contributed to their performances and resulted in them winning the tournament, the first of the new HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. The Blitzboks beat New Zealand by 15-0
07/12/2019 - 7's - Blitzbokke Crowned Champions In Dubai - The Springbok Sevens team opened the 2019/2020 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in perfect fashion by claiming the opening tournament of 10 at The Sevens Stadium in Dubai on Saturday. In their first match on the final day, the Springbok Sevens side scored two first half tries and then defended
07/12/2019 - 7's - Blitzbokke Ends Top Of The Log After Day 1 - The success of that clash, at 09h58 (SA time) on Saturday morning, will be determined by how well the team recover from their matches on Friday. Blitzbok assistant-coach Renfred Dazel said the new format over three days where the main field is shared the women’s tournament, will take
06/12/2019 - 7's - Blitzboks Come Back After Kenya's Blitzkrieg In First Half - The Springbok Sevens team scored a 17-12 win over Kenya in their opening Pool D clash of the Emirates Airlines Dubai Sevens, but had to overhaul their fellow Africans to claim the win. The SA side, looking for a seventh victory in the first tournament of the HSBC World Sevens
06/12/2019 - 7's - SA Rugby Sevens Academy Off To Fast Start In Dubai - The side, laden with experienced Blitzboks, outplayed the Rambling Jesters 40-0 and French Military 22-0 on the first day of their tournament and impressed on attack and defence – they scored 10 tries without conceding a single point.
05/12/2019 - SARU u/19 - Yellow Cards Again Almost The Downfall Of SA u/19 - The SA U19s lost their second player, Hanro Jacobs (prop), to a yellow card soon after, and Georgia took advantage of this with Giorgi Margalitadze (scrumhalf) ripping the ball close to the tryline from a crucial error by the visitors, for their fourth try. The home side continued
05/12/2019 - 7's - "We Have A Couple Of New Things For Dubai" - Powell - Powell was happy with the preparation done this week too: “We hit the ground running and both our attack and defence sessions went well. We will have our final prep in the morning before we take on Kenya tomorrow evening for our first match.
04/12/2019 - 7's - Soyizwapi Hoping To Bring It All Together - So, when the winger speaks about “bringing all the parts together”, Soyizwapi is referring to what was done right in those two weeks and what the Springbok Sevens squad will need to do this weekend when they open their HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series campaign in Dubai on Friday.
04/12/2019 - SARU u/19 - Discipline Is An Area u/19 Bokkies Need To Clean Up - Bafana Nhleko - After reviewing the match on Tuesday morning, Nhleko said: “With such short preparation time and the testing playing conditions, the players did well to try to stick to the game plan. They adapted particularly well to the defensive breakdown interpretation,
03/12/2019 - 7's - In A Way, It Was A New Start For Me Playing Sevens Again - Dylan Sage - “In a way, it was a new start for me playing sevens again, not that I minded, but the dynamics are different and challenging. My body has been sore for a couple of weeks, but I really enjoyed being back,” said Sage, who last played for South Africa in June 2018, when the
02/12/2019 - SARU u/19 - Roux Satisfied As SA U19s Grind Out A Win Against Georgia - Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux expressed his satisfaction as the SA U19s ground out a morale-boosting 28-21 victory in a hard-fought and physical encounter against Georgia at the Shevardeni Rugby Stadium in Tbilisi on Monday, in what marked the first of two
01/12/2019 - SARU u/19 - Three World Rugby U20 Champs Players To Start Against Georgia U19s - Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux named all three capped World Rugby U20 Championship players in his starting team to face Georgia on Monday at the Shevardeni Rugby Stadium in the first of two matches between the hosts and the South Africa Under-19
01/12/2019 - Pro14 - Guinness PRO14 South African Review – Round 7 - “The last three to four minutes on our own try-line really had my nerves on end. I’m very impressed with the character of the team to keep them from scoring. To stop some of those mauls on our own try-line was impressive and in general our defence was exceptional on the night.
30/11/2019 - Pro14 - Cheetahs Ends Losing Streak Against The Ospreys - Toyota Cheetahs travelled to Wales hoping to end their recent Guinness PRO14 away day blues, facing an Ospreys side who have suffered five consecutive defeats in all competitions and lie sixth in Conference A. The Toyota Cheetahs scored first after a brilliant try by William Small-Smith
30/11/2019 - Pro14 - Southern Kings Still Looking For Their First Irish Scalp - Although the Isuzu Southern Kings made history in their stunning win against the Ospreys a month ago, winning their first-ever match outside South Africa they could not tick off another first tonight. Connacht's win with 24-12 left the Southern Kings still looking for their first win
29/11/2019 - 7's - Soyizwapi Leads Experienced Blitzbok Squad To Dubai - The winger, who will run out in his 29th tournament for the Blitzboks, has been named captain for the new season by Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell, and will take the field along several experienced and decorated sevens players returning to the national squad for
20/11/2019 - Springboks To Host Scotland And Georgia - SA Rugby confirmed on Wednesday that the Springboks will face Scotland and Georgia in three home Tests in the new international window of July 2020, as part of the Castle Lager Incoming Series match schedule. The newly-crowned Rugby World Cup champions are scheduled to play two
14/11/2019 - Varsity Cup - Varsity Cup Fixtures for 2020 Announced - The fixtures for the 2020 Varsity Cup and Young Guns was announced. Maties start their title defence against Shimlas who they beat in the semifinals 47-5 in 2019 while runners up Tukkies, start their season against the Pukke who lost to Tuks in the other semi-final with 24-18.
09/11/2019 - Pro14 - Cheetahs Return Home Without Any Wins - The Toyota Cheetahs will return home after three weeks on tour, with no win to show for their efforts. The Cardiff Blues took full advantage from the Cheetahs' ill-discipline and converted four penalties within 20 minutes to secure a 30-17 win after they lead with 17-14 at halftime.
11/09/2019 - RuggasTV - Jimmy Stonehouse Maybe "Hardegat" But It Is Coaches Like Him That Keeps The Game Alive On The "Platteland" - RuggasTV visited Jimmy Stonehouse head coach of the Pumas at his restaurant "Die Vlakvark". One always hears of the hardships of the smaller rugby unions but seldom listen. One always hears the
07/11/2019 - Pro14 - Kings Fly In Replacements - The Isuzu Southern Kings have flown in replacements ahead of their final PRO14 tour game against the Ospreys on Saturday. The Kings have lost their captain JC Astle to an upper respiratory infection, with the lock returning home, while tighthead Rossouw de Klerk has an ankle injury and will also
07/11/2019 - Pro14 - Junior Pokomela To Claim His 50th Cap - Toyota Cheetahs loose forward Junior Pokomela may have all his attention on hitting the books for exams this week, but that will change on Saturday when he turns his focus to the Cardiff Blues to claim his 50th cap for the franchise. Pokomela, who hails from Grey High School in Port Elizabeth,
07/11/2019 - Springboks - It's Been An Honour Sir - Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok legend Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira has announced his retirement from international rugby. The 34-year-old veteran of 117 Tests confirmed his decision after a monumental performance in his final match, Saturday’s emphatic, 32-12, victory over England in the
06/11/2019 - Pro 14 - Round 6 Preview - Cullen’s men dismantled Dragons 50-15 at RDS Arena on Friday night, marshalled around the field by 20-year-old fly-half Harry Byrne, a display worthy of being the only unbeaten side left in the competition. Could that run end in Round 6 though? Some are predicting so with the defending champions heading to
05/11/2019 - TUKS Rugby Academy The Latest Victim Of The Changes In SA Rugby? - It has been confirmed that the Blue Bulls Tuks Rugby Academy has closed their doors with immediate effect. The ownership of the prestigious academy has change hands several times since it opened its doors during 2002, with the current owner being mr. Theuns Reynolds who
03/11/2019 - Springboks - Springboks Collect Three World Rugby Awards - A stellar year for the Springboks was triumphantly crowned on Sunday evening when the team collected the three top awards in the World Rugby Awards at a glittering event in Tokyo. Rassie Erasmus was named as Coach of the Year, the Springboks were named Team of the Year
02/11/2019 - Pro14 - Scarlets Edge Past Cheetahs In Gritty Affair - Scarlets bounced back from last weekend’s disappointment at Edinburgh to battle past a defiant Toyota Cheetahs and continue their impressive start to the Guinness PRO14 season. It was at times a war of attrition in Llanelli in what were unfavourable rugby conditions, with the visitors
02/11/2019 - Springboks - Erasmus: “It was our privilege to give hope” - The mastermind behind the Springboks’ inspirational Rugby World Cup campaign, said it had been a privilege for the team to attempt to give South Africa a moment of hope. Rassie Erasmus, South Africa’s director of rugby, said after the team’s ultimately crushing, 32-
02/11/2019 - Springboks - Springboks Conquer The World - South Africa won their third World Cup as they overwhelmed an England side that started the final as favourites with 32-12. A war of of attrition was expected, and that’s what we’ve got. But far from being dull, it was a brutal but absorbing contest.
02/11/2019 - WP Rugby - It Is Official, Western Province Is Moving - The City of Cape Town's Council has approved a Binding Heads of Agreement between the City, the Cape Town Stadium and Western Province Rugby which will make Western Province Rugby the primary Anchor Tenant at the Cape Town Stadium from 1 February
02/11/2019 - Pro14 - Kings Thumped By Glasgow Warriors - Eight-try Glasgow Warriors got their Guinness PRO14 season firmly up and running with a thumping 50-0 victory over winless and lacklustre Isuzu Southern Kings at Scotstoun. First-half scores from Grant Stewart, Matt Fagerson, Callum Gibbins, Oli Kebble and Nikola
01/11/2019 - Springboks - Two Springboks Nominated For World Rugby Men's 15s Player Of The Year - Two Springboks was amongst the six nominees for World Rugby Men's 15's Player Of the Year announced earlier today. The nominees for World Rugby Men’s 15s Player of the Year are Pieter-Steph du Toit (South Africa), Tom Curry
01/11/2019 - Pro14 - The Kings Will Be Up Against Six Returning World Cup Stars - Warriors host Kings as both look to bounce back from their respected losses last weekend. Glasgow lost 18-5 to the Dragons in a rain-soaked match while the Isuzu Southern Kings left it too late against Benetton and lost 30-36. Glasgow Warriors are