Cape Town Tens is here!

January 31, 2013 0
It’s here! The 5th instalment of The Castle Cape Town Tens kicks off tomorrow at Hamilton’s Rugby Club at 10am! Catch 90 rugby teams from around the country, international and SA rugby legends, a massive beer tent, crazy outfits and activities for the whole family! The entertainment line up is jam-packed with SA’s finest talent. Catch…

Lions announce team for Bulls game

January 31, 2013 9
MTN Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has announced the following team to take on the Vodacom Bulls in the Gauteng Cup, taking place this Saturday at Orlando Stadium in Soweto. Kick-off is at 15h00. Release 1.        JC Janse van Rensburg                  (Captain) 2.        Francois du Toit 3.        Ruan Dreyer 4.        Hendrik Roodt 5.        Franco Mostert 6.        Jaco Kriel 7.        Derick Minnie 8.        Willie…

Bulls launch commemorative jersey to celebrate 75th anniversary

January 31, 2013 4
PUMA has designed a “vintage” commemorative and limited edition jersey to mark the 75th Anniversary celebrations of South African rugby legends The Bulls. Release The Vodacom Bulls will sport the kit when they play two warm up games, one against the Lions on 2 February 2013 at Orlando Stadium and one in Polokwane against the Toyota Cheetahs on 9…

Duane leads Stormers

January 30, 2013 9
Allister Coetzee, the DHL Stormers head coach, has named his team to take on the Toyota Free State Cheetahs in Saturday's pre-season friendly in Bloemfontein (kick-off 17h00). Release In the absence of Schalk Burger, Andries Bekker and Jean de Villiers, fellow Springbok Duane Vermeulen will lead this DHL Stormers XV into battle. Burger, Bekker and…

Stegmann leads Bulls against Lions

January 30, 2013 4
Vodacom Bulls flanker Deon Stegmann will lead the Vodacom Bulls on Saturday when they take on the MTN Lions in the Gauteng Rugby Cup at Orlando Stadium in Soweto. Release The veteran flanker makes a welcome comeback to the playing field after being side-lined with injury for most of the 2012 season and will lead…

Juan Smith returns to rugby

January 29, 2013 6
Springbok flank Juan Smith will make his long awaited return to rugby when the Cheetahs face the Stormers in a Super Rugby warm-up game in Bloemfontein on Saturday. Sport24 Smith hasn't played any rugby since rupturing his Achilles against the Bulls on February 24, 2011, and according to theVolksblad website, the 29-year-old will get a chance to…

Div’s UWC starts with a bang in Varsity Shield

January 29, 2013 4
Peter de Villiers made a winning start to his Varsity Shield career as his FNB UWC hammered FNB TUT 42-4 in their opening match of this year’s Varsity Shield. by Jacques UWC woke up in the second half to score 40 points with no answer from the Vikings. The Vikings made the most of possession…

Watson: ‘SARU unfair to exclude Lions’

January 28, 2013 83
Kings captain Luke Watson has said that SARU's decision to relegate the Lions was unfair and expressed sadness at the Lions' Super Rugby exit. Sport24 Speaking to SportsTalk in a radio interview, Watson sympathised with the Lions' plight, and said fans had every right to feel aggrieved. “I’ve always prided myself on seeing both sides of the…

Kings responds to media speculation

January 27, 2013 4
The Southern Kings responded to media speculation that SA Rugby will not allow them to field more than 2 foreign players in their squad. Release Following the article that appeared in the Rapport this morning, which states that SA Rugby have dismissed the Southern Kings request to field more than two foreign players, President Cheeky…

Saru sê nee vir Cheeky

January 27, 2013 4
Saru byt vas: Die Kings sal net twee oorsese spelers toegelaat word in die Superrugbyreeks - nie vyf nie. Rudolph Lake, Rapport Dis amptelik. Daar sal geen uitsondering gemaak word vir die Southern Kings om dié seisoen met meer oorsese spelers in die Super-reeks te speel as die twee wat die ander deelnemende Suid-Afrikaanse spanne…

Varsity Cup preview – Rugby that Rocks!

January 26, 2013 1
Our resident Varsity Cup expert and fan, Jacques, takes a look at what we can expect in this year's competition. Jacques I am so glad that the rugby god’s decided a few years ago to give us Varsity Cup before the circus that is Super Rugby. Eighty two matches will be played this year in…

Another Lion joins Stormers

January 26, 2013 2
Lions hooker Martin Bezuidenhout will join the DHL Stormers at the start of next week, as injury cover up front. Release With youngster Scarra Ntubeni (shoulder) having undergone surgery this week and Springbok Tiaan Liebenberg (back) still a few weeks away from taking contact, Bezuidenhout will be based in Cape Town until the end of…

It’s time to move on from Super Rugby

January 24, 2013 74
When will SA Rugby realise that our future lies north, and not in an expanded Super Rugby tournament? Talk in the media this morning centred around plans to expand the Southern Hemisphere showpiece in 2016 to 18, or even 20 teams.  SANZAR CEO, Greg Peters confirmed that a possible expansion is on the cards where…

John Smit could play for Stormers

January 23, 2013 14
UPDATE: Allister Coetzee has dismissed reports indicating that former Springbok captain John Smit could turn out for the Cape franchise in this year's Super Rugby competition. PREVIOUS REPORT: Former Springbok skipper John Smit is poised to make a dramatic return to Super Rugby this season. According to Wednesday's Cape Times, due to a hooker crisis…

Injuries forces Treu’s hand

January 23, 2013 2
Injuries to several key players have forced Springbok Sevens coach Paul Treu to make three changes to his squad for the forthcoming HSBC Sevens World Series tournaments in New Zealand and the USA. Release The Wellington Sevens tournament takes place on 1-2 February in the New Zealand capital and will be followed by the Las Vegas…
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