Archive for January, 2013

Cape Town Tens is here!

January 31, 2013
Posted by

It’s here! The 5th instalment of The Castle Cape Town Tens kicks off tomorrow at Hamilton’s Rugby Club at 10am!
Read more »

Tags:
Posted in Tens Rugby | Comments Off

Lions announce team for Bulls game

January 31, 2013
Posted by

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.
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Super Rugby | 9 Comments »

Bulls launch commemorative jersey to celebrate 75th anniversary

January 31, 2013
Posted by
Bulls launch commemorative jersey to celebrate 75th anniversary

PUMA has designed a “vintage” commemorative and limited edition jersey to mark the 75th Anniversary celebrations of South African rugby legends The Bulls.
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Super Rugby | 4 Comments »

Duane leads Stormers

January 30, 2013
Posted by

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).
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Super Rugby | 9 Comments »

Stegmann leads Bulls against Lions

January 30, 2013
Posted by

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.
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Super Rugby | 4 Comments »

Juan Smith returns to rugby

January 29, 2013
Posted by

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.
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in General Discussions | 6 Comments »

Div’s UWC starts with a bang in Varsity Shield

January 29, 2013
Posted by

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.
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Varsity cup | 4 Comments »

Watson: ‘SARU unfair to exclude Lions’

January 28, 2013
Posted by

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.
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Super Rugby | 83 Comments »

Kings responds to media speculation

January 27, 2013
Posted by

The Southern Kings responded to media speculation that SA Rugby will not allow them to field more than 2 foreign players in their squad.
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in SARU, Super Rugby | 4 Comments »

Saru sê nee vir Cheeky

January 27, 2013
Posted by

Saru byt vas: Die Kings sal net twee oorsese spelers toegelaat word in die Superrugbyreeks – nie vyf nie.
Read more »

Posted in Super Rugby | 4 Comments »

Varsity Cup preview – Rugby that Rocks!

January 26, 2013
Posted by

Our resident Varsity Cup expert and fan, Jacques, takes a look at what we can expect in this year’s competition.
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Varsity cup | 1 Comment »

Another Lion joins Stormers

January 26, 2013
Posted by

Lions hooker Martin Bezuidenhout will join the DHL Stormers at the start of next week, as injury cover up front.
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Super Rugby | 2 Comments »

It’s time to move on from Super Rugby

January 24, 2013
Posted by
It’s time to move on from Super Rugby

When will SA Rugby realise that our future lies north, and not in an expanded Super Rugby tournament?
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Columnists, Super Rugby | 74 Comments »

John Smit could play for Stormers

January 23, 2013
Posted by

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.
Read more »

Posted in Super 15 | 14 Comments »

Injuries forces Treu’s hand

January 23, 2013
Posted by

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.
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Blitzbokke | 2 Comments »

Opening rounds crucial for SA’s favourites

January 22, 2013
Posted by
Opening rounds crucial for SA’s favourites

When it comes to picking the favourites to lead the South Africa conference the popular vote seems to be split between the Stormers and the Sharks.
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Columnists, Super Rugby | 22 Comments »

The ‘hit’ is the problem after-all

January 22, 2013
Posted by

A week or so back I (stupidly) decided to give my opinion in an area of the game very few know anything about, the scrum, but it seems by a shot of luck I might not have been far off! My post ‘The hit is a miss’ dealt with issues at scrum time and...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in General Discussions, Laws and Technical Issues | 11 Comments »

Moves to curb doping at schools

January 21, 2013
Posted by

Children who use banned performance-enhancing drugs in school sports could face expulsion from Monday, the SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) said.
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in School's Rugby | Comments Off

Steroïde: Skole onder die loep

January 20, 2013
Posted by

Rugbyspelers aan van die land se voorste sportskole gaan vir onwettige steroïede en ander verbode middels getoets word.
Read more »

Posted in School's Rugby | 3 Comments »

SA Sevens Boys claims GOLD at Youth Olympics

January 19, 2013
Posted by

The South African Under-18 men’s team won the Sevens gold medal at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney on Saturday morning (SA time) after defeating host nation Australia 22-7 in the final.
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Sevens Rugby | Comments Off

Russian team for Lions Challenge

January 18, 2013
Posted by

The Golden Lions Rugby Union, on behalf of Rugby Union Russia, would like to announce the 23-man Russian Bears outfit that will face the MTN Lions at Ellis Park on Saturday. Kick-off is at 19h00 and the match will be televised live on Supersport 1.
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Other Tournaments, Other Unions / Teams | 5 Comments »

Baby Blitzies tops in Oz after Day 1

January 18, 2013
Posted by

The South African Under-18 Men’s team dominated the first day of the sevens competition of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival, held at the St Ignatius College on Friday morning in Sydney (SA time).
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Blitzbokke | 2 Comments »

Racism and rugby

January 17, 2013
Posted by
Racism and rugby

Quite powerful isn’t it?  I also thought so when I was asked to write about it.
Read more »

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Columnists | 22 Comments »

SA U/20 squad named for UWC match

January 17, 2013
Posted by

Junior Springboks coach Dawie Theron on Thursday named the starting line-up for the SA Under-20 training squad’s match against the University of the Western Cape (UWC), to be played on Friday afternoon at the Markötter Sports Field in Stellenbosch. Kick-off is at 16h00.
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Junior Springboks | 1 Comment »

Lions team for Russia

January 17, 2013
Posted by

MTN Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has announced the following team to take on the Russian Bears in the inaugural Lions Challenge match this Saturday at Ellis Park. Kick-off is at 19h00.
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Other Tournaments, Other Unions / Teams | 5 Comments »

Burger confirmed as Stormers captain

January 16, 2013
Posted by

A fit again Schalk Burger will once again lead the Stormers for the 2013 Super Rugby campaign.
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Super Rugby | 11 Comments »

Club rugby entering new era

January 16, 2013
Posted by

SARU CEO Jurie Roux said on Wednesday that club rugby was on the brink on a new era as the one-month countdown began to kick off in the inaugural SARU Community Cup.
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Club Rugby | 1 Comment »

Video killing the Rugby star?

January 15, 2013
Posted by
Video killing the Rugby star?

Rugby just would not be rugby if we went into a new year without some law changes or amendments, and the boys at the IRB and SANZAR did not disappoint.
Read more »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Columnists, Laws and Technical Issues | 33 Comments »

Switch to our mobile site