Junior Bok hopefuls annouced for training camp

March 25, 2014 5
The process to select the SA Under-20 squad to represent South Africa at the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship in New Zealand will begin on Sunday when the expanded training group gathers in Stellenbosch for an intensive two-month training camp. The group, consisting of almost 70 of the country’s most promising Under-20 players, will play…

‘Skrumreël moet dadelik verander’

March 25, 2014 1
Rugby se skrums is voortdurend onder die soeklig en'n vooraanstaande afrigter voel dat nóg 'n verandering dadelik gemaak moet word. Die Blues se afrigter, Sir John Kirwan, is so geïrriteerd met skrums dat hy wil hê dat daar onmiddellik 'n verandering gemaak moet word. "Die oplossing is maklik," het hy aan Fairfax NZ News gesê.…

Franco out for six months

March 25, 2014 2
The Lions suffered a major setback as their most experienced player, Springbok lock Franco van der Merwe, has been ruled out for up to six months with ankle ligament damage. The Springbok lock suffered the injury in the Lions' win over the Reds at Ellis Park on Saturday, and will not play any more Super…

SA’s backs are still try-shy

March 25, 2014 27
Human steam-roller Willem Alberts who, let’s face it, generally prefers just one way to the line, currently heads the South African try scorers in Super Rugby with a less than princely three. By: Rob Houwing, Sport24 chief writer The hefty Sharks blindside flank got to his third of the season, and his team’s lone touchdown…