Junior Boks training squad making solid progress

April 27, 2016 0
Junior Springbok coach Dawie Theron on Tuesday said his team was making solid progress in terms of their game plan and mental toughness as their preparations continue for the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Manchester, England, from 7 June to 25 June. The Junior Springbok training squad faced the Western Province Academy on Tuesday, in…

Junior Boks : Yellow cards were costly

June 16, 2015 2
The Junior Springboks will meet France on Saturday at 18h30 in Cremona in the playoff for third place after losing their World Rugby Under-20 Championship semi-final 28-20 to England in Calvisano on Monday night. The South Africans received two yellow cards in the first half, both for high tackles, and the disadvantage allowed England to…

Junior Boks change two for semi-final

June 14, 2015 2
Junior Springbok coach Dawie Theron made two changes to his match-23 for the World Rugby Under-20 Championship semi-final against defending champions England on Monday evening in Calvisano, Italy. DHL Western Province flank Rikus Bothma takes over the No 6 jersey from his provincial team mate Jacques Vermeulen, while Malcolm Jaer (EP Kings) replaces Grant Hermanus…

Junior Boks to face Australia

June 9, 2015 0
DHL Western Province centre EW Viljoen will earn a first starting berth for the Junior Springboks against Australia on Wednesday evening in the World Rugby Under-20 Championship Pool B decider in Calvisano, Italy. He replaces Vodacom Blue Bulls centre JT Jackson, who played in the previous Championship outings against Italy and Samoa. Jackson drops out…

IRB Junior World Cup Final: J-Boks 20 v J-Poms 21 FT

June 20, 2014 32
The Junior Springboks overcame New Zealand twice to reach the final but England will be a tough proposition as they will match them physically. Recent results: 2013: South Africa won 31-24 2012: South Africa won 28-15 2011: England won 26-20 2010: South Africa won 27-22 2009: England won 40-21 2008: England won 26-18 Teams: England…

Strong Junior Springbok squad for JWC 2014

April 22, 2014 3
  A Junior Springbok squad bolstered by several players with Vodacom Super Rugby experience was named by SARU in Cape Town on Tuesday for the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship to be hosted by New Zealand from June 2 to 22. Handré Pollard (flyhalf, Vodacom Bulls), André Esterhuizen (centre, Cell C Sharks), Sergeal Petersen and…

Prince William to hand over JWC trophy

April 11, 2014 0
The 50-day countdown to the IRB Junior World Championship 2014 in New Zealand on Sunday will see His Royal Highness, the Duke of Cambridge hand over the distinctive trophy to All Black scrum half Aaron Smith in Dunedin. Smith, a member of the New Zealand Under 20 side that won the first Junior World Championship…

Baby Boks for play-off’s

June 22, 2013 2
South Africa Under-20 will tackle New Zealand with a reshuffled team after Junior Springbok coach, Dawie Theron, confirmed his match 23 on Saturday for the IRB Junior World Championship third place playoff encounter tomorrow in Vannes. The clash, which kicks off at 15:15, is the last outing for both teams at the 2013 JWC tournament.…

Baby Boks whacked by Wales

June 19, 2013 3
Luck finally ran out for the henceforth ultra lucky Bokkies when they discovered size matters... The Junior Springboks suffered the heartbreak of conceding a last-minute try and conversion to be edged out of the Junior World Championships, 18-17, (halftime 6-7) by Wales in Vannes, France, on Tuesday. The Junior Boks had twice come from behind…

Pollard back at 12 for semi

June 17, 2013 5
There are five changes in the starting line-up of the Junior Springboks to play against Wales in the IRB Junior World Championship rugby semi-final in Vannes, France, on Tuesday evening. Amongst the backs, flyhalf Robert du Preez returns to play in the No 10 jersey while Handré Pollard moves to inside centre in place of…

Kirsten blow for Baby Boks

June 16, 2013 0
Junior Springbok lock Jannes Kirsten will miss the rest of the IRB Junior World Championship (JWC) in France because of a facial injury, the team confirmed on Sunday. Kirsten sustained a fractured cheek bone in the South Africa Under-20’s training session on Saturday afternoon at the Stade Michelin in Vannes. The team will name a…

Baby Boks into semi’s

June 13, 2013 10
The South African Under-20 team overcame a committed France team in front of their home crowd to record a third successive victory and clinch a place in the Junior World Championship semi-finals with a 26-19 victory (halftime 8-7) in La Roche-sur-Yon on Thursday. The Junior Springboks twice trailed in the match – and were matched…

Junior Boks training squad named

January 7, 2013 0
South Africa Under-20 head coach Dawie Theron on Monday named 34 players for the latest training camp in preparation for the IRB Junior World Championships to be played in France in June. The Junior Springboks will defend the title won in South Africa last year. The camp, to be held in Stellenbosch between 14 and 27 January,…

Baby Boks gets tough JWC draw

November 8, 2012 2
Defending champions South Africa was on Thursday drawn alongside hosts, France, England and the USA when the International Rugby Board and the Fédération Française de Rugby announced the venues, pools and match schedule (attached) for the IRB Junior World Championship 2013 in France between June 5-23. The Championship is firmly established as one of the…

Baby Blacks player breaks his silence on rape allegations

June 28, 2012 1
Baby Blacks hooker Nathan Harris has revealed he is the player being investigated for rape by South African police, and vowing he is innocent. June 28, 2012 - 11:35AM Nathan Harris. The Bay of Plenty-based 20-year-old released a statement today, saying he was doing so to prevent a cloud of suspicion falling on all his…
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