Junior Springboks

Junior Boks : Yellow cards were costly

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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…

Junior Boks change two for semi-final

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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…

Junior Boks to face Australia

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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…

Junior Bok side to face Samoa

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Junior Springbok coach Dawie Theron has made eight changes to his match-23 for Saturday’s Pool B match at the World Under-20 Championship against Samoa in Parma, Italy. Four of these players will make a first start for the team, although…

Liebenberg to lead Junior Boks

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  Vodacom Blue Bulls No 8 Hanro Liebenberg will lead the Junior Springboks at the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Italy next month, SARU confirmed on Wednesday. Liebenberg will skipper the 28-man squad during the three-week tournament from 2 to…

Junior Boks edge Los Pumitas

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The Junior Springboks were made to fight hard to overcome a courageous Argentina Under-20 rugby team by 25-22 in the first of two matches between the sides late on Tuesday in Santa Fe, Argentina. Los Pumitas led 15-10 at halftime…

Junior Bok squad for Argentine tour

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SARU has confirmed the 28-man Junior Springbok squad for a two-match series against Argentina Under-20 in Rosario next month. The squad will be led by Vodacom Bulls number eight Hanro Liebenberg, who also captained the Junior Boks last week in…

Junior Boks beat Varsity Dream Team

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The Junior Boks produced an improved second-half display to see off the Varsity Cup Dream Team 31-24 in Stellenbosch reports SARugbyMag.co.za Dawie Theron’s team were thoroughly tested in their first run out of their year and might well have been…

Extended Baby Bok squad named..

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The South African Rugby Union on Wednesday announced a large group of players to participate in the Junior Springbok trials camp early next month in Stellenbosch. The trials will kick-start the process to select the Junior Springbok squad of 28…

Theron praises composed Junior Boks

Springboks under-20 coach Dawie Theron said his team’s ability to absorb pressure was the key factor which led to a thrilling 32-25 semi-final win over New Zealand in Auckland on Sunday. “It was like a proper Test match out there.…

Pollard wins IRB Award

Junior Springbok captain Handré Pollard has been named the IRB Junior Player of the Year 2014 following his side’s 21-20 defeat to England in the IRB Junior World Championship final at Eden Park on Friday. Pollard is the second South…