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Junior Boks : Yellow cards were costly

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 […]

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Junior Boks change two for semi-final

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 […]

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Junior Boks to face Australia

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 […]

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Junior Springboks get second bonus point win

The Junior Springboks scored their second-bonus point win of the 2015 World Rugby Under-20 Championship when they delivered a powerful forward display to beat Samoa 40-8 on Saturday evening in Parma. The South Africans forwards scored three tries in the first half to showcase their dominance upfront, while two more tries in the second half […]

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Junior Bok side to face Samoa

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 only right wing Grant Hermanus will make a run-on debut in the tournament. Mzamo Majola […]

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa - 26 May 2015,  during the capping ceremony of the Springbok under 20 rugby team that will participate in the World Rugby Under 20 Championship in Italy. The ceremony was held in Paul Roos Gimnasium's Markotter club house.
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Junior Boks fly out for U20 World Champs in Italy

    A motivated Junior Springbok squad flew out of Cape Town to Italy on Wednesday where they will compete in the World Rugby Under-20 Championship. The South Africans find themselves as one of the firm favourites after coming so close to beating England in a pulsating final last June in Auckland, New Zealand. The […]

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Liebenberg to lead Junior Boks

  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 20 June. He led the Junior Boks to a thrilling win over the Varsity Cup […]

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Junior Boks edge Los Pumitas

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 after they dominated possession and territory while playing with a strong wind in their favour […]

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One change for Junior Boks for Pumas game

Vodacom Blue Bulls lock RG Snyman on Tuesday was withdrawn from the Junior Springbok touring squad to Argentina due to an ankle ligament injury. The big lock hurt his ankle during a training session in Stellenbosch and will be out of action for between two and four weeks. Loose forward Rikus Bothma, the former SA […]

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Junior Bok squad for Argentine tour

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 their match against the Varsity Cup Dream Team in Stellenbosch. The Junior Springboks fly out […]

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Junior Boks beat Varsity Dream Team

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 on the receiving end of a defeat had the Varsity side opted for poles on […]

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Junior Springbok squad to face Varsity Cup Dream Team

  The national selectors have confirmed the Junior Springbok match-23 to face a strong Varsity Cup Dream Team in Stellenbosch on Tuesday evening. The match will kick-off at 18h30 at the Danie Craven Stadium and will be televised live on SuperSport 1. Four players who represented the Junior Springboks at the 2014 Junior World Championship […]

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Extended Baby Bok squad named..

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 players for the upcoming World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Italy in June. The best local […]

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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. It was full of tension, drama and excitement and I’m immensely proud of the boys,” […]

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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 African to win the Award after Jan Serfontein, his teammate when the Junior Springboks won […]