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…

Junior Springboks get second bonus point win

June 7, 2015 0
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…

Junior Bok side to face Samoa

June 5, 2015 1
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…

Junior Boks fly out for U20 World Champs in Italy

May 27, 2015 6
[caption id="attachment_53809" align="aligncenter" width="872"] 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.Photo by Roger Sedres/ ImageSA[/caption]     A motivated Junior Springbok…

Liebenberg to lead Junior Boks

May 21, 2015 0
  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…

Junior Boks edge Los Pumitas

May 13, 2015 0
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…

One change for Junior Boks for Pumas game

May 5, 2015 0
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…

Junior Bok squad for Argentine tour

April 30, 2015 0
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…

Junior Boks beat Varsity Dream Team

April 22, 2015 1
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…

Junior Springbok squad to face Varsity Cup Dream Team

April 19, 2015 0
  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…

Extended Baby Bok squad named..

March 26, 2015 0
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…

Theron praises composed Junior Boks

June 21, 2014 0
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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