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ASICS extend partnership with SA Rugby

Great news for the Springboks and SA Rugby came on Thursday when ASICS renewed their partnership for a further five years. The new agreement –...

SA Rugby hosts Elite Player Development camps

One hundred and twenty of the most talented Under-16 and Under-17 players in the country will be put through their paces at two Elite...

Bok players’ agent banned

SA Rugby has suspended player agent Eduard Kelder for three years after he was found guilty of financial mismanagement, reports SARugbyMAG Kelder, who represented the likes of...

Small unions may not be able to play away games

The Leopards Rugby union is in a financial downward spiral according to a report on Facebook from SupaRugby They claim that the Leopards will not be...

Pumas & Griquas get Franchise status

The Pumas and Griquas have lauded SA Rugby's decision to identify them as the preferred candidates to assume places in inter-continental competitions. The two unions were selected from a list of...

SA Rugby looking to add two more franchise to European competition

There is a clear plan from SARU to develop our relationship in the Northern Hemisphere which will end up having 8 franchises playing in...

Confirm: Erasmus and Nienaber coming back to SA Rugby

The worst kept secret is finally out and we can confirm that Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber will be joining SA Rugby again after...

SA teams queue for Pro12

The introduction of the Cheetahs and Southern Kings into Europe’s Pro12 competition next season, will be the beginning of the end of southern hemisphere...

Minister Nxesi lift ban on rugby

The new minister of sport Thulas Nxesi has made his first big steps as minister when he decided that  SA Rugby's can host international events...

SA Rugby set criteria for Super Rugby

Representatives of the six Super Rugby franchises on Tuesday agreed a set of criteria to determine the four teams to represent South Africa in...

Rumors getting louder on Erasmus return to SA rugby

According to Hendrik Cronje from Rapport, Rassie Erasmus is busy making a u-turn back to South African rugby.   According to the Sunday Newspaper Erasmus may...

Copy the Kiwis – Jake

People who say that South African teams should play the Kiwi way must understand that we can’t play like the Kiwis because we’re not...

The dark side: Profiling – Transformation Savior or Curse?

Profiling is the use of personal characteristics or behavior patterns to make generalizations about a person, as in gender profiling. The desire to be physically...

Player welfare and rugby safety under the spotlight

Representatives of SA Rugby’s BokSmart rugby safety programme and the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund (CBPJF) will join forces with a number of...

New race quotas for SA rugby, cricket and netball revealed

This post first appeared on www.businesstech.co.za Trade union Solidarity has revealed new sport quotas that will be introduced to South African rugby, netball, soccer, athletics and...

BlitzBoks – The beacon of South African rugby

“We’re average players who put their bodies on the line for each other,” said Seabelo Senatla, these are words that have a hint of...

Vodacom Bulls Warm up in Zimbabwe

The Vodacom Bulls will be travelling to Harare Zimbabwe on Wednesday this week to prepare for their first warm-up match of the 2017 Vodacom...

Local coaches plot SA Rugby conditioning strategy

The first steps towards the implementation of a unified performance enhancement strategy was the main outcome of the SA Rugby conditioning workshop held in...

Boks body language is pathetic – Bakkies

The most decorated player in rugby history, former Springbok lock Bakkies Botha believes that a lack of commitment among the players is South Africa’s biggest problem. https://soundcloud.com/user-283107240/vodacom-rugby-bakkies-botha-291116  Audio provided...

Unfair to blame 2016 on quotas – Wiese

1995 Rugby World Cup winner Kobus Wiese says South Africa’s worst season cannot be blamed “purely on the quota system” https://soundcloud.com/user-283107240/vodacom-rugby-kobus-wiese-291116 Audio provided by Vodacom Rugby  

SA Rugby plans Springbok review and governance overhaul

SA Rugby president Mark Alexander has outlined plans to overhaul their administration of the game and hold a Springbok review after a disastrous season. Mark...

Four debutants for Springboks

    Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Jamba Ulengo and Uzair Cassiem will make their Springbok debuts against Wales in the Principality Stadium on Saturday, while a...

Forget Coetzee, blame SARU

A new Springbok coach won’t solve South Africa’s rugby issues. Only the South African Rugby Union can do that. The time for denial is over....

West Point crowned SA Fish Industries champions

  West Point on Saturday overcame a challenging final day at the SA Rugby Fish Industries tournament at the Smit Sports Grounds in Velddrif on...

SA Fish Industries teams look to make their mark

A new champion will be crowned at the Smit Sports Grounds in Velddrif on the West Coast this weekend as 16 teams from the...

SA Rugby boss admits system flaw

The SA Rugby coaches indaba being held in Cape Town over the next two days could be a significant first step in turning rugby...

Indaba to upskill Bok attack

By: Brendan Venter, The 1995 Rugby World Cup-winner has enjoyed an illustrious playing and coaching career. He proved hugely successful during his time as Saracens’...

Schalk Burger: ‘South Africa’s future looks quite bleak’

Saracens’ flanker and holder of 86 caps says rugby authorities must become more proactive as young Springboks are increasingly tempted by bigger pay cheques...

SA Rugby works with talented junior players

SA Rugby hosted 140 Under-16 and Under-17 players at two high performance training camps in the Western Cape, where they were coached on and...

Venter to lead SARU coaching indaba

The coaching Indaba  next week will be led by former Springbok Brendan Venter and former Springbok team psychologist, Pieter Kruger. SARU has invited CEO's and...

Rugby Championship Mallett: Blame Bok woes on administrators

Following the Springboks’ embarrassing defeat to the All Blacks in Durban, former coach Nick Mallett has highlighted what he feels is wrong with South...

Coetzee calls for input from SA coaches

Systems, systems, systems, by Lloyd Burnard - Sport24 That has been the key word to emerge from Saturday's horrific 57-15 thrashing that the Springboks received from...

De Allende starts

(Photo credit MUJAHID SAFODIEN/AFP/Getty Images)   De Allende moves to inside centre, Faf de Klerk comes in and the shift of Juan de Jongh to outside...

The sad truth

Doc Craven once said “Once rugby turned professional the game would never be the same again because it would have become a job.” Maybe in...

#WhatMustFall ?

In South Africa it is just too easy to when the Springboks do not perform to blame the coach and demand that #ThatDudeMustFall. Why is...

Jake White says the writing is on the wall for South African rugby

Former Springbok coach Jake White has given a scathing assessment of the current state of South African rugby. With the Boks struggling in recent years,...

Government and SA Rugby to take responsibility on the state of Transformation

The best way to look at things sometimes is to rather stand back take a little look at it and then with an open...

The hits just keep coming in SA RUGBY

And the hits just keep coming as the Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula announced today that bidding on all hosting of major sports events for...

Rassie finish with Hoskins and SARU?

Reports that Rassie Erasmus is leaving SARU for Ireland to take up a position at Munster is again putting our rugby on the back...

SA RUGBY- Building from the ground up!

How SA Rugby have been building the game of rugby from the bottom up. The way they have approached the transformation goals and how...

Playing smart and some advice for the Beast

Passing and how the forwards take up the ball- the art of passing. Either players in South Africa have been instructed not to pass...

Springbok coach announcement maybe not on April Fools day

Reports are doing the rounds that SARU will not announce the new Springbok coach tomorrow as was widely expected. Most are expecting to hear former...

SA Rugby wary of match-fixing

SA Rugby has addressed the potential threat of match fixing in the sport by putting in place a monitoring service for Super Rugby and...

Rassie still wants to coach the Boks according to newspaper

Over the weekend Sunday newspaper "Rapport" has ran again with news that SA Rugby high performance manager Rassie Erasmus still wants to coach the...

Viljoen, Pisi herald SunWolves 23

The SunWolves have opted to include experienced trio of Shota Horie, Riaan Viljoen and Tusi Pisi in their first Super Rugby squad. Amongst them...

Sharks name 23 for Kings battle

Gary Gold has named his 23 to take on the Sharks and on paper its an exciting line up, coupled with youth and experience....

SA Rugby is rotten

South African rugby’s national leadership stinks, writes MARK KEOHANE in Business Day newspaper. It did a year ago but the stench is now at its...

Roux no longer in charge of searching for Bok coach

SARU CEO Jurie Roux will not be in charge anymore on the search for the new Springbok coach. Roux who are being accused of making unauthorised...

No major injuries from Madibaz game

  Following the contact session against the NMMU Madibaz on Friday last week, a few players have picked up minor injuries and will be monitored...

Three new signings for the Kings

  The Southern Kings have confirmed three more player signings ahead of their return to the Vodacom Super Rugby 2016 competition. Chief Operating Officer, Charl Crous,...