Category: SA Rugby

Bok to the future with Rassie Erasmus

Rassie-Erasmus

THE FUTURE OF THE SPRINGBOKS HAS BEEN ENTRUSTED TO A TEAM OF GEEKS AND THEIR TRACKING SOFTWARE, ALTHOUGH A STEADY SUPPLY OF PLAYERS READY TO RUN THROUGH A BRICK WALL ALWAYS HELPS. THE RED BULLETIN INVESTIGATES The bone-crunching physicality of modern rugby…

A few lessons and maybe some hope?

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Argentina have reasons to be positive The brilliance that was the Pumas must be acknowledged. Their development side managed to dazzle in the Vodacom Cup a few years ago and some of those performers excelled a few years later. They…

RIP Pieter (Piet) Malan 1919-2015

Piet Malan

Piet Malan, whose brainchild was the establishment of the Craven Week and, until yesterday, the oldest living Springbok, passed away in his sleep on Sunday. He was 96. Mr Oregan Hoskins, president of the South African Rugby Union, expressed his…

No proof of match-fixing in Boland

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Monday announced that an investigation into allegations of attempts to fix the result of matches in Boland club rugby had not found proof to support them. SARU set up an inquiry following the…

Leopards and Valke to contest APC North final

The Leopards and Valke will contest the Northern Amateur Provincial Championship final on Friday at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane following vital victories in their round-two matches on Wednesday. The annual tournament features eight teams, the Leopards, Valke,…

Vodacom Rugby Stats App expands

        The most powerful tool in the hands of rugby fans, the Vodacom Rugby Stats App, has expanded to epic proportions covering the Absa Currie Cup, the Castle Lager Rugby Championship and the Springboks’ end of year tour.…

SA refs to stamp out negativity

Provincial coaches and referees were united in their desire to ensure that negative play is eradicated from the Currie Cup this season, following a workshop in Johannesburg on Wednesday. All 14 unions – represented by 12 head coaches and two…

De Villiers scoops top honour

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers on Wednesday became only the sixth player to be named South African Rugby Player of the Year more than once, while Eben Etzebeth was named the Young Player of the Year for 2013 for the…

Rassie happy with Bok Woman progress

South African Rugby Union (SARU) High Performance GM Rassie Erasmus on Sunday was satisfied with the skills levels and quality of players available ahead of the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup in France later this year following the conclusion of…