The hits just keep coming in SA RUGBY

April 25, 2016 2
And the hits just keep coming as the Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula announced today that bidding on all hosting of major sports events for cricket, rugby athletics and netball has been ban. This comes after noises again was made last week by a Government that the Springbok emblem should be taken off the national teams jersey…

Rassie finish with Hoskins and SARU?

April 25, 2016 14
Reports that Rassie Erasmus is leaving SARU for Ireland to take up a position at Munster is again putting our rugby on the back foot, writes Jacques Nortier According to news papers yesterday Rassie Erasmus has had enough of SARU President Oregan Hoskins and it politics within the organisation. Many people will never understand the…

SA RUGBY- Building from the ground up!

April 22, 2016 7
How SA Rugby have been building the game of rugby from the bottom up. The way they have approached the transformation goals and how the future looks for South African rugby, writes Benedict Chanakira The media and perception of the general public has been that SARU is not doing enough for development. What does SARU…

Playing smart and some advice for the Beast

April 10, 2016 4
Passing and how the forwards take up the ball- the art of passing. Either players in South Africa have been instructed not to pass or they find the art pointless is debateable. Countless times this weekend players and more worryingly midfielders (12 & 13) have the option to pass when there are players on the…

Springbok coach announcement maybe not on April Fools day

March 31, 2016 3
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 Stormers coach Allister Coetzee to be named as the new coach of the Springboks. He is currently employed by Japanese club Kobe Steelers and the hold up if rumours are to…

SA Rugby wary of match-fixing

March 23, 2016 3
SA Rugby has addressed the potential threat of match fixing in the sport by putting in place a monitoring service for Super Rugby and Springbok Tests in 2016 writes SARugbyMAG.co.za For the first time, SA Rugby has partnered with Sportradar, a Swiss-based global leader in providing data services to media companies, bookmakers, sports federations and…

Rassie still wants to coach the Boks according to newspaper

March 7, 2016 6
Over the weekend Sunday newspaper "Rapport" has ran again with news that SA Rugby high performance manager Rassie Erasmus still wants to coach the Springboks. With so much going on at SA Rugby at the moment most are forgetting that we still not have a Springbok coach in place and that is taking Springbok rugby…

Viljoen, Pisi herald SunWolves 23

February 25, 2016 1
The SunWolves have opted to include experienced trio of Shota Horie, Riaan Viljoen and Tusi Pisi in their first Super Rugby squad. Amongst them is the ever reliable Ed Quirk who played for the Reds. He will likely be their best line out option. The Lions and SunWolves game will be an exciting clash. Starting…

Sharks name 23 for Kings battle

February 25, 2016 1
Gary Gold has named his 23 to take on the Sharks and on paper its an exciting line up, coupled with youth and experience. The Sharks will be looking to start off strongly and better against the newboys the Kings. Among the new faces in the Sharks will be Coenie Oosthuizen who will be at…

SA Rugby is rotten

February 22, 2016 8
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 most foul. Whatever the South African success in Super Rugby in its expanded 18-team format, it can’t compensate or negate the rot within the game’s national leadership. The leadership, be…

Roux no longer in charge of searching for Bok coach

February 7, 2016 3
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 payments to Maties Rugby Club while he was director of finance at Stellenbosch University and also chairman of Maties Rugby club. The decision was made that Roux will no longer…

No major injuries from Madibaz game

February 1, 2016 0
  Following the contact session against the NMMU Madibaz on Friday last week, a few players have picked up minor injuries and will be monitored through the week. Southern Kings Head Coach, Deon Davids, said Lukanyo Am had sustained a bruised knee, while Malcolm Jaer and Jurgen Visser both had tight hamstrings, which would be…

Three new signings for the Kings

January 25, 2016 8
  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, confirmed the signing of the young up and coming lock, Phillip du Preez (22) the versatile back line player, Jurgen Visser (26) and hooker, Martin Bezuidenhout (26). Crous also…

Shocking development as SA Rugby’s turkeys again vote against Christmas

January 18, 2016 2
  Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)    Oh, this one is just too good to be true! According to one of the Afrikaans papers, three of South African rugby’s “bigger smaller” unions came up with an audacious plan to secure top-flight Currie Cup rugby for themselves later in the year. Surprisingly enough, the suggestion was…
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