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SARU names large group for SA Schools trials

July 22, 2014
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SARU names large group for SA Schools trials

SARU has announced a squad of 55 players to attend the SA Schools trials on Saturday, 26 July at the Barnard Stadium in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. The SA Schools trial squad was selected by the national selectors following the conclusion of the Under-18 Coca-Cola Craven Week in Middelburg. The trials in Kempton Park will...
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Rassie follows Heyneke’s blueprint

July 16, 2014
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Rassie follows Heyneke’s blueprint

Rassie Erasmus’ biggest role as high-performance manager is to implement Heyneke Meyer’s blueprint across the board, writes BRENTON CHELIN for SARugbyMag.co.za Erasmus, widely praised for his work in turning Western Province rugby around, was spotted at the Coca-Cola Craven Week in Middelburg and SARugbymag.co.za took the chance to have a word with him. Having joined Saru...
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SA Schools to participate in U/18 International Series

July 10, 2014
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SA Schools to participate in U/18 International Series

  The SA Schools team will again have the opportunity to test themselves against quality international opposition in August, with clashes lined up against France, Wales and England in the annual Under-18 International Series. In the last four years the SA Schools team, which is sponsored by Coca-Cola, participated in the series with great...
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Springbok Women WRWC warm-up tour

June 24, 2014
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Springbok Women WRWC warm-up tour

Springbok Women’s captain Mandisa Williams on Tuesday said they were ready to measure the quality of their game against international opposition on their Women’s Rugby World Cup warm-up tour to England and France. The team will depart for London on Wednesday where they will play two matches against the Nomads on June 28 and...
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SARU releases Springbok Smartphone App

June 13, 2014
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SARU releases Springbok Smartphone App

  The South African Rugby Union (SARU) today unveiled the official free Springbok smartphone app for android. The simply-titled Springbok app is the first mobile product devoted solely to our rugby heroes, and is available for free on all Android smartphone and tablet devices immediately. An IOS version will be made available next week. To...
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‘Saru broke promise to Steyn’ – Update

June 12, 2014
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‘Saru broke promise to Steyn’ – Update

Frans Steyn’s father has confirmed that a contractual dispute is one of the major reasons why the Springbok centre walked out on the national squad. Report: SARUGBYmag.co.za Steyn has played a lot of rugby of late, and is set to play a lot more when he joins a Japanese club later in the year....
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Zenay Jordaan lives her rugby dream

March 4, 2014
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Zenay Jordaan lives her rugby dream

  Nine years after taking up rugby as a sport, Springbok Women’s star player Zenay Jordaan’s dream of becoming a professional rugby player has become a reality, and she is still in awe since signing her national contract in January. The slightly built 22-year old, standing at only 1.56m tall, is one of 15...
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Sephaka new Springbok Woman’s coach

February 25, 2014
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Sephaka new Springbok Woman’s coach

Former Springbok prop Lawrence Sephaka has been appointed the new Springbok Women’s head coach, with Springbok Women’s Sevens coach Renfred Dazel confirmed as assistant coach as the team prepares for the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup in France in August. Former Springbok Women’s captain Nomsebenzi Tsotsobe-Calata is the new Team Manager. The South African...
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Kenya joins Vodacom Cup

February 5, 2014
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Kenya joins Vodacom Cup

Kenya will add an international flavour to the Vodacom Cup this year when they compete in this 17th annual edition of this national competition for the first time. The South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Wednesday confirmed that Kenya will form part of the Vodacom Cup in the place of Argentina’s Pampas XV, Vodacom...
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SARU National Referees Camp

January 31, 2014
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SARU National Referees Camp

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) referees started their season on Wednesday with a three-day national camp in Riebeek-Wes in the Western Cape where the standards for the season were set and the referees informed about the expectations of them. The camp was managed by SARU General Manager of Referees Andre Watson, who was...
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Elite Springbok Women get contracts

January 29, 2014
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Elite Springbok Women get contracts

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) has awarded national contracts to 15 Springbok Women Sevens players for the first time in history in a significant move towards the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and proving its commitment to growing Women’s rugby. The 15 are members of the elite Sevens squad based in Port Elizabeth in...
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SARU implement technology

January 29, 2014
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SARU implement technology

SARU has implemented cutting-edge technology which will ensure players from as young as Under-13 level are properly monitored and managed. The new protocols were presented to coaches attending the first day of a week-long SARU coaching symposium in Stellenbosch on Monday. SARU’s High Performance Department recently completed development of a new computer programme called...
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National coaching symposium

January 20, 2014
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National coaching symposium

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) hosts a ground-breaking national coaching symposium in Stellenbosch later this month where ideas will be shared between coaches from junior provincial to Springbok level. All provincial coaches have been invited to the symposium – an initiative of SARU’s High Performance Department – which will run from 27 to...
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Rassie happy with Bok Woman progress

January 19, 2014
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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 the opening Springbok Women’s training camp in Cape Town. The Rugby World Cup will...
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SARU to ‘visit’ bankrupt Border

January 19, 2014
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SARU to ‘visit’ bankrupt Border

The South African Rugby Union will send a delegation to East London next week, after it emerged the Border Rugby Football Union is bankrupt. This website can reveal that SARU Chief Executive Officer Jurie Roux and the Chief Financial Officer Basil Haddad will be making the trip to East London. An ongoing financial stand-off...
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SA Rugby supports “ClubWise” initiative

January 16, 2014
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SA Rugby supports “ClubWise” initiative

A new, in-depth training programme called ClubWise has been launched by the South African Rugby Union to up-skill rugby club administrators in order to sustain and grow the game at grass-roots level. The new programme is approved by Cathsseta (the Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority) and offers a...
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New format on SA domestic table

January 15, 2014
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New format on SA domestic table

The ongoing debate about the Currie Cup format took an intriguing twist with a suggestion that a pre-season play-off series should determine who plays in the Premier Division. According to a report in the Afrikaans daily, Die Burger, the latest proposal will be tabled at a meeting of the general council of the South...
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Springbok Women begin World Cup preparations

January 15, 2014
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Springbok Women begin World Cup preparations

The Springbok Women will begin their preparations for the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup on Thursday with a four-day camp in Cape Town, which will mark an important step in laying the foundation for the competition which will be hosted in France from August 1 to 17. The Springbok Women, who will make their...
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Nominations SA Rugby Player

December 12, 2013
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Nominations SA Rugby Player

Five key members of the Springbok squad in 2013 will go head-to-head for the annual SA Rugby Player of the Year Award, while the Steval Pumas have been rewarded for their great form this season with nominations in four categories.  Springbok captain Jean de Villiers, the winner in 2008 who led South Africa to...
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SARU: Madiba a true Inspiration

December 6, 2013
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SARU: Madiba a true Inspiration

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) paid tribute to Nelson Mandela who died on Thursday. “All of our lives are poorer today at the extinguishing of the great beacon of light and hope that led the way for our country through the transition to democracy,” said Oregan Hoskins, president of SARU. Springbok captain Jean...
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SARU revise Bok capping policy

December 5, 2013
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SARU revise Bok capping policy

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) has revised its capping policy to avoid the anomaly of players becoming Springboks without ever taking the field. In future only players who make an appearance in a Test match will be given a Springbok number and regarded as full Springboks. The new policy replaces the historical precedent...
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Paulse hates Quota’s

December 2, 2013
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Paulse hates Quota’s

Former Springbok wing Breyton Paulse is not in favour of the South African Rugby Union’s proposed quota system for next year’s Vodacom Cup. SARU earlier this year announced that Vodacom Cup teams will be forced to field seven players of colour in their 22-man squads, with at least five players in the starting team....
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Maties case back to haunt Roux?

November 21, 2013
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Maties case back to haunt Roux?

SARU CEO Jurie Roux has responded to the completed forensic investigation into financial irregularities at Stellenbosch University, which has since been handed over to the South African Police Service (SAPS). The investigation implicated Chris de Beer, who took over as chairperson of the Stellenbosch Rugby Football club from Roux. De Beer had allegedly transferred...
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Ian McIntosh gets IRB Award

November 19, 2013
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Ian McIntosh gets IRB Award

 Ian McIntosh on IRB Award Former Springbok coach and current selector, Ian McIntosh, was congratulated by Mr Oregan Hoskins, president of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Tuesday for his receipt of a prestigious global rugby award. ‘Mac’ was presented with the International Rugby Board’s (IRB) Vernon Pugh Award for Distinguished Service, recognising...
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Vote for SARU Player of the Year

November 19, 2013
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Vote for SARU Player of the Year

Rugby fans across the country will again be given a voice in the selection of the winners in the SARU Rugby Player of the Year Awards, SARU announced on Tuesday. Fans asked to vote for Player and Young Player of the Year Public polling in two categories opens today Fans to vote through Facebook...
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SA Select Women’s squad named

November 12, 2013
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SA Select Women’s squad named

Springbok Sevens coach Renfred Dazel on Tuesday announced a 12-member SA Select Team featuring a balance of experience and youth to participate in the International Sevens Invitational tournament in Dubai from November 28 to 30. SA Sevens stars Zenay Jordaan, Veroeshka Grain, Mathrin Simmers and Phumeza Gadu, who participated in the 2013 Rugby World...
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SARU ensure players stay in SA

November 12, 2013
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SARU ensure players stay in SA

Ten Springboks awarded long-term contracts By: SARU The South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Monday confirmed the names of 10 Springboks who were awarded long-term national contracts in August this year, which will see them remain in South Africa until the end of 2015.  SARU CEO Jurie Roux said this was the first step...
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‘Japan made me a better man’

November 8, 2013
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A MUST READ. Fourie du Preez does some straight talking about Saru and SA rugby in general.
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