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Bok to the future with 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 is matched only by the number-crunching and analysis that accompanies the game nowadays, with mountains […]

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Coach proves faith in players for England clash

SA Schools coach Hein Kriek on Friday proved faith in the players that held their nerve to win against France in the Under-18 International Series for their final clash against England on Saturday as he made only a few changes to his starting team. Kriek made five personnel changes to his team, two of which […]

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Meyer could be in until 2019!

  So reports suggest Meyer could be in the Springbok hot seat until Rugby World Cup 2019. The news has been prominent since last season and has surfaced once again this year at a time which is the toughest in Heyneke Meyer’s tenure. This is not new, Springbok coaches always feel the heat before the […]

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SARU launches mobile gym in Pacaltsdorp

The community and rugby clubs operating in and around Pacaltsdorp in George received a huge boost on Tuesday as the South African Rugby Union launched a new Mobile Team Training System (MTTS) at the Pacaltsdorp Municipal Sport Grounds. The mobile gym, which contains leg extension, leg curl and shoulder press equipment, as well as free […]

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A few lessons and maybe some hope?

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 made history for their country and beat the mighty Springboks. Their attitude was massive and […]

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The clock is ticking…

The deciding week in the Rugby Championship. South Africa will go into the last test having all but secured third spot on the log unless they succumb to a shock loss. Will Pieter-Steph du toit feature in the fourth game with the former Sharks lock having managed to get a few minutes against the Lions […]

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SA Schools and SA Schools A side announced

The South African Rugby Union on Thursday named the SA Schools and SA Schools A squads for the Under-18 International Series against England, France, Wales and Italy in August. The teams, which consist of 26 players each and are sponsored by Coca-Cola, were selected by a panel of national and SA Schools selectors following the […]

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Lima Sopoaga to debut for All blacks

  The team is: 1. Tony Woodcock (112) 2. Dane Coles (27) 3. Owen Franks (69) 4. Brodie Retallick (38) 5. James Broadhurst 6. Liam Messam (41) 7. Richie McCaw – captain (139) 8. Kieran Read (74) 9. Aaron Smith (38) 10. Lima Sopoaga 11. Charles Piutau (16) 12. Ma’a Nonu (95) 13. Conrad Smith […]

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Springbok jerseys are ‘business attire’ every Friday

The Minister of Sport has appealed to corporate South Africa to throw their weight behind the Springboks’ Rugby World Cup campaign in a public message. Mr Fikile Mbalula asked South Africa’s employers – large and small – to join their workforce in supporting the campaign to wear their Springbok jerseys on BokFridays – starting tomorrow. […]

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André Watson’s employment terminated

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) today confirmed the arbitration award that was issued by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to the effect that the employment of André Watson, the General Manager Referees, with SARU has been terminated. At the beginning of this year, a number of people within the Referees’ Department […]

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SARU hard at work behind the scenes with our youth…

SARU has done allot of work in the past few years to develop and nurture young talent in our country to streamline the identification, development and monitoring of players from a young age. This “Rugby Department” has taken sole responsibility for an unbroken pathway for players and coaches from youth rugby to Springbok level. Rassie […]

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Get your selfies on Springbok Jersey

Springbok fans will take to the field on the backs of their heroes at the Rugby World Cup in September and October – as an integral part of the team’s playing kit.   The South African Rugby Union launched its #HomeGroundAdvantage campaign at midnight last night; the centrepiece of which is an innovative scheme to […]

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Springboks and ASICS launch new RWC jersey

The new ASICS-designed and manufactured Springbok jersey for the Rugby World Cup was launched at a glittering event in Cape Town on Thursday, with the 100 day mark to the start of the global showpiece fast approaching. The launch of the iconic jersey is the culmination of months of hard work by scientists at the […]

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SARU: New Youth Centres for Woman’s Rugby

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Wednesday announced a new programme to boost women’s rugby in South Africa and increase participation through the development of Youth Training Centres at selected provincial unions. Nine coaches and administrators – including former Springbok Women stars Mandisa Williams and Yolanda Meiring – have been appointed to run the […]