Club rugby still important

April 29, 2013 3
Found this gem by Justin Marshall on a New Zealand website - pro players of today won't have a clue what he is talking about... Stuff.co.nz It was early in the second half that I began to question my wisdom. Tony Woodcock had ball in hand, a bit of a grin on his face and…

SA Rugby moving in the right direction

April 16, 2013 20
I read with some confusion on certain media platforms how  Super Rugby results so far is a bad thing for SA Rugby and continue to show our inferiority against (specifically) NZ teams. It might be for the fact that results so far have not identified a clear favourite from the Republic to win the competition,…

Community Cup – Finals day

April 1, 2013 0
There will be plenty of history at stake at Outeniqua Park in George on Monday when two former Springbok team-mates come up against each other in the coaches' box as Jonsson College Rovers and GAP Despatch slug it out to become the inaugural winners of the Cell C Community Cup. Rovers coach Robert du Preez…

Scrum’s hit taken away from school, club rugby

February 13, 2013 0
New scrum Laws to make amateur rugby safer will come into effect at club and schools level as the season gets underway this month, following an initiative introduced by the South African Rugby Union (SARU). Release A new scrum engagement sequence has been devised for amateur rugby to minimise the risks of serious injury suffered…

Historic ‘Gold Cup’ unveiled as Community Cup prize

February 6, 2013 0
The historic Gold Cup has been brought out of retirement and painstakingly restored as the ‘Holy Grail’ for club rugby players in the Cell C Community Cup, the South African Rugby Union (SARU) announced on Wednesday. Release The nine-carat gold trophy is one of the most expensive and historically significant trophies in the SARU collection.…

Club Rugby to get massive exposure, money

February 6, 2013 2
With the news that Cell C will sponsor the Community Cup, SARU have also revealed that the competition will get extensive television coverage. Release THE Cell C Community Cup is SARU's elite flagship club rugby tournament and coverage of the seven-week-long tournament is set to shine the spotlight on club rugby. The tournament features the…

Cell C Sponsors Community Cup

February 6, 2013 0
The Community Cup club rugby competition will be sponsored by cellphone company, Cell C, it was announced by the South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Wednesday. Release The three-year deal will underwrite a tournament that SARU has launched to give fresh impetus to the process of raising the profile of ‘open club’ rugby across South…

Club rugby entering new era

January 16, 2013 1
SARU CEO Jurie Roux said on Wednesday that club rugby was on the brink on a new era as the one-month countdown began to kick off in the inaugural SARU Community Cup. Release The country's best non-university clubs are hard at work preparing for the new 20-team tournament which kicks off on 16 February and…

Sir Lowrians, a club for the community

July 5, 2012 0
In our first feature of Sir Lowrians RFC we introduced you to the who's who of the club and where to find them - in our second instalment we get to know just what makes this club and its members tick - and how rugby unites a community and cultures. Rustin Constance for Sir Lowrians…

Ground-breaking SARU initiative for club rugby

July 2, 2012 3
As if destined to be made public as we launch our 'Club Exposure' project, SA Rugby have announced a brilliant club rugby initiative. SA Rugby The nationwide revival of club rugby remained one of SARU's top priorities and plans to safeguard its survival were at an advanced stage, CEO Jurie Roux said on Monday. Roux…

Soweto Rugby Club victims of racism, voilence

August 8, 2011 5
SOWETO Rugby Club players received a thorough beating from their opponents in the dying minutes of the game they were winning on Saturday. KATLEGO MOENG - The Sowetan About half a dozen of the Soweto club's players spent yesterday nursing bruises and getting medical help for their injuries after Edenvale Panthers Rugby Club turned the…