Frans not guilty

April 29, 2013 8
Frans Steyn has been found not guilty following a citing over the weekend. Steyn was cited by the match commissioner for charging into a ruck in the 78th minute where he made contact with Chiefs player, Nanai-Williams. Following a review of the evidence, Jannie Lubbe, who conducted the hearing Steyn did not breach Law 10.4…

Steyn, Kanko dropped from Sharks starting XV

March 20, 2013 3
Last weekend’s match against the Brumbies saw some big performances from a number of younger players in the team, and for that, Sharks coach John Plumtree has rewarded them for the Rebels game this Saturday. Sharksrugby website The Sharks starting line-up for this match at KINGS PARK shows seven changes with new combinations throughout. It…

Bismarck to miss start of Super Rugby

January 10, 2013 1
Bismarck du Plessis will miss the start of the Super Rugby tournament which kicks off in mid-February. The Beeld newspaper reported that the Springbok hookers rehabilitation has not gone as expected and that he is set to miss the start of the season.  Bismarck has not been able to train with the rest of the…

Frans Steyn out for rest of the year

October 1, 2012 22
Frans Steyn and Jacques Potgieter have been withdrawn from the Springbok squad currently preparing for the final Test in The Castle Rugby Championship against New Zealand in Soweto on Saturday. Steyn requires surgery on his injured ankle and Potgieter is struggling with an abdominal strain picked up during an Absa Currie Cup match last weekend.…

Meyer to bring back more than just Vic

April 16, 2012 70
With no time to prepare for England, new Bok coach Heyneke Meyer may bring back a few more players than just Victor Matfield. Reports on Rugby365.com suggests that Meyer has given SA Rugby a list of players he believe will be crucial for the 3 incoming tests against England, his first as coach. The main…

Frans coming back to SA

April 2, 2012 34
Frans Steyn will be returning to South Africa at the end of the current French rugby season. Steyn who were considering offers from Metro and the Sharks decided to return to South Africa following 3 –years at the French club.  In a statement on the club’s website, club president Jacky Lorenzetti wished Frans well and…

Frans considers SA return

December 7, 2011 18
Springbok centre Frans Steyn could return to play his rugby in South Africa after his contract with French club Racing Metro expires at the end of June next year. Sport24 Steyn's agent, Gerrie Swart, confirmed to the Volksblad newspaper that Steyn is considering a return to South Africa. "We're currently looking at options and there…

Lambie, Steyn cleared for RWC selection

August 22, 2011 0
There has been some good news for the Boks ahead of the RWC squad announcement tomorrow evening. Patrick Lambie and Frans Steyn were on Monday cleared as available for selection to the Springbok Rugby World Cup squad, Springbok management confirmed on Monday. Steyn missed Saturday’s Castle Tri-Nations Test with a slight hamstring strain while Lambie…

Frans out, Smit & Bakkies doubtful

August 15, 2011 6
Springbok fullback Frans Steyn will not be considered for Saturday’s Castle Tri-Nations Series Test against New Zealand in Port Elizabeth. Steyn injured his hamstring against Australia last Saturday in Durban and will not be fit to play this weekend at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. He will remain with the squad to do his rehabilitation.…

Rugby News (Sun): Pienaar to Stormers/Bulls?

May 8, 2011 18
Here is the latest rugby news from around the world. Ruan, Steyn back for Super Rugby? With the European season coming to an end, rumors are flying around about South African players returning home to bring themselves in contention for Rugby World Cup squad selection. The Rapport newspaper today suggested that Ulster scrumhalf, Ruan Pienaar,…

Inclusively exclusive

May 5, 2011 8
Leadership groups in sport is important, but when does a leadership group turn into a clique? A rugby team is a dynamic environment which is in a constant state change. One of the primary goals in this environment is to create balance. The challenge in a team sports environment like rugby is that this dynamic…

Frans makes Bok return

November 9, 2010 34
Frans Steyn is the only change to the starting XV for the Springboks this weekend. Management is waiting on the fitness of Alberts before finalising the bench with either Alberts or Daniel expected to complete the match-day 22.  Unlucky player to miss out on match-day 22 selection is Adi Jacobs who drops out completely. “We…

The ticker of a champion

October 18, 2010 6
It may be the ignorance of youth, but given the sideshows with certain players in the last 18 months it is refreshing to see a brilliant young talent taking everything in his stride. There is nothing that irritates me more in South African rugby than individuals shifting the blame. It is prominent in administration and…

Metro was advised of change of visit

September 25, 2010 8
SA Rugby has advised all European Clubs who were scheduled for visits from Springbok management of a change of plans. Release The South African Rugby Union would like to advise media of the facts around the planned visit of Springbok coach Peter de Villiers and Andy Marinos, national teams manager, to three European-based rugby clubs…

Steyn, PDV issues sorted

August 26, 2010 3
Frans Steyn says he is ready to give his best for the Springboks when they face the Wallabies in a Vodacom Tri-Nations Test at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday. SA Rugby Addressing a press conference at the team hotel in Pretoria today Steyn said: “It is great to be back in the squad and I am…
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