Posts Tagged ‘ SA Rugby ’

SA Rugby moving in the right direction

April 16, 2013
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SA Rugby moving in the right direction

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.
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Proudly Rugby

April 1, 2013
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Proudly Rugby

Round about this time of the week you will read my review of Super Rugby matches over the weekend…
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Kings & SARU in Mexican stand-off

February 12, 2013
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The Southern Kings announced their reduced, 35-man squad for their Super Rugby campaign which still contains 5 foreign players. The tug-of-war between the Kings and SARU on the number of foreign based players allowed for the franchise has been going since 2012. The Kings, who only has a 1-year guaranteed deal for participation in...
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Posted in Rugby Administration, SA Rugby, SA Rugby Soaps | 126 Comments »

SA Rugby loses a legend, RIP Jan Ellis

February 8, 2013
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The South African Rugby Union on Friday expressed its deep sadness at the passing of legendary former Springbok looseforward, Jan Ellis. The one-time joint record holder for the number of Springbok caps succumbed to cancer at a hospice in Pretoria after suffering from the disease for some time. He celebrated his 71st birthday in...
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Posted in Rugby Personalities, SA Legends, SA Rugby, SARU | 2 Comments »

Kings responds to media speculation

January 27, 2013
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The Southern Kings responded to media speculation that SA Rugby will not allow them to field more than 2 foreign players in their squad.
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Posted in SARU, Super Rugby | 4 Comments »

It’s time to move on from Super Rugby

January 24, 2013
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It’s time to move on from Super Rugby

When will SA Rugby realise that our future lies north, and not in an expanded Super Rugby tournament?
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Posted in Columnists, Super Rugby | 74 Comments »

Racism and rugby

January 17, 2013
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Racism and rugby

Quite powerful isn’t it?  I also thought so when I was asked to write about it.
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In aid of the King

January 9, 2013
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In aid of the King

The foundation from which our deep routed passion and love for rugby is built on in South Africa comes from a long and very proud history of our domestic teams.
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Posted in Columnists, Rugby Administration, SARU, Super Rugby | 117 Comments »

Limpopo to play in Vodacom Cup

January 8, 2013
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Limpopo will play in the Vodacom Cup as a separate team for the first time when this 16-team competition kicks off on the second weekend of March.
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Chaos in Boland Rugby

November 15, 2012
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Daar is chaos in Boland rugby nadat klubs in die unie besluit het dat hulle genoeg van unie president, Francois Davids, gehad het.
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Posted in Rugby Administration | 5 Comments »

Imagine if…

November 7, 2012
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Imagine if…

All the excitement from the elections in the United States seems have many South Africans reflecting and saying things like; ‘Imagine if South Africa…’
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SA Rugby kry ‘n F vir 2012

November 4, 2012
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SA Rugby kry ‘n F vir 2012

Soos dinge einde van die jaar se kant toe staan voel ek dit is bietjie tyd om SA Rugby te evalueer vir die jaar 2012.
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Wat stop ons?

October 21, 2012
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Wat stop ons?

Wat presies stop Suid-Afrikaanse rugby om leiers te wees eerder as volgelinge?
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A Royal cock-up

September 21, 2012
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A Royal cock-up

Can this become more of a cock-up? I am actually afraid to ask in the fear of tempting fate…
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Posted in Columnists, SA Rugby, SARU, Super Rugby, SupeRugby | 49 Comments »

SARU confirms August 16th meeting

July 17, 2012
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SARU confirms August 16th meeting

A meeting of the General Council of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) will take place in Cape Town on 16 August, SARU announced on Tuesday. The meeting replaces the postponed July 13 General Council.
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Posted in Rugby Administration, SA Rugby, Super Rugby | 3 Comments »

Jean captain for rest of 2012

June 20, 2012
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Jean captain for rest of 2012

Jean de Villiers has been appointed as Springbok captain for the remainder of the 2012 season, Bok coach Heyneke Meyer announced in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.
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Posted in SA Rugby, Springboks | 8 Comments »

Junior RWC games moved to Newlands and CPT stadium

June 8, 2012
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Junior RWC games moved to Newlands and CPT stadium

Rain has prompted the IRB and SA Rugby to move matches from Stellenbosch to Newlands and CPT Stadium.
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Posted in Junior Rugby World Cup | 4 Comments »

New regulations for contracting schoolboys

June 7, 2012
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New regulations for contracting schoolboys

SARU has promulgated a new regulation to ensure that the contracting of promising schoolboy rugby players is done above board, according to a report on the SuperSport website.
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Posted in Rugby Administration, SARU, School's Rugby | 1 Comment »

SA Rugby strikes ground-breaking deal with players

June 2, 2012
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SA Rugby strikes ground-breaking deal with players

THE South African Rugby Union (SARU) has reached agreement on a ground-breaking new remuneration arrangement for 2012, which will see SARU’s financial commitment to Springbok player costs increase to R57,6m.
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Posted in SA Rugby, Springboks | 8 Comments »

Frans signs with Sharks

May 28, 2012
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Frans signs with Sharks

Francois Steyn has signed a 3-year contract with the Sharks.
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Posted in Rugby Personalities, SA Rugby, Springboks, Super Rugby | 34 Comments »

A Super Solution

May 23, 2012
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A Super Solution

SARU has less than a month to find a solution for the Super Rugby problem, and options are few.
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Posted in Columnists, Rugby Administration, SA Rugby, Super Rugby | 73 Comments »

The great divide

May 21, 2012
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The great divide

The current Super Rugby stand-off in South Africa is a pressure-cooker situation ready to explode.
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Posted in Columnists, Rugby Administration, SA Rugby, Super Rugby | 82 Comments »

SARU release – Update on Kings issue

May 17, 2012
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SARU release – Update on Kings issue

The South African Rugby Union issued a release following their meeting today with the 5 existing franchises and the Kings.
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Posted in SA Rugby, SANZAR, SARU, Super Rugby | 1 Comment »

Guma looking to partner with Kings

May 17, 2012
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Guma looking to partner with Kings

As South African rugby and the franchises are locked in meetings today to figure out how to accommodate the Kings, it has emerged that the Lions former equity partner, Guma-TAC, is now looking at partnering up with the Kings.
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Posted in Super Rugby | 8 Comments »

King for a day

May 8, 2012
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King for a day

The Southern Kings are far from assured of Super Rugby participation in 2013.
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Posted in Columnists, Rugby Administration, SA Rugby, Super Rugby | 45 Comments »

Meyer to battle SA teams before Poms

April 27, 2012
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Meyer to battle SA teams before Poms

According to Jan de Koning and Rugby365, Heyneke Meyer’s first test won’t be against the Poms, but against local rugby franchises and unions.
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Posted in Incoming Tours, Rugby Administration, Springboks | 16 Comments »

Meyer wants Matfield as captain

April 15, 2012
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Meyer wants Matfield as captain

SA rugby will today announce a number of appointments within its organization, but none more important than Heyneke Meyer’s coaching team.
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Posted in Columnists, Rugby Administration, SA Rugby, Springboks | 4 Comments »

Bok assistant coaches announced on Sunday

April 13, 2012
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Bok assistant coaches announced on Sunday

SA Rugby have released a statement saying that a major announcement on key appointments to SA Rugby will be made on Sunday.
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Posted in Rugby Administration, SA Rugby, Springboks | 17 Comments »

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