Jaco Coetzee, Bosch and Pokomela herald u20 trial group

March 24, 2016 0
[caption id="attachment_53961" align="aligncenter" width="300"] STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 24, Dawie Theron during the SA Under 20 training session and media briefing at Markotter Stadium on January 24, 2012 in Stellenbosch, South AfricaPhoto by Carl Fourie / Gallo Images[/caption]   Junior Springboks coach Dawie Theron has invited a large group to the Baby Boks trials…

Who was that Cyle Brink?

March 20, 2016 10
Position Flanker Date of Birth 16/01/1994 (22 years) Place of Birth Johannesburg, RSA Height: 190cm Weight: 118kg   [caption id="attachment_63163" align="aligncenter" width="481"] Credit: Willem Loock Photography[/caption] A lot of fans were wondering who he was. Some Lions fans looked so disappointed in the injury to Jaco Kriel they felt the side would drop off in…

Janse van Rensburg pick of Lions team

March 10, 2016 1
      The Lions have managed to make five changes to the squad that beat the Chiefs in Hamilton. Rohan Janse van Rensburg will get to line up opposite All Black Malakai Fekitoa, Robbie Coetzee returns in place of Malcolm Marx while young Jaco van der Walt will start at fullback in place of Andries…

No major injuries from Madibaz game

February 1, 2016 0
  Following the contact session against the NMMU Madibaz on Friday last week, a few players have picked up minor injuries and will be monitored through the week. Southern Kings Head Coach, Deon Davids, said Lukanyo Am had sustained a bruised knee, while Malcolm Jaer and Jurgen Visser both had tight hamstrings, which would be…

Three new signings for the Kings

January 25, 2016 8
  The Southern Kings have confirmed three more player signings ahead of their return to the Vodacom Super Rugby 2016 competition. Chief Operating Officer, Charl Crous, confirmed the signing of the young up and coming lock, Phillip du Preez (22) the versatile back line player, Jurgen Visser (26) and hooker, Martin Bezuidenhout (26). Crous also…

Pieter Steph du Toit signs for Stormers

August 24, 2015 8
Western Province Rugby can confirm that Springbok lock Pieter-Steph du Toit will be furthering his career with the DHL Stormers and DHL Western Province from November 1, 2015. Having recently announced the signings of props JC Janse van Rensburg and JP Smith, as well as capturing the signature of Springbok winger Cornal Hendricks, the confirmation…

Meyer could be in until 2019!

August 12, 2015 24
  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…

Wallabies in World XV squad to face Japan

August 10, 2015 0
[caption id="attachment_55441" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photograph: Chris Hyde/Getty Images[/caption]   Australia will have a number of their players playing a key role in their match fitness by being part of a fixture against the Japanese onnSaturday August 15 at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground in Tokyo. One will be wondering if it wasn't possible to rope…

Lima Sopoaga to debut for All blacks

July 23, 2015 10
  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…

Wallabies down to 31!

July 10, 2015 9
Michael Cheika has cut down his squad to 31 players. The Wallabies had assembled as a 40 man squad but with a clash against the Springboks coming up the squad has been trimmed. While the players will remain in the group it sees some surprise omissions including Christian Leali'ifano and Wycliff Palu. Dave Dennis, Samu…

Crusaders, Brumbies win!

May 29, 2015 5
  By: Benedict Chanakira         Crusaders 35 Hurricanes 18 To be fair this was a sloppy game which had moments of brilliance in patches. The game started quite quickly though, Havili having had y opportunity to create quite an overlap had he passed instead deciding to hold onto the ball. The first…

Sharks 31, Bulls 16

February 15, 2014 38
Jake is back, and he has a star-studded line-up to take on a Bulls team that everyone has written off before kick-off. Recent results: 2013: Bulls won 20-19, Pretoria 2013: Bulls won 18-16, Durban 2012: Sharks won 32-10, Durban 2012: Bulls won 18-13, Pretoria 2011: Sharks won 26-23, Pretoria Teams: Sharks: 15 SP Marais, 14 Odwa…

Cheetahs 20, Lions 21

February 15, 2014 25
It is Super Rugby time, and the Cheetahs welcome the Lions back to the toughest competition in the world! Recent results: 2012: Cheetahs won 26-5, Welkom 2012: Lions won 27-25, Johannesburg 2011: Cheetahs won 53-19, Johannesburg 2011: Lions won 25-20, Bloemfontein 2010: Cheetahs won 59-10, Welkom Teams: Cheetahs: 15 Willem le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13…

Lions are in good hands this season

February 7, 2014 5
As far as coaching goes, the Lions are in great hands for their return to Super Rugby in 2014 with the latest consultant they brought in.  

Eyeing domestic player movement under new Bok selection policy (updated)

October 19, 2013 62
Having recently selected a Springbok side containing no less than 10 players contracted to oversea's clubs, Heyneke Meyer has certainly set a new precedent for domestic players both young and older, who harbour Springbok aspirations. Some like former Springbok coach Jake White have recently said the Springbok's policy of picking overseas players is a ticking…
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