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New SA Rugby president maps out priorities

New SA Rugby president maps out priorities

MARK Alexander mapped out a range of immediate priorities for rugby following his confirmation as the new President of SA Rugby at a Special General Council meeting in Johannesburg on Thursday. Alexander was elected unopposed, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Oregan Hoskins in August. Alexander, who has served as Deputy President […]

Marais steers Cheetahs to Currie Cup glory

Marais steers Cheetahs to Currie Cup glory

TOYOTA Free State Cheetahs flyhalf Niel Marais steered his team to their first Currie Cup title since 2007 at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein on Saturday as he scored 21 points in their 36-16 victory against the Vodacom Blue Bulls in front of sell-out crowd of 43,401 spectators. The Toyota Free State Cheetahs’ victory not […]

SPRINGBOK coach Heyneke Meyer praised his team’s determination to grind out a 23-19 victory over a gallant Wales side in the first Rugby World Cup quarter-final at Twickenham in London on Saturday. With this victory, the Springboks have booked themselves a semi-final encounter against New Zealand at Twickenham next Saturday. Fourie du Preez scored the […]

Du Preez: It’s a whole new ball game on Saturday

SPRINGBOK captain Fourie du Preez said on Friday that whatever happened in the past, at the Rugby World Cup, at Twickenham or between South Africa and Wales, will have no bearing on Saturday’s first quarter-final in London. Du Preez was asked if his team’s solid recent record at Twickenham and their good overall record against […]

Boks continue upward curve but work not done yet

THE Springboks recorded their second victory at the Rugby World Cup when they beat Scotland by 34-16 in Newcastle on Saturday, but coach Heyneke Meyer and captain Fourie du Preez warned against any celebrations as there is still one crucial Pool B match left in the tournament. South Africa will face a four day turn-around […]

Eddie Jones’ Japan conjure spectacular 34-32 upset over South Africa

A desperate late try from replacement wing Karne Hesketh gave Japan an upset 34-32 win against two-time world champions South Africa in their Pool B opening match at Brighton Community Stadium on Saturday. Built on intense tackling, passion, commitment and a solid game-plan from head coach Eddie Jones (AUS), the famous Japan victory was only their second-ever in […]

DHL delivers Rugby to Africa

A team of seven who embarked on an epic journey from Cape Town through Africa to London in October 2014 as part of DHL’s Africa as One campaign, have finally arrived at their final destination after traveling through 45 countries. During an 11-month journey, the team crossed 102 border posts, travelled 70,854 kilometers, spent over […]