Bobby Skinstad on the Lions Tour, Sabvest and Net1

Bobby Skinstad on the Lions Tour, Sabvest and Net1

The Lions Tour is coming to SA this year. Former Springbok Captain Bobby Skinstad told BizNews about the tour which could mean great things for the country.Former Springbok rugby captain Bobby Skinstad told BizNews about the Lions Tour, which is set to come to South Africa this year. The internation

  Jarryd Neves
Blitzbokke return as 7s circuit given the green light

Blitzbokke return as 7s circuit given the green light

RFU has given the green light for the 7s circuit to return in 2021, news that will be welcomed with open arms by rugby lovers globally.One of the highlights of the rugby calendar is the World Rugby 7s circuit, which unfortunately could not take place in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Worl

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Eighteen players nominated for BrightRock Players Choice Awards 2020

Eighteen players nominated for BrightRock Players Choice Awards 2020

BrightRock media release: Opponents come in all shapes and sizes. Some are stronger, some are faster, and some are meaner than others. But last year, every player, no matter their team or position, faced an opponent like never before. An opponent that changed the conditions, that changed the play, t

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Siya Kolisi departs WP to add extra bite to the Sharks

Siya Kolisi departs WP to add extra bite to the Sharks

Siya Kolisi has decided to join the Sharks, weeks after the franchise announced a new majority shareholder in US Consortium MVM Holdings.Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has decided to part ways with his beloved Western Province, the union that has seen him grow into one of South African rugby’s greate

  Justin Rowe-Roberts
Newlands orchestra plays its final requiem on a sad, silent note

Newlands orchestra plays its final requiem on a sad, silent note

Enriched with history, Newlands will be remembered by players and supporters alike for a stadium filled with electric atmosphere and energy.South African rugby fans and lovers will forever miss one of the country’s great stadiums, Newlands. Enriched with history, the ground will be remembered by pla

  Justin Rowe-Roberts
Sharks test the waters as US consortium takes control

Sharks test the waters as US consortium takes control

The Sharks have managed to secure financial backing from US consortium MVM Holdings, in a deal which is expected to add extra bite to the Durban-based franchise. MVM Holdings, led by Marco Masotti, had been in talks with Western Province Rugby in a deal worth around R100m for a controlling stake in

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Covid-19 claims Springbok rugby powerhouse Arthob Petersen

Covid-19 claims Springbok rugby powerhouse Arthob Petersen

By Jarryd NevesRenowned Springbok manager Arthob Petersen has died from “the effects” of Covid-19, says SA Rugby.Born in Paarl, Petersen served as chairperson of the Paarl Rugby Union for 10 years. In 1986, he became the vice chairperson of the Boland Rugby Union, ‘until the unification of the sport

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Springboks look ahead to historic Rugby World Cup match

Springboks look ahead to historic Rugby World Cup match

South Africa will play historic match against Ireland, owing to the luck of the pool draw for the Rugby World Cup in 2023.The South African rugby team, the Springboks, will face Ireland and Scotland in Pool B of the Rugby World Cup in 2023, to be hosted in France. Asia Pacific and Europe were also

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Springboks gain new commemorative jersey for Lions 2021 Tour

Springboks gain new commemorative jersey for Lions 2021 Tour

By Jarryd NevesThe Springboks are to sport a commemorative jersey when they go up against players next year in the Castle Lager Lions Series.Uniquely styled, the jerseys feature a ‘vintage colourway’ and a special 3D logo, among various other design elements.‘Lions tours come around only every 12 ye

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Boks stretch world rugby lead as local teams tussle in tight finish

Boks stretch world rugby lead as local teams tussle in tight finish

World Cup champions SA opened a lead on top of the global rankings as the domestic rugby season gains traction.By Derek Alberts The Boks opened up a lead over the second-placed All Blacks in the official World Rugby rankings without kicking a ball over the past year. The last time the Springboks pla

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Domestic rugby in distress as corona strikes in South Africa

Domestic rugby in distress as corona strikes in South Africa

SA rugby fans are in distress after an outbreak of corona has threatened to bring their beloved sport to an end once again.Much to the distress of rugby fans in South Africa, their already diminished pleasure of following the Super Rugby Unlocked competition is being threatened by a renewed outbreak

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Rugby Australia left with financial blow as Bokke bow out of championship

Rugby Australia left with financial blow as Bokke bow out of championship

The chairman of Rugby Australia has said they are surprised at SA's championship withdrawal, adding 'It will cost us quite a lot of money.'By Jarryd NevesRugby Australia was taken aback by the decision for South Africa to withdraw from the Rugby Championship. According to Reuters UK, chairman Hamish

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David O’Sullivan on Rugby Championship bombshell: SA Rugby could lose R200m

David O’Sullivan on Rugby Championship bombshell: SA Rugby could lose R200m

SA Rugby has made the decision to withdraw the Springboks from the Rugby Championship in Australia due to concerns surrounding Covid-19 and player fitness.So there’ll be no Test rugby for the World Champions in 2020. The decision by SA Rugby to pull out of the Rugby Championship in Australia was ine

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Boks to give Rugby Championship a miss

Boks to give Rugby Championship a miss

The wait is over, the South African rugby administration has decided that the World Cup champions will not defend their Rugby Championship title at the rejigged tournament in Australia next month.A decision was expected on October 10 whether the Springboks would board the flight to Australia. Initia

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SA rugby 2020 domestic season kicks off, finally!

SA rugby 2020 domestic season kicks off, finally!

The SA rugby 2020 season finally kicks off, featuring six of the seven teams contesting the revamped Super Rugby Unlocked tournament.By Derek Alberts The SA rugby season in 2020 finally kicks off (Friday 9 October), much to the anticipation of fans in South Africa starved of action over the past six

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SA teams Bulls, Lions, Sharks, Stormers to play rugby in Europe

SA teams Bulls, Lions, Sharks, Stormers to play rugby in Europe

The top four rugby franchises in South Africa - the Bulls, Lions, Sharks and Stormers - will play in an expanded PRO16 competition in Europe next year.The best-kept secret in world rugby is out, that South Africa’s top four franchises – Bulls, Lions, Sharks and Stormers – will play in an expanded PR

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