Government to uphold ban of 2023 rugby world cup bid

SA Rugby indicated that they might be interested in a 2023 rugby world cup bid but with the application process for prospective bidders starting next month, Mbalula’s spokesman Esethu Hasane told Reuters no meeting had been set up and that the government would not change its stance. [mashshare] [mashshare] “There has been no request for… Read More »

Naas should Stay! – Springbok Fans

Springbok rugby fans were outraged about media reports of the bankruptcy of Naas Botha and rallied behind the former Springbok captain and rugby legend. [mashshare]   Full Story: – http://www.springbokfans.com/springbok-rugby/naas-botha-goes-bust/ Here are some of the comment by fans – [ read them all here ]  What really enraged fans is the question: Should Naas keep his… Read More »

Springbok Rugby legend Nelie Smith dies

Cape Town – The South African Rugby Union on Monday extended condolences to the family of former Springbok captain, Cornelius Michael “Nelie” Smith, who passed away in the early hours of Monday morning. As reported on Sport24: “Oom Nelie”, 81, passed away due to heart failure, in Strand where he lived, only a week before… Read More »

Transformation captain for the Boks?

With all the talk of transformation and possible scrapping of the Bok emblem, the question beckons. Who will be captain? Tough decisions lie ahead for new coach Allister Coetzee. [mashshare] [mashshare] As reported by the BBC, Allister Coetzee might just have the hardest job in world rugby. “It is a massive responsibility,” the 52-year-old told… Read More »