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. “There has been no request for a meeting… Read More »

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Seabelo Senatla makes Paris “dream team”

South Africa scored a 17-7 win over Australia in the Plate Final after an earlier 29-19 win over New Zealand in the semifinal. A 21-10 defeat to eventual winners, Samoa, in the Cup quarterfinals first up in the Stade Jean Bouin tripped up the Blitzboks for an eight consecutive semifinal berth though. Samoa went on… Read More »

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No sponsor for beleaguered Boks!

In a week of shocks for Springbok rugby it has now come to light that the Springboks will have to tackle Ireland without a sponsor. According to Netwerk24, the negative image portrayed by SA Rugby over the last year is seemingly the reason why there has been a struggle to secure a main sponsor for… Read More »

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ANC Youth League has vowed to disrupt rugby games

Reported in the Cape Argus:  – In its fight for transformation in rugby and other sports, the ANC Youth League has vowed to disrupt rugby games until transformation quotas were met. “We are saying the Springbok rugby team is not a holy cow for white supremacy.”-  Youth League secretary-general Njabulo Nzuza The group also promised… Read More »

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Naas: “We only received R5 per game”

Springbok Fans were stunned by the news that Naas Botha went bankrupt. and many asked the question. How is this possible?   Fact is that Naas Botha played in an area when rugby was still an amateur sport. A year go Naas revealed: “The time when I played is a world apart from today’s game.… Read More »

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Junior Boks face-off against Japan

The junior Springboks will be keen to revenge the humiliating defeat the Springboks suffered against Japan in the RWC. The Junior Springboks will kick off the 2016 international spectacle against Japan on Tuesday, 7 June at the Academy Stadium, before taking on Argentina on 11 June at the AJ Bell Stadium, and France on 15 June… Read More »

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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.   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 job?… Read More »

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Naas Botha goes bust!

Pretoria – Rugby legend Naas Botha’s estate was provisionally sequestrated by the high court in Pretoria on Thursday, after a bank claimed he owed it more than R1.1 million on a mortgage bond for a property in Mooikloof, east of the city.     This was a newspaper headline in South Africa, highlighting the financial… Read More »

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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 »

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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. 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 the BBC… Read More »

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