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Ndawonde: fighting fires, making tackles and scoring tries

Springbok Women’s vice-captain Zinhle Ndawonde has not only made a mark on the rugby field in the last few years with her strong personality and physical presence, she also makes a significant difference off the field as a firefighter.

“Ready, set, go” - Boks raring for Saturday

The Springboks were all set for Saturday’s mammoth Rugby World Cup showdown with New Zealand: “We really couldn’t have prepared better,” said Bok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick in Tokyo on Monday.

Dayimani joined by familiar faces at Blitzboks camp

Hacjivah Dayimani joined the Springbok Sevens squad on Monday as the wider Blitzboks training group converged at their base at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport to start preparation for the 2019/20 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

Boks ready for anything conditions can throw at them

Hot or cool, dry or wet; the Springboks were ready for anything Japan’s conditions could throw at them, Aled Walters, team head of athletic performance, told Rugby World Cup media on Sunday.

Myners takes positives from Spain XV defeat

SA Select Women’s coach Eddie Myners was disappointed with his team’s 17-5 defeat against the Spain Invitational XV at the WJ de Wet Stadium in Despatch on Saturday, but he focused on the positives after a number of young players put up their hands at this level.

A new chapter of Rugby World Cup history beckons Springboks

The first Asian Rugby World Cup was comparable to the first African Rugby World Cup in 1995 with a new Springbok team capable of writing its own history, the team’s official welcoming ceremony was told on Saturday evening in Tokyo.

Du Randt to be inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame

Former Springbok prop and dual Rugby World Cup winner Os du Randt is one of six legends who will be inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame at the World Rugby Awards in Tokyo on 3 November, the day following the Rugby World Cup 2019 final.

“Today, we can feel the RWC is here,” says Erasmus

The Springboks woke up in Japan for a 12th morning today, but felt the Rugby World Cup atmosphere for the first time properly, Rassie Erasmus, director of rugby at SA Rugby told the team’s ‘arrival’ press conference in Kagoshima on Friday lunchtime.

SA Select Women name exciting young mix for Spain encounter

SA Select Women’s coach Eddie Myners named an exciting group of young players for their match against the Spain Invitational XV at the WJ de Wet Stadium in Despatch on Saturday, with five Springbok Women’s players forming the spine of the team.

What do DTH, CJ and WP have in common?

All 20 squads for the forthcoming Rugby World Cup have been announced and looking at the 558 players named in the 18 non-African teams for the biggest showpiece in world rugby, a number of names sound familiar.

SA teams raring to go as Guinness PRO14 season approaches

Experienced Toyota Cheetahs and Springbok scrumhalf, Ruan Pienaar, and Isuzu Southern Kings lock, JC Astle, were thrilled at the prospect of the 2019/20 Guinness PRO14 season kicking off in two weeks’ time and said their teams were ready to get down to business.

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Ndawonde: fighting fires, making tackles and scoring tries

Springbok Women’s vice-captain Zinhle Ndawonde has not only made a mark on the rugby field in the last few years with her strong personality and physical presence, she also makes a significant difference off the field as a firefighter.

“Ready, set, go” - Boks raring for Saturday

The Springboks were all set for Saturday’s mammoth Rugby World Cup showdown with New Zealand: “We really couldn’t have prepared better,” said Bok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick in Tokyo on Monday.

Dayimani joined by familiar faces at Blitzboks camp

Hacjivah Dayimani joined the Springbok Sevens squad on Monday as the wider Blitzboks training group converged at their base at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport to start preparation for the 2019/20 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.