RIP Corra Dirksen (1938-2020)
Mr Mark Alexander, President of SA Rugby, mourned the death of former Springbok winger Cornelius Wilhelmus (Corra) Dirksen, who passed away on Friday 10 July, aged 82.
SA Rugby pays tribute to two former players
Mr Mark Alexander, President of SA Rugby, paid tribute to two former national players who recently passed away – SARU prop Matthew Napoleon and SAARB centre Skhumbuzo Oliphant.
Jacques Nienaber exclusive: “This is what sets Rassie apart”
To build and prepare a team for a Rugby World Cup takes years – a luxury they didn’t have – and for that reason, Jacques Nienaber admitted he was initially a bit sceptical, but Rassie Erasmus never had any doubts that the Boks would emerge victorious in Japan last year.
Engen to power Get Into Rugby and Springboks
SA Rugby announced a ground-breaking three-year deal on Wednesday that leading African energy brand Engen will power rugby development programme, Get Into Rugby, and become the official fuel supplier of the Springboks, until 2023.
Boks thank SA as #StrongerTogether winners are announced
Siya Kolisi and Rassie Erasmus thanked South Africans for answering the Springboks’ call to help raise funds to help with hunger alleviation amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as the names of the 44 winners were announced on a live Facebook broadcast on Wednesday.
Davids duo top Blitzboks’ season scoring sheets
The Springbok Sevens team’s 2019/20 season came to an unexpected end last week when World Rugby decided to cancel the remainder of the series, with the Davids duo of Selvyn and Angelo making the most of the six completed tournaments.
Top honours for influential Springbok captain
Siya Kolisi was named as the Most Influential Person in rugby by UK-based magazine, Rugby World, adding to a list of accolades received by the Springbok captain since he guided South Africa to Rugby World Cup glory last November.
Edwards appointed Boks’ new Head of Athletic Performance
Andy Edwards, the experienced Saracens Strength and Conditioning coach, has been appointed as the new Head of Athletic Performance for the Springboks.
Isuzu Southern Kings board confirmed
A new five-person board has been confirmed to oversee the Isuzu Southern Kings affairs until new owners are installed.
Louw predicts Lions tour will be “an awesome spectacle”
An “awesome spectacle” awaits fans in 2021 when the British & Irish Lions head to South Africa for their quadrennial tour, and former Springbok flank Francois Louw reckons the tourists will have a point to prove against the men in green and gold.