Blink twice and JC Pretorius is gone

It feels as if he has been around for ages, but it is only a year ago that a fresh-faced JC Pretorius made his international debut for the Springbok Sevens team in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

Tournament news

Blitzboks in recovery mode with Sydney looming

The Springbok Sevens squad have their plans laid out as they prepare to tackle Argentina, Samoa and France in Pool B of the HSBC Sydney Sevens this weekend, having arrived from Hamilton, New Zealand earlier on Monday.


Contrasting emotions in SA’s Guinness PRO14 camps

There were contrasting emotions in the Toyota Cheetahs and Isuzu Southern Kings camps following the dramatic Guinness PRO14 derby between the sides in Port Elizabeth on Saturday in which a brave comeback allowed the Free Staters to edge through 31-30.


Blitzboks own up to under-par performances in NZ

The Springbok Sevens management and players took full responsibility for their 10th place finish at the HSBC New Zealand Sevens on Sunday, admitting that it was a very disappointing performance and way below their regular and proud standards.


Video: Hear from new Bok coach Jacques Nienaber

Jacques Nienaber was named as the new Springbok head coach in Pretoria on Friday, 24 January and in this exclusive video, we hear some of his plans for the Boks in 2020.

Bok hero Du Toit makes it a memorable double in 2019

Pieter-Steph du Toit capped off phenomenal 2019 season when he added the prestigious SA Rugby Player of the Year award to his World Rugby Player of the Year accolade.

Continuity the key as Nienaber named as new Springbok coach

Jacques Nienaber was named as the new Springbok coach on Friday as part of a revised coaching panel, that will report directly to Rassie Erasmus, South Africa’s director of rugby.

"Business as usual" for the Boks - Nienaber

Jacques Nienaber, who was named as the new Springbok head coach on Friday, said nothing much will change as they set their sights on a challenging 2020 season under the guidance of Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus.

Gallery: All the award winners for 2019

Look back at the 2019 season and all the winners of the various SA Rugby Player of the Year awards. All pictures by Gallo Images.