Seven Springboks who plied their trade abroad in recent years are returning to the two Gauteng Vodacom Super Rugby franchises, the Vodacom Bulls and Emirates Lions, to plough back into South African rugby.
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.
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.
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.
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.