News, November 30, 2021

‘Game On Global’ community law variations to advance accessibility and welfare
Welfare and accessibility are at the heart of Game On Global, a programme of optional community law variations launched by World Rugby and national member unions today.

Team news, November 29, 2021

Du Plessis ruled out of second Dubai event
Springbok Sevens stalwart Muller du Plessis has been ruled out with a leg injury while Ryan Oosthuizen will be given as much time as possible to recover from his ankle niggle as the Blitzboks got their preparations underway for this coming weekend’s second HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournament in Dubai.

Vodacom United Rugby Championship, November 29, 2021

Ulster break eight year drought to shock Leinster
While most of the attention in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship this weekend was on the ongoing drama to get the four sides out of South Africa, elsewhere Ulster rocked the competition with their win over top side Leinster in Dublin.

Vodacom United Rugby Championship, November 29, 2021

Local derbies brought forward to this weekend
Two Vodacom United Rugby Championship derbies originally scheduled for February 2022 have been brought forward and will be played in Durban and Cape Town this weekend.

Reaction, November 28, 2021

Twickenham experience will benefit Bok Women
The score against the Barbarians on Saturday reflected some realities of where the Springbok Women squad are on their road to next year's Rugby World Cup and although it didn’t make for pretty reading, head coach Stanley Raubenheimer would not want it any other way.

Reaction, November 27, 2021

Dazzling Blitzboks crowned Dubai champions again
The Springbok Sevens won a third straight HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournament when they dazzled their way to a thrilling 42-7 win over the USA in an exhilarating Emirates Dubai 7s Cup final on Saturday afternoon.

Match report, November 27, 2021

Clinical Blitzboks clinch Dubai 7s crown in style
The Springbok Sevens team won their 18th straight HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series match as they clinched the Emirates Dubai 7s crown in style by beating the USA by 42-7 in an exhilirating Cup final on Saturday afternoon.

Match report, November 27, 2021

Experienced Baabaas overpower Bok Women in London
The Springbok Women had little to show at the end of a highly entertaining match with the Barbarians Women at Twickenham in London on Saturday, with the 60-5 scoreline a very sober reflection of the difference in experience, class and execution in match played at a high intensity and pace.

Match report, November 26, 2021

Unbeaten Blitzboks top their pool in Dubai
Ronald Brown was "Johnny-on-the-spot" in the Blitzboks' first game on the opening day of the Emirates Dubai 7s on Friday, scoring 18 points as the Springbok Sevens team opened their campaign with a 28-7 win over Ireland, which they followed up later with a commanding 52-12 win over Japan, and a 31-12 victory over Great Britain to top Pool C.

Vodacom United Rugby Championship, November 26, 2021

SA matches postponed due to COVID variant risk
The Vodacom United Rugby Championship announced on Friday that this weekend’s round six matches in South Africa had been postponed due to the emergence of a new variant of COVID-19 (B.1.1.529). Next week’s round seven matches have also been postponed.

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