Springbok Team: What the Past Coaches Think
Read this on News 24, think it is hysterical!!!!!
Wellington – New Zealand rugby referee Bryce Lawrence on Wednesday said he won’t officiate in South Africa if he fears for his safety after his performance at last month’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final between the Springboks and Australia.
Lawrence’s control of the October 9 quarter-final, won 11-9 by Australia to end South Africa’ reign as world champion, was strongly criticized by Springboks players, coaching staff and fans.
GBS just contacted me from the Media Day at the Bulls with the following news:
Bloemfontein – Springbok reject Sarel Pretorius will continue his Super Rugby career in Australia. Continue reading
The succession battle for the captaincy of the Bulls will begin in earnest in the next few weeks as the former defending Super Rugby champions look for a worthy leader to take over the leadership reins from outgoing Bulls captain, Victor Matfield. Continue reading
Sanzar CEO Greg Peters has admitted that “disparities between penalties” remain a concern as the first season of conference style Super Rugby moves into the home stretch.
Sanzar made an announcement today to say some forced changes had to be made to the Referee line-ups for some of the First Round games
Courtesy News 24
Brenden Nel – SuperSport
Johannesburg – Vodacom Bulls captain Derick Kuün believes there is a “big excitement” in his team at the moment ahead of their first hit-out of the season against the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth on Saturday night. Continue reading
New Lions hooker Bandise Maku is looking forward to being a part of what the Johannesburg-based outfit is building but knows ‘nothing is guaranteed’, insisting he is ready to work for his spot and prove himself. Continue reading
Let them carry on and God bless. This is the view of KwaZulu-Natal Rugby Union (KZNRU) president Peter Hassard, who yesterday cocked a snook at some of the province’s black rugby officials who have threatened a breakaway union if their transformation and development concerns are ignored. Continue reading
Tue, 14 Sep 2010 8:45 (courtesy of iafrica.com)
Forgotten Springbok Earl Rose could pay dearly for the potentially fatal decision to turn down an offer to play Currie Cup rugby with the Leopards. Continue reading
Tue, 08 Jun 2010 08:13
courtesy of iafrica.com Continue reading
Lions coach Dick Muir seems to have lost confidence in Springbok fullback Earl Rose. Continue reading
Sometimes I sits and finks and Sometimes I just sits……ai ai ai ……..
Apologies for this article being in Afrikaans, but I could not find an English version and do not have time to translate……
Springbok Ashley Johnson has been left out of the Cheetahs starting line-up and will sit on the bench when the team travels to Durban to face the Sharks in a Super 14 Round Two match on Friday. Continue reading
Johannesburg – Oregan Hoskins, president of the South African Rugby Union (SARU), will be opposed by his deputy Mark Alexander at the Saru elections next month. Continue reading
Wallaby flank George Smith – one of only four Australians to have reached the milestone of 100 Tests – has announced his retirement from international rugby and will be released from his Australian Rugby Union and Brumbies contract at the end of the 2010 Super 14 season. Continue reading
The Western Force have just realised that they have bought the most expensive injury-prone flyhalf in the world, Continue reading
Juandre Kruger, who is currently playing in the English Premiership for the Northampton Saints, has signed with the Blue Bulls. Continue reading
Ireland’s Grand Slam winning captain Brian O’Driscoll insists that last years great success has only added to his sides ambition ahead of the upcoming Six Nations campaign. Continue reading
Springbok number 8 Pierre Spies has been ruled out of the Vodacom Bulls Super 14 squad for Saturday’s warm-up match against the Lions in Polokwane. Continue reading
The South African Rugby Union (Saru) is currently busy with a comprehensive research survey and the aim is to ultimately understand the rugby supporters better and to deliver a better product in a tightly contested sports entertainment arena. Continue reading
Pedrie Wannenburg will have to step out of controversy to play a key role for the Bulls in the Super14 following the news that Dewald Potgieter will miss at least the first two weeks of the tournament with a knee injury. Continue reading
The Bulls were dealt another injury blow in the build-up to the defence of their Super 14 crown with the news that Emerging Springbok captain and Bok loose forward Dewald Potgieter has been sidelined through a training ground injury. Continue reading
Sharks coach John Plumtree appears to be ready to return home to New Zealand, after reports surfaced that he had applied to take over as Hurricanes coach next year. Continue reading
(Courtesy from iAfrica.com)
Fully fit at the start of a season for the first time in years and with nothing to prove, World Cup-winning Springbok flyhalf André Pretorius is looking forward to his stint at the Western Force. Continue reading
Pretoria – The Vodacom Bulls were dealt a setback when a freak accident ruled out Springbok utility back Francois Hougaard for up to six weeks. Continue reading
Player management and the threat of burn-out ahead of the 2011 World Cup has been big news in South Africa recently, but the Bulls don’t believe there is a problem. Continue reading
It’s generally good news for the Stormers on the injury front. Continue reading
I want to move forward in my career and experience a winning culture,” said the 26-year-old Springbok centre, who left the Lions to sign a contract with Western Province. Continue reading
The Bulls started training again on Monday after their festive break, with hooker Botha back after an absence of two seasons. Continue reading
The Bulls will play one warm-up fixture against the Lions on January 30 in Polokwane before their Super 14 campaign kicks off on February 12 in Bloemfontein against the Cheetahs. Continue reading
Frans Steyn has lost 7kg during his stint with French club side Racing Metro.