Here are crowds for home games involving South African franchises Emirates Lions (Johannesburg based) and the Vodacom Bulls (Pretoria based) for the 2017 Super Rugby season. The Lions play their home games at Ellis Park (capacity 62,567) while the Bulls play theirs at Loftus Versfeld (capacity 51,762)
Posted last updated after Lions vs Queensland Reds game on 18 March, 2017 Continue reading “Emirates Golden Lions & Blue Bulls Super Rugby Attendances 2017 Season”
Here is Jordie Barrett’s great pass against the Chiefs to set up Julian Savea’s try for the Hurricanes in their Super 18 game on 10 March, 2017. Jordie is the younger brother of All Black and Canes flyhalf Beauden Continue reading “Video Jordie Barrett pass vs Chiefs for Savea Try March 10 2017- Great Passing Skill”
Here is Sevuloni Mocenacagi’s red card vs the Blitzbokke in the final of the Las Vegas sevens. From the kick off, Mocenacagi attempted to compete for the ball but took out Kok in the air and the Stormers back took offence to the act. Mocenacagi was sent off by the referee and Fiji went on to lose the game to South Africa Continue reading “Sevuloni Mocenacagi Red Card Vegas Sevens Final 2017- Mocenacagi vs Werner Kok Video South Africa Fiji”
Natal Sharks outside centre Lukhanyo Am lived up to his name “Lucky” as Curwin Bosch’s kick sat up perfectly for him to score the winning try for the Durban outfit against the ACT Brumbies on 4 March, 2017. The scores were tied at 22-22 when Am scored the try in the 81st minute Continue reading “Video Lukhanyo Am Try vs Brumbies 2017 (ACT 22-27 Sharks) | Curwin Bosch kick”
Here is a page that details attendances from Australian Super Rugby home fixtures for the 2017 season. Will be regularly updated- last update done after Waratahs v Brumbies game on 18 March, 2017.
Please note that on several occasions, teams do not release official attendance figures- especially in the case of the Waratahs, so we’re unable to add figures for those games. Continue reading “Australian Super Rugby Attendances 2017- SR 2017 Crowds in Australia Conference”
The rugby world is in mourning at the death of former Wallaby lock Dan Vickerman. The former Bishops old boy, born in Cape Town, was found dead at his home in Sydney on Saturday night. While the cause of death has not been officially announced, newspaper are carrying helpline numbers at the bottom of their articles and are also reporting that “it is believed there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death”
This therefore looks like a case of suicide, although no newspaper has gone on record to say so.
37 year old Vickerman earned 63 caps for the Wallabies and was part of the Australian World Cup squads in 2003, 2007 and 2011. He played for the Brumbies and Waratahs in Super Rugby and Northampton Saints in the AVIVA Premiership.
Seabelo Senatla became South Africa’s record try scorer in rugby sevens when he scored his 180th try in the Wellington 7’s final against Fiji. South Africa won 26-5 to clinch their first 7’s title in New Zealand since 2002.
Senatla’s 180th try means that he broke the long standing record of Fabian Juries, who previously headed the list with 179.
Senatla also won Player of the Final at the Welly 7’s and topped HSBC’s performance tracker for the tournament ahead of Pouli Teaupa and Billy Odhiambo. Continue reading “Most Rugby Sevens Tries for South Africa- Blitzbokke record holder Senatla”
Springbok scrum half Cobus Reinach has officially announced his engagement to Frances. The Sharks No.9, son of erstwhile sprinting great Jaco, took to social media to announce his engagement Continue reading “Cobus Reinach Girlfriend- Sharks scrumhalf engaged to Frances Janse van Vuuren”
Here is rugby union’s team of the year for 2016 according to French newspaper L’Equipe. The team is predictably dominated by New Zealand, with no less than eight All Blacks named in L’Equipe’s best 15. Four English players and one from Ireland, Scotland and France make up the 15. Continue reading “Rugby Team of the Year 2016- L’Equipe Best 15 Rugby Players in 2016”
Another new offering from Adidas, following on from the Predator Malice Ice Cleats, this time in the form of the Adidas Kakari Force Earth boots Continue reading “New Adidas Kakari Force Earth Cleats 2017”