Stormers and Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth has been named as the new SARPA president (South African Rugby Players Association) for 2016, replacing Sharks hooker Bismarck du Plessis, who has moved north to join Montpellier.
It’s a massive honour for me to be entrusted with the responsibility of representing professional players in South Africa in this manner
Bismarck has done a sterling job representing all professional players over the past five years and I aim to continue the legacy he has left behind.
Under his leadership, our organisation has made huge strides, which have contributed to the organisation’s efforts in creating a better environment for professional rugby players in South Africa
SARPA Executive Committee 2016: Eben Etzebeth (President), Clemen Lewis (vice-President), Blake Kyd, Juan de Jongh, Teboho Mohoje, Kevin Luiters, Zenay Jordaan, Steph Roberts and Warren Whiteley Continue reading “New SARPA President 2016- Eben Etzebeth replaces Bismarck du Plessis”
A set of rules are being trialled at the 2016 Varsity Cup in South Africa, and one of them is a 9 point try. Here is the first one ever scored, by Pukke’s Barend Janse Van Rensburg vs Tuks Continue reading “Video First 9 Point Rugby Try 2016- Barend Janse van Rensburg Pukke vs Tuks 2016”
Edit- 16 February, 2016– Sharks medical team have confirmed that Lambie will be out for 12 weeks (3 months). Ruan Botha and Franna Kleinhans will be also on the sidelines for a similar duration
Patrick Lambie picked up a shoulder injury in the Sharks’ recent friendly win (29-21) over RC Toulon, and the Durban based outfit have been rocked by the news that the Springbok flyhalf is expected to be out for close to two months.
The Sharks have Joe Pietersen and the young Inny Radebe as cover for Lambie, but neither quite in the same class as the former Michaelhouse star Continue reading “Pat Lambie Injury Latest News February 2016- Sharks flyhalf to be out for 6-8 weeks”
The Natal Sharks score five tries as they beat RC Toulonnais 29-21 in this pre-season fixture. Tries for Paul Jordaan, Mvovo and the Du Preez twins. Pat Lambie injured in the game Continue reading “Natal Sharks vs Toulon February 5 2016 Highlights | Sharks 29-21 RCT Du Preez Twins Tries Video”
England and Sarries flyhalf Owen Farrell dropped the ball while attempting to ground it in Saracens’ European clash against Stade Toulousain.
Farrell had no one marking him, and was in for the try, but then inexplicably dropped the ball Continue reading “Video Owen Farrell vs Toulouse 2016- Farrell drops ball over try line”
Toulon’s opener Mourad Boudjellal, when asked how felt about the baton passing from veteran England World Cup winning flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson to Wallaby Quade Cooper, made one of his more quotable quotes.
Boudjellal simply replied, ” It’s difficult to go from foie gras to pâté”
South African No.8 Duane Vermuelen suffered a nasty injury after being knocked out in a clash with France fullback Maxime Medard in the recent Top 14 clash between Toulon and Toulouse. Bok No.8 Vermuelen tried to prevent Medard from scoring a try, but was out cold following the clash.
Video- Vermuelen KO by Medard- Toulon Toulouse Continue reading “Video Duane Vermuelen Injury vs Toulouse 2015 | Medard Vermuelen knocked out Toulon Toulouse”
The South African rugby sevens (Blitbzokke) team’s newest debutant Dylan Sage, who made his bow in the just concluded 2015 Cape Town 7’s, is the grandson of legendary Bok No.8 Doug Hopwood, who played 22 tests for the national side, and made his name on their tour to the UK in 1961. Hopwood had three children (one son, two daughters) and worked for South African Breweries after his retirement
Both Sage and Hopwood are Wynberg (WBHS) alumni. Continue reading “Dylan Sage Doug Hopwood related- newest Blitzbok is Bok No.8’s grandson”
Springbok lock Pieter Steph du Toit has today (November 28, 2015) tied the knot with his girlfriend Willemien van Zyl. The versatile lock, who will be playing with the Stormers in 2016 after earlier being in Durban with the Sharks, was part of the Bok squad that reached the semifinals of the 2015 Rugby World Cup Continue reading “Pieter Steph du Toit Willemien van Zyl Marriage 2015- PSDT Married Pic”