SA Rugby’s Referees’ Department is leaving no stone unturned in its quest to continue producing world-class referees, with conference calls, game analysis and even learning from a cricketing umpire on their agenda during the COVID-19 lockdown.
As a scrumhalf, one would expect Tayla Kinsey to be creative, but this Springbok Women’s player admits she has surprised even herself during lockdown by training with bricks as barbell weights and trying to use a tent to design a kicking net.
Springbok Women’s No 8 Aseza Hele may not be directly on the frontline in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, but being in the essential services industry, she admits it feels good to help others in these challenging times.
Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber is an avid runner, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown in South Africa, he has had to come up with some rather ingenious plans to keep fit, but also to keep working as they prepare for the rest of the season.
The Springbok Women's Sevens team were due to contest the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series tournament in Stellenbosch last weekend, but instead the Imbokodo found themselves in lockdown, like all other sports teams.