Inspiration, October 27, 2020

The Rights stuff for Mkhari: “I was destined to play rugby”
As a young girl, Rights Mkhari harboured dreams of representing her country in sport, and thanks to her dedication and talent she is now a dual international rugby player, playing for the Springbok Women’s 15’s team and contracted to the Springbok Women’s Sevens team.

From our archives, October 27, 2020

Re-live: RWC semi-final arm-wrestle against Wales
The Springboks qualified for the Rugby World Cup Final in Japan a year ago today, when they beat Wales by 19-16 in an epic semi-final with the result in the balance until the very end.

Tournament news, October 27, 2020

Irish teams continue Guinness PRO14 dominance
Irish sides continued to dominate the Guinness PRO14 tournament despite heroics by South African players in games as round three saw a clean sweep for the four sides from the Emerald Isle.

Tournament news, October 25, 2020

Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked Review – Round 3
The two Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked matches that were played this weekend could not have been more different, with the Vodacom Bulls laying down a marker in Pretoria on Saturday, and the DHL Stormers sneaking through in Nelspruit on Friday.

Match report, October 25, 2020

Xerox Lions into SA Rugby U21 Champs final as pool stages wrap up
The Xerox Lions will meet the Vodacom Blue Bulls in the final of the SA Rugby U21 Championship at Emirates Airline Park on Friday 30 October, after the Johannesburg outfit booked their final berth with a convincing 54-19 victory over DHL Western Province on Sunday.

News, October 24, 2020

Emirates Lions v Toyota Cheetahs match called off
The Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked match between Emirates Lions and Toyota Cheetahs scheduled for Emirates Airlines Park this afternoon has been called off in line with COVID-19 protocols.

Match report, October 24, 2020

Dominant pack sets up big win for Vodacom Bulls in Pretoria
With their pack in full cry, the Vodacom Bulls laid down a massive marker in Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked when they beat the Cell C Sharks by 41-14 at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday evening.

Match report, October 23, 2020

DHL Stormers sneak last-gasp win in Nelspruit
The DHL Stormers earned a last-gasp 42-37 victory with two minutes to spare against the Phakisa Pumas in Nelspruit on Friday night in a gripping start to the weekend’s Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked action.

Inspiration, October 23, 2020

Booi’s rise from a rural village to Springbok Women’s captain
Leading a national team is undoubtedly one of the biggest achievements for any sportsperson, and in the case of Springbok Women’s lock and captain, Nolusindiso Booi, this feat is particularly notable given her humble upbringing in the rural Eastern Cape village of Trust No 3.

Team announcement, October 22, 2020

Nkosi to start for Cell C Sharks at Loftus Versfeld
Cell C Sharks head coach Sean Everitt has named a vastly changed team to take on the Vodacom Bulls in Saturday’s Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked round two clash at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria, with Springbok flyer Sbu Nkosi back on the wing.

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