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National coaches share knowledge with ground-breaking webinar series

03 Apr 202003 Apr 2020

In a ground-breaking initiative piloted by SA Rugby’s Rugby Department, the Springbok and Blitzbok coaches have started to share their expertise online and in real time with a large number of coaches across the country, during the COVID-19 lockdown period. The pilot online coaching webinar was launched on Wednesday, when Springbok assistant coach Deon Davids hosted an interactive presentation

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Rugby unites in response to COVID-19 threat to jobs and business

29 Mar 202029 Mar 2020

The South African rugby ‘industry’ has come together to navigate the retention of teams and jobs in the face of the threat to the business posed by the Coronavirus pandemic.All rugby activities were suspended prior to the start of Friday’s national lockdown. Some events have already been cancelled or rescheduled, while others remain under threat. A return to play date is yet to be

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SA Rugby reacts to postponement of Olympic Games

25 Mar 202025 Mar 2020

SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux said that the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games, due to be held in Tokyo later this year, was disappointing news, but that the steps taken were necessary to assist in countering the COVID-19 pandemic. The International Olympic Committee and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee announced on Tuesday that the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be postponed. Rugby Sevens was one

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Indefinite Suspension for Guinness PRO14 Season

20 Mar 202020 Mar 2020

The suspension of the 2019/20 season of the Guinness PRO14 is now on an indefinite basis due to the COVID-19 outbreak.The board of Celtic Rugby DAC met by teleconference this week and agreed upon a strict list of criteria that would enable the Championship to recommence. However, no decision on a definitive re-commencement date can be made until four key criteria can be met within our respective competing

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Toyota Cheetahs tested negative for Covid-19

19 Mar 202019 Mar 2020

In reaction to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s message on Sunday evening, the Toyota Cheetah team and management who returned from a tour to Ireland and Wales two weeks ago, were all tested for Covid-19 and the results were negative. The Toyota Cheetahs faced the Guinness PRO14 sides Leinster (Dublin) and Ulster (Belfast) in Ireland and Northern Ireland and Dragons (Newport) in Wales during February

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COVID-19 update – SA Rugby exploring various interim playing options

18 Mar 202018 Mar 2020

Plans to restructure local rugby competitions are currently under discussion in the wake of the recent measures introduced to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, SA Rugby announced on Wednesday. These plans could see South African franchises and other provincial teams return to a new, locally-based derby competition in view of the current suspension of Vodacom Super Rugby and the Guinness PRO 14. SA Rugby

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SA Rugby updates COVID-19 response measures

16 Mar 202016 Mar 2020

SA Rugby on Monday suspended all national team training camps and business travel as part of a raft of measures in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.Scheduled Springbok alignment camps, Springbok Men’s and Women’s training camps and the SA Rugby Under-20 preparations have all been suspended until 14 April. In addition, the SuperSport Rugby Challenge – scheduled to kick off

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Why PRO14 can't be played behind closed doors

16 Mar 202016 Mar 2020

PRO14 considered hosting matches behind closed doors, but decided to follow a “sensible and responsible approach” in dealing with the current situation regarding the spread of the Coronavirus, which led to the championship being suspended on Friday.Tournament Director David Jordan said that there was a discussion about hosting games without fans, but in the end the health and welfare of

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