Toyota Cheetahs News Toyota Cheetahs News Cheetahs lewer groot bydrae tot rugby Vier van die afrigters van die agt spanne wat vanjaar in die halfeindrondte van die Rugby Wandecirc;reldbeker gespeel het is van Nieu Seeland. Dit moet iets sandecirc; van die land se passie en ingesteldheid teenoor die spel. Kan dieselfde nie ook gesandecirc; word van die Vrystaat nie? <br><br> Agttien van die 43 Springbokke wat tot dusver vanjaar in tien wedstryde vir Suid-Afrika uitgedraf het, het die een of ander verbintenis met Vrystaat Rugby. Twaalf van diandeacute; Springbokke was in Bloemfontein op skool.<br><br> Die spelers is Willie le Roux (heelagter), Ruan Pienaar (skrumskakel), Jannie (vaskopstut) en Bismarck du Plessis (haker), Adriaan Strauss (haker), Trevor Nyakane (stut), Oupa Mohoje (flank/slot), Cobus Reinach (skrumskakel), Lood de Jager (slot), Cornal Hendricks (vleuel), Heinrich Branduuml;ssow (flank), Flip van der Merwe (slot), Lionel Mapoe (vleuel/senter), Marcel van der Merwe (stut), Jan Serfontein (senter), Coenie Oosthuizen (stut), Mornandeacute; Steyn (losskakel), Duane Vermeulen (agtsteman).<br><br> Dan, nog twee ander internasionale spelers, die Ierse haker Richardt Strauss, en die Skotse stut, WP Nel, het in onlangs nog vir die Cheetahs uitgedraf.<br><br> Dandiacute;t is ongetwyfeld andlsquo;n bewys van die reuse bydrae wat Vrystaat Rugby tot Suid-Afrikaanse rugby in die besonder, en wandecirc;reldrugby in die algemeen, lewer.<br><br> andlsquo;n Verdere bewys van die Vrystaat se bydrae tot rugby in die algemeen, is die volgende lysie spelers met Vrystaat-verbintenisse wat tans wandecirc;reldwyd vir ander klubs en/of provinsies speel.<br><br> <br><br> John-Charles Astle (Haaie),<br><br> (*)Meyer Bosman (Stade Francais, Frankryk),<br><br> Jandrandeacute; Blom (SWD Arende),<br><br> Rudie Britz (Saracens, Engeland),<br><br> (*)Heinrich Branduuml;ssow (NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes (Japan),<br><br> Errie Claassens (London Scottich, Engeland),<br><br> (*)Michael Claassens (Castres Olympique, Frankryk - nou Haaie),<br><br> (*)Tonderai Chavhanga (Haaie),<br><br> Lionel Cronjandeacute; (ACT Brumbies, Australiandeuml;),<br><br> Hennie Daniller (Zebre, Frankryk),<br><br> Rossouw de Klerk (Glasgow Warriors),<br><br> Danwel Demas (Griffons),<br><br> (*)Bismarck du Plessis (Haaie),<br><br> (*)Jannie du Plessis (Haaie),<br><br> (*)Wian du Preez (Lyon O.U., Frankryk),<br><br> Robert Ebersohn (Montpellier, Frankryk),<br><br> Andries Ferreira (Zebre, Frankryk),<br><br> Ross Geldenhuys (Tasman Makos, Nieu-Seeland),<br><br> Dandrandeacute; Gerber (Beziers, Frankryk),<br><br> (*)Johan Goosen (Racing-Metro, Frankryk),<br><br> Frank Herne (Pumas),<br><br> (*)Ashley Johnson (Wasps, Engeland).<br><br> Paul Jordaan (Haaie),<br><br> Lappies Labuschagne (tans Blou Bul-kaptein),<br><br> Raoul Larson (OP Kings),<br><br> AJ le Roux (Griekwas),<br><br> Kevin Luiters (OP Kings),<br><br> (*)Lionel Mapoe (Goue Leeus),<br><br> Wouter Moore (Beziers, Frankryk),<br><br> (*)WP Nel (Edinburgh),<br><br> Trompie Nontshinga (Griekwas),<br><br> (*)Trevor Nyakane (BlouBulle),<br><br> (*)Ruan Pienaar (Ulster, Ierland),<br><br> Jacques-Louis Potgieter (Dax, Frankryk andndash; tans by die Blou Bulle),<br><br> Herman Pretorius (Griekwas),<br><br> Gouws Prinsloo (Griekwas),<br><br> Egbert Ras (Griffons),<br><br> (*)Davon Raubenheimer (SWD ARende),<br><br> (*)Cobus Reinach (Haaie),<br><br> Ethienne Reynecke (Pau, Frankryk),<br><br> Steph Roberts (Griekwas),<br><br> Hendrik Roodt (Grenoble, Italiandeuml;),<br><br> Nico Scheepers (Griekwas),<br><br> Seabelo Senatla (WP),<br><br> Dewald Senekal (Bayonne, Frankryk),<br><br> (*)Jan Serfontein (Blou Bulle),<br><br> William Small-Smith (Blou Bulle),<br><br> Riaan Smit (Oyonnax, Frankryk),<br><br> (*)Juan Smith (Toulon, Frankryk),<br><br> (*)Gurthrandouml; Steenkamp (Toulouse, Frankryk),<br><br> Wilhelm Steenkamp (Western Force, Australiandeuml;),<br><br> Deon Stegmann (Blou Bulle),<br><br> Donald Stevens (OP Kings),<br><br> Wayne Stevens (OP Kings),<br><br> (*)Frans Steyn (TshibabBrave Lupus, Japan),<br><br> (*)Mornandeacute; Steyn (Stade Francais, Frankryk),<br><br> (*)Adriaan Strauss (Blou Bulle),<br><br> (*)Andries Strauss (Edinburgh, Skotland),<br><br> (*)Richardt Strauss (Leinster),<br><br> Dries Swanepoel (Blou Bulle),<br><br> Jamba Ulengo (Blou Bulle),<br><br> (*)CJ van der Linde (London Irish andndash; tans OP Kings),<br><br> (*)Flip van der Merwe (Blou Bulle),<br><br> (*)Marcel van der Merwe (Blou Bulle),<br><br> Schalk van der Merwe (Goue Leeus),<br><br> Phillip van der Walt (Biarritz Olympique andndash; tans Haaie kaptein),<br><br> Izak van der Westhuizen (Edinburgh, Skotland),<br><br> Dries van Schalkwyk (Zebrandeacute;, Frankryk),<br><br> Michael van Vuuren (Zebrandeacute;, Frankryk),<br><br> (*)Duane Vermeulen (WP),<br><br> Frans Viljoen (Lyon, O.U., Frankryk),<br><br> Carl Wegner (Stade Francais, Frankryk),<br><br> (*)Marco Wentzel (Haaie),<br><br> Johan Wessels (La Rochelle, Frankryk - Griekwas)<br><br> George Whitehead (OP Kings).<br><br> <br><br> Ander proffesionele persone: <br><br> <br><br> Rassie Erasmus andndash; Saru Hoandeuml; Prestasie Bestuurder<br><br> Christo Feirreira andndash; Saru Manager of Legal Affairs<br><br> Ian Swartz andndash; Springbok Spanbestuurder<br><br> Vivian Vervant andndash; Springbok Fisioterapeut<br><br> Niel Powell andndash; Springbok Sewes Afrigter<br><br> Dr. Org Strauss andndash; Bulls Spandokter,<br><br> Pine Pienaar andndash; Bulls Verdedigings Afrigter<br><br> Bevin Fortuin andndash; Blou Bulle o.21 Afrigter<br><br> Jaco Peyper andndash; Internasionale Skeidsregter<br><br> 2015-11-26 Springbok Sevens training group switch to higher gear The Springbok Sevens training squad concluded two days of high intensive training matches against local club sides on Saturday afternoon in Stellenbosch as the Blitzboks shifted to a higher gear in their final preparation for the start of the new season.<br><br> Springboks such as Francois Hougaard, Oupa Mohoje and Lwazi Mvovo got their first taste of full competitive Sevens matches since joining the training squad in Stellenbosch, when they took part in a series of training clashes against local club sides.<br><br> They were joined by other 15-a-side provincial stars such as Rayno Benjamin (Toyota Free State Cheetahs), Juan de Jongh and Cheslin Kolbe (both DHL Western Province), who have been training with the national Sevens squad over the last few weeks.<br><br> Meanwhile, Warren Whiteley has returned to the Xerox Golden Lions after he sustained a calf injury earlier in the week. The injury has ruled the No 8 out of action for 10 days and he will continue his rehabilitation in Johannesburg.<br><br> The Maties, Ikeys, Cape University of Technology (CPUT) and the Score Living Legends did their best to provide the Blitzboks training group with quality opposition over the weekend and the Stellenbosch rugby fans were treated to some exciting action at the Paul Roos Markotter Stadium.<br><br> Following the two daysandrsquo; intensive training matches, Powell said he was very pleased with the progress of his training group in the serious build-up to the start of the season.<br><br> He explained the main objective of the training drill was to test the structure of the team and to see how the newcomers would slot into the Bok Sevensandrsquo; playing system.<br><br> "Overall, I am very pleased with the exercise and the new guys have really worked hard to adopt to our system," said Powell. He added: "I am also pleased that we came through with no injuries, which shows our level of conditioning is good."<br><br> According to Powell he will focus next week on the final detail of the teamandrsquo;s game plan. He also admitted it will be a tough job to select the final 12-man squad for Dubai.<br><br> "This is a very strong and competitive group and each player is showing such a strong desire to be in the squad for Dubai and Cape Town," said Powell. Furthermore, the coach also revealed he has roped in several experts during the past few weeks in an effort to sharpen the skills of the group.<br><br> "It is important that we continue to stretch ourselves as a group. Marco Wentzel was here to tweak our lineout play, Dawie Snyman (junior) assisted us with our running lines and Richie Gray (a member of the Springbok Mobi-Unit) gave us incredible advice with his knowledge of the breakdown area," explained Powell.<br><br> In addition to that, the players also underwent regular altitude training in an effort to ensure they will be in top condition when the season kicks off next month in Dubai.<br><br> The all-important season sees an extension of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series to 10 iconic cities worldwide, including London, Hong Kong, Sydney, Vancouver and Cape Town. It also features the return of Sevens Rugby to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.<br><br> The 2015/16 World Series kicks off on 4 and 5 December in the desert city of Dubai, where the Blitzboks will be defending their title. The 16 teams then travel to South Africa for the inaugural HSBC Cape Town Sevens in the Mother City, where all tickets have been sold out in anticipation of the exciting showpiece.<br><br> Powell is set to announce his 12-man squad for Dubai on Wednesday, as well as a SARU Sevens Academy team which will participate in the Dubai International invitational event.<br><br> 2015-11-23 Andy Marinos appointed CEO of SANZAAR The South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Monday congratulated Andy Marinos on his appointment as the Chief Executive Officer of SANZAAR (South African New Zealand Australia Argentina Rugby).<br><br> Marinos, 43, the GM Commercial Marketing at SARU, will take up his new role from 1 January, 2016.<br><br> "Iandrsquo;d like to congratulate Andy on behalf of the South African rugby community," said Jurie Roux, CEO of SARU.<br><br> "This is an extremely important position in southern hemisphere rugby and Andy takes to it a wealth of experience andndash; not only as an administrator, but as a former player in the competition.<br><br> "He has been SARUandrsquo;s andlsquo;point manandrsquo; on SANZAR business for a number of years and has worked closely with our partners in Australia, New Zealand and Argentina on the development of the competition over the years.<br><br> "He will be sorely missed at SARU but the consolation is that he takes with him a keen understanding of rugby in South Africa which Iandrsquo;d like to think will have benefits for all the partners."<br><br> Marinos previously held the position of SANZAR CEO between 2008 and 2010, when the andlsquo;secretariatandrsquo; was rotated between the partners, before the establishment of a permanent office.<br><br> He has been the GM Commercial Marketing at SARU for the past five years having previously held the roles of acting Managing Director (2008-10), manager of South African National Teams (2005-2010), Springbok manager (2008) and CEO of Newport Gwent Dragons (2004-2005).<br><br> Marinos played for the Cell C Sharks and DHL Stormers in Vodacom Super Rugby as well as for Newport RFC and Newport Dragons (1999-2004), from where he won eight Test caps for Wales. He also played rugby league for the Sydney Bulldogs.<br><br> "Iand#39;m incredibly proud to have been given the responsibility of leading the ongoing growth and prosperity of Southern Hemisphere rugby," said Marinos.<br> <br> "We are about to embark upon an exciting new expansion that will see us deliver the game to more countries, fans and commercial markets than ever before. The impressive performance of our four national teams at the recent Rugby World Cup was pleasing but the challenge for us is to not only ensure they remain at the top, but that we keep working to raise the bar even further both in terms of high performance and commercial success.<br> <br> "I thank the Board for its confidence in me and look forward to commencing with this talented and dedicated team in the New Year."<br><br> A replacement for Marinos at SARU will be announced in due course.<br><br> 2015-11-23 SARU congratulates McCaw on magnificent career South African rugby on Thursday paid tribute to All Black captain Richie McCaw, who announced his retirement from the game after a career which spanned 148 Tests and two Rugby World Cup triumphs.<br><br> The 34-year-old McCaw, who made his Test debut in 2001 against Ireland in Dublin, will go down in history as the most decorated rugby player ever. His 148 Tests is the most by any player and he was on the winning side 131 times for the All Blacks.<br><br> McCaw captained New Zealand in 110 Tests, a world record, and under his captaincy, the All Blacks won the Bledisloe Cup 10 times, as well as seven Castle Lager Rugby Championship / Tri Nations titles, two Grand Slams and two Rugby World Cups.<br><br> "Richieandrsquo;s record is nothing short of phenomenal and we would like to congratulate him on an exceptional career for New Zealand, the Crusaders and Canterbury," said Mr Oregan Hoskins, president of the South African Rugby Union (SARU).<br><br> "Richie played against the Springboks 26 times we were on the receiving end of his ability 20 times andndash; no player has beaten the Springboks more than him. Ever since he made his Super Rugby debut for the Crusaders way back in 2001, South African teams have been trying to figure out how to get the better of him.<br><br> "But the real measure of a rugby giant of the game isnandrsquo;t always his statistics and records, rather how he is seen by his peers and here in South Africa he is very highly regarded. Our players have nothing praise and admiration for his achievements.<br><br> "His superb record speaks for itself and he was in a class of his own for more than a decade. To say he is the greatest All Black ever is an apt description of a man who gave everything he had to the game we all love. We would like to wish him well for the next chapters in his life."<br><br> Springbok captain Jean de Villiers, who announced his retirement from Test rugby almost two months ago at the Rugby World Cup following an injury, said McCaw can be very proud of his achievements on the rugby field.<br><br> "We all know that at some stage we will have to hang up our boots and say good-bye to this game we love so much," said De Villiers.<br><br> "All we then have left are memories and Richie can be immensely proud of the memories he has helped create on and off the field.<br><br> "He has been superb and what he has achieved on the field, as an individual and as captain of the All Blacks, is nothing short of unbelievable. The whole of New Zealand can be very proud of him. Richie will probably go down as the best who has ever played his game and his achievements will last forever."<br><br> 2015-11-19 SARU launches Books for Books library in Thaba ‘Nchu The South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Wednesday continued to show its commitment to increasing literacy in South Africa as it launched its sixth Boks for Books library at Moipone Primary School in Thaba andlsquo;Nchu, east of Bloemfontein in the Free State.<br><br> The library, which is housed in a specially-constructed prefab classroom, is fully stocked with books and audio visual equipment including a television and computer, a Libwin library system, and furniture, and has been funded in full by SARU.<br><br> Moipone Primary School has a total of has 1,014 learners from Grade R to Grade 7. These learners have limited access to information at home, and have to rely mainly on the learning materials provided at school. Such is the schoolandrsquo;s commitment to literacy the principal, Mrs Hilda Sephiri, instituted a reading period before the construction of the library despite the schoolandrsquo;s limited resources.<br><br> This is the first Boks for Books library to be launched in the Free State region. Similar libraries have been launched in KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape, Gauteng and the Western Cape since 2013.<br><br> "Literacy and education is vital to the future of our nation," said SARU CEO Jurie Roux. "We hope that through the provision of libraries we will be able to make a sustainable contribution to education in South Africa and to many of its needy communities.<br><br> "The Springboks and all our other national players may be popular because of their heroics on the rugby field, but literacy and education, and the discipline associated with that, played a crucial role in guiding them to where they are today. Through this Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiative, we hope to see some of these learners follow in their footsteps, whether it is on the rugby field or in a different line of work in future."<br><br> <br><br> SARU CEO Jurie Roux and Toyota Free State Cheetahs wing Raymond Rhule with pupils of Moipone Primary School and school principal Mrs Hilda Sephiri in their new Boks for Books library.<br><br> The Boks for Books initiative was launched by SARU in 2013 and was born out of a desire to make a difference in South Africa. Government identified education as a No 1 national priority, and with only 8% of the nationandrsquo;s schools having functional libraries, SARU opted to afford children the opportunity to learn how to read.<br><br> The Thaba andlsquo;Nchu Boks for Books launch was attended by Roux, Springbok prop Trevor Nyakane and Toyota Free State Cheetahs wing Raymond Rhule. <br><br> "The establishment of this library by SARU will enable us to nurture our learners with optimal multilingual opportunities, which will contribute to a better society," said the School Principal, Mrs Sephiri.<br><br> "The learners will from young age be able to experience and enjoy a real library, which will strengthen other values such as responsibility, passion, quality education and the need for lifelong learning. And for this, the Moipone staff, the School Governing Body, and the community would like to thank SARU."<br><br> The other Boks for Books libraries are located at the Sekwati Primary School in Soweto, Kwamanzini Primary School in the KwaNdengezi District in Pinetown, the Gcobani Higher Primary School in Mdantsane, the Groenheuwel Primary School in Paarl and JJ Rhode Primary School in Elsenburg, Stellenbosch.<br><br> 2015-11-19 SARU expresses sadness at passing of Jonah Lomu The South African Rugby Union was today deeply saddened by the news that legendary All Black wing Jonah Lomu had passed away in Auckland on Wednesday. He was 40.<br><br> Jonah Lomu was the star of the 1995 Rugby World Cup tournament, held in South Africa, and went on to become arguably the sportandrsquo;s first global superstar. He returned to South Africa earlier this year for the making of a documentary during which he was reunited with former Springbok opponents as well as being a guest at the SARU Player of the Year Awards.<br><br> "We woke up to the news of Jonahandrsquo;s sudden passing this morning and I speak for the whole South African rugby community when I say we are deeply, deeply shocked and moved by this news," said Mr Oregan Hoskins, president of SARU.<br><br> "Jonah was a simply unbelievable player but, as much as he was a mighty All Black, he had a special place in South African hearts because of the connection we made in 1995.<br><br> "He was a credit to his country and a world ambassador for the game, loved as much for his humility and generosity of spirit as his playing. His passing leaves a hole in all our rugby lives.<br><br> "I would like to pass on the condolences of the South African rugby community to the entire New Zealand rugby community but most particularly to Jonahandrsquo;s family and closest friends."<br><br> 2015-11-18 Kenya qualifies for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Kenya booked their place in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games on Sunday as they defeated Zimbabwe 19-17 in a thrilling final at the Rugby Africa Menandrsquo;s Sevens Olympic Qualifier at the Barnard Stadium in Kempton Park, Johannesburg.<br><br> They will join the Springbok Sevens team in representing the African continent at the international showpiece. The Springbok Sevens booked their place in the Olympic Games by finishing in second place on the log table at the end of the 2014/2015 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.<br><br> Namibia, who was coached by former Springbok Sevens assistant coach Vuyo Zangqa, meanwhile, scored a last-minute try against Madagascar to win the Plate final, while Botswana defeated Zambia 26-14 to win the Bowl final.<br><br> Kenya were in fine form from the outset and started the day with a convincing 41-0 victory against Madagascar to book their place in the Cup Semi-Final against Tunisia.<br><br> They continued to build on this form and secured a morale-boosting 42-12 victory against Tunisia, which cemented their place in the Cup Final.<br><br> Zimbabwe, meanwhile, opened up the dayandrsquo;s play with a 31-10 victory against Nigeria and then defeated Morocco 26-0 in the Cup Semi-final to earn their place in the final against Kenya.<br><br> The final was entertaining as both teams tried hard to find gaps on attack, while defending solidly in an attempt to shut out the opposition. Kenya struck first with a try after finding space out-wide, and they took full advantage of this to touch down for a 7-0 lead. Zimbabwe, however, struck back soon after with a try of their own, but an unsuccessful conversion left them trailing by two points. Zimbabwe side-stepped their way through the defence once again on the stroke of half-time to take a 12-7 lead.<br><br> The teams continued to put their bodies on the line in the second half, and after several minutes of the teams trying unsuccessfully to force their way through the defence, Kenya managed to find space and scored a try under the posts. This put them 14-12 ahead. They had a few chances to extend their lead in the following exchanges, but instead Zimbabwe scored a long-range try seconds before the final whistle to sneak into a 17-14 lead. This lead, however, was short-lived as Kenya hit back with a try from their own 22m area to snatch a 19-17 victory at the death to qualify for the Olympic Games.<br><br> Rugby Africa Menandrsquo;s Sevens Olympic Qualifier day two results (Sunday, 15 November):<br><br> Senegal 10 - 40 Zambia<br><br> Mauritius 14 - 17 Botswana<br><br> Kenya 41 andndash; 0 Madagascar<br><br> Uganda 14 - 19 Tunisia<br><br> Namibia 15 - 22 Morocco<br><br> Zimbabwe 31 andndash; 10 Nigeria<br><br> Senegal 14 andndash; 24 Botswana<br><br> Mauritius 12 andndash; 7 Zambia<br><br> Madagascar 24 andndash; 7 Uganda (Plate-Semi-final)<br><br> Namibia 39 - 5 Nigeria (Plate Semi-final)<br><br> Kenya 42 andndash; 12 Tunisia (Cup Semi-final)<br><br> Morocco 0 andndash; 26 Zimbabwe (Cup Semi-final)<br><br> Senegal 5 andndash; 40 Mauritius (11th/12th playoff)<br><br> Botswana 26 - 14 Zambia (Bowl final)<br><br> Uganda 22 andndash; 12 Nigeria (7th/8th playoff)<br><br> Madagascar 17 andndash; 24 Namibia (Plate Final)<br><br> Tunisia 12 andndash; 19 Morocco (3rd/4th playoff)<br><br> Kenya 19 andndash; 17 Zimbabwe (Cup Final)<br><br> 2015-11-16 Special offer for Cheetah Supporters Oranje Print and Packaging andndash; Proud Printing partner of the Toyota Free State Cheetah andndash; offer you the Cheetah supporter 10% discount on your printing needs. Contact us at our Bloemfontein office on 051 448 6667/9 and say "Cheetah land is Oranje" to get 10% discount on our printing needs.<br><br> Proudly Oranje, Proudly Cheetah! <br><br> <br><br> Use "Cheetahs" as your reference. <br><br> <br><br> This offer is valid until 31 January 2016. <br><br> 2015-11-10 Free State Woman Plate Winners SARU Interprovincial Sevens took place on Saturday at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit. In the Womenandrsquo;s section Free State won the Plate Final with a convincing 19-7 victory against the SA Students, while Eastern Province won the Bowl Final and the Blue Bulls XV won the Shield Final.<br><br> <br><br> 2015-11-09 Thrilling rugby expected at SARU Interprovincial Sevens The top South African menandrsquo;s and womenandrsquo;s Sevens players will look to make their presence felt in a thrilling spectacle of rugby at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Friday and Saturday at the annual South African Rugby Union (SARU) Interprovincial Sevens tournament.<br><br> The provincial showdown will feature 16 menandrsquo;s teams and 18 womenandrsquo;s teams, with the sides going head-to-head on Friday and Saturday for the title of SARU Interprovincial champions.<br><br> The 16 teams in the menandrsquo;s division will feature the 14 South African provincial unions, a Pumas Lowveld team and the Limpopo Blue Bulls, while the Womenandrsquo;s division will include teams from the 14 provincial unions, a Blue Bulls Invitational side, the Limpopo Blue Bulls, SA Students and South African National Defence Force (SANDF).<br><br> The Blue Bulls men and Border women will enter the competition as the defending champions.<br><br> Should the Border womenandrsquo;s team succeed in defending their title, they will round off a fantastic year for womenandrsquo;s rugby in East London, as the Border womenandrsquo;s 15-a-side team secured their hat-trick of Womenandrsquo;s Interprovincial titles earlier in the season, while the Imonti Penguins from East London won the SARU Womenandrsquo;s Club Championships last month.<br><br> The participating players will have extra motivation to stamp their authority as Springbok Womenandrsquo;s Sevens coach Renfred Dazel and SA Sevens Academy coach Paul Delport and manager Marius Schoeman will attend the tournament to scout for players.<br><br> Dazel and his scouting team will select 24 players to be invited to a three-day training camp in Stellenbosch where they will undergo medical assessments and skill and fitness evaluations. They will also receive coaching and conditioning interventions and education outlining what it takes to be a high-performance athlete. On the final day of the camp, they will be integrated into teams with the current Springbok Womenandrsquo;s Sevens squad and play a series of matches.<br><br> Should any of these players make the grade required to play international sevens rugby, they could be invited to train with the squad next year in Stellenbosch on an intermittent basis.<br><br> Western Province and the Leopards will line up in the opening match in the womenandrsquo;s division at 09h00 on the A field at the Mbombela Stadium, while the Leopards and Limpopo Blue Bulls menandrsquo;s teams will meet in their divisionandrsquo;s opening match at 09h40.<br><br> On the B Field, meanwhile, the SA Students and SANDF womenandrsquo;s teams will meet at 09h00, while the Border men take on the Blue Bulls at 09h40.<br><br> The top teams in each division at the end of the opening dayandrsquo;s play will meet in the Cup Quarter-finals on Saturday, while the lower-ranked teamandrsquo;s will battle it out in the Bowl Quarter-finals before the teams play for the Cup, Plate, Bowl and Shield later in the day.<br><br> <br><br> SARU Interprovincial Sevens day one fixtures (Friday, 6 November 2015):<br><br> A Field:<br><br> 09h00 andndash; Blue Bulls vs EP (Women)<br><br> 09h20 andndash; Border vs SWD (Women)<br><br> 09h40 andndash; Lowveld vs Limpopo (Men)<br><br> 10h00 andndash; Free State vs Falcons (Women)<br><br> 10h20 andndash; Pumas vs Boland (Men)<br><br> 10h40 andndash; Golden Lions vs EP (Women)<br><br> 11h00 andndash; Golden Lions vs Griffons (Men)<br><br> 11h20 andndash; KZN vs Limpopo Blue Bulls (Women)<br><br> 11h40 andndash; EP vs SWD (Men)<br><br> 12h00 andndash; Griquas vs SWD (Women)<br><br> 12h20 andndash; Lowveld vs Falcons (Men)<br><br> 12h40 andndash; Free State vs SANDF (Women)<br><br> 13h00 andndash; Leopards vs Boland (Men)<br><br> 13h20 andndash; Blue Bulls vs Golden Lions (Women)<br><br> 13h40 andndash; WP vs Griffons (Men)<br><br> 14h00 andndash; KZN vs SA Students (Women)<br><br> 14h20 andndash; EP vs Border (Men)<br><br> 14h40 andndash; SWD vs Griffons (Women)<br><br> 15h00 andndash; Blue Bulls vs Lowveld (Men)<br><br> 15h20 andndash; Free State vs WP (Women)<br><br> 15h40 andndash; Pumas vs EP (Women)<br><br> 16h00 andndash; Leopards vs Pumas (Men)<br><br> 16h20 andndash; Griquas vs Leopards (Women)<br><br> 16h40 andndash; Griffons vs Griquas (Men)<br><br> 17h00 andndash; EP vs Free State (Men)<br><br> 17h20 andndash; KZN vs Blue Bulls XV (Women)<br><br> 17h40 andndash; Boland vs Blue Bulls (Women)<br><br> 18h00 andndash; Leopards vs SWD (Women)<br><br> <br><br> B Field:<br><br> 09h00 andndash; Boland vs Pumas (Women)<br><br> 09h20 andndash; Griffons vs Griquas (Women)<br><br> 09h40 andndash; Blue Bulls vs Falcons (Men)<br><br> 10h00 andndash; WP vs SANDF (Women)<br><br> 10h20 andndash; Leopards vs KZN (Men)<br><br> 10h40 andndash; Pumas vs Blue Bulls (Women)<br><br> 11h00 andndash; WP vs Griquas (Men)<br><br> 11h20 andndash; Blue Bulls XV vs SA Students (Women)<br><br> 11h40 andndash; Border vs Free State (Men)<br><br> 12h00 andndash; Leopards vs Griffons (Women)<br><br> 12h20 andndash; Blue Bulls vs Limpopo Blue Bulls (Men)<br><br> 12h40 andndash; WP vs Falcons (Women)<br><br> 13h00 andndash; Pumas vs KZN (Men)<br><br> 13h20 andndash; Boland vs EP (Women)<br><br> 13h40 andndash; Golden Lions vs Griquas (Men)<br><br> 14h00 andndash; Blue Bulls XV vs Limpopo Blue Bulls (Women)<br><br> 14h20 andndash; SWD vs Free State (Men)<br><br> 14h40 andndash; Border vs Leopards (Women)<br><br> 15h00 andndash; Limpopo Blue Bulls vs Falcons (Men)<br><br> 15h20 andndash; SANDF vs Falcons (Women)<br><br> 15h40 andndash; Boland vs Golden Lions (Women)<br><br> 16h00 andndash; Boland vs KZN (Men)<br><br> 16h20 andndash; Border vs Griffons (Women)<br><br> 16h40 andndash; WP vs Golden Lions (Men)<br><br> 17h00 andndash; Border vs SWD (Men)<br><br> 17h20 andndash; SA Students vs Limpopo Blue Bulls (Women)<br><br> 17h40 andndash; Golden Lions vs Pumas (Women)<br><br> 18h00 andndash; Griquas vs Border (Women)<br><br> <br><br> Free State Men<br><br> 7. Wing Lethole Mokoena<br><br> 6. Centre Willandre Kotzenberg (Capt)<br><br> 5. Flyhalf Chad De Koker<br><br> 4. Sweeper Dean Kouprianoff<br><br> 3. Tight head prop Ruben Heymans<br><br> 2. Hooker Jason Bucholtz<br><br> 1. Loose head prop Jean Pretorius<br><br> Replacements<br><br> 8. Jeandre Louw<br><br> 9. Tiisetso Mandonsela<br><br> 10. Henco Posthumus<br><br> 11. Christiaan Nel<br><br> 12. Clint Carson<br><br> 2015-11-05