Cape Town to host 2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens

Cape Town will host the next Rugby World Cup Sevens in 2022, World Rugby announced on Tuesday, marking the first time the event has been held in Africa.   The coastal city was awarded the tournament at a time of rising fortunes for sevens rugby, which made its Olympic debut in 2016 and will return for the Tokyo Games next year. The three-day event will be held at the 55 000-capacity Cape Town Stadium in September 2022, World Rugby said after a meeting of the World Rugby Council in Tokyo.…

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Baabaas call up Herschel Jantjies

The year just keeps getting better for Springbok scrumhalf, Herschel Jantjies!   The little scrumhalf took his chance with the Springboks s with both hands, scoring two tries on his debut in the opening game of the Rugby Championship against Australia in Johannesburg. Jantjies is part of the Springbok squad that will battle for the Rugby World Cup in Japan and now he has been picked for the Barbarians team to take on Fiji at Twickenham in November. Jantjies will be joined by fellow Springbok Tendai Mtawarira. Also Read: –…

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Rassie pays respect to Japan by picking his strongest team

The Springboks want to make sure there is no repeat of 2105 when they were upset by a stunning performance by the Japanese.   Also, Rassie wants to give his best players final game time ahead of the September 21 World Cup opener against the All Blacks in Yokohama.    We respect Japan a lot. They are a very good team and they’re ranked No 9 in the world,” Erasmus told media after naming his side on Tuesday. The second thing is that we want to prepare for New Zealand,…

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Springbok Rugby Fever hits Japan as Japanese supporters sing South African National Anthem #AnthemIdols

A video  is currently gaining traction on social media in which a group of Japanese supporters sing the South African national anthem.   The video was shot at the Kumagaya Stadium and it was reported that around 400 locals – including the town’s mayor – turned up to form the choir.    The stadium will host the September 6 warm-up clash between the tournament hosts Japan and the Springboks in what will be South Africa’s final hit-out before their September 21 tournament opener against the All Blacks in Yokohama.   …

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Etzebeth cleared by Police

According to a report on sport24, Eben Etzebeth confirmed that he was cleared by the South African police and he was assured he will not be implicated in an assault case following an altercation outside a popular Langebaan watering hole over the weekend.   They said everything is fine. Now I can just focus on the World Cup,” Etzebeth said.   On Sunday, Etzebeth also took to social media to defend himself. It is completely untrue and unfounded to claim that I physically or racially abused anyone in Langebaan as…

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Rassie Stands Behind Eben, Calling the Racial Slur and Assault Reports a Rumour

Rassie Stands Behind Eben, Calling the Racial Slur and Assault Reports a RumourSpringbok coach Rassie Erasmus has justified his decision to pick Eben Etzebeth in his 31-man Springbok squad despite the star lock having been implicated in an alleged assault case over the weekend.    Etzebeth on Monday took to social media to protest his innocence after reports fingered him as being involved in an altercation outside a popular Langebaan watering hole in the early hours of Sunday morning.    SA Rugby had also released a statement in which they…

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Etzebeth gun video and racial attack denied

Springbok lock, Eben Etzebeth has issued a statement following an accusation that he assaulted  and pointed a gun at a man in the West Coast town of Langebaan.   On Sunday a video and accusations made the rounds via social media, alleging Etzebeth assaulted and pointed a gun at the homeless man in Langebaan, Bit-Media has been trying to get hold of the alleged video which seems to have disappeared.   Etzebeth is also alleged to have used the racial slur ‘hotnots’.   However, Etzebeth took to Facebook to refute…

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10 Springbok Victories Against the All Blacks in New Zealand

With their recent win in Wellington, the Springboks have now beaten the All Blacks 10 times in New Zealand.    This video from Real Rugby back to those 10 historic occasions when the Springboks were victorious.       Please leave your questions and comments below:    

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Rassie will take three Specialist Scrumhalves to the World Cup

It was reported by Sport24 that Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus will pick three specialist scrumhalves in his Rugby World Cup squad.   Faf de Klerk, Herschel Jantjies or Cobus Reinach, who should wear the Springbok No 9?   Some pundits have suggested that the Boks could go into the World Cup with only two specialist scrumhalves – Faf de Klerk and Herschel Jantjies – with utility back Cheslin Kolbe as a possible back-up. Nick Mallet was impressed with Kolbe as a back-up no9 – Click Here However, according to Afrikaans…

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Rassie Ecstatic with “wonderful” Kolisi : Highlights Springboks vs Argentina – VIDEO

“Siya was wonderful,” Erasmus told reporters after the hard-fought 24-18 win at Loftus Versfeld.       We wanted to get him off after 30 minutes but he said was feeling great. At half-time, I asked him if he wanted to go more, and he said he wanted 70 minutes! Medically he is fine and that’s great. Next is to condition him physically with match fitness and we will give him more game-time in the Japan match to get him ready. We are fast-tracking Siya because we know what we…

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