Catch Rugby World Cup Fever at Lomond Wines

Are you looking for the best place to watch the opening match of the Springboks?   On Saturday 21st of September 2019, South Africa are taking on the All Blacks in their first pool game which promises to be an epic encounter. And… if you are not at the stadium and looking for an awesome watch experience what can be better than the setting below?     Lomond Wines Estate will be setting up a big screen for the event and it promises to be the best atmosphere that you…

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All smiles as the Springboks clinch Rugby Championship with a convincing performance

All smiles as the Springboks clinch Rugby Championship with a convincing performance     The Springbok rugby camp was full of smiles as the Boks beat Argentina 46-13 to win the Rugby Championship.     South Africa won 46-13, after leading 24-13 at half-time.   Flyhalf Handre Pollard scored 31 points as South Africa won the Rugby Championship for the first time.   The Springboks last won a competition in 2009 when they finished first in the Tri Nations, the forerunner of the Rugby Championship.   Man-of-the-match Pollard notched two…

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How do referees prepare for a Rugby World Cup?

As always the referees will play an important part in the 2019 Rugby World Cup. South Africa has secured two spots in the select field.   World Rugby has announced the squad of 23 match officials selected to take charge of the 48 matches at Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, which runs from September 20-November 2.   ‘Team 21’ – the 21st tournament team – comprises 12 referees, seven assistant referees and four Television Match Officials (TMOs) representing nine nations.   With significant strength in depth in international officiating,…

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Who is the highest paid Springbok Rugby Player and what did he earn?

How much money can you make as a Springboks player?   Lots of our fans have been asking this question and as you will see in this article, a rugby player can earn a decent living.       What top-level domestic rugby players earn Western Province Rugby Union has the most generous budget to dish out amongst its 128 contracted players, across all competitions. Their annual wage bill is a towering R78 million, meaning the average annual wage for a professional player at WP is R609 375. Therefore, these…

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Springbok Schalk Brits shares his biggest rugby inspirations

Schalk Burger Brits (born 16 May 1981) is a rugby union player for the South Africa national team and the Bulls in Super Rugby.   Brits made his international debut against Italy in 2008. He was next called up when he was included in the Springbok squad that toured Ireland, Scotland and England during the 2012 end-of-year rugby union internationals. He came on as a substitute in the match against Scotland to earn his fourth cap.    He earned his fifth cap in their next match, replacing Adriaan Strauss as…

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What happened to Naas Botha?

This has been a question on the lips of many South African rugby fans as they became aware of the absence of Naas on TV. As usual the rumour mill started and some assumed Naas was axed because of the Ashwell Willemse saga.         The truth is, that in March, South African rugby legend Naas Botha took over the job as the head coach of the Indian men and women’s rugby teams   Within a few months he has got the women’s team scrumming into his coaching…

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Jake White – Springboks are Rugby World Cup contenders

The Springboks are Rugby World Cup contenders and their opening match against the All Blacks won’t matter when the tournament reaches its conclusion.That’s the view of 2007 World Cup-winning Springboks coach Jake White.   The Boks got a draw in Wellington, which is great, but Rassie’s planning wasn’t about the Rugby Championship, but the psychological gains they could achieve with a view to the World Cup,” White told Times LIVE. Rassie wanted to see if his ‘A’ team was good enough to match New Zealand in Wellington and the answer…

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Best Springbok Rugby Championship tries – You will love the commentary :-)

We look back at the best Springbok tries of the rugby championship tries and the Xhosa commentators give an extra dimension of excitement!       The springboks are currently leading the rugby championship log, and deservedly so, with Rassie Erasmus and his team drawing with the All Blacks on home soil last weekend.   CLICK HERE – Highlights of the All Blacks vs South Africa game   Please leave your questions and comments below:  

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Springboks vs All Blacks -Wellington Highlights

What a battle in Wellington? This weekends’ 16 all draw between the Springboks and the All Blacks has set the stage for an incredible RWC 2019.     Highlights in the video below:-       On Saturday 21 September 2019, we will see these teams face-off again in the Rugby World Cup Good news for all rugby fans is that Bit-Media will be covering the World Cup and we are a preferred partner of Springbokfans – the largest support group for the Springboks, online. Be sure to follow Bit-Media…

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Are the Springboks back? RWC 2019

It’s that time when rugby fever is gripping all rugby union fans as the Rugby World Cup 2019 approach. This year’s event will be held in Japan and the competition is as fierce as ever.   New Zealand still remain the favourites but teams like Wales, Ireland, England and Scotland all favour their chances as well. There is one team however that should never be disregarded especially in a RWC and that team is the South African Springboks.   The Springboks managed to win the RWC in 1995 in their…

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