Jake White says rugby union needs a player draft system in order for South African Super Rugby franchises to catch up to their New Zealand counterparts. The 2007 World Cup-winning coach believes SA Rugby must embrace professionalism and implement an annual draft that would allow top players to be shared among the Super Rugby franchises. ‘The NFL has marketed the… Read more →
Sunwolves coach Jamie Joseph says his side’s biggest challenge is the lack of a break between the Japanese Top League and Super Rugby seasons.
Blitzboks superstar Seabelo Senatla scored a late try to clinch a thrilling 31-26 win over Fiji in the Cup quarter-finals of the Cape Town Sevens. CRAIG LEWIS reports. After an undefeated opening day, the Blitzboks’ Cape Town dream appeared set to be dashed when Fiji roared into a 21-5 lead on Sunday, but the hosts completed a remarkable comeback from there…. Read more →
Seabelo Senatla scored his 200th try as the Blitzboks beat France 31-5 on day one of the Cape Town Sevens. JON CARDINELLI reports. The Blitzboks were certainly made to work for this result. In the end, it was South Africa’s superior physicality and finishing that earned them their second win of the day. France put the hosts under pressure in… Read more →
Seabelo Senatla scored a hat-trick as the Blitzboks thumped Russia 40-5 on day one of the Cape Town Sevens. JON CARDINELLI reports. The Blitzboks have made a positive start to their Cape Town Sevens campaign. The hosts dominated the collisions and were quick to translate turnovers into try-scoring chances. They went to the break with a 26-5 lead. The gale… Read more →
The Blitzboks must win their pool matches convincingly to secure an easier path to the Cape Town Sevens semi-finals. How badly do the Blitzboks want this title? Shortly after the team claimed the 2016-17 World Rugby Sevens Series title – its first since 2008-09 – coach Neil Powell said that the result of the Cape Town tournament still rankled. The… Read more →
Blitzboks coach Neil Powell has retained the same squad for the Cape Town Sevens following last weekend’s win in Dubai. Understandably, Powell has named an unchanged squad for Cape Town’s sold-out tournament where they will be aiming to go one better than last year, when they finished as runners-up. ‘All the players would love to play in their only home… Read more →
A comprehensive list of Super Rugby player transfers ahead the 2018 season.
Seabelo Senatla says his sevens involvement remains a key part of a multi-phase plan aimed at achieving his ultimate goal of becoming a Springbok, writes CRAIG LEWIS. Senatla is widely regarded as one of the most devastating players on the sevens circuit, while he was named the World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year for the 2015-16 season, when he… Read more →
Varsity Cup captains will be able to remove any two nominated backline players from the opposition for three minutes of playing time during matches next year. The Power Play, which will also be part of the 2018 Varsity Shield, can only be called by a team while in their own half, must be called by the captain, and can only… Read more →