Rassie Erasmus says SA Rugby is working closely with the SA Schools Rugby Association (Sasra) to draw up contingency plans for the 2021 rugby season. DYLAN JACK reports.
Junior Springbok assistant coach Bafana Nhleko and his SA Schools counterparts have wrapped up a productive series of Elite Player Development (EPD) webinars with schools coaches from across the country.
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SA Rugby director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has encouraged schoolboy players, especially matrics, to not lose sight of their ambitions following the cancellation of the youth rugby season.
Former Springbok flank Francois Louw believes that the joy of playing schoolboy rugby is often missed out on due to the level of expectations and emphasis on results.
If I could only play one game of rugby again, it would undoubtedly be for my schools 1st XV, writes former Springbok STEFAN TERBLANCHE in the latest SA Rugby magazine.
Despite a year disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, former Springbok flyhalf Louis Koen insists there is hope for young players who have missed out on certain opportunities in 2020, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Some doyens of the local schools rugby community are voicing growing concerns about the negative effects the cancelled 2020 season will have on players’ prospective careers.
Schools should carefully consider the long-term impact of allowing Grade 12 rugby players to repeat matric for purely rugby reasons, writes DYLAN JACK.
SA Schools ‘A’ coach Katleho Lynch says thought is still being put into giving players in the SA Rugby Elite Player Development squad a run-out towards the end of the year.