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  • SARU & MyPlayers Agree R90m Per Year To Keep More Players At Home

    ... African Rugby Union has approved a new funding model for professional rugby players designed to encourage more players to see out their careers in South Africa. The increase in funding - from R25m (£1.1m) to R90m (£3.96m) per annum (in addition to Springbok contracts and match fees) was approved by the General Council last week as part of the 2016 SARU budget. The new arrangement secures the collective image rights of all South African professional rugby players for use by their employers. It...

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  • Esportif Establish South Africa Office

    ... the other Esportif International offices throughout the rugby-playing world. Esportif International SA will have six full time agents operating in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Bloemfontein and they will be managing Currie Cup, Super Rugby and Springbok players along with the future stars of the game. All of the agents are experienced operators accredited by SARU. Esportif International SA will specialise in the full service, marketing and contract management of professional rugby players...

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  • IRFU In New Kit Deal With Canterbury

    ... leading sports performance brand ASICS is a huge coup for SARU, and one we’re very excited about,” said SARU CEO Jurie Roux. “We are entering an enormously important period for South African rugby, encompassing two Rugby World Cups, as well as a new Springbok era under coach Heyneke Meyer. ASICS’ high level technical apparel and global brand reputation will help us both on and off the field. “Making use of local manufacturers was one of the criteria in the tendering process and we hav...

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  • Ground-Breaking Changes At SA Rugby

    ... Executive Council to five independents with six elected members. • Introducing new committees for franchise (Vodacom Super Rugby) and non-franchise rugby to focus and streamline decision making. • Moving responsibility for the appointment of the Springbok coach and CEO from the General Council to the Executive Council. • Removing the selection committee while retaining a selection convener to work with national team coaches. • Aligning with the country’s geopolitical boundaries by mov...

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  • Hoskins Resigns SARU Presidency

    ... were also won. He also oversaw the expansion of elite playing opportunities for SA players with the addition of two South African teams to the Vodacom Super Rugby competition and he also introduced stability to the national coaching position. Only three Springbok coaches were appointed during his presidency while there were six appointments in the previous decade. The general council paid tribute to Hoskins’ contribution to rugby, both domestically and internationally as an office bearer at W...

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  • SA Rugby Makes £1.5m Profit From £44m Turnover In 2015

    ... unions were allocated R177m (£8.1m/€10.27m) from broadcast revenues. The cost of running professional competitions was R106m (£4.88m/€6.15m). Another R125m (£5.75m/€7.25m) went on the delivery of sponsorship rights. Costs associated with the Springboks, Springbok Sevens and Junior Springboks accounted for another R197m (£9m/€11.43m). Roux said that 2016 marked the beginning of a new five-year cycle for all broadcasting rights agreements and most sponsorships. “While all major broa...

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  • Double Departure at Ospreys

    ... without the support of my family and friends, many of our true supporters, and in particular the team management and the players. “There are too many individuals to mention but I have been very fortunate to work with Welsh internationals, British Lions, Springbok and All Black legends of the game. The respect and response I have had from such players and coaches has been all I have needed to give me the drive and confidence to succeed. Lots of young Welsh players have passed through my tenure...

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  • Canterbury's 99 t-shirt

    As the British & Irish Lions head out to South Africa for this summer’s Test Match series it will mark the 25th anniversary of one of the most famous Lions tours against the might of the Springboks.  It was on this tour that an iconic moment of rugby folklore took place as Lions captain Willie John McBride instigated a policy of ‘one in, all in’ – brought to life on the pitch through the infamous 99 Call.  The ‘99 Call’ was used to signal an en masse assault  on the opposition...

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  • Working Week - Journalistic Licence

    ... them 17-0. That lifted the spirits. I try to a bit of homework for Monday by catching one or two people on Sunday evening who would otherwise be unavailable for most of the following day   Monday I go to see Jake White at the hotel in Cardiff where the Springboks were staying prior to their game against Wales at the Millennium Stadium. He’s usually good value and is in the position of having won the World Cup and not really having anywhere to go. He didn’t want the Wales job because I susp...

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  • Anaylse this

    ... there is no doubt that the development of such systems as ProZone has taken analysis to a new level. ProZone made the headlines when former England coach Sir Clive Woodward used it to develop his World Cup winning squad and it has also been used by the Springboks. With ProZone we are not talking about one shaky cameraman high up in the stands. Nor are we talking about using games filmed by Sky Sports, ITV or the BBC. ProZone covers the pitch from all angles, with specially placed cameras that r...

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