Springboks

  • 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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  • 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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  • Argentina To Stage Rugby Championship Game At Twickenham

    ... against the Wallabies on October 8 to Twickenham was agreed at a meeting in Australia last week and it is expected to be a huge money spinner for the Argentina Rugby Union (UAR). The venue change is also likely to suit the Wallabies as they play the Springboks at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on October 1 and there are no direct flights between South Africa and Argentina. The two-hour time difference between Pretoria and London is also favourable compared to the five hours between South Africa and...

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  • Wales Already At 235k Autumn Tickets

    ... Last year's opener against the same opposition attracted just 55,776. The game against back-to-back world champions New Zealand on November 25 has been sold out for almost a month. Tickets for Wales' final Test match of 2017 on December 2nd against the Springboks are at over 58,500 tickets already sold. Only 55,122 came to see Wales beat the 'Boks last year. Until this week, just 38,000 tickets have been sold for Wales' first ever game against Georgia on November 18. An impressive 73,969 packed...

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  • Esportif Teams Up With Corner Flag & Kenyon

    ... Rory Best, Stevie Ferris and Tom Court along with fellow Irish internationals Donnacha Ryan, Devin Toner and John Muldoon from Leinster, Munster and Connacht respectively. In addition to these Irish based players Corner Flag represents European based Springboks Francois Louw and Zane Kirchner. Kenyon, who was previously chief executive of Manchester United and Chelsea FC, will assume his role with immediate effect. He will join a business that manages some of the biggest names in world rugby....

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  • Ground-Breaking Changes At SA Rugby

    ... • Reducing the presidential roles from three to two by removing the vice presidency from 2018. “We have made a number of major decisions today that over time we believe will contribute to making South African rugby stronger and therefore assist the Springboks,” said Mr Alexander, SARU president. “The Council decided to open the door for greater private equity investment in rugby and greater business involvement to help recapitalise the game. “We make no secret of the fact that in thes...

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  • Edinburgh Send For Solomons

    Edinburgh have appointed experienced South African coach Alan Solomons as the club’s new head coach ahead of the upcoming RaboDirect PRO12 season. The former assistant coach of the Springboks, who turns 63 tomorrow, officially starts work on 9 August and interim head coach Stevie Scott is staying on as a full-time assistant coach responsible for the forwards. Solomons has previously led Western Province to back-to-back Currie Cup Premier division finals in 1997 and 1998, coached the Stormers...

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  • Sky Signs New Five-Year Southern Hemisphere Rugby Deal

    ... teams that have been entertaining fans throughout the Rugby World Cup,” he said. “As well as the Rugby Championship, we also have the next two England summer tours, fascinating home nations fixtures and of course, more of the All Blacks, Wallabies, Springboks and Argentina than anywhere else.  Add this to our current year round schedule and our viewers can now enjoy more live rugby union than ever before.” The SANZAR agreement also includes digital media rights, allowing Sky Sports custo...

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  • Falcons Appoint New Director of Rugby

    ... coach at South Africa, Gold has decided to join the Falcons ahead of a number of other exciting job offers. Gold boasts vast Super 14 and Premiership experience having being head coach at London Irish and Western Province respectively.

 Joining the Springboks as forwards coach in 2008 under head coach Peter de Villiers, Gold was part of the South Africa set-up which won the Tri Nations as well as the British and Irish Lions series in 2009. Gold began his coaching career as assistant coach...

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  • Top 20 Stories Of 2015

    ... we looked into the changes in the companies manufacturing the kits of the 20 participating teams since the last tournament in 2011. Brighton was the stage for the most seismic shock in rugby (and perhaps sporting) history as Japan toppled the mighty Springboks and Running Rugby spoke to the city’s council as it prepared to host two matches on the opening weekend of the tournament, reportedly leading to an economic benefit of £46 million. October began with much hype surrounding rugby league...

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