An injury time try by Luan de Bruin secured the Toyota Cheetahs a dramatic 24-17 victory in their Guinness PRO14 derby against the Isuzu Southern Kings at the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape on Friday evening, and back-to-back wins in the competition.
The SA Rugby Sevens Academy finished in fifth place at the Vina del Mar Sevens in Chile on Sunday after winning five out of six matches at the tournament, the second of two in the SudAmerica Rugby Sevens series.
Isuzu Southern Kings Head Coach Deon Davids named his match-day squad of 23 on Friday for the side’s opening Guinness PRO14 match for 2019.
South African rugby is entering a whole new universe in 2019 as SA Rugby, SuperSport, Vodacom and Marvel team up to bring Super Heroes to life and create an all-conquering, planet-shifting, villain-busting “Superpowered” Vodacom Super Rugby competition.
The Isuzu Southern Kings and Toyota Cheetahs were left counting the cost of high penalty counts and unforced errors at crucial times in their Guinness PRO14 matches as both South African sides suffered narrow defeats against their visitors from Italy and Ireland
The Springbok Sevens team’s sixth place in the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens on Saturday was one of their worst starts in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in recent seasons, but coach Neil Powell feels there was improvement as the tournament progressed.
Springbok Women's Sevens coach, Paul Delport, congratulated his squad for their performances in the International Invitational Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens after solid wins en route to the final, where they were beaten 31-5 by Japan.