07/08/2020 - The Bulls Contracted A Brilliant Group Of Juniors For 2021 - Bart Schoeman and I received the junior players that were contracted during 2020 and this is the final list as received from the Bulls. I was previously very sceptical of the Bulls contracting practises but this group shows that a lot of research and proper planning was done before the players were offered contracts.
07/08/2020 - RuggasTV - We Discuss The Bulls Senior Squad And Are Excited But .........? - Bart Schoeman, well-known rugby agent and I sat down to discuss the "new squad" Jake White is busy to put together to ensure a bright future for Blue Bulls rugby for years to come. The names we identify is either busy with training for the up-and-coming Currie Cup or has been announced by the Blue Bulls as
06/08/2020 - Another Top Schoolboy Rugby Coach Appointed By The Bulls - In a surprise announcement, the Blue Bulls confirmed the appointment of yet another top schoolboy rugby coach when they announced Jaco Koch as the assistant forward coach of their u/21 Currie Cup squad. Jaco is the former Affies and Blue Bulls u/18 Craven Week head coach. A Bulls media release said - "One of White's mandates is to align
06/08/2020 - Hayden Groupes Appointed Blue Bulls u/21 Currie Cup Coach - The Hurricanes have made several changes to their starting lineup for Saturday's round nine Super Rugby Aotearoa fixture against the Chiefs at the Sky Stadium in Wellington 09:05 SA time. The Hurricanes come off a bye last weekend and are currently placed third on the Super Rugby Aotearoa log. Wes Goosen will bring up 50 games for the Hurricanes
04/08/2020 - Valke Rugby Union's Actions Does Not Reflect "Regret And Great Sadness" - One can only speculate the level of regret and sadness the Valke management experienced when they announced the immediate liquidation of the Valke Rugby (Pty)Ltd of which they are shareholders. They were aware of the financial distress for a period of more than two months and did not notify the players of the "problems" nor
30/07/2020 - Valke Fail To Pay Players On Time - Rugby union Valke could face legal action after they failed to pay staff and player wages in July, trade union Sports Employees Unite (SEU) have said according to Sport24. SEU CEO Piet Heymans expressed his disapproval of the Valke not paying their players on time without any notification to the players regarding the delay.
25/07/2020 - Scott Mathie One Of The Happiest People In Kimberley - Now back in training and hoping to play in some competitive matches later this year, Mathie stressed the importance of following the necessary COVID-19 return to play protocols, adding that his troops were adapting well in the first week. “The key message to everyone was that the more adaptable we are, the better we will do,” said Mathie, who
24/07/2020 - Clinton Swart Jake's Flyhalf Solution - The Blue Bulls Company confirmed that 27-year-old Clinton Swart will join the Vodacom Bulls effective immediately. Swart is a versatile player who is an accomplished flyhalf with a proficient boot as a goal kicker and is also more than comfortable in the midfield. He represented the Pumas at Craven Week and Under 19 level before enrolling at the University of Pretoria.
23/07/20202 - Cheetahs Announce Final Squad For 2020 - Guinness PRO14 is set to resume on 21 Augusts but at this point, no dates have been fixed for the Guinness PRO14 derby games between the Toyota Cheetahs and the Isuzu Southern Kings. Due to the current conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa, both teams have only been allowed to return to non-contact training this week. PRO14 Rugby remains
23/07/2020 - One Step At A Time For DHL Stormers - The DHL Stormers players and coaches are excited to be back at training while adhering to the new COVID-19 regulations at the High-Performance Centre in Bellville. Having spent the last four months training on their own, the DHL Stormers squad took a big step forward this week after SARU announced that non-contact training for professional rugby teams could start
22/07/2022 - Kings As Happy As "Kids With Their Hands In The Cookie Jar” To Be Back On The Field - The safety aspect of things starts early in the mornings as everyone has to fill in a COVID-19 and general wellness questionnaire and has to be screened by the doctor before training. “At training the players clean their hands after practically every length across the field, while they each have their own demarcated
22/07/2020 - Plenty Of Excitement At Jonsson Kings Park - “They’ve returned in really good shape and conditioning tests have been performed and many of the players actually reached their personal bests in their running block tests which we’re very happy about.” Although not all the players had access to gyms or similar training facilities during the lockdown period, Everitt explained that they will use the immediate future to
22/07/2020 - Pumas Happy To Be Back In Nelspruit - The Phakisa Pumas realise that if they don’t “get it right”, their chances of returning to the playing field this year will reduce drastically, which is why the Mpumalangans have taken serious steps as their players started non-contact training in groups again. Marius van Rensburg, experienced team manager of the Phakisa Pumas, said there was much excitement at the
22/07/2020 - Johannesburg Not The City Of Choice For Local Bio-Bubble Tournament Anymore - The matches will take place at either the home stadiums of the eight participating teams or in bio-bubble. Johannesburg was previously announced as the destination of choice if a bio-bubble was the only option. However, Johannesburg's status as the city of choice is under discussion taking the current Covid19 infections into
08/05/2020 - Two Young Guns Commit To WP Rugby - Talented flyhalf Kade Wolhuter and impressive loose forward Keke Morabe have both committed to Western Province Rugby in a major boost to the union's youth stocks. Wolhuter is a product of Paul Roos Gymnasium and represented DHL Western Province at youth level, starring in the 2019 Craven Week before signing with French club
05/03/2020 - Currie Cup - The Big Cull Of u/21 Players Has Started - It was confirmed by some of the rugby unions, that they are in the process of informing players that their contracts will not be renewed at the end of this year. The major reason stated by the Unions is the expected cancellation of the u/21 Currie Cup competition next year. Although nothing was officially announced
29/02/2020 - Currie Cup - Duanne Vermeulen Rejoins Blue Bulls - It has been confirmed that Springbok World Cup 2019 winner Duanne Vermeulen will rejoin the Blue Bulls in June 2020. Vermeulen left the Bulls at the end of 2019 and joined the Kobuta Spears in Japan for a short period. With the Vodacom Bulls current "success" in the Vodacom SuperRugby competition they will definately not make the playoffs, therefore, it
07/09/2019 - Currie Cup - Free State Cheetahs Secure Currie Cup Title Already In First Half - The Toyota Free State Cheetahs won their first Currie Cup title since their victory against the Blue Bulls (36-16) in 2016 also in Bloemfontein. They dominated the first half and scored four tries to lead 31-07 at the break. The Golden Lions scored 21 unanswered
07/09/2019 - Currie Cup - A Cat Fight In Bloemfontein - A gripping cat fight is set to play out at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein on Saturday when the Toyota Free State Cheetahs host the Xerox Golden Lions in the Currie Cup final. This will mark the third time the teams meet in the final. Interestingly, both previous finals between these sides were in
06/09/2019 - Currie Cup - Cheetahs Make Only One Change For Final - Toyota Free State Cheetahs head coach Franco Snith announced his team that will be facing the Xerox Golden Lions on Saturday, 7 September 2019 in the Currie Cup final at 17:00 in Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein. The team shows one change in the starting line-up with Abongile Nonkontwana and Gerhard Olivier who switch
05/09/2019 - Currie Cup - Golden Lions Make One Forced Change For Final - The Xerox Golden Lions team to play the Toyota Free State Cheetahs in the Currie Cup final shows one change from last week with Sti Sithole losing out due to a torn calf muscle sustained during training on Thursday. Dylan Smith moves into the starting XV and Nathan McBeth comes onto the bench.
04/09/2019 - Currie Cup - Van der Westhuizen To Referee First Currie Cup Final - Marius van der Westhuizen will officiate his first Currie Cup final at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein on Saturday in a match which will also mark a big day for the experienced Television Match Official, Shaun Veldsman, who is retiring from the game after an illustrious