20/03/2020 - SARU u/20 - "We Are Disappointed But Everyone Understands" - Chean Roux - World Rugby – following consultation with Federazione Italiana Rugby (FIR) – announced on Friday that the World Rugby U20 Championship, which was set to be hosted in Verona, Viadana, Calvisano and Parma from Sunday 28 June to Saturday 18 July, was called off with the wellbeing of the global rugby family at heart.
20/03/2020 - SA u/20 - 2020 u/20 World Championship Cancelled - The World Rugby U20 Championship 2020, scheduled to be hosted in northern Italy in late June and July, has been cancelled following detailed consultation with the Federazione Italiana Rugby. The Olympic Games Repechage qualification tournament scheduled for June is under review and World Rugby continues to be in close consultation with the
13/03/2020 - u/20 - SARU Cancel u/20 International Series - SA Rugby announced the cancellation of international events featuring the Junior Springboks on Friday, in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic. An international series featuring the national Under-20 teams of Georgia and Argentina as well as the Junior Boks, set to take place in South Africa in April, has been cancelled as well as a planned tour by the team to the
11/03/2020 - SA u/20 - New SA Rugby u/20 Academy Squad Named - Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux opted for continuity in selection when naming the SA Rugby Academy squad on Wednesday, with 27 of the 45 players having featured in the SA Under-19 team last season, while 37 of them attended the SA Rugby alignment camps last month. The group includes six capped World
21/02/2020 - u/20 - New Mix Of Players For Final SA U20 Alignment Camp - Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux named a fresh mix of players for the fourth and final SA Rugby U20 alignment camp in Stellenbosch next week, with nine players set to make their first appearances at the camp. The new players in the group of 22 are Diego Appollis, Christie Grobbelaar, Dawid Kellerman, Boitumelo Tsatsane, Brendan
17/02/2020 - u/20 - Four New Players For Third SA Rugby U20 Alignment Camp - Four players will make their first appearance at the third SA Rugby Under-20 alignment camp in Stellenbosch this week after being invited by Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux as the planning phase continues for the SA Rugby Academy and SA U20 season in the next few months. Thabo Ndimande (looseforward), JJ Kotze (hooker), Keenan
10/02/2020 - u/20 - Roux Announce 2nd Squad For u/20 Alignment Camp - Five players – Celimpilo Gumede (looseforward) Jaden Hendrikse (scrumhalf), Thabiso Mdletshe (prop), Sibusiso Sangweni (looseforward) and Emile van Heerden (lock) – participated in the 2019 World Rugby U20 Championship in Argentina, while they also travelled to Georgia in December last year
22/02/2020 - u/20 - SARU Announced 19-man Squad For u/20 Alignment Camp - Celimpilo Gumede (flanker), fondly known as “Brick” by his team-mates, Emile van Heerden (lock), Sibusiso Sangweni (looseforward) and Thabiso Mdletshe (prop) all participated in the World Rugby U20 Championship in Argentina last year, while a number of their team-mates.