Category archives for: Rugby

Brand SA welcomes Springboks World Cup progress

Springbok line up

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – Brand South Africa has lauded the country’s rugby national team for qualifying for the quarterfinals of the World Cup. The Springboks are through to the knockout stage after overpowering the United States in their fourth and final Group B match. The game finished 64-0 much to the pleasure […]

Springboks wary of favourites tag


By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa coach, Heyneke Meyer, has warned his warned his players to guard against complacency ahead of their opening Rugby World Cup match against Japan. The two sides meet in a Pool B encounter in Brighton on Saturday. The Springboks, as South Africa is known, are tagged as […]

COSATU reacts to new Springboks squad selection

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By SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has expressed mixed feelings over the increase in the number of black players called to the senior men’s rugby national team. While welcoming the development, the trade union’s Western Cape entity still believes coach Heynecke Meyer is not the right […]

Labour intervenes amid racism in SA rugby

SA Rugby players

By SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE issue of racism in South African sport has reared its ugly head again forcing the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) raise concern. COSATU Western Cape Provincial Chairman, Tony Ehrenreich, expressed deep concern on the selection of only white rugby players by head coach, Heyneke Meyer. […]

Daunting task for African World Cup representatives

Johan Deysel of Namibia passes Kenyan rugby defender

by TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AFRICA’S two representatives at the Rugby World Cup – South Africa and Namibia- have hectic schedules at the tournament that resumes in England in September. The Springboks, winners in 1995 and 2007, will on the 19th start rolling at the Brighton Community Centre, Brighton while Namibia lock horns […]

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