Category archives for: Rugby

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

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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 […]

Local sides prepare for regional rugby tourney


from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – AFRICA’S elite rugby nations will resume rivalry when the Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) elite group kicks off in June. The tournament will feature Africa Cup 1A nations comprising the hosts Namibia, Kenya, Tunisia and Zimbabwe. According to CAR, the losers will be relegated to […]

SA rugby skipper new Laureus Ambassador

Jean de Villiers, Springbok captain

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa’s rugby captain, Jean de Villiers, has been named the newest Laureus Ambassador. The Springboks skipper’s appointment coincided with his 34th birthday. Chairman of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation in South Africa, Morné du Plessis, said it was a great honour to welcome de Villiers into […]

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