Pretoria East Rabbitohs
Pretoria East Rabbitohs

Date: 21/8/14

South African Rugby League today announced the formation of another club, the Pretoria East Rabbitohs. The Rabbitohs will play under the Northwest Province, along with the Stilfontein Hurricanes. The Rabbitohs might be a new club, but they boast several Rhino (National Team) players and have very experienced coaches and management in Tjaart van der Walt, Jonothan Soares and Deon Kraemer. The club will play from their home base in Potchefstroom and big things are expected of them, especially with such a strong roster of players.

“The board and myself are very excited about the second club to join the Northwest Province” Kobus Botha, President of SARL, said, adding that the formation of the two new clubs gives legitimacy to SARL’s intent to grow provinces and clubs throughout South Africa. SARL does not want to open clubs to simply make up numbers, but rather focus on sustainable club development, linked to regional tertiary institutions.

The Rabbitohs will be competing with two new clubs, the Stilfontein Hurricans, and the Bethal Bronco’s, in the Protea Cup Competition. For more information, please visit or the club’s Facebook page at :