After defeat to the Cook Islands in their 2021 Rugby League World Cup qualifier at the weekend, South Africa has confirmed that their next step in rebuilding their international presence is to compete in the 2020 MEA Championships.
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.
In a historic move, New South Wales Country League will be touring South Africa to play two rugby league games this coming October. The NSW Country League Team will first play a SARL Combined Clubs Side at Silverton Rugby Club on the 12th of October at 16hoo in the afternoon as part of their preparations to take on the National Team, The Rhino’s, at Bosman Stadium on the 18th of October at 19hoo in the evening.
South Africa Rugby League has named what chief operating officer Fanie Bredenhann describes as, “a strong, healthy and balanced train-on squad” ahead of the sport’s inaugural Middle East Africa World Cup Qualifiers later this month.
The Rhinos face Lebanon in a two-game series at the Bosman Stadium outside of Pretoria on 25 and 31 October, the first time that South Africa has hosted World Cup related games.
Lebanon will return, alongside 2019 holders Nigeria, runners-up Morocco and hosts South Africa, to compete in this year’s Middle East Africa Championship, which will be held in Pretoria in the autumn.
The Rhinoâ€™s first match will be against New South Wales Country League at Bosman Stadium in Brakpan, Gauteng on the 18th of October 2013. The New South Wales Team will also play a Gauteng Combined Clubs side the 12th of October 2013.
South African Rugby League is pleased to announce the team to travel to Leeds in the United Kingdom to compete in the 8th RLIF Student World Cup. A series of training camps and trails were held with players from all the regions over the past three months and the training squad reduced from 35 players to a squad of 24 players.
The team will depart on the 1st of July for England to compete in 3 group matches before the semifinals and finals at Headingly Stadium in Leeds.
The Western Cape Sports Council recently accepted the Western Cape Rugby League association as a member. Elton Davids of the Western Cape Sports Council commented: â€WP Sports Council is excited to have WP Rugby League as part of it's membership. Sports Council's are duty bound to acknowledge various codes, recognize their positive role in society while contributing to making this 'an active and winning nationâ€.
By Chris Botes, Date: 26/6/13
South African Rugby League is proud to announce RUGGIT Wear as the official sponsor of the 2013 Student World Cup Team. The team, although not recognized by SASCOC, will be travelling to Leeds in the United Kingdom to represent South Africa as they take on Wales, Ireland and England in the first round. A strong performance will see them face off against either of Russia, Scotland, New Zealand or Australia in the semi-finals.
Training Group announced for SARL President’s Side to face Eastern Eagles Provincial Rugby League Team at Ermelo
SARL today announced the training squad that will be used to select a President’s XIII to play against the Eastern Eagles at the AJ Swanepoel Stadium in Ermelo this weekend, the 25th of October. The weekend is full of rugby league activities, with three big matches on the day, as well as a School’s Clinic. The President’s XII form part of the national squad preparations for the upcoming tour against the British Community Lions in November 2014.