The South African Rugby League Rhinos are set to embark on a tour to Australia to play two international matches in Sydney and take part in development training with NRL sides Manly Sea Eagles, Canterbury Bulldogs and Penrith Panthers.
It will be the first time since 1963 that South Africa’s national rugby league side has toured the Antipodes, the then Springboks playing two Tests against Australia, in Brisbane and Sydney, and one facing New Zealand at Carlaw Park, which they won 4-3.
South African Rugby League today announced the formal registration of the first club from the newly formed North West Province. Long since thought of as a potential hotbed for new rugby league talent, the Stilfontein Hurricanes is the first club to complete the registration process.
Potchefstroom, a close neighbour of the Vaal Triangle (once a strong rugby league town), has a strong university and agriculture college and everyone is keen to see the progress they will make in the Protea Cup Challenge.
By Richard Cowley, Date:13/11/12
The final of the 2012 North-Eastern Derby-Final was held at Tuks Groenkloof Campus (Pretoria) on Saturday. The Bowl, Plate and Cup finals were all played on the day.
South African Rugby League has been hard at work in the past few weeks, embarking on an ambitious project to start qualifying all club coaches up to international standards. Working with the NRL and the AsiaPacific Rugby League Association, a long term project was initiated and Brian Greige, an international coaching moderator, has been sent to South Africa for 3 months to run various clinics and development programs.
The first game of the New South Wales Tour saw the team face a Combined Clubs side made up of players from all the rugby league clubs in South Africa. The match was played at Silverton Rugby Club in Pretoria this past Saturday, and although the Combined Clubs team put up a valiant effort, the experience of the New South Wales team in the end proved too much.
The touring GB & I Lions played a friendly match against the current National Club Champions, Tuks, on Wednesday 17 September 2014. The home team started on the back foot when the match official awarded a penalty kick at the start for being late in to the field, and with ferocious attacking from the visitors, the team looked flustered and conceded a brace of tries at the start.
Photo: MEA Regioanl Director Remond Safi (left) congratulates JC Struss from South Africa
South Africa have won the bid to host the men’s 2020 Middle East and Africa Championship, which will take place in Pretoria next October.
South African Rugby League today announced the final training group for the team that will depart in June to participate in the inaugural Rugby League Commonwealth Championship in Glasgow. The Commonwealth Championship forms part of the activities before the Commonwealth Games as part of the Category 2 Application for rugby league by the Rugby League International Federation. Team from South Africa, Jamaica, Canada, Australia, England, Papa New Guinea, Scotland and Wales will participate in a 9s Tournament to showcase the sport to the Commonwealth Games Federation.
The Rabbitohs, a newly formed club from the Northwest Province, recently completed a two match series against one of the Rhino Cup Teams, the Brakpan Bears.
Both Matches were played with the type of intensity and aggression that the Brakpan Bears are famous for as they always use their physicality and speed, and are always up for a tough game.
A South African Rugby League Student Team will partake as a â€œRebel Tourâ€ at the 2013 RLIF Students Rugby League World Cup that takes place in Leeds, England. The South African team is studded with some of the best student players from various universities, colleges and tertiary institutions across South Africa, and will come face to face with some of the best in the world from Australia, England, New Zealand, Wales, Russia, Scotland and Ireland to mention a few. The team departs for England on the 1st of July and will face England, Wales and Ireland in the Pool Stages. The final will be on the 14th of July at Headingly Stadium in Leeds, United Kingdom.