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.
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.
The Rugby League International Federation, South African Rugby League and National Rugby League (Australia) have combined forces to send a NRL/RLIF Accredited coaching moderator to South Africa for a historic 3 month coaching development program.
It was a glorious day at Groenkloof Stadium in Pretoria when South African Rugby League hosted the GB & I Students this past Saturday, the 21st of September 2014. The third, and final, match of the season saw a buoyant GB & I side run on the field, strengthen by their two wins to date.
The SARL Students last played in the Student World Cup, and only a few players stayed behind as the rest went up to the Senior Squad, but none the less they were adamant to mount a strong challenge. The GB & I Students got off to a strong start with a few quick tries, that were successfully converted.
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.
Great Britain and the Irish Students team made history on Saturday 13th of September, by being the first Great Britain Students representative side to play in South Africa. In their first game of a three match tour they took on the SARL Western Cape Invitational XIII at the most scenic venue the world has to offer. The Garden Tech Fields in Montreal Avenue, Oranjezicht has a majestic view of Table Mountain. This historic occasion was the first time the Western Cape has hosted an international rugby league side in a decade and a 500+ crowd added to this outstanding spectacle.
The arrival of the Great Britain and Irish Student Team in Cape Town tonight is the start of big things for rugby league in the Western Cape. Two years ago the Western Cape was identified as a key development area for rugby league, and the first international match in almost a decade shows the commitment that has led to this significant international match.
The SARL Western Cape Invitational XIII takes on Great Britain & Ireland Students in a historic match this coming weekend in Cape Town, South Africa. The match, taking place at Garden Tech Rugby Fields in Oranjezicht, Cape Town, is the first of three matches by the touring Great Britain and Irish Students, but also the first international match to be hosted by the Western Cape Rugby League Association in nearly a decade.
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.
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.