Rugby League Planet - South Africa

Pretoria youngsters set to play rugby league thanks to grant from Australian government

Date: 23/1/17

South African Rugby League has been awarded a youth development grant through the Australian government’s Direct Aid Programme. The $10,000 award will be matched dollar-for-dollar by South Africa Rugby League and will see the sport played in the schools of Pretoria.

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South Africa name train on squad for MEA RLWC qualifiers

Date: 8/10/15

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.

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The road to glory starts now as South Africa prepare for 2017 RLWC qualifiers

Date: 26/9/15

South Africa rugby league national head coach Brian Greige has begun selecting his squad for the forthcoming 2017 Rugby League World Cup Qualifiers – MEA, which will see his Rhinos face Lebanon in a two-game series, scheduled for 25th and 31st October at the Brakpan Stadium in Gauteng.

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South Africa Rugby League tour to Oz first since 1963

Date: 24/4/15

South African Rugby League is using the tour to Australia, the first one since 1963, not just to play two key international matches, but also to start with the program to expand the “league intelligence” of their players. As such, head coach Brian Greige used his extensive connection in Sydney to compile a very thorough training camp with some of the best coaches in the NRL at the moment.

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South African Rugby League to embark on tour to Sydney

Date: 20/4/15

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.

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