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’95 RWC Winner Hannes Strydom dies in vehicle accident

Springbok and 1995 Rugby World Cup winner Hannes Strydom died after his car collided with a minibus taxi to the north-east Johannesburg. South African Rugby president Mark Alexander said yesterday that the crash that claimed the life of the 58-year-old pharmacist occurred on Sunday near the coal-mining town of eMalahleni, 140 kilometres from the South African economic capital. Strydom won 21 caps for South Africa between 1993 and 1997 and […]

todayNovember 21, 2023


And then there were two…

Only two teams remain in the hunt for the 2023 Rugby World Cup...New Zealand and South Africa. While current rankings do not perhaps list them as the best teams in the world, few can dispute that they are currently the form sides, especially having battled through from the “tough” side of the draw. The way in which they found their way to the final was, however, very different. The All […]

todayOctober 23, 2023 1


Rugby World Cup Semi-Final Victory: Message from Rugby Africa President Herbert Mensah to South Africa’s Springboks

Celebrating South Africa’s victory against England in the semi-final of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, Herbert Mensah, the newly elected President of Rugby Africa, (, the continental governing body of rugby across Africa, issues a message of congratulations addressed to Mark Alexander, President of the South Africa Rugby Union (SARU): Dearest Mark, My Brother Congratulations to YOU, Mark. Congratulations to the Springboks. In a tournament that began back in September, […]

todayOctober 23, 2023 1


The Rugby World Cup…so far

email The pool rounds of the Rugby World Cup 2023 are over, and it is, perhaps, prudent to do a quick analysis of what we learnt of the first part of the Rugby World Cup based on the matches we’ve seen thus far and then to make a couple of observations thereafter. Probably the biggest revelation is that the gulf between the “big guns” and the “minnows” is enormous, and […]

todayOctober 12, 2023