Rugby 14.2.2018 01:24 pm

Relief as rugby stays on SABC radio

The public broadcaster would’ve had to pay broadcasting rights to SuperSport but bureaucratic constraints had threatened a blackout.

Rugby enthusiasts without the means to access DSTV can breathe a sigh of relief: the SABC will have radio broadcasts of 2018's Super Rugby tournament.

Relief as rugby stays on SABC radio
Relief as rugby stays on SABC radio

Relief as rugby stays on SABC radio

The public broadcaster would’ve had to pay broadcasting rights to SuperSport but bureaucratic constraints had threatened a blackout.

Drooling Sharks ‘blown away’ by ‘great’ Makazole Mapimpi
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Drooling Sharks ‘blown away’ by ‘great’ Makazole Mapimpi

Assistant coach Dick Muir raves over the 27-year-old winger’s versatility ahead of their eagerly anticipated Super Rugby campaign.
Five players with a point to prove in Super Rugby this year
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Five players with a point to prove in Super Rugby this year

From the current Springbok captain to a youngster who’s grown up a bit too quickly, these players need to remind of their worth.
Four youngsters to watch out for in this year’s Super Rugby
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Four youngsters to watch out for in this year’s Super Rugby

This year’s slim-lined tournament promises better competition. But these rookies are expected not to struggle to find their feet.
We give our verdict on the Stormers’ Super Rugby squad
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We give our verdict on the Stormers’ Super Rugby squad

There’s some exciting talent in the squad once again but do Robbie Fleck’s men have the experienced spine to stop flattering to deceive?
It would be ‘stupid’ to change the Springbok captaincy
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It would be ‘stupid’ to change the Springbok captaincy

Strong words from Saru president Mark Alexander, who seems keen on Warren Whiteley continuing in the role in 2018.
Cheetahs almost claim rare away win in Pro14
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Cheetahs almost claim rare away win in Pro14

A vital yellow card in the first half and some superb scrambled defence by home side Cardiff see the central franchise fall short.
Springbok rugby will rise again, says award-winning Marx
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Springbok rugby will rise again, says award-winning Marx

The Lions hooker is the new SA Player of the Year but admits he’ll need to stay grounded to reach new heights.
Duncan leaves Cheetahs as Bok cleanout continues
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Duncan leaves Cheetahs as Bok cleanout continues

Franco Smith is no longer the Springbok backline coach as he rejects Rassie Erasmus’ requests to move to Cape Town.
The mystery of Trevor Nyakane’s best position remains
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The mystery of Trevor Nyakane’s best position remains

But Bulls coach John Mitchell gives the assurance that the Springbok prop will from now on get proper game-time and ‘purpose’.
Lions’s wing stocks wobbly but no Rohan move
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Lions’s wing stocks wobbly but no Rohan move

There’s been rumours the burly centre would switch to wing to offset the franchise’s loss of two Bok finishers for the start of Super Rugby.
Peter de Villiers is back … as Zimbabwe coach
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Peter de Villiers is back … as Zimbabwe coach

The motormouth former Springbok mentor describes his appointment as the ‘greatest day of my life’.
Johan Ackermann isn’t swooping in to become Springbok coach
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Johan Ackermann isn’t swooping in to become Springbok coach

But the former Lions mentor seems keen to poach two of the franchise’s most influential players after Super Rugby.
This Lions star is not living in the past
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This Lions star is not living in the past

Malcolm Marx is arguably the hottest property at the moment in South African rugby. But he’s wary of losing his mojo in Super Rugby 2018.
Jake White: Allister had to make hamburgers from spaghetti
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Jake White: Allister had to make hamburgers from spaghetti

The outspoken World Cup-winning coach says the recently ousted Springbok coach was given a raw deal during his tenure.
Mitchell elated with burgeoning Bulls’ intent
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Mitchell elated with burgeoning Bulls’ intent

They might be a team now that embraces technology and stats but they also showed attitude against the Stormers last weekend.
WATCH: Wits skipper says they played with ‘enormous testicles’
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WATCH: Wits skipper says they played with ‘enormous testicles’

Constant Beckerling is known for weird but passionate speeches and delivered another classic in last night’s round of Varsity Cup matches.
We give our verdict on the Lions’ Super Rugby squad
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We give our verdict on the Lions’ Super Rugby squad

Third time lucky for South Africa’s best team in the tournament the past three years? They amount of key players retained suggest so.
So, what happens now with the Springboks?
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So, what happens now with the Springboks?

With Allister Coetzee out of the picture, the national team is once again in transition. Will Rassie Erasmus and his brigade be messiahs?
A Lo(u)w blow for the Stormers and Springboks
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A Lo(u)w blow for the Stormers and Springboks

Local depth at tighthead might be further eroded after promising Wilco Louw cried off with a hip injury in the past weekend’s warm-up.
Blitzboks paper over injury cracks well in bridesmaid finish
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Blitzboks paper over injury cracks well in bridesmaid finish

Another week, another loss in a final but Neil Powell’s troops remain very consistent despite a mini injury crisis.
Blitzboks gradually reach clinical levels at NZ Sevens
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Blitzboks gradually reach clinical levels at NZ Sevens

After a few ‘wobbly’ moments at the start, the national sevens team send a big statement as they end the first day unbeaten.
Allister was only part of a bigger problem, say Springbok legends
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Allister was only part of a bigger problem, say Springbok legends

But one of the now ex-Bok coach’s predecessors, Peter de Villiers, insists he warned him about taking the job.
Allister Coetzee quits as Springbok coach
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Allister Coetzee quits as Springbok coach

Following the week-long drama of his leaked letter to Saru, it seems his position simply became untenable.
Blitzboks on wobbly ground as casualty list grows
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Blitzboks on wobbly ground as casualty list grows

Rookie Muller du Plessis is the latest victim but at least there’s experienced back-up that’s coming to New Zealand.
Lanky Lood might just hit new heights under Mitchell
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Lanky Lood might just hit new heights under Mitchell

The Bulls coach raves over his Springbok lock’s attitude in camp as preparations for Super Rugby gains momentum.


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