Do Not Sell My Personal Information
RugbyPass Match Centre
Scores
Sorry there are no live games.
See what's coming up.
No games this week.
Full schedule >
Auckland AUC Manawatu MAN Sun
27 Sep
3:00am SAST
Taranaki TAR Otago OTA Sun
27 Sep
3:00am SAST
Counties COU Northland NOR Sun
27 Sep
5:15am SAST
Bay of Plenty BAY Auckland AUC Fri
2 Oct
8:00am SAST
Counties COU Manawatu MAN Sat
3 Oct
3:00am SAST
Northland NOR Taranaki TAR Sat
3 Oct
5:15am SAST
Canterbury CAN Wellington WEL Sat
3 Oct
8:00am SAST
Southland SOU Waikato WAI Sun
4 Oct
3:00am SAST
North Harbour HAR Tasman TAS Sun
4 Oct
3:00am SAST
Otago OTA Hawke's Bay HAW Sun
4 Oct
5:15am SAST
Manawatu MAN Canterbury CAN Fri
9 Oct
8:00am SAST
North Harbour HAR Hawke's Bay HAW Sat
10 Oct
3:00am SAST
Taranaki TAR Auckland AUC Sat
10 Oct
3:00am SAST
Wellington WEL Otago OTA Sat
10 Oct
5:15am SAST
Waikato WAI Counties COU Sat
10 Oct
8:00am SAST
Northland NOR Southland SOU Sun
11 Oct
2:10am SAST
Tasman TAS Bay of Plenty BAY Sun
11 Oct
2:10am SAST
Hawke's Bay HAW Northland NOR Fri
16 Oct
8:00am SAST
Wellington WEL North Harbour HAR Sat
17 Oct
3:00am SAST
Manawatu MAN Bay of Plenty BAY Sat
17 Oct
3:00am SAST
Auckland AUC Tasman TAS Sat
17 Oct
5:15am SAST
Southland SOU Taranaki TAR Sat
17 Oct
8:00am SAST
Canterbury CAN Waikato WAI Sun
18 Oct
2:10am SAST
Otago OTA Counties COU Sun
18 Oct
2:10am SAST
Otago OTA Northland NOR Fri
23 Oct
8:00am SAST
Bay of Plenty BAY Canterbury CAN Sat
24 Oct
3:00am SAST
Hawke's Bay HAW Manawatu MAN Sat
24 Oct
5:15am SAST
North Harbour HAR Auckland AUC Sat
24 Oct
8:00am SAST
Counties COU Wellington WEL Sun
25 Oct
3:00am SAST
Tasman TAS Southland SOU Sun
25 Oct
3:00am SAST
Waikato WAI Taranaki TAR Sun
25 Oct
5:15am SAST
Canterbury CAN Otago OTA Fri
30 Oct
8:00am SAST
Wellington WEL Tasman TAS Sat
31 Oct
3:00am SAST
Northland NOR North Harbour HAR Sat
31 Oct
5:15am SAST
Auckland AUC Waikato WAI Sat
31 Oct
8:00am SAST
Bay of Plenty BAY Hawke's Bay HAW Sun
1 Nov
3:00am SAST
Manawatu MAN Southland SOU Sun
1 Nov
3:00am SAST
Taranaki TAR Counties COU Sun
1 Nov
5:15am SAST
Southland SOU Otago OTA Fri
6 Nov
8:00am SAST
Auckland AUC Northland NOR Sat
7 Nov
3:00am SAST
North Harbour HAR Counties COU Sat
7 Nov
5:15am SAST
Tasman TAS Canterbury CAN Sat
7 Nov
8:00am SAST
Hawke's Bay HAW Wellington WEL Sun
8 Nov
3:00am SAST
Waikato WAI Bay of Plenty BAY Sun
8 Nov
3:00am SAST
Manawatu MAN Taranaki TAR Sun
8 Nov
5:15am SAST
Counties COU Southland SOU Fri
13 Nov
8:00am SAST
Northland NOR Waikato WAI Sat
14 Nov
3:00am SAST
Otago OTA Tasman TAS Sat
14 Nov
5:15am SAST
Wellington WEL Manawatu MAN Sat
14 Nov
8:00am SAST
Bay of Plenty BAY North Harbour HAR Sun
15 Nov
3:00am SAST
Taranaki TAR Hawke's Bay HAW Sun
15 Nov
3:00am SAST
Canterbury CAN Auckland AUC Sun
15 Nov
5:15am SAST
Tue 1 Sep 2020 | 02:16

'This is a big step forward for everyone in SA rugby'

'This is a big step forward for everyone in SA rugby'
Tue 1 Sep 2020 | 02:16
'This is a big step forward for everyone in SA rugby'
SHARE

UPDATE: SA Rugby on Tuesday confirmed that the franchises have been given the green light to resume with full contact training.

ADVERTISEMENT

This latest news comes after all the players completed the necessary health checks and other protocol required.

An announcement on the proposed competition structure for the rest of the season will be made as soon as all the details have been ironed out with Government and the various other stakeholders.

“It is really exciting,” said Sharks coach, Sean Everitt.

“The players have been hoping for this for quite a while now, and it is certainly a step in the right direction. Everyone is excited and sees a light in the tunnel that there is a start in the near future.”

Stormers coach John Dobson echoed these sentiments: “This is a big step forward for everyone in South African rugby and our players and management could not be more excited to move into the next phase of our preparations with contact training, especially after having spent the last few weeks getting used to the new protocols through non-contact sessions.”

Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White admitted that it was a relief with an eye on preparing his charges to return to play and said they had to be smart in phasing in the contact.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Obviously we are very happy to be back in some form of official rugby training – it has been challenging to work in little groups,” said White.

“The important thing now is to work out with the conditioning coaches how to gradually bring in all the conditioning and contact aspects that we need to do. So, it will be body suits, contact shields and simulating certain things in the game to build up the confidence and contact, and slowly by the time we kick-off, hopefully the boys will be ready.”

In Bloemfontein, Cheetahs coach Hawies Fourie also emphasised the need to increase the level of contact steadily over the next few weeks.

“We are pleased to be able to participate in contact training once again. It has been a while, so we are really looking forward to it. That said, we have to be sensible in the way we do things, so we will phase in the contact progressively,” said Fourie.

ADVERTISEMENT

Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen adopted for a different approach to the other teams, opting to continue training in small groups for now.

“It is a great feeling to get back to contact training,” said Van Rooyen.

“The guys have really worked hard on the non-contact aspects of the game in the last few weeks, and it is natural progression to now move to contact training.

“We will still manage it in our groups of five, as we feel we can control things a lot better that way, and then we will progress from there.”

In Kimberley, Griquas coach Scott Mathie stressed the importance of getting into the physical aspects of training: “Rugby is a collision sport and if you go for about a year without that body-on-body collision, the guys miss it, so there is an air of excitement around it and being able to get back into what is essentially the fundamental part of rugby, physicality.”

Pumas coach Jimmy Stonehouse was thrilled with taking the next step in the return to play process and said: “It is great after the long phase of non-contact training and fitness. This is a sure sign that playing matches is the next step. The players cannot wait to prove themselves against one another and we are also thrilled about the possibility of participating in a competition where we may be able to play against some Springbok players.”

 

PV: 28
ADVERTISEMENT
'This is a big step forward for everyone in SA rugby' | Rugby365