Toyota Free State Cheetahs coach Franco Smith was a delighted man after his team survived a strong second-half fightback from the Xerox Golden Lions for a 31-28 victory and their first Currie Cup title since 2016 in Bloemfontein on Saturday evening.
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It was a proper cat fight with both teams trying hard to stamp their authority from the outset with powerful bursts up-field and big tackles on defence.
“It is always an excellent feeling to win the Currie Cup,” said Smith.
“This is the flagship tournament in South African rugby, and I hope it stays that way. #CurrieCupReloaded was a fantastic initiative this season, and it was great that the tournament was so competitive. It is a real privilege to finish as the champions.
“We started building again last year after several players left, and there is currently a dream at the union to win the Currie Cup and Guinness PRO14 in one season. The players worked very hard for this and all credit to them.”
Of the Cheetahs’ performance in the final, Smith said: “It was an excellent first half, but we ended up fighting to stay in the game. But I am very proud of the guys for hanging in for the win.”
Werner Kok will play in his 50th HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournament for the Springbok Sevens team next weekend in Los Angeles, where Ryan Oosthuizen, Kurt-Lee Arendse and Mfundo Ndhlovu will return to action in the green and gold.
After hitting hot form in the Guinness PRO14 this season, former Springbok flanker Arno Botha has set his sights on a possible recall to the national team ahead the July tests.
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FlySafair will continue to provide the Springboks and SA Rugby with safe and comfortable flights in and around South Africa after it was announced on Tuesday that their sponsorship as domestic airline partner has been renewed for another four years.
Anton Taylor, whose highlight of his rugby career was placing second in a Pete Sampras lookalike competition at a club fundraiser, takes a look at some of the bigger, and smaller moments from Round 3 of an action-packed Vodacom Super Rugby weekend.
Four players will make their first appearance at the third Under-20 alignment camp in Stellenbosch this week after being invited by Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux as the planning phase continues for the SA Rugby Academy and SA U20 season in the next few months.
Fifty-three of South Africa’s most talented Under-18 rugby players from across the country will assemble in Stellenbosch on Thursday, 27 February, for a four-day Elite Player Development (EPD) camp.
Ahead of Monday’s landmark 20th anniversary Laureus World Sports Awards in Berlin, former Springbok wing Bryan Habana has been inducted into the Laureus World Sports Academy.
The Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks added another fantastic award to their impressive list of recent accolades when they scooped the prestigious Laureus Team of the Year Award in Berlin on Monday evening.
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Ruhan Nel (centre) scored a dramatic winning try after the final hooter to break the hearts of the Emirates Lions in the DHL Stormers’ 33-30 victory in Johannesburg on Saturday afternoon. The Cape side held a slender 18-15 lead at the break.