Kevin de Klerk – GLRU President Resigns.

Johannesburg – The Golden Lions Rugby Union (GLRU) has confirmed that president Kevin de Klerk has retired. The news was announced via a press statement released by the union on Wednesday. Official press release : Media Release   De Klerk, incredibly, has been involved at the union since 1968 – 50 years ago – when he was first invited …

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5 talking points: Argentina v Springboks

1. Did overconfidence prove South Africa’s undoing? Last weekend, Argentina coach Mario Ledesma called the Springboks the most physical team in world rugby. His side had just been beaten into submission by the Boks in Durban. But Los Pumas turned the tables spectacularly on Saturday as they were the ones dishing out the physical punishment. …

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tips for playing with and against big players

Rugby coaching tips for playing with and against big players

Your own big player – work on his technical ability The great danger with a player who has a great physical presence is that they don’t feel they have to work on their basic technical ability. Any break they make may not be exploited, therefore, because the player cannot offload or pass before contact. And …

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South Africa Rugby Championship Squad

South Africa Rugby Championship Squad

South Africa Rugby Championship Squad Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has named his 35-man squad for the upcoming 2018 Rugby Championship. A plethora of Test regulars return to the South Africa side after having not featured in their 2-1 series win over England in the summer. The Lions quartet of Malcolm Marx, Warren Whiteley, Ross Cronje and Lionel Mapoe all …

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Siya Kolisi wins July vote for sports brilliance

Rugby giant Siya Kolisi wins July vote for sports brilliance

Siya Kolisi has won the July Laureus Sporting Moment of the month competition after a vote by thousands of sports fans around the world. Kolisi‚ who comes from Zwide township in Port Elizabeth‚ was named SA’s first black Springbok Test captain by coach Rassie Erasmus ahead of the 2-1 series win over England in June. …

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5 Nutrition Tips Field Hockey Players Should Keep in Mind

5 Nutrition Tips Field Hockey Players Should Keep in Mind

To be a successful field hockey player, it’s important to train yourself both physically and mentally, but there’s one important detail that should be the foundation of everything – your nutrition! After all, it’s impossible to reach peak performance when you’re not properly fueling your body. Here are five tips to keep in mind to …

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Tackle height in rugby

Tackle height in rugby union to be lowered in Championship Cup trial

The height of a legal tackle in rugby union will be lowered next season in a significant trial designed to make the game safer. The Rugby Football Union’s second-tier Championship Cup competition will be played under new laws, with the height of a legal tackle below the armpits rather than the line of the shoulders. It …

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