Monthly Archives: May 2016

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Are you built for Sevens Rugby?

2016-05-27T15:57:54+02:00By |

Players often have to choose whether they would prefer to focus on a career in Sevens or 15s rugby. While the love for the rugby remains the same, a different mind-set and different skills are needed for each variation of the sport. We take a look at the key elements to seven-a-side rugby to help you decide if it is


An In-depth chat with Lions Coach – Johan Ackermann

2016-10-21T09:40:46+02:00By |

Emirates Lions fans have been delighted with their team’s performance since Johan Ackermann was elected coach in 2012. While the Johannesburg-based team has risen to great heights in both the Currie Cup and Super Rugby tournaments, it was no easy task for Ackermann. When Ackermann (known affectionately as “Ackers”) started with the team, they were replaced with the Southern Kings


Coffee with former Springbok – Butch James

2016-05-18T22:53:06+02:00By |

It has been three years since former Springbok flyhalf, Butch James was last seen playing professional rugby. Since then, James has been coaching young players at the Investec International Rugby Academy. We spent some time with Butch getting to know why he loves what we do at the Academy. Butch began his professional rugby career in 1999 as a provincial


Conversations with Brent Russell

2016-05-18T22:48:34+02:00By |

It has been nine years since former Springbok utility back and “pocket rocket”, Brent Russell, decided to hang up his professional rugby boots for South Africa. As one of the Investec International Rugby Academy coaches, Brent believes that it is very important for boys to play sport during their school years. We chatted to Brent about how he fuels his

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