SAS Rugby Alumni

Cohort Year
Programme
  • All
  • SASRII (21)
  • SAS Rugby 7s (16)

Jared Africa

  • Western Province U20 Currie Cup, SA U23 Sevens
  • SAS Rugby 7s
  • 2022

Bowen Bezuidenhout

  • Puma Rugby
  • SASRII
  • 2021

Floors Brand

  • CUT Varsity Cup
  • SASRII
  • 2020

Ammaar Burton

  • Maties Varsity Cup
  • SASRII
  • 2022

Oscar Dennis

  • Kenya 7s
  • SAS Rugby 7s
  • 2019

Ricardo Duarttee

  • Springbok 7s
  • SAS Rugby 7s
  • 2022

Athi Galada

  • RC Armia (Georgia)
  • SAS Rugby 7s
  • 2022

Xolisa Guma

  • Blue Bulls, Tel Aviv Heat
  • SAS Rugby 7s
  • 2020

Noegh Hayward

  • Springbok 7s
  • SAS Rugby 7s
  • 2022

Max Heid

  • Deutschland 7s
  • SAS Rugby 7s
  • 2022

Felix Hufnagel

  • Deutschland 7s
  • SAS Rugby 7s
  • 2021

Jacob Henry

  • Scotland 7s
  • SASRII
  • 2019

Heath Jacobs

  • Kovsies Varsity cup
  • SASRII
  • 2022

Sebastian Jobb

  • Tel Aviv Heat, Blue Bulls, SA Sevens ‘A’
  • SAS Rugby 7s
  • 2020

Tiaan Kriek

  • Cheetahs
  • SASRII
  • 2022

Hugo Le Gall

  • PAU
  • SASRII
  • 2019

Liam Le Roux

  • Hartpury University
  • SASRII
  • 2022

Omer Levison

  • Tel Aviv Heat
  • SAS Rugby 7s
  • 2021

Connor Mahoney

  • Boland Cavaliers Currie Cup, SA U23 Sevens
  • SAS Rugby 7s
  • 2022

Tharquinn Manual

  • Tuks Varsity Cup Winner
  • SASRII
  • 2020

Mbasa Maqubela

  • Bulls Rugby
  • SASRII
  • 2022

Wilf McCarthy

  • Hartpury University
  • SASRII
  • 2022

Vikas Meijer

  • The Netherlands
  • SASRII
  • 2022

Dylan Monroe

  • UCT Varsity Cup
  • SASRII
  • 2019

Reinz Nel

  • Kovsies Varsity Cup
  • SASRII
  • 2020

Odwa Nkunjana

  • University of Johannesburg 7s
  • SAS Rugby 7s
  • 2020

Sisipho Nofuya

  • CUT Varsity Cup
  • SASRII
  • 2021

Jacques Rabe

  • NAV 7s (USA)
  • SAS Rugby 7s
  • 2019

Christian Roebert

  • Hartpury University
  • SASRII
  • 2019

Keagan Shaeffer

  • Puma Rugby
  • SASRII
  • 2020

Juan Smith

  • Free State U20 Currie Cup
  • SAS Rugby 7s
  • 2021

Benedikt Spiess

  • Deutschland 7s
  • SAS Rugby 7s
  • 2022

Robert Sproul

  • United Arab Emirates 7s
  • SAS Rugby 7s
  • 2022

Jacques Stander

  • Leopards
  • SASRII
  • 2020

Damian Swartz

  • Tuks Varsity Cup Winner
  • SASRII
  • 2020

Kai van Kampen

  • Stade Aurillacois
  • SASRII
  • 2021

Alistair Williams

  • Tuks Varsity Cup Winner
  • SASRII
  • 2021

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SASRII 2024 Hanekom Cup 🏆Get ready for an epic showdown! Next Friday, May 31st, at 10:00, the SASRII 2024 squad will battle it out on our home turf at Markötter.Yesterday, our team draft draw took place. Head coaches @juandejongh and @nic.ferreira selected their players, setting the stage for an intense face-off.Stay tuned to our socials all week for behind-the-scenes rivalry and excitement leading up to the big match!#sasrii #sasrugby #sasrii2024 #rugby #internationalrugbyprogramme #southafrica #rugbymatch #rivalry #competition #intense #teamspirit #grootgees
Yesterday, the SASRII 2024 squad faced off against the Western Province International Rugby Institute 🏉Both SASRII teams emerged victorious after a hard-fought battle on the field. A big thank you to the UXi boys for challenging us and bringing their best to the pitch!#sasrii #sasrugby #sasrii2024 #rugby #internationalrugbyprogramme #southafrica
Yesterday, the SASRII 2024 squad faced off against the Western Province International Rugby Institute 🏉Both SASRII teams emerged victorious after a hard-fought battle on the field. A big thank you to the UXi boys for challenging us and bringing their best to the pitch!#sasrii #sasrugby #sasrii2024 #rugby #internationalrugbyprogramme #southafrica
Watch as SASRII lineout coach @ernstjoubert works with the boys in our indoor field facility.Ernst continues to elevate the team to new heights, blending his extensive experience with an unwavering commitment to excellence on and off the field.#sasrii #sasrugby #sasrii2024 #rugby #internationalrugbyprogramme #southafrica #lineout #rugbylineout #skills #rugbyskills #conditioningtraining
Wrapping up Week 16 of the SASRII 2024 programme with focus and intensity.The boys are still going hard, showing incredible discipline and power on the field. Keep pushing, team! 💪#sasrii #sasrugby #sasrii2024 #rugby #internationalrugbyprogramme #southafrica
The SASRII 2024 boys still bringing intensity and grit to the sessions in Week 16 of their programme 😤#sasrii #sasrugby #sasrii2024 #rugby #internationalrugbyprogramme #southafrica #mentality #sport #highintensity
Happy days!Good energy and smiles all around this morning, a great ending to a solid week of hard work from the boys! 👏#sasrii #sasrugby #sasrii2024 #rugby #internationalrugbyprogramme #southafrica #happydays #goodenergy #fridayfeeling
Destined to dominate.#sasrii #sasrugby #sasrii2024 #rugby #internationalrugbyprogramme #southafrica
Tharquinn Manuel, proud player of our SASRII programme from 2020, showcased his skills as a centre for @tuksrugby in the @varsityshield tournament 🏉Not only did Tuks secure the championship, but Tharquinn also walked away with the “FNB Overall Player that Rocks” and “FNB Back that Rocks” awards for his outstanding performance. Keep making big moves, Tharquinn!#sasrii #sasrugby #rugby #sasalumni #internationalrugbyprogramme #southafrica
The boys brought serious energy and power to the pitch this morning, putting in a massive shift during Week 16 of the SASRII programme.Keep up the hard work, lads!⚡️#sasrii #sasrugby #sasrii2024 #rugby #internationalrugbyprogramme #southafrica
Pool recovery with the SASRII 2024 boys 💦After a tough game, our players hit the top-class recovery pool at the @sas_training_ facility. It’s not quite as chilly as an ice bath, but it’s pretty close to the waters of Clifton Beach. Each player has their own way of coping with the cold, leading to plenty of splashes and laughs. Recovery has never been so entertaining!#sasrii #sasrugby #sasrii2024 #rugby #internationalrugbyprogramme #southafrica #poolrecovery #postmatchrecovery #funny #laugh #rugbyboys
Doing what we do best 😤Last night’s game against Helderberg RFC was a game of physicality and power! Our SASRII 2024 squad dominated the field, scoring a solid win. Props to Helderberg for bringing the heat!#sasrii #sasrugby #sasrii2024 #rugby #internationalrugbyprogramme #southafrica #rugbysouthafrica
Today’s captain’s run was all about focus and preparation for tomorrow’s clash against Helderberg RFC ⚔️Despite the cold and gloomy weather, the SASRII 2024 squad is ready to bring the heat on the field tomorrow evening!#sasrii #sasrugby #sasrii2024 #rugby #internationalrugbyprogramme #southafrica #rugbysouthafrica
Yesterday’s showdown with @durbell_rfc was a display of stellar rugby! Despite Durbell’s fierce challenge, the SASRII 2024 squad emerged victorious 💪A big thank you to @durbell_rfc for hosting us and providing an afternoon of top-notch rugby!#sasrii #sasrugby #sasrii2024 #rugby #internationalrugbyprogramme #southafrica
Yesterday’s showdown with @durbell_rfc was a display of stellar rugby! Despite Durbell’s fierce challenge, the SASRII 2024 squad emerged victorious 💪A big thank you to @durbell_rfc for hosting us and providing an afternoon of top-notch rugby!#sasrii #sasrugby #sasrii2024 #rugby #internationalrugbyprogramme #southafrica
Yesterday’s showdown with @durbell_rfc was a display of stellar rugby! Despite Durbell’s fierce challenge, the SASRII 2024 squad emerged victorious 💪A big thank you to @durbell_rfc for hosting us and providing an afternoon of top-notch rugby!#sasrii #sasrugby #sasrii2024 #rugby #internationalrugbyprogramme #southafrica
“Keep Ball” Warm Up Drill🏉 Divide players into two teams within a square area on the field🏉 Players have to move the ball into space by passing or kicking the ball either forward or backward🏉 Once caught, the player must dot it on the ground and they have a maximum of three seconds to make the next pass or kickThis warm up gets players communicating, moving, works on their passing elements and ultimately connects their hands, minds and bodies. Building energy for the session ahead!#sasrii #sasrugby #sasrii2024 #rugby #internationalrugbyprogramme #southafrica #warmupdrill #skillsdrill #rugbyskills
Back in action!💥The SASRII team is hitting the ground running after their tour, gearing up for tomorrow’s match against DHL WP U21. The energy is high and the gees is groot!Tomorrow’s match against DHL WP U21 will take place at Hamilton RFC @ 13h00.#sasrii #sasrugby #sasrii2024 #rugby #internationalrugbyprogramme #southafrica
Working With The Ball Under Pressure🧨The game speeds up, defenses tighten, and players face increased pressure to find space and create opportunities. Receivers must be able to get into position, evade defenders and create openings to maintain possession of the ball.1. Warm-up: Have one player holding the ball with both hands in front of his chest while the other player throws some cones at him from about 2 or 3 meters away.2. Warm-up Progression: Building on the warm-up drill, add in a handoff. Get the player familiar with tucking the ball under one arm, handing off with the other and being explosive in their movements.3. Drill 1: Have one player hold both the ball and the tackle shield with the receiver about 1 meter away. The player receiving the ball has to move laterally before straightening and going forward.4. Drill 1 Progression: The receiver starts with his back turned and receives the ball as he turns around to face the other player and repeats the same Drill 1 sequence.5. Final Progression: The player starts with the ball balancing on the back of their neck, on the “Go” he spins around, picks up the ball and evades out of trouble, repeating the sequence of Drill 1. This drill sharpens and works on the following: 
- Reaction Skills
- Hand-eye coordination
- Explosive movementsThis drill is especially valuable for the forwards, including tight five loosies running as a pod of nine.#sasrugby #sasrii2024 #rugby #internationalrugbyprogramme #southafrica #rugbyskills #coachingtips #rugbytips
SASRII 2024 Bloemfontein Tour ✔️#sasrii #sasrugby #sasrii2024 #rugby #internationalrugbyprogramme #southafrica #rugbytour
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