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South African Rugby Annual 2017 goes on sale
March 15, 2017
The 2017 edition of the South African Rugby Annual, widely considered to be one of the best rugby publications in the world, has gone on sale nationwide.

At over 700 pages, this 46th edition of the Annual is crammed with more records, amazing facts, milestones and memorable moments than ever before. It also breaks new ground by including over 30 pages of previously unpublished pages of world records for Tier 1 countries.

“In our digital, ‘paperless’ age, when so much information is only accessible online, it’s more vital than ever to ensure we keep producing a physical document of record for future generations,” said SA Rugby CEO, Jurie Roux.

“The Annual is dedicated to serving the South African rugby community. On the one hand it’s a commercial publication available worldwide through bookstores and online retailers, and on the other hand it’s an indispensable and trusted reference tool for a wide variety of stakeholders in the rugby industry, from administrators, coaches and agents, to journalists, editors and broadcasters.

“Its reputation as one of the leading publications of its kind in the world has been forged over 46 editions, during which time it has become the trusted “go-to” resource for historical and statistical rugby data, including individual, team and season records for all South African teams and players. Most importantly, it is also the official document of record for all Springbok records over the past 125 years,” Roux added.

In keeping with a long-standing tradition, the latest edition once again features South Africa’s player of the year on the cover, Springbok and DHL Stormers lock Pieter-Steph du Toit, following in the footsteps of Lood de Jager, Duane Vermeulen, Jean de Villiers, Bryan Habana and Schalk Burger who have graced the cover in recent years.

“With its unrivalled mix of trivia, cutting-edge research and the most amazing records imaginable, rugby fans can breathe easy knowing that the South ?African Rugby Annual 2017 will continue to settle any braai-side rugby argument,” said Roux.

The South African Rugby Annual 2017 (ISBN: 978-0-620-74427-0) is edited by Duane Heath & Eddie Grieb and published by SA Rugby. It is on sale at all leading retailers as well as online at www.exclusivebooks.co.za, www.takealot.com and www.loot.co.za. Recommended retail price is R205. Copies can also be ordered directly from publishers’ representatives Blue Weaver, at www.blueweaver.co.za or (021) 701-4477.

MATCH CENTRE
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The Castle Lager Rugby Championship
Saturday, August 26 2017
21:40 - Argentina vs South Africa
Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta
Saturday, September 09 2017
12:05 - Australia vs South Africa
NIB Stadium, Perth
Saturday, September 16 2017
09:35 - New Zealand vs South Africa
QBE Stadium, Albany, North Harbour
Saturday, September 30 2017
17:05 - South Africa vs Australia
Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein
Saturday, October 07 2017
17:05 - South Africa vs New Zealand
DHL Newlands, Cape Town
Castle Lager Outgoing Tour
Saturday, November 11 2017
00:00 - Ireland vs South Africa
To be confirmed
Saturday, November 18 2017
00:00 - France vs South Africa
To be confirmed
Saturday, November 25 2017
00:00 - Italy vs South Africa
To be confirmed
Saturday, December 02 2017
16:30 - Wales vs South Africa
Principality Stadium, Cardiff

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