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Rugby boost for Soweto

2012-04-12 15:51

Johannesburg - The organisers of the Soweto Rugby Tournament hope to boost the development of the sport in the historic township when the competition is revived at the end of April.

"Our vision as a club is to have a strong brand in quality of rugby played, and sports marketing in the township and throughout the country, even internationally," Zola Ntlokoma, the Soweto Rugby Club (SRC) secretary, said on Thursday.

"Ultimately we want to build a strong hub of the game of rugby by identifying and introducing new talent and nurturing it for greater opportunities within the sport.

"This is also contributing towards the transformation of rugby and this effort will largely have to come from development teams."

The tournament will be played for the first time in six years, in order to celebrate the SRC's 20-year anniversary, between April 28-30.

It will feature club teams from four provinces.

SAPA

Comments
  • CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-12 16:02

    The EP Super Kings and our black region are ALL IN FAVOUR of this tournament in Soweto. South Africa has our full support !!!

      patrickjasoncawood - 2012-04-12 16:18

      It's the Southern Kings...

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-12 16:18

      Southern Super Kings. Yeah, I like that

      Marko - 2012-04-12 17:09

      The Kings can't even win the ABSA shield, but are forcing their inclusion next year. A promotion/relegation match should be played first. One thing I can say is that tht whole country do not support the Kings. Me included.

      Marko - 2012-04-12 17:10

      The Kings can't even win the ABSA shield, but are forcing their inclusion next year. A promotion/relegation match should be played first. One thing I can say is that tht whole country do not support the Kings. Me included.

      Schaun - 2012-04-13 10:55

      stuff transformation, it because this country goes down, i say black white indian whatever, the best man for the best job, thats all.... with that said, atleast the "superkings" going to break the lions record of most matches loss in super rugby,... they r the only team that can actually run on the feild and play against props and still loose and blame underpriveladge for it....we wanna watch quality rugby, and if u dont earn it stay in bottom groups and work for it, lmfao transformation hahaha

  • JasonMichelleVanderbijlpark - 2012-04-12 16:03

    Nice... Rugby is a growing sport!

  • Albert - 2012-04-12 16:13

    Well done guys. We need the full development of all potential rugby players to keep the damn Ozzies and Kiwis in place.

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-12 16:19

      and a few more players from the Mighty EP union. Maybe Luke Watson?

  • David - 2012-04-12 16:20

    Good stuff. The sooner the irrational fear of black players is buried, the better. Let's develop the next Beast, Mvovo, Kolisi, Chilliboy, Nyakane etc. and truly utilise the potential we have

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-12 16:25

      Chilliboy for president!

  • Phakamile - 2012-04-29 19:35

    Sometimes you win,sometimes you loose.Rugby,in many ways is a perfect metaphor forlife.\Even champions need a proper pep talk\

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