When a South African rugby player runs onto the field, he does so with a team behind him.

So when he finds himself having to adapt to life with a “new normal” after a catastrophic injury, it is once again a team approach needed to lift him up.

The Players’ Fund joins this team, and does so indefinitely.

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Thank you to SA Rugby

The Players’ Fund would like to bid SA Rugby a special note of thanks for a recent donation that followed the enormously successful global spectacle that the HSBC Cape Town Sevens has become. The R100K cheque handed over to Rugby’s Caring Hands was donated following...

New chairman and vice chairman for the Players’ Fund

At a special general meeting of the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund, hosted on Tuesday 4 December 2018 at Hartenberg Wine Estate, former Springboks Jean de Villiers & Hanyani Shimange were elected as chair and deputy chair of its organisation. After 38 years...

Honoured to have witnessed rugby’s ultimate clash

By Dan Lombard The Springboks against the All Blacks at Loftus Versfeld on 6 October 2018 was marketed as #TheUltimateTest since the news broke that Pretoria would host New Zealand and it certainly delivered as close to 50 000 passionate supporters were treated to a...

Rugby brotherhood reigns in SA National Golden Oldies Festival

Quintin van Jaarsveld The Fidelity Security South African National Golden Oldies Rugby Festival held on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast at the weekend epitomised the brotherhood shared by current and former players. Thirty-two teams and over 600 stalwarts from across...

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