Team spirit – extended off the field

On Sunday 20 August the Red Stars team from Redelinghuys traveled into Cape Town to visit their injured team mate – Wiehan Klaasen (26) at Groote Schuur Hospital!! Much like Wiehan, The Players’ Fund relies on a team to play the role of Rugby’s Caring Hands....

KZN show ubuntu spirit for injured rugby player

On 29 June 2017, 23 year old Lifa Hlongwa from Seaview was running down the wing while playing flank for the Northwood  Crusaders 2nd XV against Amanzimtoti. His opponent was in his sights and he had positioning himself for the tackle. Minutes later he was lying on...

Life After the Curveball is Thrown

As seen on The BrightRock Change Exchange By Annie Brookstone His life changed forever when he was caught in a scrum that went wrong. But for Gerhard van der Wath, a beneficiary of the Chris Burger/Petro Jackson Players’ Fund, the real lesson is that you never know...

Life after the game

In South Africa, the national rugby safety programme called BokSmart, focuses on injury prevention, injury management and player performance. BokSmart is especially concerned with serious and catastrophic head, neck and spine injuries. Even though these rugby-related...