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South African Rugby League Rhinos

The South African Rugby Leagues national side,the Rhinos are set to embark on Australian shores and play two International matches in Sydney and to take part in development training with Manly Warringah,Canterbury Bankstown and Penrith

This is an historic tour for the SARL as it is the first time since 1963 that South Africas national rugby league side has toured Australia.

In 1963, it was the Rugby League Springboks who played 2 tests against Australia in Brisbane and Sydney and a test against the Kiwis in New Zealand.

They lost both tests to the Kangarooos but defeated the Kiwis 4-3.

The Rhinos head coach is Sydneysider,Brian Greige who has been residing in South Africa for the last 12 months carrying out rugby league development programs across the country for the Rugby League International Federation.

The Rhinos arrive in Sydney on Friday the 24th of April and leave on Monday the 4th of May and it has all been made possible by our valued relationship with our major sponsors Steeden (South Africa) and Hooters (Australia).

Tour Details

SARL Rhinos arrive at Sydney International airport at 6.05 am on Friday April 24

The Rhinos will be staying at the NSWRL Institute of Sport in Narrabeen.

Match 1

SA Rhinos v the Phillipines – Sunday April 26 – 4pm kick off – Hammondville oval, Moorebank

Match 2

SA Rhinos v Niue – Saturday night – 7 pm kick off – Campbelltown Stadium

The Niue match is to be played on the international stand alone weekend where no NRL matches will be played

With Australia v New Zealand in Brisbane,Papua New Guinea v Fiji and Tonga v Samoa at the Gold coast – South Africa v Niue will be the biggest game in Sydney that weekend

During the tour , the SARL Rhinos will benefit from in depth coaching sessions with NRL clubs,Canterbury,Manly and Penrith

The opportunity to receive such expert coaching will undoubtedly benefit the Rhinos in their quest for 2017 Rugby League World Cup qualification in the UAE in October this year

Two South African youth development players will join the Rhinos on tour and gain valuable experience

For the first time, the SARL has permitted the inclusion of 5 heritage players based in Australia to play for the Rhinos

Come along,bring your family and support the South African Rhinos- there will be curtain raiser games before each of our matches

Please pass this on to all friends,family and colleagues

We really appreciate your support guys to get South Africa to the level it should be in Rugby League


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