SIPT 2015 Results

SIPT 2015 Results

In what was the wettest final day of a Senior Inter-Provincial Day there was not shortage of quality touch rugby. Well done to Western Cape, Kwazulu-Natal, Eastern Gauteng and Northern Gauteng for winning the Mens Open, Ladies Open, Mixed Open and Mens Invites...
Hennie Strauss, New SATA President

Hennie Strauss, New SATA President

After the resignation of Ruan Moutan, SATA raised a vote to have a new president selected that would lead and improve touch rugby in South Africa. SATA is glad to announce that Hennie Strauss has been elected president of the South Africa Touch Association. Hennie started playing Touch at end of 2000 socially during his Matric final exams at Edenvale Rugby Club; “healthy body healthy mind”. After Matric he studied Computer Science and kept on playing touch rugby on the odd occasion but mainly as a means to keep his fitness and skill levels up for rugby.  After his studies he left South Africa to further his career in IT in the UK and carried on playing rugby. It was only when he returned to South Africa in 2004 that he started playing touch rugby a bit more seriously and was selected to represent Easterns at the 2005 Senior IPT in Durban. From that tournament in Durban his love for touch rugby grew exponentially as the touch rugby community, sport and friends were just something he hadn’t experienced before in any other sport. He left South Africa again in 2007 for London (yet another career move) but carried on playing Touch for Hot Custard (#456) in the London leagues as well as the National Touch Series over the 2008 Summer Season. He returned to South Africa at the end of 2008 and was voted in as Easterns Chairman at the beginning of 2009 which was a daunting task but a great privilege which he accepted with open arms. He finished up my rugby career in 2009 at Wits Rugby club and only kept playing on the...
2015 Senior IPTs

2015 Senior IPTs

It’s IPT week and the touch fever is growing in South Africa. The 2015 SATA Senior Inter-Provincial Tournament takes places from Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 January 2015. The tournament is taking place at the Modderfontein Sports Club. With 23 teams playing 74 games in 4 different divisions there is bound to be some exciting competitive touch being played. Please stay tuned for the daily match schedules and results. Also, spread the word on Facebook by sharing the Touch Boks...
Ruan Mouton Resigns as SATA President

Ruan Mouton Resigns as SATA President

It is with regret that we inform our touch community of Ruan Mouton’s resignation as SATA President with immediate effect. Ruan has been at the head of South African touch rugby for the last 6 years. Association chairmen have been notified and nominations have been called to find a suitable replacement before the 2015 SATA AGM. We will keep you posted regarding our...
SA Touch Boks Training Hard

SA Touch Boks Training Hard

Our national team are training hard for the upcoming Touch Rugby World Cup to be held in Australia in April / May 2015. The excitement is building as we head into the final stages of preparation and get ready to depart. SA 2015 Mixed Open SA 2015 Mens Open SA 2015 Ladies...