SWD Eagles

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SWD Eagles
SWD Eagles logo.jpg
Full name South Western Districts Eagles
Union South Western Districts Rugby Union
Emblem(s) Eagle
Founded 1899
Region Eastern part of Western Cape, South Africa
Ground(s) Outeniqua Park (Capacity: 7,500)
Coach(es) Bevin Fortuin
Captain(s) Roy Godfrey
League(s) Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup
2014 Currie Cup First Division 3rd
(Losing semi-finalists)
Official website
www.swdeagles.co.za
Rugby current event.svg Current season

The South Western Districts Eagles are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup tournament. They represent the Southern Cape (Garden Route & Klein Karoo regions) and play out of Outeniqua Park in George.

History[edit]

The South Western Districts Rugby Football Union was established in 1899. Initially, home matches were held in Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn and George, but in 1996, the SWDRFU made Outeniqua Park in George its home base.

They have never won the Currie Cup, but they did win the Bankfin Cup in 2002 and the Currie Cup First Division in 2007. They also reached the semi-finals of the Currie Cup in their centenary season in 1999 under Heyneke Meyer.

Sevens[edit]

The SWDRFU also hosted the South Africa Sevens leg of the IRB Sevens World Series for several seasons at Outeniqua Park. In 2012, they also launched the 7s Premier League tournament in 2012 held at the same venue.

Current squad[edit]

First team[edit]

The following players were included in the SWD Eagles squad for the 2015 Vodacom Cup:[1]

Props

Hookers

Locks

 

Loose Forwards

Scrum-halves

Fly-halves

 

Centres

Wingers

Fullbacks

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2015 SWD Eagles Vodacom Cup season". Retrieved 19 March 2015. 

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