SWD Eagles

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SWD Eagles
SWD Eagles logo.jpg
Full name South Western Districts Eagles
Union South Western Districts Rugby Union
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
2013 Currie Cup First Division 4th
(Lost in semi-finals)
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 named in the SWD Eagles' squad for the 2014 Currie Cup qualification tournament:[1]

Props

Hookers

Locks

 

Loose Forwards

Scrum-halves

Fly-halves

 

Centres

Wingers

Fullbacks

Vodacom Cup team[edit]

In addition, the following players were included in the SWD Eagles squad for the 2014 Vodacom Cup:[2]

Loose Forwards

Scrum-halves

 

Centres

Wingers

 

Fullbacks

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 SWD Eagles Currie Cup qualification squad". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "2014 SWD Eagles Vodacom Cup season". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Kemp nou die SWD-kaptein in Vodacom". Media24 (in Afrikaans). Die Burger. 5 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Moenie SWD afskryf – Fortuin". Media24 (in Afrikaans). Die Son. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Stander, Andrè (24 October 2013). "SWD-Arende beplan al vir 2014". Media24 (in Afrikaans). Die Burger. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Vulindlu se heil by SWD". Media24 (in Afrikaans). Die Son. 14 November 2013. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Vurige Marcel ook nou ’n SWD-Arend". Die Son. 6 May 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "SWD soek ervare no.2" (in Afrikaans). Die Burger. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Oupa word 'n Puma". SupaRugby (in Afrikaans). 4 July 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Ghafoer se speeldae oor - Vleuel is nou SWD-bionetikus". Media24 (in Afrikaans). Die Burger. 7 August 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "Boland gaps 2 Luiperds". Media24 (in Afrikaans). Beeld. 4 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Taljard in 2014 weer ’n Bulldog". Media24 (in Afrikaans). Die Son. 8 October 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  13. ^ "Van Staden vervang Bezuidenhout" (in Afrikaans). SupaRugby. 13 January 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 

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