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) Deon Davids /
Abé Davids
Captain(s) Davon Raubenheimer
League(s) Currie Cup
2015 Currie Cup First Division 2nd
(Lost in final)
Team kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.swdeagles.co.za
Rugby football 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]

The following players were included in the SWD Eagles squad for the 2016 Currie Cup qualification series:[1]

SWD Eagles Currie Cup squad

Props

Hookers

Locks

Loose Forwards

Scrum-halves

Fly-halves

Centres

Wingers

Fullbacks

(c) denotes team captain.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Squad – SWD Eagles : 2016 Currie Cup Qualifying". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 

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