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) vacant
Captain(s) Davon Raubenheimer
League(s) Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup
2014 Currie Cup First Division 3rd
(Losing semi-finalists)
Team kit
2nd kit
Official website
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.


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.


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 Currie Cup First Division tournament:[1] [note 1]

SWD Eagles Currie Cup squad




Loose Forwards






(c) denotes team captain.

In addition to the players above, Junior Bester, Ashley Buys, Dwayne Kelly, Gideon Muller, Hentzwill Pedro, Gerrit Smith, Janneman Stander, Vaatjie van der Merwe and Elric van Vuuren were in the squad for the qualification tournament only, but either moved elsewhere since or not yet included in the First Division squad.
  1. ^ The squad appears to be incomplete and only contains players so far named in match squads.

Vodacom Cup team[edit]

In addition, the following players made appearances for the SWD Eagles in the 2015 Vodacom Cup:[2]

Vodacom Cup players




  1. ^ "2015 SWD Eagles Currie Cup First Division season". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "2015 SWD Eagles Vodacom Cup season". Retrieved 19 March 2015. 

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