In an effort to help and spark an interest in rugby fans during lockdown, as well as to adapt to the changing ways of 2020, TuksRugby will host a live webinar on 27 July partnered with SA Rugby Legends Association (SARLA) – a non-profit association formed for ex-Springbok and Provincial rugby players. SARLA aims to develop rugby at a grassroots level, and to support the Legends in its program. These Legends include players like Percy Montgomery, Corné Krige and John Smith.
The webinar will take place from 17:00 – 18:00 and features Petrus Francois Smith, better known as Franco Smit. Smit is a former Varsity Cup coach as well as former rugby union player – most famous for being the head coach for the Toyota Cheetahs from 2015 to 2017. In the beginning of the year, he received an offer to coach Italy’s National Rugby Union team and is currently coaching there.
This seminar is only the first of many more to come, all featuring renowned South African rugby players and coaches. The webinar series aims to help and teach not only members of TuksRugby, but also people outside of TuksRugby, who play rugby or are interested in rugby overall. Smit promises to deliver an insightful and highly educational session, with a take-home message for aficionados and newcomers alike.
Future webinars will cover different aspects of the game, such as strategy, tactics and techniques, that are all essential to gameplay. The series of webinars will be free, with the option of donating on SARLA’s website. Virtual tickets to attend the webinar can be purchased on Hero Ticket’s website, at tickets. heroticket.co.za/thero/shops/88e605b.
When purchasing the free ticket, users have three options to donate to before checking out, including donating to Smile Foundation for masks to those that can’t afford it, distribute food parcels through Afrika Tikkun, and to contribute towards M4Jam hampers. After checking out, a virtual ticket and QR code will be emailed to the user to be used when the webinar commences. Keep an eye on TuksSport and TuksRugby’s social media pages to see when future webinars will take place.