ARTICLES RELATING TO FRANCOIS HOUGAARD

Hougaard's try best of the year?

2014-11-20 13:00

Francois Hougaard's try against the All Blacks at Ellis Park in the Rugby Championship is favourite to win the IRPA Try of the Year.

Boks dominated the scrums

2014-11-10 11:19

Joe reckons the Springboks were far superior in the scrum and was critical of Francois Hougaard's positional play against Ireland.

Depth at No 9 pleases Heyneke

2014-10-06 13:02

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has expressed his satisfaction with the depth they have in the scrumhalf position.

3 changes to Boks’ starting XV

2014-09-24 11:35

The Springbok starting line-up to face Australia shows three changes for the fifth round Test in the Rugby Championship at Newlands.

Door open for Bok No 9 jersey

2014-08-05 05:00

Fourie du Preez’ injury may well have opened up an opportunity for the next line to make an impression on Bok coach Heyneke Meyer.

Ndungane pulls out for Bulls

2014-04-10 12:09

The Bulls have been forced into a late change to their backline and bench after Akona Ndungane pulled a hamstring.

OUCH! Hougie and the needle

2014-03-20 12:04

Bulls and Springbok scrumhalf Francois Hougaard has posted a photo from his acupuncture session on Instagram.

All eyes on Bulls pivots

2014-01-22 13:14
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A big question on the lips of Bulls fans is who will be their first-choice halfback pairing in this year's Super Rugby competition.

Stegmann adds to Bulls woes

2013-07-31 16:30

The Blue Bulls have received another blow with the news that flank Deon Stegmann will miss the Currie Cup season.

Bulls big guns fit to start

2013-07-24 12:27
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Bulls coach Frans Ludeke included fit-again Jan Serfontein and Francois Hougaard in his starting team to face Brumbies at Loftus.

Bulls fret over Bok trio

2013-06-24 12:48
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The Bulls are sweating over the availability of Pierre Spies, Jano Vermaak and Francois Hougaard ahead of facing the Kings.

Schreuder replaces Hougaard

2013-06-11 17:03

Stormers scrumhalf Louis Schreuder has been called up to the Springbok squad in the place of the injured Francois Hougaard.

Bulls welcome back Hougaard

2013-05-15 12:44
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The Bulls have made five changes to their team to face the Highlanders in their Super Rugby match at Loftus Versfeld.

Hougaard on the mend

2013-04-18 14:37

Springbok scrumhalf Francois Hougaard will only take the field again when he is 100% ready to play, and not before.

Bulls wait on Hougaard, Basson

2013-04-08 13:06

Francois Hougaard and Bjorn Basson will undergo fitness tests ahead of the Bulls' Super Rugby match against the Cheetahs.

Steenkamp funeral: Celeb mourners arrive

2013-02-19 11:50

Celebrities are among the throngs of mourners who have arrived at the Victoria Park Crematorium, in Port Elizabeth, for model and law graduate Reeva Steenkamp's funeral.

Hougaard: Pick me at 9!

2012-11-22 07:46
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Francois Hougaard, who's currently doing duty at wing for SA, says he only wants to be considered at scrumhalf in the near future.

Bulls: Trials for No 9 slot

2012-10-17 07:45

Blue Bulls coach Pine Pienaar appears to be in two minds about who his scrumhalf will be in their Currie Cup semi-final in Durban.

Hougaard's future at wing?

2012-09-03 18:21
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Springbok scrumhalf Francois Hougaard may have to accept that his future is on the wing for the national team.

Bracing for our biggest test

2012-07-06 08:50

Francois Hougaard sees Friday night's Super Rugby clash against the Sharks in Durban as the Bulls' biggest test of the season.

Breakdowns aided Hougaard

2012-06-17 22:23

Bok scrumhalf Francois Hougaard says an improved performance at the breakdowns ensured that he had an easier day at the office.

Move up a gear, Hougie!

2012-06-12 14:14

Judging by Sport24 readers' response to Francois Hougaard's new wheels, fans expect him to move up a gear in the Bok jersey.

Hougaard joins PUMA fold

2012-05-31 12:25

PUMA has signed a contract with Springbok and Bulls scrumhalf Francois Hougaard until after the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Spicy Hougie v Sarel battle

2012-05-08 13:00

An electric Super Rugby tussle looms in Sydney on Friday between compatriot scrumhalves Francois Hougaard and Sarel Pretorius.

Hougaard commits to the Bulls

2012-04-19 12:31

Bulls and Springbok star scrumhalf Francois Hougaard has signed a lucrative new three-year deal with the Pretoria-based team.

 

Bok duo's tries on shortlist

2014-11-19 18:30

Springbok tries by Francois Hougaard and Cornal Hendricks are among the contenders for the IRPA try of the year 2014.

Springbok backs were terrible

2014-11-10 10:40

Wouter has singled out Francois Hougaard and Handre Pollard as the weak links in Saturday's defeat to Ireland.

Starting role pleases Hougaard

2014-09-29 09:02

He admits he still made a few mistakes, but Francois Hougaard says he was happy to finally start a Test at scrumhalf again.

No Bok lifeline for Kockott

2014-08-05 09:07

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has eliminated any doubt surrounding the international future of Castre scrumhalf, Rory Kockott.

Why Hougie may plug Bok gap

2014-07-02 05:00

Though seldom unanimously favoured, Francois Hougaard deserves a stab at filling the Bok No 9 vacancy, argues Rob Houwing.

Hougaard chats to Sport24

2014-03-28 10:00

Bulls and Bok scrumhalf Francois Hougaard talks what he’s learnt from Fourie du Preez and locking horns with the Chiefs...

Hougie starts his haul back

2014-01-29 22:56

Both No 9s in Saturday’s Bulls-Stormers clash, Francois Hougaard and Louis Schreuder, have a bit to prove, writes Rob Houwing.

Francois Hougaard opens up about Reeva rumours

2013-09-27 09:39

It’s been a roller-coaster year for the tattooed sportsman. For the first time he speaks publicly about the rumours surrounding Reeva's death.

Hougaard out for the season

2013-07-31 14:20

Springbok and Bulls scrumhalf Francois Hougaard has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to an ankle injury.

Triple injury boost for Bulls

2013-07-15 15:34
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The Bulls will be able to call on Jan Serfontein, Francois Hougaard and Flip van der Merwe for their Super Rugby semi-final.

Bok backs to increase ferocity

2013-06-11 18:30

Backline coach Ricardo Loubscher believes that the Springboks backline were not as clinical as they could have been against Italy.

Boks in scrumhalf pickle

2013-06-10 21:00

The Springboks face a conundrum at scrum-half following the injury to Jano Vermaak, with Francois Hougaard also doubtful.

Hougaard back for Spies' 100th

2013-05-15 07:51
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Francois Hougaard is set to be included in the Bulls starting XV for their clash against the Highlanders, according to a report.

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Triple blow for Bulls

2013-03-17 11:22
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The Bulls have been dealt a triple blow after their thumping 41-19 defeat to the Crusaders in Christchurch.

Did SMS cause Oscar and Reeva fight?

2013-02-18 10:07
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Speculation is rife that Reeva Steenkamp and Oscar Pistorius may have been fighting over an SMS she had received from rugby player Francois Hougaard.

Lambie still to get ‘splinters’?

2012-10-29 07:01

Early smoke signals suggest Pat Lambie has no guarantee of exposure to the No 10 slot on the Bok tour, writes Rob Houwing.

Fresh Bok chapter for Hougie?

2012-09-05 10:13

Heyneke Meyer appears to have generally picked a more vibrant Bok starting XV to tackle the Wallabies on Saturday.

Bulls book playoffs spot

2012-07-14 20:51
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The Bulls have clinched the last berth in the Super Rugby playoffs with a win over the Lions in the final game of the regular season.

Boks out to avoid Lions repeat

2012-06-20 08:06

The Springboks are eager to avoid what happened against the British and Irish Lions in 2009 when they clash with England in PE.

Eng target Hougaard again?

2012-06-13 22:49

If England are planning to try throwing Francois Hougaard off his stride again, the Springboks intend to be ready for it.

R2.2m dream car for Hougaard

2012-06-11 17:45
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Springbok and Bulls scrumhalf Francois Hougaard has taken delivery of a brand new Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI Quattro.

Little backing for Du Preez

2012-05-29 11:15

If Sport24's readers are to be believed, not only would Fourie du Preez not be the Bok skipper, he wouldn't even be in the team!

Sports Tweets of the Week

2012-04-30 13:45

A selection of Tweets from your favourite sporting stars, from Bryan Habana's beard to Francois Hougaard's supercar test-drive.

Setting high standards

2012-04-19 09:28

While you can never be disappointed after a victory, I think we can still play much better, writes Bulls No 9 Francois Hougaard.

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