Supporters of seriously injured rugby players in South Africa since 1980.

When a South African rugby player runs onto the field, he does so with a team behind him. When he finds himself having to adapt to life with a “new normal” after a serious injury, it is once again a team approach needed to lift him up.
We join this team and do so indefinitely.

Watch the Players’ Fund video

Meet our recipients

The players that we support are from all over the country and sustained their injuries at all levels of the game. 


Injured in September 2023 (age 17) while playing for Humansdorp Secondary at a tournament in Knysna. Anzil is from Humansdorp and goes to school at Humansdorp Secondary School. He sustained a C5/C6 injury to his spine and is currently doing rehabilitation at Aurora...

Furlo Theron

Injured: 2 July 2016 at the age of 30 while playing for Abbotsdale Rugby club at a match in St Helena Bay in the Western Cape. Furlo currently lives with his family in Abbotsdale and is an avid Sharks supporter. Despite only having been at home for a week Furlo...

Jzaun Dreyer

Injured : 15 March 2006 at the age of 17 while playing for Hoerskool President in Krugersdorp.

Kalib Missoe

Injured : 29 April 2015 at the age of 16. Kalib was playing for HTS Belville when he sustained a head injury. Since writing Matric in 2019, he has embarked on improving his results in three subjects and then plans to study further. He has remained in rugby – a game...

Arthur Cullinan

Injured: 5 March 2013 aged 22 when playing “koshuis” rugby whilst in his 4th year of Veterinary Science at Onderstepoort. He now lives with his family in Vryburg in the North West Province. Following his injury, he was forced to change academic direction and is...

Miguel Moco

Injured: 2 May 2015, aged 13, while playing for Northcliff High School. He lives in with his Mum and brother in Johannesburg. He loves gaming and goes to physio, speech therapy and OT on a regular basis.

Heinrich “Ollie” Terblanche

Injured: 24 January 2015, aged 20, while playing for South West Districts. He currently lives George with his wife Chanel whom he married in 2017. "I am Heinrich Terblanche, better known as Ollie. I’ve played provincial rugby in South Africa and New Zealand.  My...

Justin Ware

Injured: 27 May 2000, aged 17, while playing for Lowveld High School in Nelspruit. Justin currently lives on a quail farm in Nelspruit with his wife and is an avid fisherman when he gets the opportunity.

Yusuf Price

Injured: 19 September 2001, while playing for Primrose Rugby Club. Yusuf is fortunate enough not to be in a wheelchair and although he walks with a degree of difficulty he is a qualified biokineticist and works at SSISA (Sports Science Institute of South Africa)

Every Donation Counts

Donations do not necessarily have to be money, you can donate your time or even just share our cause with a friend or colleague.

Our Trustees

Read more about the volunteer trustees of the Players’ Fund who give their time and expertise to fulfill their duty of care for Rugby’s Caring Hands.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

* indicates required

Fund News

Our #SupportSquad

Thank you to all our regular donors, sponsors & partner organisations.

Join our #SupportSquad