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HSBC Cape Town Sevens 2018 – what you HAVE to know

HSBC Cape Town Sevens 2018 – what you HAVE to know

Posted on December 5, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Cape Town is abuzz with sevens rugby action this week in the build-up to the highly-anticipated fourth instalment of the HSBC Cape Town Sevens, the second tournament on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. If you’re attending the event, make sure you know all the ins and outs of what will be happening on Saturday […]

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Blitzboks grouped with NZ Sevens in Cape Town

Blitzboks grouped with NZ Sevens in Cape Town

Posted on December 2, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team will face Zimbabwe, Samoa and New Zealand on the opening day of the fourth edition of the HSBC Cape Town Sevens on Saturday, with the Blitzboks’ clash against the All Blacks Sevens concluding what promises to be a scintillating day of action. The defending HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series champions will […]

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SA teams pipped in Guinness PRO14

SA teams pipped in Guinness PRO14

Posted on December 2, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Isuzu Southern Kings and Toyota Cheetahs were left counting the cost of high penalty counts and unforced errors at crucial times in their Guinness PRO14 matches as both South African sides suffered narrow defeats against their visitors from Italy and Ireland on Saturday. Benetton beat the Isuzu Southern Kings 22-19 in Port Elizabeth, while […]

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Mixed bag for disappointed Blitzboks in Dubai

Mixed bag for disappointed Blitzboks in Dubai

Posted on December 1, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team’s sixth place in the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens on Saturday was one of their worst starts in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in recent seasons, but coach Neil Powell feels there was improvement as the tournament progressed.  The Blitzboks claimed victories over Zimbabwe and Samoa on the first day, before a close defeat to […]

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SA Rugby Sevens Academy tick the right boxes in Dubai

SA Rugby Sevens Academy tick the right boxes in Dubai

Posted on December 1, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby Sevens Academy coach Marius Schoeman said the trip to the Middle East was productive despite his team losing 28-21 to Ireland in the final of the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens International Invitational tournament. The dual nature of this assignment – to play at a competitive level and to groom the next generation of […]

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Blitzboks face Engeland in Dubai Cup quarterfinals

Blitzboks face Engeland in Dubai Cup quarterfinals

Posted on November 30, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team will face England in the Cup quarter-finals of the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens on Saturday after they topped Pool A at the end of the first day of the event, played at The Sevens on Friday. The Blitzboks topped their pool despite losing by 19-12 to Argentina in their final match […]

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Deport happy with Springbok Women’s Sevens performances

Deport happy with Springbok Women’s Sevens performances

Posted on November 30, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Women’s Sevens coach, Paul Delport, congratulated his squad for their performances in the International Invitational Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens after solid wins en route to the final, where they were beaten 31-5 by Japan. Delport said the efforts earlier on Friday, where the South Africans edged Tribe Sevens – an Australian invitational team – […]

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Sevens Academy want to lay down marker

Sevens Academy want to lay down marker

Posted on November 29, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

It is fair to say that the SA Rugby Sevens Academy class of 2017/18 graduated with distinction after they played in the final of the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens International Invitational in Dubai this time around last year, and then travelled to South America where they won tournaments in Uruguay and Chile, starting 2019 on […]

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Roux praises players after tough U19 camp

Roux praises players after tough U19 camp

Posted on November 28, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux was satisfied with the outcomes of the Under-19 assessment camp in Stellenbosch and praised the players for their work-ethic, adding that it would benefit the team when they begin their preparations for the World Rugby U20 Championship next year. The two-and-a-half week camp, which concluded on Tuesday, will be followed […]

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Small steps for Springbok Women’s Sevens in Dubai

Small steps for Springbok Women’s Sevens in Dubai

Posted on November 28, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

A first appearance at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, playing at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco and finishing runners at the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Qualifying Tournament in Hong Kong have earned the Springbok Women’s Sevens team some air miles, but unfortunately they failed to stamp their authority on the […]

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