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Setbacks for Blitzboks as injury toll rises

Setbacks for Blitzboks as injury toll rises

Posted on December 11, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Sevens players Muller du Plessis and Justin Geduld are in a race against time to be fit to tour to Hamilton next month for the HSBC New Zealand Sevens. Both players picked up injuries at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens last weekend, ruling them out of action for at least six weeks. The next […]

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Blitzboks improving as a team, says Human

Blitzboks improving as a team, says Human

Posted on December 10, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The younger generation of Blitzboks again showed in Cape Town that they are indeed more than capable to swim at the deep end of the HSBC World Sevens Series pool, according to Dewald Human, one of the newer players in the Springbok Sevens set-up. And with a number of Blitzbok stalwarts picking up injuries over […]

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Mother City, fans, partners thanked as HSBC Cape Town Sevens unites

Mother City, fans, partners thanked as HSBC Cape Town Sevens unites

Posted on December 10, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The power of sport to unite was brightly and boldly in evidence once again with bumper crowds celebrating in joyous harmony at the fourth edition of the HSBC Cape Town Sevens over the past weekend. Mr Mark Alexander, president of the South African Rugby Union, thanked all stakeholders for their part in producing another explosion […]

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Blitzboks claim bronze at HSBC Cape Town Sevens

Blitzboks claim bronze at HSBC Cape Town Sevens

Posted on December 9, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team finished third at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens on Sunday after they beat New Zealand 10-5 in the bronze medal match, finishing a weekend that received the thumbs up from Blitzbok coach Neil Powell and captain Philip Snyman. Starting the match with only 10 fit players, the Blitzboks, who lost 26-21 […]

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Blitzboks to face Scotland in Cup quarter-finals

Blitzboks to face Scotland in Cup quarter-finals

Posted on December 8, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team on Saturday secured wins over Samoa and Zimbabwe to top Pool A at the end of the first day of the HSBC Cape Town Sevens despite a close defeat against New Zealand in their last match. The Blitzboks won 22-12 against Samoa and 43-0 against their African neighbours and despite a […]

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Brown, Human eager to get Cape Town effort going

Brown, Human eager to get Cape Town effort going

Posted on December 7, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

After 66 tournaments around the world, Kyle Brown knows a thing or two about winning tournaments on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series – be it in the USA, Europe or Australia, but most of all, he’s also had that winning feeling in South Africa. And not only in Cape Town, where the second leg […]

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Powell names unchanged line-up for HSBC Cape Town Sevens

Powell names unchanged line-up for HSBC Cape Town Sevens

Posted on December 6, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Justin Geduld has recovered from the injury, which cut short his participation in the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens, while Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell believes the improvement shown by his 13-man squad in the latter stages of last weekend’s tournament was enough to keep faith in the same players for the HSBC Cape Town Sevens. […]

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Team effort needed in Cape Town – Werner Kok

Team effort needed in Cape Town – Werner Kok

Posted on December 5, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The players in the Springbok Sevens team took full responsibility for the hiccup in Dubai, where an individualistic approach in the opening matches of last week’s tournament led to the less than perfect start to the season for the Blitzboks. That is the opinion of Springbok Sevens strongman Werner Kok as the team prepare for […]

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Blitzboks to feed off Cape Town crowd’s energy

Blitzboks to feed off Cape Town crowd’s energy

Posted on December 4, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Blitzboks will draw energy from the expected full house at the Cape Town Stadium when the second of ten HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournaments kicks off in in Cape Town on Saturday. Springbok Sevens captain, Philip Snyman, said they are keen to get going at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens this weekend, where […]

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Lessons learnt as Blitzboks shift focus to Cape Town

Lessons learnt as Blitzboks shift focus to Cape Town

Posted on December 3, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team are not dwelling on what happened in the Arabian Desert in Dubai last weekend, according to Rosko Specman in the build-up to his final tournament for the Blitzboks in Cape Town this weekend before he shifts his focus to fifteens with the Vodacom Bulls. “We did some good and bad things […]

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