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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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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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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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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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Contribution the war cry for Blitzboks’ Impi

Contribution the war cry for Blitzboks’ Impi

Posted on November 28, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The mechanical engineering side of Impi Visser has taught him to be patient, scientific and pragmatic and to trust the construction of designs. So when the 23-year-old graduate takes to the field for his country at the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens on Friday, those traits will be present, but added to that will be massive […]

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A decade of Dubai for Blitzbok

A decade of Dubai for Blitzbok

Posted on November 27, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Clutching at his knee, desperately fighting off the pain of a torn knee ligament, Kyle Brown saw the chequered flag of his Blitzboks career being waved, as he lay prone on the pitch of the Singapore National Stadium. The 30-year-old forward had just suffered a serious injury in his 65th tournament for South Africa – […]

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Dubai debut for Visser as Blitzbok trio return

Dubai debut for Visser as Blitzbok trio return

Posted on November 23, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Impi Visser will make his Springbok Sevens debut in Dubai next weekend after he was included in the travelling squad by Blitzbok coach Neil Powell, who also recalled Kyle Brown, Branco du Preez and Muller du Plessis for the opening tournament of the 2018/19 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. The World Series opener will be […]

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Final push for Blitzboks as HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series looms

Final push for Blitzboks as HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series looms

Posted on November 5, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team entered the final stretch of their preparations for the first two tournaments of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, in Dubai and Cape Town, in less than a month. All the players have now assembled for the final push for the opening tournaments in Dubai, starting on 30 November, and the […]

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Springboks Sevens in tough pool for season opener in Dubai

Springboks Sevens in tough pool for season opener in Dubai

Posted on October 24, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks Sevens team will face African neighbours, Zimbabwe, in their opening match of the 2018/19 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, to be played at The Sevens Stadium in Dubai on 30 November and 1 December. The Blitzboks, who are looking for a third successive World Series title, will also face Samoa and Argentina in […]

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Jansen van Vuren joins SA Rugby Sevens squad

Jansen van Vuren joins SA Rugby Sevens squad

Posted on October 9, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Former Junior Springbok and Emirates Lions scrumhalf, Marco Jansen van Vuren has joined the SA Rugby Sevens Academy and will be available for selection for the team’s first assignment of the season, the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens International Invitational tournament at the end of November. Jansen van Vuren played Vodacom Super Rugby for the Emirates […]

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