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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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Endurance key as another big season looms – Dry

Endurance key as another big season looms – Dry

Posted on September 5, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

It took the Springbok Sevens until the very last game of the final tournament of the 2017/18 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series to clinch the overall title for a second consecutive season, and that endurance will again be needed by the squad if they want to maintain their competitive streak and gun for a third […]

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Blitzboks coming home with their heads held high – Snyman

Blitzboks coming home with their heads held high – Snyman

Posted on July 23, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Sevens captain Philip Snyman said on Monday the Blitzboks will return to South Africa with their heads held high and smiles on their faces after their third-placed showing at the Rugby World Cup Sevens at AT&T Park in San Francisco, USA this weekend. The reigning HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series champions started the three-day […]

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Springbok Sevens claim bronze at Rugby World Cup

Springbok Sevens claim bronze at Rugby World Cup

Posted on July 23, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team claimed third place and the bronze medal at the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens, played at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Sunday. The Blitzboks secured a 24-19 win over Fiji to claim a second medal in two months and cap off another stellar season. The team won the HSBC World […]

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Springbok Sevens in Rugby World Cup Sevens semi-finals

Springbok Sevens in Rugby World Cup Sevens semi-finals

Posted on July 22, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team kept their dream of a first ever Rugby World Cup Sevens title alive with a telling 36-5 quarter-final victory over Scotland at AT&T Park, San Francisco on Saturday to set up a semi-final encounter against England on Sunday at 21h40 (SA time). The Blitzboks, who outplayed Ireland on Friday evening, again […]

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Springbok Sevens to meet Scotland in Rugby World Cup Sevens quarterfinals

Springbok Sevens to meet Scotland in Rugby World Cup Sevens quarterfinals

Posted on July 21, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team will meet Scotland in the quarterfinals of the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco on Sunday morning (SA time) after a commanding 45-7 win over Ireland earlier on Day One of the international showpiece. The Blitzboks, boosted by four tries from winger Siviwe Soyizwapi, totally outplayed their Irish opponents at […]

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Challenge to win RWC Sevens will be mental – Powell

Challenge to win RWC Sevens will be mental – Powell

Posted on July 19, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell feels that the Blitzboks will have to overcome a psychological, rather than a physical challenge on Friday evening (early Saturday morning SA time), when they start their Rugby World Cup Sevens campaign at AT&T Park in San Francisco, USA. South Africa have never won this world showpiece, but Powell feels […]

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Blitzboks will be ready on Friday – Kok

Blitzboks will be ready on Friday – Kok

Posted on July 18, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Ask any of the Blitzboks who their toughest player at training is, and the name of Werner Kok is bound to come up as answer – and that has been the case for the last five seasons.   So when the popular player with his firebrand style expresses his happiness with the way training went […]

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Delport pleased with Rugby World Cup Sevens progress

Delport pleased with Rugby World Cup Sevens progress

Posted on June 28, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Women’s Sevens coach Paul Delport said he was pleased with the progress and improvement showed by his squad as they enter the final stage of preparation for the Rugby World Cup Sevens, to be played at AT&T Stadium in San Francisco from 20-22 July. South Africa qualified as African champions last year and will […]

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Powell looking for best combinations for destination San Francisco

Powell looking for best combinations for destination San Francisco

Posted on June 27, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Neil Powell is using the Springbok Sevens training camp in Johannesburg to fine-tune his selection options for the forthcoming Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament in San Francisco, USA from 20-22 July. The Blitzboks are currently preparing for the showpiece, where 24 teams will compete for the Melrose Cup, in Sandton as they combine altitude training […]

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