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Human back in his happy place

Human back in his happy place

Posted on June 6, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

He made his Springbok Sevens debut at the Stade Jean Bouin in Paris last year and more importantly, won his first gold medal in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, and this week, Dewald Human re-joined his fellow Blitzboks in the French capital. Human, who captained the Blitzboks in Hong Kong earlier this season, will […]

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Gans: It about using the opportunity

Gans: It about using the opportunity

Posted on June 5, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team provides the perfect environment for developing players and people, and Stedman Gans feels that being surrounded by some of the leading players in the world, assisted with his growth as a Blitzbok in the last year. The 21-year-old Gans made his debut in the highly successful 2016/17 season and this year […]

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Human, Ndhlovu to join Blitzboks in France

Human, Ndhlovu to join Blitzboks in France

Posted on June 4, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Dewald Human and Mfundo Ndhlovu will replace the injured Cecil Afrika and Branco du Preez in the Springbok Sevens squad for the HSBC Paris Sevens on 9-10 June at the Stade Jean Bouin in the French capital. Afrika (hamstring) and Du Preez (shoulder) will return to South Africa for treatment. Human and Ndhlovo will fly […]

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Blitzboks to face New Zealand in Cup quarters of HSBC London Sevens

Blitzboks to face New Zealand in Cup quarters of HSBC London Sevens

Posted on June 2, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team will face New Zealand in the Cup quarterfinals of the HSBC London Sevens on Sunday after finishing top of pool D after Day One at Twickenham. The Blitzboks on Saturday scored wins over Russia (31-0) and Canada (17-7) before they tripped up 21-12 against Samoa in their final pool D match […]

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Blitzboks ready to battle for title

Blitzboks ready to battle for title

Posted on June 1, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

It will be a proud weekend for Tygerberg High School in Cape Town – not only will Marvin Orie and Travis Ismaiel join Eben Etzebeth as recently produced Springboks, but another one of their rugby stars, Justin Geduld, will achieve a special Blitzbok milestone at the HSBC London Sevens. Geduld will play in his 35th […]

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Blitzboks have the tools to do the job – Snyman

Blitzboks have the tools to do the job – Snyman

Posted on May 31, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Philip Snyman is a two-time HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series champion, has been on the podium at the Olympic Games and captains the Springboks Sevens squad – South Africa’s current Sports Team of the Year. However, for the skipper and his Blitzboks team-mates that will play at the HSBC London Sevens this weekend, there is […]

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Nel hopes to bring edge to Blitzboks effort

Nel hopes to bring edge to Blitzboks effort

Posted on May 30, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The best thing in rugby for Ruhan Nel is to play for the Blitzboks. The worst thing in rugby for Ruhan Nel is when the Blitzboks play and he is not involved. Hence, come this weekend at the HSBC London Sevens, you will see the 27-year-old Springbok Sevens player running around Twickenham with a big […]

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Senatla keen to add to Blitzboks effort

Senatla keen to add to Blitzboks effort

Posted on May 29, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok Sevens winger, Seabelo Senatla, found the Blitzboks squad pretty much as he left it in March to pursue his fifteens dreams, when he re-joined them last week to prepare for the last two tournaments of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. The flyer and record try-scorer for South Africa returns to sevens duties this […]

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Opportunity knocks for next Blitzboks generation

Opportunity knocks for next Blitzboks generation

Posted on April 5, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Few are better placed to explain the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Sevens experience than former Blitzboks captain and stand-in Springbok Sevens coach, Marius Schoeman. A decision by Blitzboks head coach Neil Powell to take the biggest chunk of his regular squad to the Commonwealth Games rather than letting them play in the seventh tournament of the […]

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Playing with a smile part of Blitzboks culture

Playing with a smile part of Blitzboks culture

Posted on April 4, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

There are few venues more intimidating than Hong Kong to make your HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series debut, but Springbok Sevens player Ryan Oosthuizen had some calming advice for the five new Blitzboks that will run out for the team this weekend. Friday’s start to the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens – the seventh of […]

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