South Africa beat Scotland in their opening match of the Dubai IRB Sevens basically securing themselves a place in the play-off stages of the tournament.
South Africa has a relatively easy pool and should advance to the play-off stages of the Dubai leg of the tournament.
Paul Treu has a decidedly ‘second string’ outfit to work with thanks to injuries to some of his key players. Treu however believes that South Africa should do well enough to claim a prize.
The Sevens Boks also received their jersey’s from Springbok coach, Peter de Villiers, who is in Dubai on invitation of Treu.
De Villiers said he believes it is important that relationships are built between coaches of various codes as people in (rugby) South Africa tend to live past one another, and that many a Bok’s career started on the Sevens circuit before they moved on the bigger and better things.
Results so far:
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1 28-01-2008 09:30 New Zealand 28 – 7 Wales DUB Pool A
2 28-01-2008 09:52 Australia 21 – 12 Zimbabwe DUB Pool A
3 28-01-2008 10:14 South Africa 31 – 10 Scotland DUB Pool B
4 28-01-2008 10:36 Kenya 28 – 7 Arabian Gulf DUB Pool B
5 28-01-2008 10:58 Samoa 19 – 14 France DUB Pool C
6 28-11-2008 11:20 Argentina 26 – 7 Georgia DUB Pool C
7 28-11-2008 11:42 Fiji 47 – 12 USA DUB Pool D