IRB Sevens – live updates


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:

(If you want to track scores yourself click here)

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

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  1. May I be the first to congtratulate our boys on a great win. I knew once they gave Aplon some ball in space they would win it.

    Now lets hope George will be jam packed this year. If that city cannot create a bigger buzz around the tourny then move it elsewhere. Cape Town probably the best bet but they now have the tens.

  2. Oh and that Ebersohn will play many a game in the green. He is managed well it seems. Will not play Super 14 which is a good thing.

    Loads od sevens and a vodacom and then Currie Cup (the one thats watered down until wo win it again)

    Then Super rugby 2010 and world cup 2011.



    Gio Aplon with a brilliant steal from the ruck in the last minute running all the way up the field before handing the ball graciously to Rayno Benjamin to put the latter at the top of the tournament try scoring competition….

    And the Poms where they deserve


    Oh but the best was a brilliant long range drop goal in the semi between SA and Fiji

    In extra time with the siren gone Mzwandile Stick pulled a sudden death long range drop goal off to kill off the Fijians.

  4. Okes this is a great achievement. Cannot believe no-one has anything to say about it. No wonder the George sevens is a bit of a dud. Many saffas still do not watch sevens?

    England had some monsters in their team? Looks like they went to the dodgys and selected some black specimen.

    SA not the biggest team but very aggro in the tackle. The now famous Ebersohn low assault on the goliaths ankles is precisely what won Aplon his ball. Aplon came on late and at first he missed a few tackles going in high on the England monster but then when confronted head-on he went for the Ebersohn assault and man did it pay off.

    Well done Paul and the boys.

  5. Congrats Paul and the team!!! Did you guys see Rayno Benjamin’s celebration after the winning try – clear to see that he was proud to be a BOK!!! Well done!!!