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Blue Bulls men and Border women win SARU Interprovincial 7′s

November 1, 2014
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Blue Bulls men and Border women win SARU Interprovincial 7′s

The Blue Bulls men and Border A women’s teams were crowned the SARU Interprovincial Sevens champions at West Coast School in Saldanha on Saturday after winning the Cup Finals at the annual tournament. The tournament, which featured 16 men’s teams and 18 women’s teams, started on Friday with the pool stages, which determined which...
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Top 7′s players to display their skills in Saldanha

October 30, 2014
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Top 7′s players to display their skills in Saldanha

South Africa’s top provincial Sevens players will have the opportunity to show off their skills at the SARU Interprovincial Sevens tournament in Saldanha on Friday and Saturday when they compete for title as champions in the annual event. The tournament, which will be hosted at West Coast School, features 34 teams of which 16...
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The truth behind the Kenyan 7′s doping allegations

October 23, 2014
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The  truth behind the Kenyan 7′s doping allegations

Kenyan Rugby Union Chairman Mwangi Muthee has stated that the local Anti-Doping Taskforce committee set up by the Kenyan government cobbled together fallacious information.
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HSBC 7′s kicks off in Australia

October 9, 2014
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HSBC 7′s kicks off in Australia

With Olympic qualification looming large, the Springbok Sevens will be eager to kick off their important 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series campaign on a winning note at the Gold Coast tournament this coming weekend. This weekend sees Australia host the opening round of the Series at the Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast,...
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WP take top honours at the SARU Under-18 Sevens

October 7, 2014
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WP take top honours at the SARU Under-18 Sevens

Western Province on Tuesday won the SARU Under-18 Sevens competition at Hoërskool Monument in Krugersdorp by defeating SWD 31-24 in a thrilling final to cap off an exciting tournament. Boland won the Plate Final, KwaZulu-Natal the Bowl final and Griquas the Shield final, while the Leopards defeated the Limpopo Blue Bulls to finish the...
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Pools drawn for Gold Coast Sevens

September 16, 2014
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Pools drawn for Gold Coast Sevens

Defending champions New Zealand will play Samoa, France and Japan on the first day of the new season, after the pools were drawn for the first round of the HSBC Sevens World Series on Australia’s Gold Coast on 11-12 October. Having finished runners-up to New Zealand in 2013, Australia will be looking to go one better...
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Port Natal win Plate Final

August 12, 2014
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Port Natal win Plate Final

Port Natal Skool are the Winners of Plate final at the inaugural Clifton College 7′s tournament . Port Natal Skool received an invitation to be part of the inaugural Clifton College 7’s tournament that took place at Riverside Sports grounds on Saturday 09 August 2014. The Port Natal team ended 2nd in their pool...
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DHL WP Sevens team for Limerick, London

August 1, 2014
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DHL WP Sevens team for Limerick, London

The DHL Western Province Sevens team has been announced for the 2014 World Club Sevens tournaments in Limerick and London, which are set to take place over the next fortnight. The Province squad, coached once again by Ricky Petersen, will depart for Ireland on Monday ahead of next weekend’s (August 9-10) tournament at Thomond...
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Vodacom Blue Bulls gear up for World Club 7s.

July 30, 2014
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Vodacom Blue Bulls gear up for World Club 7s.

Former Blitzbok Ryan Nell and fifteens Springboks Waylon Murray headlines the Vodacom Blue Bulls Sevens team to participate in the World Club Sevens series, to be played in Ireland and England in August. Nell will also captain the side, while Murray will be vice-captain. A number of experienced sevens players have been included in...
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South Africa win Gold in Sevens

July 27, 2014
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South Africa win Gold in Sevens

What a game of sevens rugby over the whole weekend from the 7’s Springbok. They came from 7 points behind in the final to beat  New Zeeland the defending Commonwealth and World Champions 17-12. The teams were locked at 7 all at halftime and it was always going to be the team that took...
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Kyle Brown nominated for IRB Award

May 7, 2014
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Kyle Brown nominated for IRB Award

Springbok Sevens captain, Kyle Brown, is one of four players nominated for the coveted 2014 IRB Sevens Player of the Year Award, the International Rugby Board announced on Wednesday. A shortlist of four nominees – one Englishman, one Fijian, one New Zealander and one South African – has been unveiled for the 2014 IRB...
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BlitzBokke eye Kiwi scalps

May 2, 2014
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BlitzBokke eye Kiwi scalps

South Africa may be faced with a near impossible task of overhauling New Zealand, but they have not given up hope of winning the IRB Sevens World Series. Heading into this weekend’s Glasgow leg of the World Series the BlitzBokke are seven points behind Series leaders New Zealand. Stalwart Frankie Horne, who will make...
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Seven Circus moves to Hong Kong

March 27, 2014
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Seven Circus moves to Hong Kong

Hong Kong remains the ultimate destination for Sevens players and enthusiasts alike, with the advent of double-dipping – two tournaments in one – making it an even more appealing stopover. Round Seven of the IRB Sevens World Series will see South Africa and New Zealand – the current pace setters – glance nervously over...
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Tokyo IRB 7′s

March 22, 2014
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Tokyo IRB 7′s

South Africa head into this weekend’s Tokyo tournament only two points behind IRB Sevens World Series leaders New Zealand. With try-scoring machine Seabelo Senatla back in the team, the side will be aiming to reclaim the Series lead at the Prince Chichibu Stadium. South Africa lost to New Zealand in the Final of the...
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Sevens Final: All Blacks 21, Springboks 0

February 8, 2014
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Sevens Final: All Blacks 21, Springboks 0

The Springbok Sevens side will face New Zealand in a final once again as they attempt to win their third consecutive title on this year’s HSBC World Series. According to the supersport.com website, the Blitzbokke overcame a significant psychological hurdle as they downed Fiji in the rain 10-0 to set up the third consecutive...
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7′s Qualification for 2016 Olympic Games

February 6, 2014
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7′s Qualification for 2016 Olympic Games

The IRB have decided on the qualification criteria for all countries to the Olympic Games in Rio. South Africa can qualify with Top 4 finish in 2014/15 World Series Brazil Men and Women guaranteed 2016 Rugby Sevens Place The South African Men’s and Women’s Sevens teams can qualify automatically for the 2016 Olympic Games...
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Springbok Sevens chase unique third title

February 5, 2014
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Springbok Sevens chase unique third title

The Springbok Sevens team head into the weekend’s Wellington Sevens in New Zealand looking for a third successive tournament title in what would be a first for the South Africans. The last time any team could win three consecutive tournaments on the HSBC Sevens World Series, was in 2010 when Samoa took the honours...
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Two changes for Wellington Sevens

January 30, 2014
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Two changes for Wellington Sevens

The injured Springbok Sevens duo of Seabelo Senatla and Rosko Specman will return to South Africa and will be replaced by Jamba Ulengo and Kwagga Smith for the Wellington Sevens on 7 – 8 February, the South African Rugby Union (SARU) confirmed on Thursday. The two wings sustained ankle injuries during last weekend’s Las...
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Blitzbokke triumph in Las Vegas

January 27, 2014
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Blitzbokke triumph in Las Vegas

South Africa successfully defended their Las Vegas Sevens title when they defeated New Zealand 14-7 in another dramatic and tense Cup final between the two rugby rivals in the early hours of Monday morning (SA time). The teams were tied 7-all at half-time after Scott Curry had opened the scoring for New Zealand and...
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No way past Blitzbokke in Vegas

January 25, 2014
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No way past Blitzbokke in Vegas

The Blitzbokke made a convincing start to their Las Vegas Sevens title defence by not conceding a single point on the opening day. Seabelo Senatla returned from injury to score four tries, while Branco du Preez and Justin Geduld both scored three tries as they beat Wales 43-0 in their first match and Canada...
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Preview: USA Sevens

January 24, 2014
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Preview: USA Sevens

The Springbok Sevens will be aiming for a third title in four years at the Las Vegas Sevens this weekend. The BlitzBokke head into the fourth round of the IRB Sevens World Series in Las Vegas off the back of an emotional Cup win on home soil in December. Just days after the sad...
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Experienced Springbok Sevens for USA

January 15, 2014
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Experienced Springbok Sevens for USA

Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell named an experienced team to defend their HSBC Sevens World Series tournament title at the USA Sevens in Las Vegas next weekend. Injury permitting, the same team will also travel to New Zealand a week later for the Wellington Sevens tournament. Powell included 10 players from his contracted group...
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Fiji struggling to pay Ryan

January 9, 2014
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Fiji struggling to pay Ryan

The Fiji Rugby Union are yet to pay new head coach Ben Ryan any of his salary since he took over the national side this season. Ryan was appointed in September having previously spent six years with England. In an interview with Fiji’s One News earlier this week, Ryan revealed that he had not been...
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Strong side for George 7’sPL

January 8, 2014
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Strong side for George 7’sPL

Three members of the Springbok Sevens team that won the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens tournament in December have been included in the SA Sevens Academy team for the George 7sPL tournament this weekend. The George 7sPL will be played at Outeniqua Park on January 11-12. Steven Hunt, Werner Kok and Kwagga Smith...
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SA Kiwi fans spat at Bokke

December 9, 2013
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South Africans supporting New Zealand reportedly spat at team members of the Springbok Sevens team after they beat the All Black Sevens side in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.
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Blitzbokke reign on home soil

December 8, 2013
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Blitzbokke reign on home soil

The Blitzbokke beat New Zealand 17-14 in the Cup Final of the the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens in Port Elizabeth on Sunday. South African skipper Kyle Brown scored the only try of the second half in what was a pulsating final in front of an enthusiastic crowd to secure the title. In the semifinals...
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Preview: PE Sevens (Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium)

December 6, 2013
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Preview: PE Sevens (Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium)

We bring you all you need to know about the 16 teams who will be vying for top honours in the Nelson Mandela Bay SA Sevens, the third round of the IRB Sevens World Series in Port Elizabeth this weekend. Pool A: Fiji – Series ranking: second (Champions in Dubai) After their Cup-winning performance...
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Petersen set Chiefs Alight

December 3, 2013
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Petersen set Chiefs Alight

After they dazzled all with their flair and distinctive kit in their inaugural appearance at the George7s PL last year, the trend-setting Kaizer Chiefs are returning to the Garden Route with a powerful team to back up the brand on the field as well. Former double Springbok international and Kaizer Chiefs Sevens coach, Gcobani...
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