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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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Springboks call up trio as cover

December 3, 2013
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Springboks call up trio as cover

The Springbok Sevens have called up Steven Hunt, Kwagga Smith and Rosco Speckman as injury cover for Stephan Dippenaar, Jamba Ulengo and Frankie Horne. The South Africans will be in action over the weekend in the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens in Port Elizabeth. Dippenaar was ruled out of action with a hamstring...
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PE gears up for Sevens arrival

December 2, 2013
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PE gears up for Sevens arrival

The Springbok Sevens and the other 15 international teams participating in this weekend’s Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens will arrive at the Port Elizabeth International Airport on Monday evening at approximately 20:30. The 16 teams will arrive on two flights from Johannesburg, with the second flight expected at approximately 21h00. There will be...
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BlitzBokke aim for better showing

November 27, 2013
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BlitzBokke aim for better showing

South Africa will aim to improve on their Gold Coast performance of last month when they play in the Dubai Sevens on Friday and Saturday. The tournament marks Round Two of the IRB Sevens World Series, which consists of nine tournaments worldwide. Following the Dubai action, the 16 international teams will fly to South...
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Blitzbokke set for Dubai quest

November 22, 2013
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Blitzbokke set for Dubai quest

The Springbok Sevens squad for the next two rounds of the Sevens World Series in Dubai and Port Elizabeth shows three changes from the 12-man group that finished fourth at the Gold Coast in October. The squad has been bolstered by the return to full fitness by livewire scrumhalf Branco du Preez and the...
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Camps Bay gears up for Varsity 7s and Beach Volleyball

November 22, 2013
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Sport lovers are in for a treat next week, when Varsity Sports (VS) will take over Camps Bay during the second edition of the Varsity 7s Rugby and Beach Volleyball competitions from 29 November to 1 December.
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Kolbe joins Springbok Sevens

November 18, 2013
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Kolbe joins Springbok Sevens

Junior Springbok Cheslin Kolbe has joined the Springbok Sevens training group in Stellenbosch, the South African Rugby Union confirmed on Monday. The training group will finalise their preparations at the end of this week for the next two rounds of the HSBC Sevens World Series tournaments in Dubai and Port Elizabeth. The 12-man Springbok...
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Treu reveals Kenyan goals

November 5, 2013
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Treu reveals Kenyan goals

New Kenya sevens coach Paul Treu will strive for more consistency in developing the team towards qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics. In his first interview, the South African, who signed a three year contract with Kenya in October, said his immediate challenge was to make the team more focused and be competitive in...
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Treu begins his new quest

November 1, 2013
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Treu begins his new quest

Former Blitzbokke coach Paul Treu will officially take charge of the Kenya team on Friday on a three-year-contract until the 2016 Rio Olympics. By: Sport24 Treu, who resigned as the Blitzbokke coach in August, succeeds Englishman Mike Friday and will be joined by fellow South African, Vuyo Zangqa, as his deputy coach. “Kenya is...
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Treu confirmed as Kenya coach

October 21, 2013
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Treu confirmed as Kenya coach

Former Blitzbokke coach Paul Treu has been confirmed as the new head coach of Kenya’s sevens team, while Vuyo Zangqa will leave his post as South Africa’s assistant coach to join Treu. Kenya Rugby confirmed the news via their Twitter account on Monday morning: Goodmorning! Joining #Kenya7s technical bench 1. Paul Treu – coach...
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Blitzbokke begin series quest

October 7, 2013
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Blitzbokke begin series quest

The Springbok Sevens rugby squad departed on Monday to Australia where the opening tournament of the HSBC Sevens World Series will take place this coming weekend at the Gold Coast at Skilled Park. By: Sport24 South Africa are seeded first in Pool B and face stiff opposition from a trio of European teams headed...
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