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The South African national rugby union sevens team compete in the World Rugby Sevens Series, the Rugby World Cup Sevens and the Commonwealth Games.

History

After readmission to international sport, the team played their first sevens series in the 1993 Hong Kong Sevens and also participated in the 1993 Rugby World Cup Sevens. They also played in the Hong Kong Sevens for the next two seasons. In 1996, they also took part in the Punta Del Este Sevens in Uruguay and the Dubai Sevens.

They participated in the 1997 Rugby World Cup Sevens the following year and in 1998, they played three South American tournaments – the Mar Del Plata Sevens inArgentina, the Punta Del Este Sevens and the Viña del Mar Sevens in Chile.

1999 saw them participate in the Mar Del Plata Sevens, the Santiago Sevens in Chile, the Fiji Sevens, the Hong Kong Sevens, the Japan Sevens and the Paris Sevens.

At the end of 1999, the first World Rugby Sevens Series (then the IRB Sevens World Series) started and the team have been participating in that series ever since.

In addition to the Sevens Series, they also played in the Rugby World Cup Sevens, the Commonwealth Games, the World Games and, from 2016 onwards, the Olympic Games.

Tournament history

       Honours

  • Commonwealth Games Bronze Medal 2002
  • World Games Silver Medal 2005
  • World Games Bronze Medal 2009
  • 2008–09 IRB Sevens World Series Champions
  • Commonwealth Games Bronze Medal 2010
  • Commonwealth Games Gold Medal 2014

Commonwealth Games

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1998 Kuala Lumpur  New Zealand  Fiji  Australia
2002 Manchester  New Zealand  Fiji  South Africa
2006 Melbourne  New Zealand  England  Fiji
2010 New Delhi  New Zealand  Australia  South Africa
2014 Glasgow  South Africa  New Zealand  Australia

World Games[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2001 Akita  Fiji  Australia  New Zealand
2005 Duisburg  Fiji  South Africa  Argentina
2009 Kaohsiung  Fiji  Portugal  South Africa
2013 Cali  South Africa  Argentina  Canada

Sevens World Series

Win summaries

Event Venue Cup Plate Bowl Shield
Winner Final Score Runner-up Winner Winner Winner
2013 South Africa Sevens Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
South Africa
17 – 14
New Zealand

Fiji

England

Scotland
2013 Scotland Sevens Scotstoun Stadium
South Africa
28 – 21
New Zealand

United States

Australia

France
2013 Japan Sevens Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium
South Africa
24 – 19
New Zealand

United States

England

Canada
2013 USA Sevens Sam Boyd Stadium
South Africa
40 – 21
New Zealand

Canada

France

Australia
2011 London Sevens Twickenham Stadium
South Africa
24 – 14
Fiji

Samoa

Scotland

England
2009 Adelaide Sevens Adelaide Oval
South Africa
26 – 7
Kenya

England

Samoa

United States
2008 South Africa Sevens Outeniqua Park
South Africa
12 – 7
New Zealand

England

France

Zimbabwe
2008 Dubai Sevens The Sevens
South Africa
19 – 12
England

Samoa

Portugal

United States
2008 Adelaide Sevens Adelaide Oval
South Africa
15 – 7
New Zealand

Tonga

Argentina

Wales
2006 Dubai Sevens Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground
South Africa
31 – 12
New Zealand

Samoa

Argentina

Wales

Current squad

The following players were named in a training squad for the 2015–16 Sevens World Series:

  • Cecil Afrika
  • Tim Agaba
  • Rayno Benjamin
  • Kyle Brown
  • Damian de Allende
  • Juan de Jongh
  • Stephan Dippenaar
  • Chris Dry
  • Branco du Preez
  • Carel du Preez
  • Justin Geduld
  • Warrick Gelant
  • Lungelo Gosa
  • Bryan Habana
  • Cornal Hendricks
  • Frankie Horne
  • Francois Hougaard
  • Dewald Human
  • Ryan Kankowski
  • Werner Kok
  • Cheslin Kolbe
  • Jaco Kriel
  • Sibahle Maxwane
  • Oupa Mohojé
  • Lwazi Mvovo
  • Ruhan Nel
  • Sandile Ngcobo
  • Sphamandla Ngcobo
  • Dylan Sage
  • Seabelo Senatla
  • Kwagga Smith
  • Philip Snyman
  • Rosco Speckman
  • Warren Whiteley

 

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