Gareth Duncan

Fiji break Blitzboks’ hearts in Russia

The Springbok Sevens suffered an early exit at the World Cup after a 12-10 quarter-final loss to Fiji in Moscow.

Paul Treu's men, who were without skipper Kyle Brown, suspended for two games because of an alleged eye-gouge, opened the scoring with a try by Ryno Benjamin. Fiji hit back via Metuisela Talebula and Samisoni Viriviri to lead 12-5 at the break.

Sibusiso Sithole dived over during the closing stages, but the hurried conversion attempt went wide. 

In the final, New Zealand eased to a 33-0 win over England to secure the Melrose Cup. Fiji claimed the bronze medal with a 29-5 victory over Kenya. In the women's final, New Zealand beat Canada 29-12.

Sevens World Cup fixtures and results

Photo: Wessel Oosthuizen/Gallo Images

The Kings celebrate scoring in the Currie Cup

Prioritise Kings’ well-being

The Kings​' inability to be competitive in next year's Vodacom Super Rugby​ would cause irreparable damage to rugby in the Eastern Cape and to the brand of the South African game, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Fourie du Preez in SA Rugby magazine

Fourie’s final flourish

Fourie du Preez enhanced his legacy with several outstanding performances at the 2015 World Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Jean de Villiers in SA Rugby magazine

Jean was a true warrior

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