Cape Town Stadium is going to bring a much-needed injection of ‘gees’ to South African rugby when it becomes the home of Western Province in 2021, writes JOHN GOLIATH.
The Blitzboks ran in six tries for a commanding 36-7 victory over Samoa in the cup semi-finals of the Dubai Sevens on Saturday.
Blitzboks superstar Seabelo Senatla scored a late try to clinch a thrilling 31-26 win over Fiji in the Cup quarter-finals of the Cape Town Sevens. CRAIG LEWIS reports. After an undefeated opening day, the Blitzboks’ Cape Town dream appeared set to be dashed when Fiji roared into a 21-5 lead on Sunday, but the hosts completed a remarkable comeback from there…. Read more →
Seabelo Senatla scored his 200th try as the Blitzboks beat France 31-5 on day one of the Cape Town Sevens. JON CARDINELLI reports. The Blitzboks were certainly made to work for this result. In the end, it was South Africa’s superior physicality and finishing that earned them their second win of the day. France put the hosts under pressure in… Read more →
Seabelo Senatla scored a hat-trick as the Blitzboks thumped Russia 40-5 on day one of the Cape Town Sevens. JON CARDINELLI reports. The Blitzboks have made a positive start to their Cape Town Sevens campaign. The hosts dominated the collisions and were quick to translate turnovers into try-scoring chances. They went to the break with a 26-5 lead. The gale… Read more →
The Blitzboks must win their pool matches convincingly to secure an easier path to the Cape Town Sevens semi-finals. How badly do the Blitzboks want this title? Shortly after the team claimed the 2016-17 World Rugby Sevens Series title – its first since 2008-09 – coach Neil Powell said that the result of the Cape Town tournament still rankled. The… Read more →
Blitzboks coach Neil Powell has retained the same squad for the Cape Town Sevens following last weekend’s win in Dubai. Understandably, Powell has named an unchanged squad for Cape Town’s sold-out tournament where they will be aiming to go one better than last year, when they finished as runners-up. ‘All the players would love to play in their only home… Read more →
Seabelo Senatla says his sevens involvement remains a key part of a multi-phase plan aimed at achieving his ultimate goal of becoming a Springbok, writes CRAIG LEWIS. Senatla is widely regarded as one of the most devastating players on the sevens circuit, while he was named the World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year for the 2015-16 season, when he… Read more →
The Blitzboks beat Samoa 26-10 to advance to the Cup semi-finals of the Dubai Sevens on Saturday. MARIETTE ADAMS reports. South Africa will next face Fiji, who beat Scotland in their quarter-final. The Blitzboks were made to fight for every inch in this quarter-final clash against a Samoan side that was competitive right until the end. Samoa were pinned inside their half… Read more →
Seabelo Senatla scored a hat-trick to guide the Blitzboks to a resounding 48-5 win over Kenya at the Dubai Sevens on Friday. Jeffery Oluoch put Kenya in front with an early try, but two handling errors were expertly pounced on by the Blitzboks for the lead. With Kenya on the attack, a loose pass was scooped up by Senatla, who… Read more →