The SA U18 Sevens qualified for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics in Argentina in October after defeating Namibia 32-12 in the final of the African Youth Games in Algeria.
The victory ensured that they advanced through the three-day tournament unbeaten, conceding only 17 points in their six matches.
The team, guided by coach Marius Schoeman, got their campaign off to a flying start on Thursday, as they registered a comprehensive 38-0 victory against Burkina Faso, and they built on this to defeat hosts Algeria 31-5.
They continued their fine form on Friday, as they thumped Tunisia 36-0 and Senegal 45-0 to book their place in the semi-finals against Mauritius.
Schoeman’s charges made easy work of the match as they cruised to a 46-0 victory for a final berth against Namibia.
‘The players did incredibly well to win 46-0 in the semi-final,’ said Schoeman. ‘The final against Namibia was very physical, but we managed to win 32-12 in the end.
‘We are obviously very happy because this also means that we qualify for the Youth Olympics.
‘These performances show that we have a lot of young talent in sevens. The result is also great for South African rugby.’