Sharks fullback Rhyno Smith will join the sevens academy in Stellenbosch this January as he attempts to make the Blitzboks squad for the remainder of the 2017-18 World Rugby Sevens Series. Smith recently signed a contract extension with the Sharks that will see him play in Durban until the end of the 2019 season, but the union has granted him… Read more →
Blitzboks fan Sydney Lanyard used a fake VIP pass to meet the Australian team and get into Uganda’s change room at the Cape Town Sevens.
The good, the bad and the funny from the 2017 Cape Town Sevens.
The Blitzboks – like the Springboks – delivered a substandard performance in the final tournament of the year, writes JON CARDINELLI. One couldn’t help but feel a little flat when leaving the Cape Town Stadium on Sunday evening. After all the hype, after all the build-up, the Blitzboks finished the Cape Town Sevens in third place. The fans certainly did their… Read more →
The Blitzboks will be without their most experienced player for the remainder of the World Rugby Sevens Series after Chris Dry was ruled out due to a knee injury. Dry, who played in his 63rd tournament last weekend, suffered major ligament damage in South Africa’s quarter-final victory over Fiji at the Cape Town Sevens on Sunday. ‘Chris will be operated… Read more →
Neil Powell says the Blitzboks’ performance against New Zealand at the Cape Town Sevens wasn’t good enough. The Blitzboks, who had beaten Fiji 31-26 in a thrilling quarter-final clash earlier in the day, lost 19-12 in their semi-final. They went on to beat Canada 19-17 in the third-place playoff, with New Zealand hammering Argentina 38-14 in the final. New Zealand… Read more →
The Blitzboks claimed a consolation third-place finish at the Cape Town Sevens after battling to a 19-17 win over Canada on Sunday. CRAIG LEWIS reports. Unfortunately, the third-place playoff was played out in front of a diminished crowd following the Blitzboks’ loss to New Zealand in the Cup semi-finals, but the home side provided the remaining faithful fans with at… Read more →
The Blitzboks’ composure deserted them as they slumped to a 19-12 defeat against New Zealand in the Cup semi-finals at the Cape Town Stadium on Sunday. CRAIG LEWIS reports. The Springbok Sevens relied on an inspired comeback to overcome Fiji in the quarter-finals, but this time their luck ran out as New Zealand displayed greater accuracy and intensity to claim… Read more →
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 talks about his 200th try and the Blitzboks performance on day one of the Cape Town Sevens. Interview: we spoke to @Seabelo_Senatla about his 200th try and @Blitzboks performance on day one of the #CapeTown7s pic.twitter.com/7mXNuf6dt4 — World Rugby Sevens (@WorldRugby7s) December 9, 2017 The moment @Seabelo_Senatla hit 200 tries, becoming the fastest player ever to do so… Read more →