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 →
What you have to know if you are attending the Cape Town Sevens this weekend.
SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux says they will aim to retain the hosting rights of the Cape Town Sevens for another three years. Roux confirmed on Wednesday that they will re-tender a bid in order for Cape Town to continue hosting the South African leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series. The highly popular event is sold out for this… Read more →
The Blitzboks, in collaboration with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, present #NextLevel7s to promote this weekend’s Cape Town Sevens tournament.
Stunning scenery. Sold-out tournament. Epic weekend of rugby coming up
The Blitzboks beat Samoa, Fiji and New Zealand to retain their Dubai Sevens crown.
The Blitzboks will play New Zealand in the Cup final of the Dubai Sevens after beating Fiji 12-7 on Saturday. MARIETTE ADAMS reports. The decider will take place at 17:33 SA time. Apart from a rusty performance against Uganda in their opening match, the Blitzboks had been in superb touch in Dubai. This knockout clash against Fiji was to be their toughest challenge so… 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 →
The Blitzboks claimed a comprehensive 28-0 win over Canada on Friday to end day one of the Dubai Sevens unbeaten. South Africa had earlier claimed wins over Uganda (19-10) and Kenya (48-5), while Canada had slumped to a 29-15 defeat against Kenya and battled to an unimpressive 22-17 win over Uganda. The Blitzboks seized control of the match from the outset. After a tremendously… Read more →
The Blitzboks kicked off their Sevens Series title defense with an unimpressive 19-10 win over Uganda on day one of the Dubai Sevens on Friday. Despite a few brilliant runs from Cecil Afrika and determined defence by Chris Dry, there were clear signs of rustiness as the reigning champions delivered a stop-start performance in their first outing of the new… Read more →