15/12/2019 - 7s - Powell Satisfied With Progress Despite Cape Town Loss - Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell lamented two missed opportunities in their final against New Zealand at the Cape Town Stadium on Sunday, but said his charges’ progress in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series has been encouraging. The Kiwis edged the Blitzboks 7-5 to clinch
15/12/2019 - 7s - New Zealand Women Win First Ever HSBC Cape Town Sevens - New Zealand were crowned the inaugural HSBC Cape Town Sevens champions after beating long-time rivals Australia 17-7 in the final on 15 December. The success, their 24th in 40 events since the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series began in 2012-13, follows hot on the heels of another
15/12/2019 - 7's - Delport Said The Lessons Learned Are Valuable To Imbokodo - Delport said the lessons learned are indeed valuable to his squad, who came into the weekend as the invited team, competing against the 11 core teams on the World Series. "We realised that our intensity was not good enough and therefor our defence suffered and we made some
14/12/2019 - 7s - Blitzboks To Face Kenya In Quarter-finals - The Springbok Sevens team continued their good form at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens by finishing top of Pool A on Saturday, beating Fiji by 26-14 and USA by 21-15 after a 49-0 demolition of Japan on Friday. The Blitzboks will now meet African compatriots Kenya in the Cup quarter-finals on
14/12/2019 - 7s - Imbokodo Will Look And Learn As Spain Loom - The Springbok Women's Sevens have secured an intended Top-10 finish in their debut appearance at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens and will face Spain in the ninth-place play-off on Sunday. The Imbokodo placed fourth in Pool A, but due to a better points’ difference than Ireland and Brazil
13/12/2019 - 7s - Blitzboks Off On A Winning Note In Cape Town - The home team’s defence was tested towards the end of the first half, but Arendse had the last say before the break as he sprinted 60m down the touchline from another turn-over. From the restart, JC Pretorius raced away for the South Africans’ fourth try after a strong run in midfield by Ruhan
13/12/2019 - 7s - Imbokodo To Gain From Defeat Against Black Ferns - Despite a 40-0 defeat at the hands of New Zealand, Springbok Women’s Sevens coach Paul Delport was in an upbeat mood after their opening Pool A encounter at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens on Friday. The South Africans, playing in their very first HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series event at
12/12/2019 - 7s - Neil Powell Named Unchanged Squad For The HSBC Cape Town Sevens - Siviwe Soyizwapi will lead the same 11 men on the field that left Dubai last weekend as gold medal winners, a feat that will see them running out in front of their home fans as first seeds and early leaders in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Powell said there was no real
07/12/2019 - 7's - “Blitzboks Coming Together Was Key” - Neil Powell - The way the Springboks Sevens team came together over the three days of the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens contributed to their performances and resulted in them winning the tournament, the first of the new HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. The Blitzboks beat New Zealand by 15-0
07/12/2019 - 7's - Blitzbokke Crowned Champions In Dubai - The Springbok Sevens team opened the 2019/2020 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in perfect fashion by claiming the opening tournament of 10 at The Sevens Stadium in Dubai on Saturday. In their first match on the final day, the Springbok Sevens side scored two first half tries and then defended
07/12/2019 - 7's - Blitzbokke Ends Top Of The Log After Day 1 - The success of that clash, at 09h58 (SA time) on Saturday morning, will be determined by how well the team recover from their matches on Friday. Blitzbok assistant-coach Renfred Dazel said the new format over three days where the main field is shared the women’s tournament, will take
06/12/2019 - 7's - Blitzboks Come Back After Kenya's Blitzkrieg In First Half - The Springbok Sevens team scored a 17-12 win over Kenya in their opening Pool D clash of the Emirates Airlines Dubai Sevens, but had to overhaul their fellow Africans to claim the win. The SA side, looking for a seventh victory in the first tournament of the HSBC World Sevens
06/12/2019 - 7's - SA Rugby Sevens Academy Off To Fast Start In Dubai - The side, laden with experienced Blitzboks, outplayed the Rambling Jesters 40-0 and French Military 22-0 on the first day of their tournament and impressed on attack and defence – they scored 10 tries without conceding a single point.
05/12/2019 - 7's - "We Have A Couple Of New Things For Dubai" - Powell - Powell was happy with the preparation done this week too: “We hit the ground running and both our attack and defence sessions went well. We will have our final prep in the morning before we take on Kenya tomorrow evening for our first match.
04/12/2019 - 7's - Soyizwapi Hoping To Bring It All Together - So, when the winger speaks about “bringing all the parts together”, Soyizwapi is referring to what was done right in those two weeks and what the Springbok Sevens squad will need to do this weekend when they open their HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series campaign in Dubai on Friday.
03/12/2019 - 7's - In A Way, It Was A New Start For Me Playing Sevens Again - Dylan Sage - “In a way, it was a new start for me playing sevens again, not that I minded, but the dynamics are different and challenging. My body has been sore for a couple of weeks, but I really enjoyed being back,” said Sage, who last played for South Africa in June 2018, when the
29/11/2019 - 7's - Soyizwapi Leads Experienced Blitzbok Squad To Dubai - The winger, who will run out in his 29th tournament for the Blitzboks, has been named captain for the new season by Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell, and will take the field along several experienced and decorated sevens players returning to the national squad for
29/10/2019 - 7's - South Africa To Host Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 - South Africa will host Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 after the World Rugby Council awarded the hosting rights for the premier tournament to South Africa at its Interim Meeting in Tokyo today. In September 2022 the eighth edition of the showcase event will take place in Cape
27/10/2019 - 7's - Blitzboks Disappoint In Athlete's Factory International 7s Final - The Springbok Sevens team suffered a disappointing 21-5 defeat against Ireland in the final of the Athlete's Factory International 7s in Chester on Saturday after dominant performances in their opening five matches of the tournament. The South Africans produced some stunning
21/10/2019 - 7's - Familiar Look To Blitzboks Squad For England Trip - A host of familiar and decorated Springbok Sevens players will depart for England on Monday where the Blitzboks will play in the Athlete Factory Sevens in Chester on Friday and Saturday. Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell recalled a number of stalwarts from his 2018 squad to make
17/10/2019 - 7's - By Hook Or By Crook, Davids Wants To Play For The Blitzboks - He is amongst the fastest of really fast men in the Springboks Sevens squad and come the Safari Sevens in Nairobi this weekend, Angelo Davids will also be amongst the bravest. The 20-year-old star winger for the Blitzboks and DHL Western Province, will take the field at RFUEA Grounds
15/10/2019 - 7's - Four New Players In SA Squad For Kenyan Sevens - Springbok Sevens captain Siviwe Soyizwapi will lead an interesting mix of experience and youth to Nairobi this week where South Africa will make a return to the Kenya Safari Sevens. South Africa last played at the event in 2012 and returned as winners from the RFUEA Grounds
23/09/2019 - 7's - South Africa Crowned Oktoberfest7s Champions - Siviwe Soyizwapi’s coverted try at the death enabled South Africa to beat Fiji 12-10 in the final of the Oktoberfest7s in Munich, claiming their first title in the Olympic Stadium on Sunday. Soyizwapi scored a try in the dying seconds of the match - cleverly running closer to the posts - and
22/09/2019 - 7's - Undefeated South Africa Progress To Oktoberfest7s Semi-finals - South Africa scored convincing wins over Australia (26-19), England (24-5) and New Zealand (19-12) in Munich on Saturday to top their pool at the Oktoberfest7s and to book a semi-final appointment with Germany on Sunday.
19/09/2019 - 7's - Blitzbokke Will Be Tested At Oktoberfest - Playing New Zealand, England and Australia on the opening day of the Oktoberfest7s in Munich on Saturday will be as tough a challenge as the South African sevens team can expect to face in the new season. That was the opinion of Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell,
18/09/2019 - 7's - Hacjivah Dayimani Join The Springbok Sevens Squad - “The other is to make the Blitzboks squad that will play in the opening legs of the World Series. I also will try my best to make the squad that will travel to the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year.” The speedy looseforward loved his time in sevens as a junior player and said he is keen to re-
17/09/2019 - 7's - Powell To Tweak And Experiment At Oktoberfest7s In Germany - Neil Powell named a strong and experienced South African side to travel to Germany next week for the Oktoberfest7s in Munich on 21-22 September. Siviwe Soyizwapi will lead a team laden with players that represented their country in the HSBC World