SA Rugby Sevens Academy Will Face The Apaches In Quarters

Photo by Mike Lee/KLC Photos for World Rugby

The SA Rugby Sevens Academy will face the Apache, an invitational team from England, in the quarter-finals of the International Invitational on Saturday.

After dismantling the Rambling Jesters and French Military on Thursday, they had way too much class for the Russia Development side on Friday, winning 47-0. A very strong second half performance blew the Russians away.

An early try from Werner Kok put the Academy side on the front foot, with Mfundo Ndhlovu dotting down soon after. That was the only scores in the first half, which saw South Africa lead 14-0.

A try by Impi Visser started the avalanche of points to follow in the second half. Ndhlovu then stepped through several would be defenders to assist Stedman Gans to a five point. Ndhlovu then turned scorer after good work by Visser.

Kok also got a second with a strong run before Afrika sliced through to convert his own try. Branco du Preez and Afrika kicked six of seven conversions, with a number from the touchline.


South Africa 47 (14), Russia Development 0 (0) – Tries: Werner Kok (2), Mfundo Ndhlovu (2), Impi Visser, Stedman Gans, Cecil Afrika. Conversions: Branco du Preez (3), Afrika (3).