The South African under 18 teams easily won at the 2017 edition of the Windhoek Gymnasium's Sevens Rugby Festival on Saturday afternoon, with Windhoek Gymnasium's Under 15 and WHS under 19 group also winning in their respective age groups.
The inauguration of the artificial rugby turf at Windhoek Gymnasium, saw teams coming from as far as Europe to participate in the two-day event and put Africa's first artificial rugby turf to the test and on the map.
The South African U/18's team showed during this weekend that they do not have any worthwhile competition in Southern Africa beating Namibia with 45 - 0 in a one-sided final. Participating teams at the Festival were: SA U18, SA All-Stars U18, Botswana U18, Zambia U18, Germany U18 and the hosts Namibia U18.
The SA All Stars team came third after beating Germany 33-7 in the bronze medal playoff match. Botswana beat Zambia 19-12 in the fifth position play-off. In earlier group matches: South Africa beat Zambia 66-0, Germany 48-0, Namibia 35-24, Botswana 59-0 and SA All-Stars 28-0. Namibia beat Botswana 38-0, Zambia 40-0, SA All Stars 19-14 and Germany 33-10.
SA U/18 7's Team was Phedulani Buthelezi, Senele Nohamba ( Durban High School), Janco van Heyningen, Rikus Pretorius, Henk Cilliers (Grey-college), Mark Snyman (Helpmekaar), Andrew Kota (Welkom Gimnasium), Muzi Nyakane (Ben Vorster), Angelo Davids (Stellenberg), Ruben Beytell (EG Jansen), Henco Martins (Paarl Gimnasium), Marnus Potgieter (Affies), Sebastiaan Jobb (Duineveld),