24/03/2020 - 7s - SA Rugby Reacts To Postponement Of Olympic Games - SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux said that the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games, due to be held in Tokyo later this year, was disappointing news, but that the steps taken were necessary to assist in countering the COVID-19 pandemic. The International Olympic Committee and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee announced on Tuesday
09/03/2020 - 7s - Blitzboks Stay In World Series Hunt - The Springbok Sevens team will return to South Africa on Wednesday with 37 out of a possible 44 log points gained on the North American leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, which includes a first HSBC LA Sevens crown, and a consolidated second place on the series standings. However, defeats to New Zealand (27-15) in the
09/03/2020 - 7s - Canada Beat Blitzboks For Bronze - The Blitzboks failed to defend their HSBC Canada title and ended fourth after a disappointing finals day in Vancouver, Canada. The Blitzboks came up against a confident host Canada in the third-place playoffs after they lost to the New Zealand 27-15 in the semifinal. The halftime score was 14-14 but Canada scored two quick tries in the
09/03/2020 - 7s - New Zealand Bully South Africa in Semifinal - The Blitzbokke scored first in their semifinal against New Zealand in Canada to lead 5-0. However, a very physical New Zealand immediately came back to score three tries of their own to lead 15-5 at halftime. Two tries by New Zealand gave them a 27-5 lead with the miracle boys only able to add two consolations tries to lose 15-27.
08/03/2020 - 7s - Blitzboks Advance To Semifinal In Canada - The Blitzboks came back after the USA scored two early tries in the first half to lead 14-10 at half time. The second half was the Angelo Davids show as he scored two tries to give the Blitzboks an all-important 26-10 win. The win against the USA will see the Blitzbokke in a repeat of the Los Angeles semi's, and face old foes New
08/03/2020 - 7s - Blitzboks On Track for Vancouver Title Defence - Daylight savings time kicks in in Canada on Sunday, but the resetting of clocks in Vancouver wasn’t nearly as dramatic as the way in which the Springbok Sevens team picked up the pace after a slow start to ease in the top eight of the HSBC Canada Sevens earlier this morning (SA time). The Blitzboks will yet again face the USA in the quarter-finals on
08/03/2020 - 7s - Blitzboks Win Pool A - The Blitzboks completely dominated England with a 38-0 after leading 19-0 at half time. Muller du Plessis scored a hat trick to add to his two tries in the first two games in Canada. South Africa ended at the top of Pool A after wins against Japan (12-0) and Argentina (17-5) before the win against England. The Blitzboks now advance to the quarter-finals and will face the USA at
08/03/2020 - 7s - Blitzbokke Qualify For Quarter-Final Against Argentina - The Blitzbokke secured a place in the quarter-finals after a win over Argentina with 17-5 in their second Pool A game. At half time Argentina was still in contact with the Blitzbokke, who lead 7-5. Two unconverted tries in the second half by the Blitzbokke gave them an easy 17-5 win. Their last match on day win is against an also unbeaten England team
07/03/2020 - 7s - Blitzbokke Seal Win In First Half - The Blitzbokke started the Vancouver leg of the HSBC series with a solid win. Two tries within 2 minutes at the end of the first half gave the Blitzbokke a 12-0 lead at half time that was also the final score. The second half was scoreless and not convincing. The Blitzbokke will play the second game of Pool A at 23:18 South African time against Argentina who lost 0-31
06/03/2020 - 7s -Blitzboks Need To Embrace Opportunities In Vancouver – Afrika - It’s hard to argue with the mark made on the world sevens stage by Blitzbok Cecil Afrika, who has pretty much achieved all there is in his stellar career on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.But the fire and drive to finish at the top – on his own terms – is still burning as bright as 11 years ago when the 32-year-old, who celebrated his birthday on 3
05/03/2020 - 7s - JC Pretorius To Be Rested At HSBC Canada Series - Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell swopped the roles of Mfundo Ndhlovu and JC Pretorius for this weekend's HSBC Canada Sevens, with Ndhlovu promoted to a first appearance in the 2020 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, while Pretorius arrive at BC Place in Vancouver as the official reserve player. Pretorius
04/03/2020 - 7s - Strength In Depth For Blitzbok Squad – Werner Kok - He has been there, done that and then some – yet, for Werner Kok, the Blitzboks’ come-from-behind win against Fiji in the final of last weekend's HSBC LA Sevens was still an unbelievable achievement and something he ascribes to the great depth in the Springbok Sevens set-up. Kok played in his 50th HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournament in California
03/03/2020 - 7s - All In A Day's Work, But What A Special Day - Du Preez - He has been there, done that and then some – yet, for Werner Kok, the Blitzboks’ come-from-behind win against Fiji in the final of last weekend's HSBC LA Sevens was still an unbelievable achievement and something he ascribes to the great depth in the Springbok Sevens set-up. Kok played in his 50th HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournament
02/03/2020 - 7s - Blitzboks Tear Up The Script - The Springbok Sevens team claimed a dramatic 29-24 win over Fiji in the final of the HSBC LA Sevens in Los Angeles early Monday morning (SA time) for their second tournament victory in the 2019/20 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.
The sudden death victory in the final – in which they trailed 19-0 after five minutes – came in extra time after the Blitzboks scored a converted try
02/03/2020 - 7s - Blitzbokke The Official Come-back Kids - The Blitzboks did the unthinkable and came back to win the HSBC's Los Angeles title in extra time with 29-24, after trailing 19-7 at halftime. The first half the Blitzboks made every possible mistake they could but came back in the second half and score four tries to the one of Fiji. Two of the tries was scored with only one and a half minute left of normal play.
02/03/2020 - 7s - Dominant Blitzboks Reach Finals In Los Angeles - The Blitzboks qualified for the finals of the HSBC Los Angeles after a dominant performance against log leaders New Zealand. The Blitzboks scored three unanswered tries, two in the first half, to win 17-0 after leading 10-0 at half time. This win could see the Blitzboks regain the number 1 spot on the league table if they win the final and New Zealand lose
01/03/2020 - 7s - Blitzbokke Come From Behind To Reach Semi's - The Blitzboks powered their way into a semi-final at the HSBC Los Angeles after they have beaten the USA 12-10 in the quarter-final. The USA lead 10-0 after two early tries by Carlin Isles. Ryan Oosthuizen's try just before half time narrowed the gap to 10-5 with the USA in the lead. JC Pretorius scored the winning try late in the second half to win 12-10. The
01/03/2020 - 7s - Blitzboks Into Quarter Final After A Comeback Draw Against Ireland - South Africa drew in their last Pool B game against Ireland in Los Angeles with 19-19. In a thrilling game, South Africa trailed 7-21 before they scored the equaliser with only a minute to go. South Africa ended first in Pool B with victories over Canada and Kenya and a 19-19 draw with Ireland in the last game of the pool, which meant the
01/03/2020 - 7s - Blitzbokke Win Second Match In Los Angeles - The Blitzbokke followed up their win over Kenya with yet another splendid performance against Canada. They score five tries in the match with Muller Uys who scored two tries within 2 minutes. The Blitzbokke lead 14-5 at half time and after three unanswered tries in the second half won 33-5. The Blitzbokke play Ireland in their last Pool B tomorrow morning 05:05
29/02/2020 - 7s - Blitzbokke Open Los Angeles 7s With Dominant Performance - Blitzbok Werner Kok celebrated his 50th HSBC Tournament with a brilliant try and a yellow card in the Blitzbokke dominant performance against Kenya to win 31-5. The Blitzbokke scored two tries in the first half and added three tries in the second half and lead 12-5 at half time. The Blitzboks' next opponent is 00:53 South African time against Canada who
29/02/2020 - 7s - Dry Replaces Injured Visser At HSBC Los Angeles Sevens - An ankle injury to Springbok Sevens forward Impi Visser has ruled him out of the HSBC Los Angeles Sevens at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson this weekend and he will be replaced by the experienced Chris Dry. Visser sustained the injury on Thursday and Dry was called into the squad earlier on Friday. Dry, who is the most
27/07/2020 - 7s - Werner Kok Hopes For A Final Hurrah At The Olympics - Kok will take the field in his 50th HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournament and his achievement follows hot on the heels of Justin Geduld, who joined Branco du Preez, Chris Dry, Cecil Afrika, Frankie Horne, Kyle Brown and Philip Snyman in Club 50 in Sydney at the beginning of the month. For the popular Nelspruit native, it will be a special feeling
27/02/2020 - 7s - Substance Before Style For The Blitzboks’ Engine Room - The Blitzboks are many things to many people – some love the comfortable integration by the team and others laud their high performance ability which sees them consistently rank in the top two sevens teams of the world. Generally, the Springbok Sevens are liked for being a true example of the potential of South Africans working together
25/02/2020 - 7s - Young Blitzboks Know All About Patience And Determination - Branco du Preez will play in his 74th HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournament, Cecil Afrika his 63rd and Werner Kok his 50th, so it is fair to say that the Blitzboks will rock up at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Los Angeles with some serious experience for the HSBC LA Sevens on Saturday and Sunday.
25/02/2020 - 7s - "Fresh" Blitzboks Banking On Momentum In Los Angeles - A new route to the USA, a change in format and a new venue for the fifth tournament of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series mean an extra day of preparation for the Springbok Sevens team as they gear up for the HSBC LA Sevens at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Los Angeles. The team travelled from Cape Town to Los Angeles via Newark,
19/03/2020 - 7s - Werner Kok To Play His 50th HSBC 7s Tournament - Werner Kok will play in his 50th HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournament for the Springbok Sevens team next weekend in Los Angeles. Kok will follow in the footsteps of Branco du Preez, Chris Dry, Kyle Brown, Frankie Horne, Cecil Afrika, Philip Snyman and Justin Geduld when he takes the field in his 250th match for his country.
19/02/2020 - 7s - Blitzbokke Change Three for Los Angeles - Blitzbok coach Neil Powell made three changes to the side that lost in the final of the HSBC Sydney Sevens earlier this month, Ryan Oosthuizen, Kurt-Lee Arendse and Mfundo Ndhlovu will return to action in the green and gold with Justin Geduld, Chris Dry and Zain Davids being rested after featuring in all four tournaments of the series in Dubai, Cape Town,
14/02/2020 - 7s - Hong Kong And Singapore Sevens Postponed - World Rugby, the Hong Kong Rugby Union and Sport Singapore have taken the decision to reschedule the Hong Kong and Singapore rounds of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020 in response to continued health concerns relating to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The health and safety of our players, fans and
02/02/2020 - 7s - Horrible Mistakes Cost The Blitzbokke In Sydney Final - The final was played in horrible wet conditions but that did not excuse the horrible handling and defensive errors that cost South Africa the title in Sydney. Fiji the winners with 12-10 giving them just reward for handling the weather better than South Africa.
02/02/2020 - 7s - Blitzbokke Through To The Sydney Finals - The Blitzbokke has qualified to play in the Cup Final for the 2020 HSBC 7s' series Sydney's leg after defeating the USA 19-12. A try by Stedman Gans in the 11th minute gave the Blitzbokke the win after the teams were all even on 12-12 at the break. The Blitzbokke will play the winner of the second
02/02/2020 - 7s - Blitzbokke Cruise Into Semi-final Against USA - Having already qualified for the semi-finals the Blitzbokke seemed determined not to make any mistakes and steamrollered Samoa with 36-0 in their final Pool B match in Sydney. The Blitzbokke already lead 19-0 at the break with no sign of taking their foot off the gas.
01/02/2020 - 7s - BlitzBokke "Qualify" For Play Offs In Style Against France - The Blitzbokke is looking a lot better than they did last week in Hamilton. The lead 19-5 against France in their second match in the first day of the HSBC Sevens hosted in Sydney. The second half saw both teams score a try in a half that did not live up to the expectations with the
01/02/2020 - 7s - Blitzbokke Thrash Argentina In Sydney - The Blitzbokke came out all guns firing against Argentina in their first match in the Sydney Sevens. JC Pretorius opened the scoring in the second minute of the match and the Blitzbokke just kept on scoring spectacular tries. They opened up a lead of 26-0 at half time and eventually won 52-14.
30/01/2020 - 7s - JC Pretorius A Star Within A Year At Blitzbokke - “We are pretty lucky as players in the Blitzboks team. We have a proven system and if everyone follows the processes, we are a very effective team. That will be the focus for the weekend, to just make sure you execute within your role,” added Pretorius.
29/01/2020 - 7s - Blitzbokke Determined To Play To Their Full Potential In Sydney - The Blitzboks have not have forgotten the disappointment of a sub-standard performance last week in Hamilton, but stand-in captain Stedman Gans says this has been overshadowed by the excitement of a new opportunity to be the best team they can be and to play to their potential.
26/01/2020 - 7s - Blitzbokke Play With Protea Fire - The Blitzboks was determined in their third and last match at the Hamilton 7s not to be outdone by their cricket counterparts. They lost 14-36 after already trailing 07-19 at half time. Kenya started like a house on fire and scored three tries before the Blitzbokke could open their account. Kenya
25/01/2020 - 7s - Blitzboks In Troubled Waters In Hamilton - The Springbok Sevens team crucially lost 21-19 to England at the HSBC New Zealand Sevens on Saturday and pending the final Pool B matches on Sunday, could miss out of the semi-finals at FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton. The Blitzboks, who earlier beat Japan 31-5 in their opening game, now must bank on the Japanese to