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Springbok Sevens claim bronze at Rugby World Cup

The Springbok Sevens team claimed third place and the bronze medal at the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens, played at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Sunday. The Blitzboks secured a 24-19 win over Fiji to claim a second medal in two months and cap off another stellar season.

The team won the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in June for a second consecutive year and added bronze to their medal tally. The team finished fourth at the Commonwealth Games – their lowest placing in a major sporting event for the season.

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Australian Women claim Bronze at Rugby World Cup Sevens

The Australian Women's Sevens side have finished third to claim the bronze medal at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco.

The side’s first task was against France in a rematch of the World Series semi-final in Paris last month.  The Aussies got out to a strong lead in the first half but France produced a remarkable comeback to pip the World Series champions after the full-time whistle and register a 19-12 win.

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Super Rugby: Impressive Emirates Lions roar into semis

The Emirates Lions qualified for a third successive Vodacom Super Rugby semi-final with their impressive 40-23 victory over the Jaguares on Saturday afternoon in Johannesburg. They will meet the Waratahs next Saturday at Emirates Airlines Park from 15h05 in one of the two semi-finals.

The Waratahs scored a dramatic 30-23 come-from-behind win over the Highlanders in Sydney to book their place in the last four after wiping out a halftime deficit of 23-6.

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Kolisi: Springboks still have plenty to play for

South Africa may have already secured the Castle Lager Incoming Series, but Springbok captain Siya Kolisi believes victory over England on Saturday at DHL Newlands remains a very special achievement to aim for.

Kolisi addressed the media on the eve of the third and final Test match between the two countries, and he was quick to emphasise that the Springboks remain very hungry for a win over their old rivals despite victories in Johannesburg and Bloemfontein.

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India thrash Pakistan 36-20 in opening match of Kabaddi Masters

India started their Kabaddi Masters campaign in style as they crushed arch-rivals Pakistan 36-20 in the inaugural match of the six-nation international tournament. Captain Ajay Thakur led from the front and scored 10 points to help India register a convincing victory. India’s defenders put in a commanding performance as they restricted Pakistan’s raiders throughout the match. Pakistan could score just 9 raid and 8 tackle points in the match.  Mudassar Ali scored six raid points for Pakistan. For India, Rohit Kumar put in a solid raiding performance and scored seven points.

Ajay Thakur got India up and running with a raid point in the first minute. Pakistan opened their account with a bonus point as both teams were level at 1-1. India’s star raider Pardeep Narwal was sent to the bench by Pakistan defence in the fourth minute. Thakur was looking in fine form as he scored with two successive raids to give India 4-3 lead after seven minutes. Pakistan's defence looked sharp in the first 10 minutes of the match as they trailed 4-5 after the ninth minute. Mudassar Ali scored with a raid for Pakistan as they trailed 5-6 after 10 minutes.

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