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Blitzboks lose Specman, Brown on way to Singapore Cup quarters

The Springbok Sevens team will face Kenya in the HSBC Singapore Sevens Cup quarterfinals on Sunday, but will take to the field at the National Stadium without skipper Kyle Brown and World Rugby Player of the Year 2017 nominee, Rosko Specman.

Specman injured his shoulder in the first match of the day against Samoa and ruled out for the remainder of the tournament. James Murphy, the travelling reserve player, replaced him.

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Walsh names first Aussie Men's Sevens Squad

Australian Men’s Sevens Head Coach, Tim Walsh has named his first squad for the HSBC Sevens World Series as head of the Men’s program for round eight in Singapore.

Walsh has made three changes from the side that finished in fifth at the Commonwealth Games earlier this month, with Jeral Skelton, Lachie Miller and Nick Price coming into the squad.

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Australia takes third at Kitakyushu Sevens

The Australian Women's Sevens side have defeated Spain 19-5 to claim bronze at the HSBC Kitakyushu Sevens and maintain their lead on the World Series ladder.

The side’s first task was the Cup quarter final against Fiji who topped their pool on day one.  The Aussies coming out far more clinical on day two and after a tight first seven minutes, they piled on the points in the second half to finish 31-7 winners.

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Tries galore in exciting start to SuperSport Rugby Challenge

No less than 56 tries were scored across the rugby fields of South Africa as the SuperSport Rugby Challenge kicked off in impressive fashion this weekend. On Sunday, 22 of those came from the Wolfson Stadium in Kwazakhele, Port Elizabeth - the venue of the first Rugby Festival, which is unique to the SuperSport Rugby Challenge.

In the main match, DHL Western Province started the defence of their title in impressive fashion, beating the EP Elephants 59-12, scoring nine tries to two. The vision of the visiting backs to spot gaps in the EP defence proved decisive, with three of their first half tries coming from such play, to contribute to a 26-7 lead at the break.

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Australian Men finish fifth at the Commonwealth Games

The Australian Men’s Sevens side have finished fifth at the Commonwealth Games after accounting for Kenya and Scotland on the final day.

Australia started brightly on Sunday as they brushed aside Kenya 33-5 in front of a sold out crowd at Robina Stadium. Scotland were then no match for Andy Friend's side as Australia shut out the Scots 26-0 to send the coach out on a high.

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