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SA U18 Sevens Academy defends Windhoek title

The SA Rugby Under-18 Sevens Academy team defended their title in the Capricorn Windhoek International 7s in style on Saturday as they thumped Germany 46-0 in the final to finish the tournament unbeaten.

Such was the team’s dominance throughout the competition, they scored 333 points in their six matches over the two days and conceded only seven.


Roux targets momentum at second Junior Bok camp

Despite some withdrawals from their wider training squad, Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux is hoping his teams’ preparations for the World Rugby U20 Championship in France from 30 May to 17 June will gain momentum when they get together for a second training camp in Stellenbosch on Tuesday.

The camp, which will conclude on Friday, is the second of three four-day training camps. This will be followed by a two-week camp, a UK Tour and a World Championship holding camp before they depart for their tournament base in Narbonne in the south of France in May.


Blitzboks stay in lead in World Series

The Springbok Sevens team extended their overall lead in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series this weekend after claiming fourth place finish at the HSBC USA Sevens in Las Vegas on Sunday.

The consistency of the South African performances saw them increasing their lead over second placed New Zealand to ten points as they contested their fifth consecutive semifinal of the series, the only team in the World Series to do so.


Labuschagne to join Blitzboks in Vancouver

The Springbok Sevens team called up Marco Labuschagne to replace Werner Kok for the HSBC Canada Sevens to be played at BC Place, Vancouver on 10 and 11 March.

Kok suffered concussion in the Blitzboks opening match in Las Vegas on Friday, was ruled out of action for the rest of the weekend, and is returning home on Monday.


South Africa face Argentina for place in final of USA Sevens

Day Two of the HSBC USA Sevens. Try-scorers Ryan Oosthuizen and Selvyn Davids also talk about their first tries for the Blitzboks. A selected number of rights-free pictures are also available for download. Please credit Gallo Images. This include Davids and Oosthuizen on the way to the tryline against Australia, Branco du Preez against England and Muller du Plessis making a tackle.

The Springbok Sevens team made it five in a row in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series by qualifying for the Cup semifinals of the HSBC USA Sevens, being played at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.


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