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Experience will be key for Imbokodo – Mpupha

Mpupha will lead a team with only a handful of players not having played in Tunisia before

The experience of having played at this stadium and in this tournament will have a huge influence in the Springbok Women's Sevens squad's ability to adapt to the challenges of the Rugby Africa Women's Sevens tournament at Mustapha Ben Jannet Stadium in Monastir, Tunisia this weekend. That is the view…

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Delport names Springbok Women’s Sevens squad for African qualifiers

The tournament will be played in Monastir on 12 and 13 October, when the Imbokodo* will try and book a qualification spot to the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Qualifying tournament

Springbok Women's Sevens coach Paul Delport named an experienced squad to travel to Tunisia for the Rugby Africa Women's Sevens qualifier event, to be played this weekend. The tournament will be played in Monastir on 12 and 13 October, when the Imbokodo* will try and book a qualification spot to…

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Photo News Release: Blitzboks make history with consecutive World Series titles

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The Springbok Sevens team on Sunday did a French double by not only defending their HSBC Paris Sevens title, but in the process the Blitzboks also clinched a second consecutive HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series title. More information: www.goo.gl/pdBXYz  

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Blitzboks make history with consecutive World Series titles

The Springbok Sevens team on Sunday did a French double by not only defending their HSBC Paris Sevens title, but in the process the Blitzboks also clinched a second consecutive HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series title. Rights-free picture of the winning Blitzboks: (https://goo.gl/NxdDee) (credit Gallo Images) The victory in Paris, where…

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Springboks hit the road running in Washington

The Springbok tour group arrived in Washington DC on Thursday morning (local time) and went immediately into their preparation routine for Saturday’s Test against Wales at the RFK Stadium. The once-off international in the United States capital kicks off a busy month for the South Africans, who also clash with…

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Rugby Africa Gold Cup: Four South African referees have been nominated to take charge of the forthcoming Africa Gold Cup Test matches

Four of South Africa’s best up-and-coming referees will be involved in two Sevens tournaments in the coming months

Four South African referees, Quinton Immelman, Cwengile Jadezweni, Rasta Rasivhenge and Egon Seconds, have been nominated to take charge of the forthcoming Africa Gold Cup Test matches. The four South African match officials will referee in the nine Tests between Kenya, Morocco, Namibia, Tunisia, Uganda and Zimbabwe from 16 June…

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Springbok Sevens off to winning start in Hong Kong

They will face Scotland and England in their remaining pool matches on Saturday

The Blitzboks started their Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens tournament on a strong note on Friday as they defeated South Korea 45-0 in their opening pool C match. They will face Scotland and England in their remaining pool matches on Saturday. Springbok Sevens stand-in coach Marius Schoeman praised his young…

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Mark Alexander re-elected as South African Rugby Union president

Mr. Alexander was opposed by Advocate Andre May, the president of the Leopards Rugby Union

Mr. Mark Alexander was re-elected as president of the South African Rugby Union (www.SARugby.co.za) for a four-year term at its annual meeting in Cape Town on Friday. Mr. Alexander was opposed by Advocate Andre May, the president of the Leopards Rugby Union.  Mr. Alexander was originally elected unopposed in October…

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Bok Women's Sevens go down in Hong Kong final

The South Africans started brightly in the final against China as Unathi Mali picked up a loose pass and scored, with Zenay Jordaan adding the conversion to secure a 7-0 lead

The Springbok Women's Sevens hopes of earning core status on the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series were dashed in Hong Kong on Friday after the last hurdle proved too steep with the side going down 31-14 against China in the final. Twelve teams battled it out for one spot…