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South Africa national rugby union team (sevens)

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The South African national rugby union sevens team compete in the IRB Sevens World Series, the Rugby World Cup Sevens and the Commonwealth Games.

History

After readmission to international sport, the team played their first ever sevens series in the 1993 Hong Kong Sevens and also participated in the 1993 Rugby World Cup Sevens. They also played in the Hong Kong Sevens for the next two seasons. In 1996, they also took part in the Punta Del Este Sevens in Uruguay and the Dubai Sevens.

They participated in the 1997 Rugby World Cup Sevens the following year and in 1998, they played three South American tournaments – the Mar Del Plata Sevens in Argentina, the Punta Del Este Sevens and the Viña del Mar Sevens in Chile.

1999 saw them participate in the Mar Del Plata Sevens, the Santiago Sevens in Chile, the Fiji Sevens, the Hong Kong Sevens, the Japan Sevens and the Paris Sevens.

At the end of 1999, the first IRB Sevens World Series started and the team have been participating in that series ever since.

In addition to the Sevens World Series, they also played in the Rugby World Cup Sevens, the Commonwealth Games, the World Games and, from 2016 onwards, the Olympic Games.

Tournament history

Honours

Summer Olympics

Olympics Games record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
23x15px 2016 Qualifed
Total 0 Titles 1/1 - - - -

Commonwealth Games

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1998 Kuala Lumpur 23x15px New Zealand 23x15px Fiji 23x15px Australia
2002 Manchester 23x15px New Zealand 23x15px Fiji 23x15px South Africa
2006 Melbourne 23x15px New Zealand 23x15px England 23x15px Fiji
2010 New Delhi 23x15px New Zealand 23x15px Australia 23x15px South Africa
2014 Glasgow 23x15px South Africa 23x15px New Zealand 23x15px Australia

World Games

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2001 Akita[1] 23x15px Fiji 23x15px Australia 23x15px New Zealand
2005 Duisburg 23x15px Fiji 23x15px South Africa 23x15px Argentina
2009 Kaohsiung[2] 23x15px Fiji 23x15px Portugal 23x15px South Africa
2013 Cali[3] 23x15px South Africa 23x15px Argentina 23x15px Canada

Sevens World Series

Win summaries

Event Venue Cup Plate Bowl Shield
Winner Final Score Runner-up Winner Winner Winner
2013 South Africa Sevens Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 30x27px
South Africa
17 – 14 30x27px
New Zealand
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Fiji
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England
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Scotland
2013 Scotland Sevens Scotstoun Stadium 30x27px
South Africa
28 – 21 30x27px
New Zealand
30x27px
United States
30x27px
Australia
30x27px
France
2013 Japan Sevens Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium 30x27px
South Africa
24 – 19 30x27px
New Zealand
30x27px
United States
30x27px
England
30x27px
Canada
2013 USA Sevens Sam Boyd Stadium 30x27px
South Africa
40 – 21 30x27px
New Zealand
30x27px
Canada
30x27px
France
30x27px
Australia
2011 London Sevens Twickenham Stadium 30x27px
South Africa
24 – 14 30x27px
Fiji
30x27px
Samoa
30x27px
Scotland
30x27px
England
2009 Adelaide Sevens Adelaide Oval 30x27px
South Africa
26 – 7 Template:Country data KEN 30x27px
England
30x27px
Samoa
30x27px
United States
2008 South Africa Sevens Outeniqua Park 30x27px
South Africa
12 – 7 30x27px
New Zealand
30x27px
England
30x27px
France
30x27px
Zimbabwe
2008 Dubai Sevens The Sevens 30x27px
South Africa
19 – 12 30x27px
England
30x27px
Samoa
30x27px
Portugal
30x27px
United States
2008 Adelaide Sevens Adelaide Oval 30x27px
South Africa
15 – 7 30x27px
New Zealand
30x27px
Tonga
30x27px
Argentina
30x27px
Wales
2006 Dubai Sevens Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground 30x27px
South Africa
31 – 12 30x27px
New Zealand
30x27px
Samoa
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Argentina
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Wales

Players

For a complete list of every player to have represented the Blitzbokke, see List of South Africa national rugby union (sevens) players.

Current squad

The following players were named in the squad for the 2014–15 IRB Sevens World Series:[4][5][6][7]

Previous squads

The previous South African Sevens squads are as follows:

References

  1. ^ "Rugby: Rugby 7s". The World Games. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "World Games Day 2: Fiji cruise to Gold Medal". Ultimate Rugby Sevens. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "2013 World Games rugby results". Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Springbok Sevens name one debutant for Gold Coast challenge". South African Rugby Union. 2 October 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Several regulars return to Blitzboks fold for Dubai, PE". South African Rugby Union. 27 November 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "2015 South Africa Wellington Sevens tournament". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Springbok Sevens call up Speckman for injured Geduld". South African Rugby Union. 9 February 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 


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