South Africa thumped reigning Olympic champions Fiji to win the men’s sevens gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Sunday.
The Blitzboks produced a scintillating performance to thrash Canada and progress to the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games Sevens in Birmingham on Saturday night.
Seabelo Senatla is among the Vodacom United Rugby Championship stars who have been named in Team SA’s sevens squad for the Commonwealth Games in July.
The popular leg of the World Sevens Series returns to the Mother City this year, when the best men’s and women’s teams will compete at Cape Town Stadium for the first time since 2019.
Debutant Dalvon Blood scored a hat-trick as the Blitzboks demolished Japan in their Plate quarter-final of the France Sevens on Saturday.
The Blitzboks will face old rivals Samoa in the Cup quarter-finals of the Canada Sevens after a clean sweep of Pool C at BC Place on Saturday.
A 14-hour flight to Vancouver from Singapore allowed the Blitzboks to review their three consecutive losses last weekend and, according to JC Pretorius and Zain Davids, remind the players what they’re playing for.
New Zealand-based rugby writer Sam Smith says the Blitzboks have to prove their two-tournament unbeaten run and Sevens World Series title is “no fluke”.
Rassie Erasmus and Springbok captain Siya Kolisi are among the six nominees from rugby in seven categories of the 15th annual SA Sport Awards announced this past Saturday.
World Rugby has announced the start of the countdown to tickets going on sale for Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 – to be hosted in Cape Town in September.