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USA v South Africa

Trailfinders, Ealing, London This was a rare opportunity to see an inter-continental game played on neutral territory. The Eagles had met the Boks five times since 2009, winning all but one of them. But the London game formed part of South African strategy to play top-ten ranked sides in their push to climb the ladder.

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Cecil Afrika discusses South Africa’s Olympic chances

Renowned for his flashy footwork and prolific points scoring, Cecil Afrika is a name that’s synonymous with Rugby Sevens.  In an exclusive interview with he discusses South Africa’s Olympic chances and his focus on working with the women’s team. He may have finally hung up his own boots in 2022, but since July 2023,

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Italy seek the open road

Italy v South Africa – Round 2 Athlone Sports Stadium, Cape Town This was a rare and fascinating meeting between two very different types of team: the Italians spreading the ball wherever possible, the Springboks happy to let the pack do a lot of work. After a few shaky moments in deep defence, the Azzurre

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Italy v South Africa – Round 2

Two head coaches make plentiful changes Nanni Raineri has made sweeping changes to the side that faces the Boks in Cape Town on Friday. With the withdrawal from action of the skipper, Sofia Stefan, Beatice Rigoni assumes the captaincy. She may well have held that honour before, but if so, I don’t recall it. In

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WXV 2 – Scotland v South Africa

The sides had met four times in the 2010s, twice in Scotland, twice in South Africa. Curiously, all four resulted in away wins. In the run-up to WXV the Boks played lots of warm-ups, Scotland very few. We would see which approach was sensible. For much of the first half the Bok pack controlled events.

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South Africa v Kenya (The Lionesses)

University of Western Province, Cape Town One of the more intriguing warm-ups for the WXV; just a pity that it couldn’t have been held in Kenya. The Boks already had the advantage of higher ranking, 12th/23rd, and a place in WXV2 as against WXV3. And they had superiority where it matters, up front. When Aimee

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Springboks step up their Preparations

It’s very noticeable how the Women Boks’ programme has advanced over the past few years. This was one nation where the men’s team stood head and shoulders above the women’s. I dimly recall seeing a fledgling SA team play United Knigdom Armed Forces at Rosslyn Park a few years ago. Though the Boks won, there

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South Africa women and Tonga men crowned champions

Challenger Series South Africa women defeat Belgium to take one step closer towards HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series core status Tonga men capture title in pulsating final against Germany to lead race towards qualifying for the four-team play-off at the HSBC London Sevens Challenger Series finale set for 28-30 April at Markötter Stadium in Stellenbosch

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The Four Nations competing in Spain next Weekend

Spain, USA, Canada and South Africa meet in Madrid in a series that also forms part of the WXV. Here are the four squads: Spain New Head Coach, Juan Gonzalez, has chosen the following 30 players: Maria Miguel, Cristina Blanco, Sidorella Bracic, Maria del CastilloMaria de las Huertas Roman, Laura Delgado, Anna Puig, Kassandra Sylla,

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