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Stick boost for 7s Boks


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Sevens, Springboks on 26 Mar 2009 at 21:29
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The return of Mzwandile Stick has given South Africa’s challenge at the Cathay Pacific / Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens a major boost.

Sapa reports that the Springbok Sevens are currently joint leaders on the IRB Sevens World Series log with England and in Hong Kong the top-seeds will do battle in Pool A with France, Uruguay and Korea.

South Africa’s team were shattered after their poor performance at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Dubai and are doubly grateful that they have an opportunity to put things right so soon, and on such a big stage.

The Sevens Boks stormed to success in the opening two IRB Sevens World Series tournaments in Dubai and George, Stick kicking them to glory in Dubai and then scoring the winning try in George on home soil, but he was missing from World Cup effort and only now returns to the line-up.

“Seeing them go down in the World Cup against Argentina was very painful for me,” confided the captain in an exclusive interview with www.irbsevens.com.

“I still felt part of the team and was disappointed like them but it was a lesson and we’re going to learn and hopefully in Hong Kong things will go well for us.

“After the good start we had in Dubai and George we knew that all the teams were going to come hard at us. We’re not going to have any easy games and we’re just going to dig deep now and work for our points and stay positive.

Having started out for coach Paul Treu in Hong Kong, Stick also feels an extra affinity to the 24-team tournament.

“What a special tournament the Hong Kong Sevens is to play. For me it was where I started playing IRB Sevens, I made my debut here so it’s always been a special ground for me.

“I think it’s the best Sevens tournament, it’s almost a tradition that when it comes to Hong Kong everyone looks forward to watching it. It’s double points and at the moment we’re on top with England on 60 points so we know that if you win this one you’ve got a real chance to win the whole season.”



31 Comments

  • Only 12 Games tomorrow. Boks are game 6.

    10:15 – 11:55 SS6 IRB 7s World Series: Hong Kong Games 1 – 4
    11:55 – 13:50 SS6 IRB 7s World Series: Hong Kong Games 5 – 8
    13:50 – 15:30 SS6 IRB 7s World Series: Hong Kong Games 9 – 12

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.03.09 21:39:07 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Go 7s dudes!

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.03.09 10:41:08 by Claytie Reply
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  • And DONT stuff it up :!:

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.03.09 10:42:35 by Claytie Reply
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  • 3 Cup 1/4 Finals completed and the Boks have made it through to the Semi’s

    New Zealand 7 – 10 Kenya
    Samoa 15 – 12 Argentina
    South Africa 24 – 10 Australia

    Fiji v England in the last 1/4 final.

  • Comment 4, posted at 29.03.09 07:49:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) :

    England have lost to Fiji.

    Should help us stay at the top of the standing. :cool:

    Fiji 12 – 10 England

  • Comment 5, posted at 29.03.09 08:11:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Before this tournament

    England 60
    South Africa 60
    New Zealand 52
    Argentina 48
    Fiji 32
    Kenya 24
    USA 20
    Samoa 16
    Portugal 8
    Australia 6
    Wales 6
    Cook Islands 2
    France 2

  • Comment 6, posted at 29.03.09 08:20:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) :

    :shock: :shock:
    New Zealand 7 – 10 Kenya
    :shock: :shock:

    I missed that.

    Semi Final spots.
    Portugal – Japan SF Bowl
    Uruguay – Zimbabwe SF Bowl
    =================================
    France – Tonga SF Plate
    Canada – Wales SF Plate
    =================================
    SA – Samoa SF Cup
    Kenya – Fiji SF Cup

  • Comment 7, posted at 29.03.09 08:26:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) :

    So England (1), Argentina (4) and NZ (3) get no pints from Hong Kong. :cool:

    Their tournament is over.

  • Comment 8, posted at 29.03.09 08:28:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) :
    That is Good news for us, as SA Fans, we could stretch a good lead if we can go all the way. I think this is one of the few tournaments that has eluded us, so holding thumbs!!

  • Comment 9, posted at 29.03.09 08:53:01 by Whindy Reply
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  • Saw some handbags between us and the Aussies in the quarters. They must hate losing to us in rugby AND cricket and not to mention regular defeats in the 7′s as well…

  • Comment 10, posted at 29.03.09 09:08:22 by wpw - Stefan the attacking Genius!!! Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 9) :

    Yip.

    An ideal situation would be an SA v Kenya Final that SA wins. :wink:

  • Comment 11, posted at 29.03.09 09:10:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Semi Final Results

    Cup
    Kenya 7 – 24 Fiji
    South Africa 29 – 3 Samoa
    ==============================

    Plate
    Canada 19 – 10 Wales
    France 10 – 19 Tonga
    ===============================

    Bowl
    Uruguay 28 – 14 Zimbabwe
    Portugal 26 – 10 Japan

  • Comment 12, posted at 29.03.09 11:17:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Hong Kong Finals

    Bowl Final
    Portugal – Uruguay

    ======================

    Plate Final
    Tonga – Canada

    =======================

    Cup Final
    South Africa – Fiji

  • Comment 13, posted at 29.03.09 11:18:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 13) :

    teams on the left have won each game by 14 – 12 :shock: :lol:

    ========================
    Plate Final Result
    Tonga 14 – 12 Canada
    ========================
    Bowl Final Result
    Portugal 14 – 12 Uruguay
    ========================
    Cup Final Result.
    14 – 12 to the team on the left? :wink:

  • Comment 14, posted at 29.03.09 12:17:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • BOKKE!Did u hear the crowd sing the anthem!?

  • Comment 15, posted at 29.03.09 12:23:48 by Claytie Reply
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  • Fiji score first.Dont convert!

  • Comment 16, posted at 29.03.09 12:25:52 by Claytie Reply
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  • @Claytie (Comment 15) :

    No I am stuck in this office. :cry:

    @Claytie (Comment 16) :

    Shot for the updates.

    GO Bokke

  • Comment 17, posted at 29.03.09 12:30:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) :Actually by now they have a few pints in them.Fiji score again and convert.

  • Comment 18, posted at 29.03.09 12:31:01 by Claytie Reply
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  • And a freaking gain.19 blank. 5 mins gone.Horn off,dont know who on.Bokke intent on taking contact.

  • Comment 19, posted at 29.03.09 12:33:06 by Claytie Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 17) :

    And Now I’m leaving the office for a meeting. :evil:

    Stupid Fools don’t realise how they mess with my social life. :twisted:

  • Comment 20, posted at 29.03.09 12:34:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • King Dazel and Powell link well and pull one back.No cönversion.19-5.

  • Comment 21, posted at 29.03.09 12:35:02 by Claytie Reply
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  • Eberson!unders the posts,minutes after the hooter,Boks composed play.Kyle Brown and Benjamin doing GOOD work!

  • Comment 22, posted at 29.03.09 12:38:24 by Claytie Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 20) : How rude!19-12 to Fiji,second half ko.Dazel knock on on fiji 22.

  • Comment 23, posted at 29.03.09 12:41:12 by Claytie Reply
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  • Fiji score.Missed tackles.Damn!

  • Comment 24, posted at 29.03.09 12:43:07 by Claytie Reply
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  • 26-12

  • Comment 25, posted at 29.03.09 12:43:55 by Claytie Reply
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  • Fiji yellow on their try line.Push boks into touch.Lineout cleared into touch.

  • Comment 26, posted at 29.03.09 12:46:24 by Claytie Reply
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  • 26-19.

  • Comment 27, posted at 29.03.09 12:49:13 by Claytie Reply
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  • Boks blow chance

  • Comment 28, posted at 29.03.09 12:50:41 by Claytie Reply
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  • SA score in the last second.But in the corner,conversion missed.Game Fiji!

  • Comment 29, posted at 29.03.09 12:54:01 by Claytie Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) :

    After this tournament

    South Africa 84
    England 68
    Fiji 62
    New Zealand 60
    Argentina 56
    Kenya 42
    Samoa 34
    USA 20
    Australia 14
    Portugal 9
    Wales 8
    France 4
    Tonga 4
    Canada 3
    Cook Islands 2

    5 Rounds completed 3 to go.

  • Comment 30, posted at 29.03.09 16:48:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • looking good for SA, go Bokke

  • Comment 31, posted at 29.03.09 18:01:42 by JarsonX (tantric shark) Reply
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