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Winning start for Sevens Boks

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 4 Nov 2008 at 07:40
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The Springbok Sevens have started their preparation for the International Rugby Board’s sevens circuit on a winning note when they won a warm-up tournament in Singapore at the weekend.

Die Burger reports that the South African side, who played as the SA Vipers, beat Fiji 10-5 in the final.

Coach Paul Treu said it was the ideal preparation for the first of the IRB’s Sevens tournaments, which starts in Dubai at the end of the month.

“We played three games on Saturday and another four on Sunday, and achieved our goal of winning all seven,” Treu said on Monday.

“An experienced player like Mzwandile Stick, who struggled with a shoulder injury and last played in Adelaide, is back in the group.
“Marius Schoeman has not been involved since Amsterdam and a guy like Mpho Mbiyozo last played in the tournament in Scotland. Paul Delport also has not been in the Sevens set-up for some time.

“It was important, therefore, for the players to get some game time.”

Treu said Fiji provided tough opposition and pushed his side to the limit in the final.

“The Fijians had five players in their team that won the Brisbane Sevens a few weeks ago,” said Treu. They also used the opportunity to give some of their emerging talent opportunities


  • I wonder if their kit had a viper emblem … 😕

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.11.08 08:18:33 by chernaya akula - BS Reply
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  • @chernaya akula – BS (Comment 1) :


  • Comment 2, posted at 04.11.08 08:28:41 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • This happened last year as well, klapped any and all in the warm ups and got a pak in the tournament.

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.11.08 08:29:41 by PJLD Reply
  • Buy our Viper kit here: 🙄


  • Comment 4, posted at 04.11.08 08:39:05 by McLovin Reply
  • @McLovin (Comment 4) : Shot…

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.11.08 08:42:02 by chernaya akula - BS Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 3) :

    The warm up tourny is against a bunch of club sides if I have it correct.

    This last weekends Bangkok 7s had the Khazakstan national side and the Stotish juniors who cannot call themselves the Scottish side so they were Ecosse.

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.11.08 08:53:39 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Looks a bit [email protected]

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.11.08 08:54:12 by PJLD Reply
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : Tell me now…where the hell is Ireland in the 7s world?

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.11.08 08:54:54 by PJLD Reply
  • @McLovin (Comment 4) :

    interesting that their non official kit is not made by the same supplier as the original kit.

    The Viper kit is made by Samurai.

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.11.08 08:54:55 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 10) : Not the official team now innit.

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.11.08 08:57:00 by PJLD Reply
  • @PJLD (Comment 9) :

    Out in the Wilderness. 🙂

    They don’t even play in all the IRB rounds of the 7s series. As to why that is I have no idea.

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.11.08 08:57:13 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 11) :

    I would still think they would use the same supplier though even if the kit is different. 🙂

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.11.08 08:58:09 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 8) : looks a bit better in the 2nd link…

  • Comment 14, posted at 04.11.08 09:12:00 by chernaya akula - BS Reply
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  • @chernaya akula – BS (Comment 14) : which is the one i checked out.

  • Comment 15, posted at 04.11.08 09:14:59 by PJLD Reply
  • @PJLD (Comment 15) :

    😆 Good thing you didn’t see the first one then…

  • Comment 16, posted at 04.11.08 10:01:08 by chernaya akula - BS Reply
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  • I think that jersey is cool… wouldn’t mind one.

    Note – it doesn’t actually have a Springbok emblem on the chest. Does that mean we need to stop supporting them? :mrgreen:

    (Ok, I’m stirring. I’ll stop now)

  • Comment 17, posted at 04.11.08 10:29:07 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply
  • @robdylan (CC Champ ‘08) (Comment 17) :

    You must’ve seen it in the 2nd link… 🙂

    😆 @ the stirring…wrong site…

  • Comment 18, posted at 04.11.08 10:33:13 by chernaya akula - BS Reply
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  • @robdylan (CC Champ ‘08) (Comment 17) : The huge Bok at the back looks cool though…but don’t say that to a certain Mr. BK…he might start gettin ideas. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 19, posted at 04.11.08 10:36:17 by chernaya akula - BS Reply
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  • @chernaya akula – BS (Comment 18) : true. I will keep it in my pants. 🙂

    @chernaya akula – BS (Comment 19) : yeah, it does. Whoever said branding has to be subtle? Seriously, though, it’s farkin awesome the way they’ve done that

  • Comment 20, posted at 04.11.08 10:45:23 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 10) : Seems a bit odd this ‘viper’ team. They are not official, but have the sasol branding on their jerseys. But the jersey is not made by the official supplier of the other SA national teams. Makes one think. I smell a conspiracy. 😉

  • Comment 21, posted at 04.11.08 10:58:17 by McLovin Reply
  • Is a viper like a pofadder?

  • Comment 22, posted at 04.11.08 11:00:39 by McLovin Reply
  • @McLovin (Comment 22) : it’s longer and thinner

  • Comment 23, posted at 04.11.08 11:07:20 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply
  • ok – I have just read the article 🙂

    So this was not an official international competition… hence, the team could not compete as “South Africa”… that’s why they had to go with the vipers thing. It was essentially an invitational team that just happened to have the same sponsor, coach and players as the full SA team.

    BTW, Mzwandile Stokolo Stick… anyone rate him as a 15s player?

  • Comment 24, posted at 04.11.08 11:10:24 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply
  • @robdylan (CC Champ ‘08) (Comment 24) :

    I know Stick’s mother does…..

  • Comment 25, posted at 04.11.08 11:12:20 by Dive Pass Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 21) : Sasol is allowed to sponsor other “rugby teams” that are not exactly “South Africa” but happen to have 2 animals on one jersey. 😉

  • Comment 26, posted at 04.11.08 11:13:05 by chernaya akula - BS Reply
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  • @robdylan (CC Champ ‘08) (Comment 23) : I see. Thanks.

  • Comment 27, posted at 04.11.08 11:14:04 by McLovin Reply
  • @robdylan (CC Champ ‘08) (Comment 24) : That’s what I thought.

  • Comment 28, posted at 04.11.08 11:15:35 by McLovin Reply
  • @chernaya akula – BS (Comment 26) :

    But they prefer to sponsor teams with one flower or a flower and an animal….provide of course the animal is smaller then the flower and suitably positioned.

  • Comment 29, posted at 04.11.08 11:16:52 by Dive Pass Reply
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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 29) : I was waiting for that 🙂

  • Comment 30, posted at 04.11.08 11:28:01 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply

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