BlitzBokke take 3rd place at NMB Sevens

Written by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie)

Posted in :Original Content, Sevens on 10 Dec 2012 at 10:06
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Day two at the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens started on a positive note when the BlitzBokke beat USA 17-7 in their Cup Qualifying game.

France beat Portugal 10-7, who’ve really been the surprise package for a second week in a row, after finishing their Pool stage unbeaten the day before.

New Zealand thrashed Wales 35-5 after a very poor performance by them in their Cup QF, and Argentina surprised Fiji 12-15 in the other remaining QF.

France went through to face Argentina in the one semi final and South Africa faced last years NMB7s winners New Zealand in the other semi final.

The France and Argentina game was a close encounter ending 7-all at full time, France got a penalty in extra time and went for the 3 points final score 10-7.

South Africa started very well and scored the 1st points against NZL but were unable to convert making it 5-0, South Africa also went into the HT leading 5-0. SA could not keep up their good defence at the start of the 2nd half and slipping a try for New Zealand to draw level. Another worrying factor for the BlitzBokke was going to ground and not managing to get the ball back, NZL pushed them off their own ball a few times and also scored a try to take a 12-5 lead with a couple of minutes to go, in the end a poor 2nd half by South Africa with poor defence and contesting the break down, NZL beating the BlitzBokke 12-5.

South Africa faced Argentina in the second last game of the evening for the 3rd place play off. South Africa looked much better against Argentina, a team that they lost against just a week earlier in the Bowl Final in Dubai 10 points to 14.

This time around it was a different story with South Africa giving everything one last time for the PE crowd that supported them so well over the 2days. South Africa showed some good ball skills against a team that couldn’t fill all the gaps and letting SA run riot to score 35 unanswered points. BlitzBokke 35 Argentina 0.

In the final between New Zealand and France it was one way traffic all the way for New Zealand, they out classed their opponents on defence and on attack and their ball skills were just brilliant. New Zealand went into the half time break leading 22-7. New Zealand not taking their foot off the gas doubled their points in the second half, showing their skills in probably one of the best tries of the tournament. Chasing the ball down the touch line with an open try line, easy just to pick up and dive over in the corner for any player wasn’t good enough for New Zealand. Sevens is not just about scoring the tries but also getting your conversions, the player cross kicked the ball for his team mate who was running on his inside to score under the post. PE seems to be a happy hunting ground for New Zealand winning another cup final 47-12.

Results from the rest of the finals :
Shield Final: Zimbabwe 0 Spain 33, Bowl Fina:l Australia 26 Samoa 14, Plate Final: Fiji 14 Wales 26.

Draw for Wellington:


  • It’s a pity the final game wasn’t NZ vs Boks. The Argies and French didn’t really deserve a spot in the finals.

    Cheslin Kolbe looks like quite a find, great step and speed!

  • Comment 1, posted at 10.12.12 10:50:11 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 1) : The French and the Pumas played exceptionally well over the whole tournament. They deserved to be there just as much as the Saffas and the AB’s. It is unfortunate that they had such a long semi game. Playing 24min was a final in itself. You can’t really blame them for being a bit out of it for the final and 3rd place game.

  • Comment 2, posted at 10.12.12 11:04:46 by Argex Reply

  • @Argex (Comment 2) :


  • Comment 3, posted at 10.12.12 11:40:50 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Great to finish 3de. Maybe next time we can play final vs NZ.

  • Comment 4, posted at 10.12.12 12:16:44 by JD Reply
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  • I’m just glad somebody got it right and called it the NMB 7s instead of the NBM 7s as it’s been refered to for the kast couple of weeks. 🙂

  • Comment 5, posted at 10.12.12 12:24:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : there are two different competitions 🙂

    The Nelson Mandela Bay 7s just took place in PE.

    The NBM 7s Premier League takes place in George at the end of this week

  • Comment 6, posted at 10.12.12 12:37:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) :

    Check this.


  • Comment 7, posted at 10.12.12 12:40:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : wells that’s just stupid. 😛

  • Comment 8, posted at 10.12.12 12:41:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) : yes, it was, but like I said, we know you by now 🙂

  • Comment 9, posted at 10.12.12 12:43:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) : to be fair, though, I only discovered this one last week. I also assumed they were the same thing

  • Comment 10, posted at 10.12.12 12:49:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • Anyone know whether that comp will be broadcast?

  • Comment 11, posted at 10.12.12 13:12:20 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • I saw the team sheets and the Freestate has a fantastic team.
    Sevens Premier League squads:

    Blue Bulls – Shaun Adendorf, Andre Warner, Roelof Smit, Jason Kriel, Jacques Rossouw, Christiaan de Bruin, Cornelius Cooper, Jesse Kriel, Daniel Kriel, Travis Ismaiel, Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Clayton Blommetjies. Coach: Fielies Coetzee

    Boland Kavaliers – Philip van Zyl, Ben Venter, Ashton Constant, Ntando Kebe, Deston Wellman, Eric Zana, Tythan Adams, Thor Halvorsen, Garth April, Brendon April, Dual Erasmus, Albert Trytsman, Adi Jacobs, Franzel September. Coach: Abie Davids

    Cheetahs – Ryno Benjamin, Robbie van Schalkwyk, Marnus Schoeman, Torsten van Jaarsveld, Leon Karemaker, Boom Prinsloo, Pieter van Zyl, Sarel Pretorius, Willie le Roux, Barry Geel, Raymond Rhule, Philip Burger, Kevin Luiters, Hansie Graaff, Johann Sadie, Tertius Daniller. Coach: Hawies Fourie.

    Kaizer Chiefs – Wilhelm Koch, Bom Samaai, Breyton Paulse, Wandile Mjekevu, Jongi Nokwe, Gareth Krause, Junior Bester, Elmo Thomas, Cameron Jacobs, Friedrich Lombard, Adrian Jacobs. Coach: Gcobani Bobo

    Lions – Ruan Combrinck, Derick Minnie, Claude Tshibidi, Andries Coetzee, Robin Coetzee, Whestley Moolman, Morne Laubscher, Ruhan Nel, Jacques Nel, Ross Cronje, Senzo Shabalala. Coach: JP Ferreira

    Living Ball – Jonathan Mokuena, Reg Muller, Wendal Wehr, Alshaun Bock, Marius Delport, Dean Heymans, Shaun Davids, Donnovan Marais, Berty Visser, Earl Lewis, Stefan Terblanche, Dirk Dippenaar. Coach: Freddie Grobler.

    NBM All Stars – Stefan Basson, Ben Gollings, Zar Lawrence, MJ Mentz, JW Jonker, Juan Swanepoel, Danwell Demas, Rosco Specman, Jaco Bouwer, Deon Helberg, Danie Dames, Bok Barnard. Coach: Jimmy Stonehouse.

    PlayerLink Mohicans – Justin Peach, Christopher Juries, Julian Erasmus, Richard Prinsloo, Mark Winter, Josh Basingthwaighte, Tiger Bax, Jeandre Blom, NW Smit, Karlo Aspeling, Juan Smit, Andre Smit, Stefan de Villiers, Chris Cloete, Izak Saaiman. Coach: Dawie Snyman

    Samurai International – Pieter Engelbrecht, Kwagga Smith, Carel du Preez, Jack Wilson, Jack Welsch, Shannon Rick, Justin Geduld, Werner Kok, Seabelo Senatla, Derich Badenhorst, Henk de Ridder, Sergio Torrens. Coach: Marius Schoeman

    Sharks – Terra Mthembu, Brynard Stander, Subura Sithole, Peet Coetzee, Anton Verster, Gouws Prinsloo, Milo Ngoro, Mzo Mbona, Calvin Karnezos, Garath Meikle, Sean Robinson, Jaco van Tonder, Sizo Maseko. Coach: Roelof Kotze

    Vikings – Jonathan Adendorff, Lean Schwartz, Kempie Rautenbach, Fabian Juries, Mzwandile Stick, Anthony Volmink, Jacques Erasmus, Ruan Mostert, Jody Reynecke, Guy Cronje, Enrico Acker, Shane Spring. Coach: Darryl Weir

    Western Province – Ryan Smith, Sibusiso Notshe, Arno Johnson, Craig Pheiffer, Kobus Van Wyk, Clearance Khumalo, Freddie Muller, Tim Swiel, Dean Hammond, Dillyn Leyds, Craig Berry, Chevandre van Schoor. Coach: Jerome Paarwater

    I see the ‘Legend’ that is Adi Jacobs is playing for Boland! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 10.12.12 13:42:40 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 11) :

    It’s on SS6 from 11am on Saturday! It could be very interesting!

  • Comment 13, posted at 10.12.12 13:46:17 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Is Mjekevu still with the Sharks? I see he is playing for the Chiefs this weekend!

  • Comment 14, posted at 10.12.12 13:47:39 by Argex Reply

  • @Argex (Comment 14) : yes, he’s still with us.

  • Comment 15, posted at 10.12.12 13:53:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 12) : 😯 Blikskottel – daai tjieta span is bietjie hectic.

    Seems they’re hunting some sponsorship money for 2013, Toyota sorg virrie 4×4’s, maar nie virrie petrol nie 😀

  • Comment 16, posted at 10.12.12 14:41:26 by FireTheLooser Reply


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