HSBC World Sevens Series returns to Cape Town

Written by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie)

Posted in :Original Content, Sevens on 8 Dec 2016 at 12:25
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The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series returns to the Cape Town Stadium this weekend, where the Springbok Sevens team will aim to secure back-to-back wins after winning the cup final at the Emitates Dubai Sevens tournament last weekend.

The Blitzbokke will go into the South African leg of the series oozing with confidence after an impressive second day in Dubai. Neil Powell’s men recorded their biggest win over New Zealand, 40 – 0, in their quarter final clash before they eased passed Wales 36 – 5 in their semi-final.

South Africa outscored Fiji in the final, four tries to two, as they recorded a 26 – 14 victory and their fifth Emirates Cup win.

World Sevens Player of the Year Seabelo Senatla was named Player of the Tournament, with Chris Dry Player of the Final.

Not only was Sanatla the Player of the Tournament, but he also scored the most tries, 11. South Africa also finished top in the try-scoring tally with 30 tries at an average of five tries per match.

Newly appointed captain, Philip Snyman feels there is still room for improvement and that even a better effort will be needed if they want to defend the HSBC Cape Town Sevens title this weekend.

“We are far from the best we can be. We did well on the weekend and played a very good final against Fiji, but there are a number of areas we can improve on this week going into Cape Town”, said Snyman.

The Blitzbokke are top of the log on 22 after Round 1 followed by Fiji on 19, England on 17, Wales on 15 and Australia on 13.

For this weekend’s Cape Town Sevens South Africa will be in Pool A along with Australia, USA and Russia.


  • Dragons!!! lol anyone remember that ?

    Going to see Pat lead the boys today in cape town at the cricket, whose else will be there, come say hello ?

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.12.16 13:00:40 by revolverocelot Reply
  • @revolverocelot (Comment 1) : enjoy it! Hope our friends at Supersport broadcast the game!

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.12.16 14:20:37 by JD Reply
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  • Go Blitzbokke!!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.12.16 14:27:05 by JD Reply
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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 1) : What was the history behind the whole Dragons thing? Never spent enough time in Keo’s comments to figure that out.

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.12.16 14:39:02 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 2) : your in luck it is being broadcast, nice to see a female protea also around, shes playing with a few others against kids in a mini cricket game. had a chat with sergeal petersen, and trevor now, poor tiaan lebenberg no one seem to recognise him seem suprised when I called him over for a convo, seems to have slimmed down since hanging up his boots

    @vanmartin (Comment 4) : I asked once but know one had a definitive answer, maybe we can revive it, first comment posts “dragons”

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.12.16 16:45:38 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 5) : the Keo comments section was an online cesspool, my opinion would be that we should try not to emulate anything that happened there.

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.12.16 17:13:00 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 5) : nice will try to watch it!

  • Comment 7, posted at 08.12.16 17:49:50 by JD Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 6) : yes it was a haven for inappropriate comments and conduct at times, I prefer a environment were we exchange opinions on talking points while respecting each others view points.

    I must say that this blog monitored way better.

    I’m ok with us rescuing Dragons from keo, give it a better home as opposed to the abusive relationship it was once in.

    there was a article saying we would also see kyle brown here, no sight of him yet.

    Trevor seem receptive to my suggestion that he come to us and coenie go to pretoria, swap of my dreams.

  • Comment 8, posted at 08.12.16 18:06:41 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 8) : not a fan of wither of them playing tight head. Sharks needs cover for Adiaanse not another loose head.

  • Comment 9, posted at 08.12.16 18:29:13 by JD Reply
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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 5) : Dragons on that cesspool of a site came from something found on very old maps. When an area on the map was uncharted, they would title the area “Here be dragons”. Since the comments section on that cesspool of a site were considered uncharted territory, the first person posted “Dragons”. There is your explanation.

  • Comment 10, posted at 08.12.16 22:39:23 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 10) : So since the comments section on our beloved Sharksworld is not anywhere near the cesspool of a site……I would not consider them to be uncharted territory, so no, I would not want to ressurect Dragons here…. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 😛 😛

  • Comment 11, posted at 08.12.16 22:41:03 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 11) : only got to talk too the blitz bok captain, and had a fun time talking to the Canadian captian john moonlight lol. the whole bltiz bok team was at the game, but didnt see them interact with fans, focus on the week ahead. fun times.

  • Comment 12, posted at 08.12.16 23:11:09 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 10) : thanx for info ja must agree think dragons is better left dead and buried!!!

  • Comment 13, posted at 09.12.16 10:09:13 by JD Reply
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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 5) : Wasn’t Tiaan resurrecting his career with the Cheetahs before he got a call to go and play in France?

    I seem to recall something like that from earlier this year or late last year.

  • Comment 14, posted at 09.12.16 17:03:10 by ChrisS Reply
  • Watching the sevens, quite a magnificent venue, world class.
    But I have to smile every time I see Kwagga with that mustache,he looks like a 80’s Randburgh traffic cop.

  • Comment 15, posted at 11.12.16 10:15:57 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 15) : 😆 😆 😆 I’ve been thinking the same thing for the past month when I have seen him play….but it usually draws more than a smile from me. :mrgreen: 😆

  • Comment 16, posted at 11.12.16 13:07:04 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 15) : @Dancing Bear (Comment 16) : hahaha ja nogal all he needs is a Ford Cortina 3l Interceptor

  • Comment 17, posted at 20.12.16 02:02:17 by JD Reply
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