South Africa triumph in opening World Rugby Sevens Series event in Dubai

South Africa won the Dubai Rugby Sevens for the second straight year
Canadian rugby 7s women drop bronze match at World Series
Author

03 December, 2017

Kenya Sevens have qualified for today's Dubai Sevens Main Cup quarter-final after beating Uganda 29-14 in a physical decisive final Group A match at The Sevens Stadium, last evening.

Attentions now turn to South Africa for round two of the Sevens World Series, with less than a week's recovery time before they do it all again in Cape Town.

The second half saw Rosko Specman sent to the bin in the first minute of the second half and New Zealand immediately forced their way back into the match with two tries in two minutes through Andrew Knewstubb and captain, Scott Curry, one of which was converted to take the score to 19-12.

But in the dying embers‚ Tim Agaba drove over from close range to seal with win and secure the Blitzboks the maximum 22 log points.

The Kiwis had remained unbeaten in pool play and through the quarter and semi- finals at the season-opening Dubai Sevens, but never really recovered from a storming South African start in the final.

The conversion sailed over to put New Zealand 7-5 up, while England lost Mitchell with an injury.

South Africa held off a New Zealand fightback to triumph in the final
South Africa held off a New Zealand fightback to triumph in the final

"We kind of let them back into the game", said Snyman.

The second World Series tournament begins next weekend in Cape Town.

"We deliberately didn't put the guys into anything like this in pre-season as it's such a long season for us so it was always going to be a little bit of a risk".

"We want to focus on our processes and it we leave the result and result doesn't go our way then we're still happy".

It was the World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year 2016 Seabelo Senatla who showed his tactical awareness for the Blitzboks second, ripping the ball out of a ruck on the Fiji 10 metre line and slipping through the defence untouched.

"It's easy to play well in a team as good as this‚" Smith said.

Matic limps off for Manchester United against Watford
Young was once touted to leave Old Trafford but publicly stated his desire to stay and fight for his place. Soon afterwards, Richarlison's header rattled the crossbar.


Harvey Weinstein's god-like status stopped me speaking out, British accuser says
Harvey Weinstein's latest accuser just held a news conference in which she described the alleged sexual attack in a hotel room. Weinstein spokesperson is still keen on claiming that "any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr.


Terror designation a way to hike North Korea pressure
In mid-October, Trump turned down any diplomatic approach towards the DPRK in a message on his Twitter account. Now there are three countries designated under these authorities: Iran, Sudan, and Syria.



More news


  • Amazon tool lets anyone create AR, VR experience

    Amazon tool lets anyone create AR, VR experience

    It features a user friendly editor , which can be used to drag and drop 3D objects and characters into scenes. An example of how publishers can use the new video tools unveiled by Amazon Web Services at re:Invent 2017.
    Students May Have Worked Overtime Illegally To Assemble iPhone X

    Students May Have Worked Overtime Illegally To Assemble iPhone X

    Apple admits that high school students interning at Foxconn worked beyond their legal hours on the iPhone X production lines. Apple confirmed that an audit revealed illegal overtime by student interns, but denied that they were forced to participate.
    Trump, Putin discuss Syria in lengthy phone call

    Trump, Putin discuss Syria in lengthy phone call

    Trump and Putin spoke informally several times earlier this month when they attended a summit in Vietnam. Trump and Putin have had some success on Syria, brokering a ceasefire in southwest Syria last summer.
  • 'Red warning' to airlines over Bali volcano

    'Red warning' to airlines over Bali volcano

    Bali is a popular tourist destination for many in the region, with thousands traveling to the island for end of year celebrations. During its last eruption in 1963 it left more than 1,000 people dead and destroyed several villages.
    New Pixel Launcher update brings newer features to first generation Pixel smartphones

    New Pixel Launcher update brings newer features to first generation Pixel smartphones

    Google took to its support forums yesterday to talk about a new feature which is already rolling out to Pixel smartphones. Using all these data the built-in model will personalize the prediction for how long exactly the battery will go.
    Fight shuts down Alabama mall on Thanksgiving night

    Fight shuts down Alabama mall on Thanksgiving night

    A number of arrests were made after the brawl, though reports did not disclose who was arrested and what charges they might face. Police were still interviewing witnesses on Friday, but they did not identify a suspect or disclose a motive for the attack.
  • Turkish manufacturing grows for ninth straight month: Index

    Turkish manufacturing grows for ninth straight month: Index

    Sterling rose briefly against the dollar after the PMI showed surging orders at home and from Europe's recovering economy. A man works on the production line at the Toyota factory in Derby, central England, March 7, 2011.
    Donald Trump Slams CNN International, Touts Loony Conspiracy Website

    Donald Trump Slams CNN International, Touts Loony Conspiracy Website

    The president attacked the news network, particularly its global arm, in a tweet calling it "fake news". This week, the Department of Justice challenged a merger between AT&T and Time Warner , which owns CNN .
    UCLA hires Chip Kelly

    UCLA hires Chip Kelly

    He was sacked in 2015 and subsequently coached one season with the San Francisco 49ers before being let go after a 2-14 record. His stint in San Francisco lasted just one season before he was sacked .
  • North Korea says USA  terror sponsor label a 'serious provocation'

    North Korea says USA terror sponsor label a 'serious provocation'

    North Korean leaders and state media have said North Korea will not negotiate its nuclear program. Lately there has been some increased rhetoric regarding the continued situation in North Korea.

    Juventus 0 Barcelona 0: Messi benched but Valverde´s men in last 16

    Champions League - Follow the Football match between Juventus and FC Barcelona live with Eurosport. Second-placed Juventus trail La Liga leaders Barca by three points in the group.
    5 criminals arrested after brief encounter in Delhi

    5 criminals arrested after brief encounter in Delhi

    At least five criminals were arrested by Delhi and Punjab police in a shootout at Dwarka Mor Metro Pillar 768 on Tuesday morning. The Punjab Police today received a tip-off about the presence of notorious criminal Deepak alias Tinu alias Ravi in the house.