South Africa National Rugby Union Team

Brown cleared to lead Springboks

South Africa captain Kyle Brown has been passed fit and will lead the Springboks to what coach Paul Treu described as 'the toughest and most competitive' Hong Kong Sevens in history.

Friday, 16 March, 2012, 12:00am

Awesome Afrika delivers success on a Plate for SA

Cecil Afrika atoned for perhaps the only mistake he made in the tournament with a dominant display in the Plate final against Australia to give South Africa their second sevens trophy in succession.

28 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Soweto orphans sow seeds of hope

For most people heading to the Sevens from overseas, getting here means simply buying a sevens ticket, an air ticket and getting on a plane.

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Aussies find fault with 42-point victory

After a disciplined, impressive 42-0 romp against the always competitive Zimbabwe, you might have thought Australia coach Michael O'Connor would have had little cause for complaint. Not a bit of it.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

'More than a game, on a day I'll never forget'

The mood of South Africa at the time of the 1995 Rugby World Cup was unbelievable. Although I moved to Hong Kong from South Africa in 1987, I flew back to experience the magic from the quarter-finals.

As depicted in Invictus, the whole country got behind the Springboks. The mood on the streets was incredible. It truly was more than a rugby match, and the movie captured that.

28 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Rwandan rookies win praise from top stars

Rave reviews and an open invitation to play at the Cape Town Tens awaited Rwanda after a glorious debut performance at the Kowloon RugbyFest at King's Park yesterday.

Only a try from former Hong Kong flyhalf Justin Temara prevented Rwanda from a dream finish as they narrowly lost the Plate final, 7-0 to the ARC All-Stars.

25 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Boks battered, bruised but still full of belief

South Africa moved into the Cup quarter-finals after a mixed bag of performances, but it was a crucial injury that may have had the biggest impact on their chances of winning their first Sevens crown.

29 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Fatigued Boks avert repeat of Melbourne meltdown

Wales attempted another valiant comeback against South Africa yesterday, but lightning never strikes twice, and a repeat of the drama seen at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne didn't occur.

2 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Springbok great sees a great future for simplified code

Legendary South Africa captain Morne du Plessis firmly believes sevens is the format to 'take rugby to the people' and will soon become an Olympic sport.

Du Plessis, one of South Africa's greatest players and leaders, said on the first day of the sevens that the abbreviated form of the game was the best means to promote rugby around the world.

1 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Johnny stunned to see his name above Serevi in scoring stats

Chinese captain Johnny Zhang Zhiqiang, leading points scorer at the Hong Kong Sevens since it became part of the IRB series, said he was 'very surprised' to see his name above the likes of Fijian maestro Waisale Serevi when he peered at the statistics that were presented to him yesterday morning.

1 Apr 2006 - 12:00am


THIS WEEK IN HISTORY - August 22, 1998

Springbok captain Gary Teichmann hoists the trophy after South Africa seal their first Tri-Nations triumph At Ellis Park, comprehensively outplaying Australia to win 29-15.

21 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Ella 'proud' of his young Aussie battlers

Two-times World Cup finalists Australia came close to scoring a shock victory over rivals New Zealand, going down 24-20 in their epic semi-final.

Following a dramatic 15-14 victory over South Africa in the quarter-finals, the young Aussie side coached by former sevens star Glen Ella showed typical battling spirit against the Kiwis.

21 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Bounce back in Springboks' step

South Africans escape a trip to the plate competition with hard-fought victory over Argentina

South Africa leapt straight back into cup contention with one of the hardest-fought wins of the tournament when they defeated group favourites Argentina 12-5, thanks to a late try by captain Jaco Pretorius.

20 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Frozen in Time

The bookies get it right again - as England, 8-1-on favourites, inflict the biggest hiding South Africa have experienced in their proud rugby union history, a whopping 53-3 scoreline, to complete a sweep of the southern hemisphere's leading trio in successive matches at fortress Twickenham.

14 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Sports Quiz

1: Why was the Olympic marathon distance set at 26 miles and 385 yards?

2: How many years did it take golfing great Ben Hogan to win eight Majors?

3: Michael Johnson became the first man to win the 200m and 400m in the same Olympics at which Games?

4: Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in 1962 against which basketball team?

28 Mar 2004 - 12:00am