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Blitzboks off to a flyer
October 28, 2017
The Springbok Sevens team started the Assupol International Sevens tournament at the Markotter Stadium in Stellenbosch on a positive note, beating England Academy 24-5 in their opening match.

The Blitzboks named a group of 16 players for the tournament, to be played on Saturday and Sunday and coach Neil Powell gave a number of SA Rugby Sevens Academy regulars a first taste of international sevens rugby, including local Maties player, Michal Haznar.

Most importantly for coach Powell was the return to play of Justin Geduld, with the inspirational playmaker showing no signs of being out of action since March with a foot injury.

The South Africans scored two tries in each half and conceded one late in the first half.

Scorers:

Tries: Ryan Oosthuizen (2), Marco Labuschange, Siviwe Soyizwapi. Conversions: Justin Geduld, Branco du Preez.

In their second match, against Namibia, the South Africans started impressively, with Michal Haznar, on debut at this tournament, dotting down in the first minute.

A hat-trick by Siviwe Soyizwapi helped the side to a 46-7 win, with Sako Makata, Dewald Human and Impi Visser getting on the score sheet.

Scorers:

Dewald Human, Siviwe Soyizwapi (3), Impi Visser, Sako Makata, Justin Geduld, Michal Haznar. Conversions: Justin Geduld (2), Rosko Specman.

In their final match of the day, against Scotland, another hat-trick by Siviwe Soyizwapi and a five-pointer to Philip Snyman eased them into a 22-10 win over the European side.

The home side scored two quick tries to jump into a 10 point lead but conceded one just before the break.

In the second half, Soyizwapi finished off some stellar build-up play on his inside, while Scotland scored just before the final whistle.

Scorers:

Tries: Siviwe Soyizwapi (3), Philip Snyman. Conversion: Dewald Human

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FNB Varsity Cup
Monday, February 19 2018
18:30 - FNB Maties vs FNB CUT
Danie Craven Stadium
Monday, February 26 2018
16:45 - FNB Wits vs FNB Maties
Wits Rugby Stadium
18:30 - FNB Ikeys vs FNB UP Tuks
UCT Rugby Fields
18:30 - FNB Madibaz vs FNB NWU
NMU Stadium
19:00 - FNB Shimlas vs FNB UJ
Xerox Shimla Park
Monday, March 05 2018
16:45 - FNB UP Tuks vs FNB NWU
Tuks Stadium
18:30 - FNB UJ vs FNB Madibaz
UJ Stadium
18:30 - FNB CUT vs FNB Wits
CUT Rugby Stadium
19:00 - FNB Maties vs FNB Ikeys
Danie Craven Stadium
Monday, March 12 2018
16:45 - FNB Wits vs FNB UJ
Wits Rugby Stadium

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