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Slow start for SA teams in Los Angeles

It was a slow start for respective South African teams at the HSBC SVNS Los Angeles on the opening day of action at Dignity Health Sports Club on Friday evening (Saturday morning SA time), with both the Springbok Sevens and Springbok Women’s Sevens conceding defeat.


When rugby conversations turn civil and mechanical

South Africa’s two senior national sevens teams are easy in each other's company – after all, the men and women share the same training facility in Stellenbosch and although their schedules don't necessarily align, there are times where they will share a meal or walk to and from the training field together.

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Irish inconsistency helps South African challenge

Vodacom Bulls coach Jake White was unequivocal ahead of his team’s massive Vodacom United Rugby Championship derby against the DHL Stormers about the mission his men face – he wants them to finish in the top two and thus give themselves a good chance of hosting a final.

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Pressure on in penultimate derby round in SA

All four South African teams will be feeling the pressure when they take the field on Saturday in the second Vodacom United Rugby Championship Origin Round as the competition for places in the quarter-final heats up with eight pool rounds remaining – while the SA Shield can be decided in Pretoria.


Mental preparation, detail and consistency key in LA

It is a new week and a new opportunity for the Springbok Sevens this weekend in the fifth tournament of the 2024 season and for Blitzbok head coach Sandile Ngcobo, the HSBC SVNS Los Angeles cannot come soon enough.