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Disappointing finish for SA Select Women in Hokkaido
September 10, 2017
The SA Select Women’s Sevens on Sunday finished the Hokkaido Invitational in Japan on a disappointing note as they suffered defeats in both their matches to finish the tournament in the eighth position.

The team faced a tough challenge in the Plate semi-final against the Hokkaido Barbarians in their opening match on Sunday at the Hokkaido Barbarians Jozankei Ground and went down 19-0 as they battled to match the home team physically and to use their opportunities on attack.

Their hopes of finishing the tournament on a high note in the seventh and eighth place playoff were also dashed as the Diana Barbarians dominated to earn a 22-0 victory.

The Canada Maple Leafs defeated Japan Women’s 7s Development in the final to win the title.

Commenting on the tournament SA Select Women’s Sevens coach Jongi Nokwe said: “It was always going to be a challenging tournament for us given the young team we brought over and our limited preparation time, but I am pleased with the attitude the players showed.

“The players will take a lot of lessons from the tournament both on and off the field, with the main one from a match perspective being that one has to front up physically in every game.”

SA Select Women’s Sevens Hokkaido Invitational Sevens day one results:

Hokkaido Barbarians 19-0 SA Select (Plate Semi-final)
Diana Barbarians 22-0 SA Select (7th/8th place-playoff)

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FNB Varsity Cup
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
18:30 - FNB CUT vs FNB UP Tuks
CUT Rugby Stadium

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