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Top teams too strong for Springbok Women’s Sevens
April 13, 2018
The Springbok Women's Sevens team on Friday went down to top-ranked Canada and New Zealand on the opening day of the Rugby Sevens event at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

The South Africans opened their campaign against Canada, who won bronze at the 2016 Olympic Games, and struggled to cope with the intensity. The Canadians raced away to a 24-0 lead at the break. The Women Boks played much better in the second half of the match, conceding only once to lose 29-0.

Against current HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series champions, New Zealand, it was more of the same. South Africa battled to get their hands on the ball and deliver sustained attacks, while New Zealand managed to break the defensive line much easier. The Kiwis won 41-0 after leading 22-0 at the break.

South Africa face Kenya in their final pool match on Saturday. They met their fellow Africans twice in Hong Kong last weekend during the World Series qualifiers, with both sides winning one game each, which means that Saturday’s encounter should again be a tight affair. Kick-off is at 04h27 (SA time).

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
Castle Lager Incoming Series
Saturday, June 23 2018
17:05 - South Africa vs England
Newlands Rugby Stadium, Cape Town
The Castle Lager Rugby Championship
Saturday, August 18 2018
17:05 - South Africa vs Argentina
Jonsson Kings Park, Durban
Saturday, August 25 2018
21:10 - Argentina vs South Africa
Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza
Saturday, September 08 2018
12:05 - Australia vs South Africa
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday, September 15 2018
09:35 - New Zealand vs South Africa
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Saturday, September 29 2018
17:05 - South Africa vs Australia
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE
Saturday, October 06 2018
17:05 - South Africa vs New Zealand
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Castle Lager Outgoing Tour
Friday, November 02 2018
00:00 - England vs South Africa
Twickenham, London
Saturday, November 10 2018
00:00 - France vs South Africa
Stade de France, Paris
Saturday, November 17 2018
00:00 - Scotland vs South Africa
Murrayfield, Edinburgh

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