Blitzbokke forward Dylan Sage will leave the sevens setup to join the Pretoria based Blue Bulls ahead of the Currie Cup season. Sage’s last engagement with the Blitzboks was their Rugby World Cup Sevens campaign in San Francisco, where they finished third by beating Fiji.
A back in the 15’s game, Sage has been used as a forward by coach Neil Powell and has become one of the mainstays of South Africa’s 7’s side. He was part of the Dream Team named for the 2017 HSBC World Sevens series- the only South African in it (the Blitzbokke won the series by pipping Fiji to the title)
Sage, the grandson of former Springbok Doug Hopwood, is not the only Blitzbok leaving the sevens after the 2018 7’s RWC. Ruhan Nel is also moving on, but to the Cape Town based Stormers. Neither the Stormers nor the Bulls were able to make the Super Rugby playoffs this year. Continue reading “Dylan Sage Bulls 2018- Blitzbok to move to Blue Bulls”
Here is Sevuloni Mocenacagi’s red card vs the Blitzbokke in the final of the Las Vegas sevens. From the kick off, Mocenacagi attempted to compete for the ball but took out Kok in the air and the Stormers back took offence to the act. Mocenacagi was sent off by the referee and Fiji went on to lose the game to South Africa Continue reading “Sevuloni Mocenacagi Red Card Vegas Sevens Final 2017- Mocenacagi vs Werner Kok Video South Africa Fiji”
Seabelo Senatla became South Africa’s record try scorer in rugby sevens when he scored his 180th try in the Wellington 7’s final against Fiji. South Africa won 26-5 to clinch their first 7’s title in New Zealand since 2002.
Senatla’s 180th try means that he broke the long standing record of Fabian Juries, who previously headed the list with 179.
Senatla also won Player of the Final at the Welly 7’s and topped HSBC’s performance tracker for the tournament ahead of Pouli Teaupa and Billy Odhiambo. Continue reading “Most Rugby Sevens Tries for South Africa- Blitzbokke record holder Senatla”
The groups for the 2016 Rio Olympics Rugby 7’s tournament have been made, with the 12 competing teams divided into four groups of 3 each.
Spain’s reward for shocking Samoa and qualifying are games with South Africa, France and Australia in Group B.
Group A contains HSBC sevens winners Fiji, emerging powerhouse United States and South American sides Argentina and Brazil.
Group C sees New Zealand, Great Britain, Kenya and Japan drawn together.
The South African rugby sevens (Blitbzokke) team’s newest debutant Dylan Sage, who made his bow in the just concluded 2015 Cape Town 7’s, is the grandson of legendary Bok No.8 Doug Hopwood, who played 22 tests for the national side, and made his name on their tour to the UK in 1961. Hopwood had three children (one son, two daughters) and worked for South African Breweries after his retirement
Both Sage and Hopwood are Wynberg (WBHS) alumni. Continue reading “Dylan Sage Doug Hopwood related- newest Blitzbok is Bok No.8’s grandson”