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Premier wants stadium renamed in Van Niekerk’s honour

Posted on: Sep 28 2016 - 5:57pm | Comments Off on Premier wants stadium renamed in Van Niekerk’s honour
In: General Rugby News
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Wayde Van Niekerk was a special guest of the BlitzBokke at last year's inaugural CapeTown7s (Picture Credit: Mike Jansen)

Wednesday, 28 September 2016   Reports in the Cape Town media on Wednesday have it that the Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille has written to Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille, proposing the renaming of the Green Point Athletics Stadium in honour of South Africa’s World and Olympic Champion Wayde van Niekerk. Van Niekerk, who is the cousin of the Springbok Sevens’ Olympic-medalist Cheslin Kolbe, is a huge supporter of the BlitzBokke and was a special guest at last year’s inaugural Cape Town Sevens tournament. He is the reigning  400m World- and Olympic champion while enjoying the honour of being the first person in world athletics history to run faster than 10 seconds for the 100 metres, 20 seconds for the 200...

Uganda clinches Dubai7s spot

Posted on: Sep 25 2016 - 1:24am | Comments Off on Uganda clinches Dubai7s spot
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Uganda's Men's Sevens team celebrate winning the AfricaCup and clinching a spot at the 2016 Dubai7s (Picture Credit: Rugby Afrique)

Saturday, 24 September 2016   The Ugandan Men’s Sevens team on Saturday caused an upset when they qualified for the 16th spot and wild card entry to the 2016 Dubai Sevens. Uganda was crowned AfricaCup7s...

New Zealand's Waikato beat the SA Select Women's Sevens team at the 2016 Sapporo Sevens.
(Picture Credit: Rich Freeman)

LadyBlitzBokke takes 3rd place at Sapporo7s

Saturday, 24 September 2016   Played five, won four; so reads the SA Select Women’s Sevens team’s tournament scoresheet at this weekend’s Sapporo Sevens on Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido. The team continued their fine form since the start of their 2016/2017 season after winning the Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens in Zimbabwe...

Wayde Van Niekerk was a special guest of the BlitzBokke at last year's inaugural CapeTown7s (Picture Credit: Mike Jansen)
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Premier wants stadium renamed in Van Niekerk’s honour

Wednesday, 28 September 2016   Reports in the Cape Town media on Wednesday have it that the Premier of the Western Cape, Helen...

Uganda's Men's Sevens team celebrate winning the AfricaCup and clinching a spot at the 2016 Dubai7s (Picture Credit: Rugby Afrique)
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Uganda clinches Dubai7s spot

Saturday, 24 September 2016   The Ugandan Men’s Sevens team on Saturday caused an upset when they qualified for the 16th...

The SA Select Women's Sevens team vs Australia's Queensland on Day1 of the 2016 Sapporo Sevens (Picture Credit: Rich Freeman)
Posted on: Sep 24 2016 - 6:44am | Comments Off on LadyBlitzBokke into Sapporo7s Cup Semis
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LadyBlitzBokke into Sapporo7s Cup Semis

Friday 23 September 2016   The SA Select Women on Friday booked their place in the Cup semi-final of the Sapporp Sevens in Hokkaido, Japan with convincing victories in all three...

World Rugby appoints first General Manager (Women’s Rugby)

Katy Sadleir, World Rugby's first-ever General Manager: Women's Rugby

Wednesday, 21 September 2016   World Rugby has appointed its first-ever General Manager for Women’s Rugby after an extensive recruitment process. Catherine Anne Grant (Katie) Sadleir, who represented New Zealand at the 1984 Olympic Games and won a medal at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in synchronised swimming, will take up the new role on 1 November, 2016. Sadleir joins with...

Uganda's Men's Sevens team celebrate winning the AfricaCup and clinching a spot at the 2016 Dubai7s (Picture Credit: Rugby Afrique)

Uganda clinches Dubai7s spot

Saturday, 24 September 2016   The Ugandan Men’s Sevens team on Saturday caused an upset when they qualified for...