SASCOC names Women Sevens for Commonwealth Games

Posted on Jan 30 2018 - 6:03pm by admin

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

 

After being excluded from all five Commonwealth Games where Rugby Sevens featured, the Women’s game will debut at the 2018 Games in the Gold Coast, Australia.

The previous Games where the Men’s Sevens were played included:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1998)

Manchester, England (2002)

Melbourne, Australia (2006)

Delhi, India (2010)

Glasgow, Scotland (2014)

The full Team South Africa, including the Women Rugby 7s side is:

Aquatics:

Swimming
Women: Erin Gallagher, Tatjana Schoenmaker, Dune Coetzee, Kate Beavon, Kaylene Corbett, Emily Visagie, Marlies Ross, Nathania van Niekerk, Kristin Bellingan, Mariella Venter, Emma Chelius.
Men: Ayrton Sweeney, Cameron van der Burgh, Chad le Clos, Jarryd Baxter, Brad Tandy, Brent Szurdoki, Martin Binedell, Ryan Coetzee, Eben Vorster, Luan Grobbelaar, Calvyn Justus, Michael Houlie.

Para-swimming: Christian Sadie, Kaleb van der Merwe

Diving: Nicole Gillis, Micaela Bouter, Julia Vincent

Athletics:

Women: Caster Semenya, Sunette Viljoen, Wenda Nel.
Men: Akani Simbine, Antonio Alkana, Constant Pretorius, LJ van Zyl, Lebogang Shange, Wayne Snyman, Luvo Manyonga, Ruswahl Samaai, Phil-Mar Janse van Rensburg, Breyton Poole.

Para-athletics
Women: Juanelie Meijer. Men: Ndodomzi Ntutu, Hilton Langenhoven, Dyan Buis, Charl du Toit, Union Sekailwe, Reinhardt Hamman, Juanre Jenkinson.

Badminton:

Women: Elsie de Villiers, Johanita Scholtz and Michelle Butler-Emmett.
Men: Bongani von Bodenstein, Cameron Coetzer and Prakash Vijayanath.

Boxing:

Siyabulela Mphongoshi and Sinethemba Blom.

Cycling:

Road Women: Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio. Men: Willie Smit, Nicholas Dlamini, Clint Hendricks, Brendon Davids.

Track
Women: Charlene du Preez, Elfriede Wolfaardt, Ilze Bole, Danielle van Niekerk, Adelia Neethling.
Men: Steven van Heerden, Nolan Hoffmann, David Maree, Joshua van Wyk, Gert Fouchè.

Mountain Biking
Women: Mariske Strauss, Cherie Redecker. Men: Alan Hatherly.

Hockey:

Men: Gowan Jones, Siyavuya Nolutshungu, Daniel Bell, Jethro Eustice, Gareth Heyns, Tyson Dlungwana, Austin Smith, Daniel Sibbald, Timothy Drummond, Reza Rosenburg, Ryan Julius, Owen Mvimbi, Clinton Panther, Nqobile Ntuli, Abdud-Dayaan Cassiem, Keenan Horne, Tevin Kok, Ryan Crowe.
Women: Phumelela Mbande, Nicole la Fleur, Erin Hunter, Nicole Walraven, Lisa-Marie Deetlefs, Celia Evans, Nicolene Terblanche, Shelley Jones, Quanita Bobbs, Kristen Paton, Ilse Davids, Stephanie Baxter, Ongeziwe Mali, Dirkie Chamberlain, Candice Manuel, Sulette Damons, Jade Mayne, Bernadette Coston.

Lawn Bowls:

Women: Elma Davis, Esme Kruger, Nicolene Neal, Colleen Piketh, Johanna Snyman.
Men: Gerald Baker, Petrus Breitenbach, Jason Evans, Josephus Jacobs, Morgan Muvhango.

Para-Lawn Bowls:
Women: Princess Schroeder. Director: Annatjie van Rooyen.
Men: Tobias Botha, Willem Viljoen, Christopher Patton, Philippus Walker.
Director: Graham Ward.

Netball:

Bongiwe Msomi, Karla Pretorius, Erin Burger, Izette Griesel, Maryka Holtzhausen, Danelle Lochner, Phumza Maweni, Precious Mthembu, Shadine van der Merwe, Ine-Mari Venter, Zanele Vimbela, Lenize Potgieter.

Rugby Sevens:

Men: To be announced at the end of February.

Women: Nadine Roos, Eloise Webb, Unathi Mali, Rights Mkhari, Zintle Mpupha, Veroeshka Grain, Zenay Jordaan, Marithy Pienaar, Mathrin Simmers, Christelene Steinhobel, Chane Stadler, Zinthle Ndawonde.

Shooting:

Bartholomeus Pienaar, Pierre Basson, Arno Haasbroek, André du Toit.

Triathlon:

Women: Gillian Sanders and Simone Ackermann. Men: Richard Murray, Henri Schoeman and Wian Sullwald.

Weightlifting:

Johanni Taljaard, Mona Pretorius and Celestie Engelbrecht

Wrestling:

Jan Louwrens Combrinck, Terry van Rensburg, Johannes Botha, Michael Gaitskill, Martin Erasmus.

Para-Powerlifting:

Ricardo Fitzpatrick.

Para-Table Tennis:

Theo Cogill

The 2018 Commonwealth Games will hosted by the Gold Coast, Australia.

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