The SA Rugby Sevens Academy on Sunday won the Howard Hinton Sevens in Tours, France, by defeating a New Zealand Select 22-7 in the final to round off a great week for SA Rugby’s sevens programme.

Last Sunday, the Springbok Sevens team were crowned HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series champions and on Sunday the feeder system proved efficient as well, with the Academy side winning in Tours.


SA Rugby Sevens Academy manager, Marius Schoeman, was pretty pleased with the performance and determination of his squad. ‘We played against a very good team from New Zealand in the final and won well, so it was pretty pleasing, even more so because we did it with such a young squad. It was their first tournament of the year, so they had to learn quickly,’ Schoeman said.

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