South Africa women's national rugby sevens team

The South Africa women's national rugby sevens team competes at events within the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series and was a core team for 2014–15 season. They first played in the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens, and also competed in the IRB Women's Sevens Challenge Cup in the 2011–12 season.

South Africa
UnionSouth African Rugby Union
Coach(es)Paul Delport
Captain(s)Mathrin Simmers and Christelene Steinhobel
Team kit
World Cup Sevens
Appearances2 (First in 2009)
Best resultSemi-finals(2009) Rugby World Cup Sevens
South Africa at the 2012 Dubai Women's 7s

South Africa did not qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics despite winning the 2015 Women's Africa Cup Sevens because the South African Olympic Committee (SASCOC) rules states that teams cannot qualify by winning continental titles.[1] As in 2016, South Africa missed Tokyo 2020 for the same reason.[2]

Tournament HistoryEdit

Rugby World Cup SevensEdit

Rugby World Cup Sevens
Year Round Position Pld W L D
  2009 Semifinalists   5 3 2 0
  2013 Bowl Quarterfinalists 13th 4 1 3 0
  2018 14th 4 1 3 0
  2022 Qualified as host
Total 0 Titles 2/2 9 4 5 0

Commonwealth GamesEdit

Commonwealth Games
Year Round Position Pld W L D
  2018 8th 5 0 5 0
Total 0 Titles 0/0 0 0 0 0

Women's Africa Cup SevensEdit

Women's Africa Cup Sevens
Year Round Position Pld W L D
2013 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0
2014 Champions 1st 5 5 0 0
2015 Champions 1st 6 6 0 0
2016 Champions 1st 5 5 0 0
2017 Champions 1st 6 6 0 0
Total 5 Titles 5/5 26 26 0 0

2012 London SevensEdit

Group A

Nation Won Drawn Lost For Against
  England 3 0 0 89 5
  South Africa 2 0 1 49 51
  Brazil 1 0 2 36 83
  Kazakhstan 0 0 3 31 66

Quarter-finals

SquadEdit

Previous SquadsEdit

  • Megan Comley
  • Phumeza Gadu
  • Veroeshka Grain (c)
  • Jacqueline Kriel
  • Unathi Mali
  • Zintle Mpupha
  • Marithy Pienaar
  • Nadine Roos
  • Mathrin Simmers
  • Chane Stadler
  • Christelene Steinhoebel
  • Eloise Webb

  • Sunelle Barnard
  • Lorinda Brown
  • Kirsten Conrad
  • Phumeza Gadu
  • Rachelle Geldenhuys
  • Nosiphiwo Goda
  • Veroeshka Grain
  • Zenay Jordaan (c)
  • Jacqueline Kriel
  • Sinazo Nobele
  • Marithy Pienaar
  • Fundiswa Plaatjie
  • Mathrin Simmers
  • Zaandre Theron

  • Mandisa Williams
  • Ziyanda Tywaleni
  • Nwabisa Ngxatu
  • Nolusindiso Booi
  • Sinazo Nobele
  • Lamla Momoti
  • Zandile Nojoko
  • Phumeza Gadu
  • Zenay Jordaan
  • Aimee Barrett
  • Janine Felix
  • Cherne Roberts

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SA women's sevens denied Rio berth". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2021-10-26.
  2. ^ "Rugby Africa wishes the South African and Kenyan rugby sevens teams well during the Tokyo Olympics". Africanews. 2021-07-26. Retrieved 2021-10-26.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Dubai Sevens: Women's team profiles". World Rugby. 28 November 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  4. ^ World Rugby.org (7 May 2015). "World Cup duo back to boost England women". Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  5. ^ "SA Women eye more improvement in London". South African Rugby Union. 10 May 2012. Archived from the original on 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.

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