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SARU welcomes pioneering Women’s Sevens Series
October 12, 2012
The South African Rugby Union (SARU) has welcomed the inclusion of the SA Women’s team as one of six invited teams that will take their place alongside the core sides for the inaugural leg of the first ever IRB Women's Sevens World Series (WSWS).

The ground-breaking Women’s Series, which kicks off in Dubai on November 30-December 1, is set to take place in four global destinations, underscoring the IRB's commitment to the on-going growth and development of Women's Rugby around the world.

It is expected that the series will grow in future years with an eye on the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

South Africa, Brazil, China, France, Russia and Spain will join core teams Australia, Canada, England, Netherlands, New Zealand and USA at the historic first event, which will run parallel to the men’s version at The Sevens ground in Dubai.

The WSWS will then split off from the men’s series as it forges its own following and identity, with later rounds taking place in USA (Houston), China (Guangzhou) and Netherlands (Amsterdam).

Mahlubi Puzi, the SARU Senior Manager for Women’s Rugby, said SARU welcomed the inclusion of the SA female team in the first WSWS tournament. “We are delighted to be part of this historic event in Dubai. This tournament and the other planned events will give our girls much needed playing opportunities.

“We have played in only one tournament since the 2009 Sevens World Cup in Dubai, so we are therefore absolutely delighted to be part of the Dubai event and also grateful to the IRB for launching this pioneering initiative,” said Puzi.

He added SA Sevens Women will be in action in a warm-up tournament in China at the end of October to help them in their preparations for the Dubai event.

According to the IRB, the teams invited to compete in the other legs of the series will be announced in due course.

IRB Women’s Sevens World Series

Round 1 – UAE: Dubai, November 30 – December 1, 2012 – 7he Sevens Stadium

Round 2 – USA: Houston, Texas, 1-2 February, 2013 - BBVA Compass Stadium

Round 3 – China: Guangzhou, 30-31 March 2013 - Guangzhou University Town Stadium

Round 4 – Netherlands: Amsterdam, 17-18 May 2013 - NRCA Stadium

Rugby World Cup Sevens, Moscow, June 28-30 2013

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
Inter Provincial Women A
Saturday, August 01 2015
15:00 - EP vs KZN
NMMU Missionvale Campus, PE
Inter Provincial Women B
15:00 - Valke vs Golden Lions
Isak Steyl Stadium
SA Schools 2015
Friday, August 07 2015
12:00 - South Africa U18 A vs Italy U18
City Park Stadium, Cape Town
14:00 - England U18 vs France U18
City Park Stadium, Cape Town
Absa Currie Cup Premier Division
15:30 - ORC Griquas vs DHL Western Province
Griqua Park, Kimberley
SA Schools 2015
16:00 - South Africa U18 vs Wales U18
City Park Stadium, Cape Town
Absa Currie Cup Premier Division
18:00 - Steval Pumas vs Cell C Sharks
Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Absa Under 19 Competition
Saturday, August 08 2015
00:00 - Leopards U19 vs Western Province U19
Profert Olen Park, Potch
00:00 - Eastern Province U19 vs Golden Lions U19
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE
00:00 - Free State U19 vs Blue Bulls U19
Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein

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