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Springbok Sevens on track for fourth title
May 11, 2013
The Springbok Sevens team will face hosts England on Sunday in the Cup quarter-finals of the Marriott London Sevens tournament after a historic day for captain Frankie Horne.

The BlitzBokke skipper participated in a world record 50th consecutive tournament appearance in the HSBC World Sevens Series on Saturday, which saw his side securing early wins over Australia and France in pool A of the competition to secure a spot in the Cup quarter-finals of the last tournament of the 2012/13 series.

The South Africans edged out Australia 5-0 in their opening match and then rallied late to beat France 17-14 to remain on track for a third consecutive tournament win in the series.

A 12-19 defeat to USA in their final pool match ended a 13 match winning streak, but it was still a remarkable day to Horne and his team, who could win a fourth title on Sunday following tournament wins in Las Vegas, Tokyo and Glasgow, with the last two consecutive.

Four new players were jetted in after the Scottish win last weekend and one of them, Cecil Afrika, provided the spark against France. Trailing with less than a minute the go, the highly rated former IRB Sevens Player of the Year scored the winning try.

“We just needed to survive on day one and we did that. I am pleased with our effort and although we have a tough clash against England in front of their home crowd tomorrow, we have shown in the last couple of tournaments that we have the right attitude and mentality when it comes to play-off matches,” coach Paul Treu said.

South Africa plays England at 12h34 on Sunday.

New Zealand will play Argentina, Fiji faces Kenya and Australia will play USA in the other Cup quarters.

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
Absa Under 19 Competition
Friday, September 19 2014
15:00 - Golden Lions U19 vs Sharks U19
Ellis Park, Johannesburg
15:00 - Border U19 vs Griquas U19
BCM Stadium, East London
Absa Under 21 Competition
16:40 - Golden Lions U21 vs Sharks U21
Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Absa Currie Cup First Division
17:00 - Border Bulldogs vs Leopards
BCM Stadium, East London
Inter Provincial Women A 1
19:00 - Border vs Western Province
BCM Stadium, East London
Absa Currie Cup Premier Division
19:10 - Xerox Golden Lions vs Steval Pumas
Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Absa Under 19 Competition
Saturday, September 20 2014
10:45 - WP U19 vs EP Kings U19
City Park Stadium, Cape Town
11:00 - Leopards U19 vs Blue Bulls U19
Profert Olen Park, Potch
11:00 - SWD U19 vs Boland U19
Outeniqua Park, George
11:20 - Valke U19 vs Griffons U19
Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park

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