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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
     
Castle Lager Outgoing Tour
Saturday, November 29 2014
16:30 - Wales vs South Africa
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
HSBC Sevens World Series Dubai
Friday, December 05 2014
07:00 - South Africa vs Portugal
7he Sevens, Dubai
07:22 - Wales vs Canada
7he Sevens, Dubai
07:44 - Fiji vs France
7he Sevens, Dubai
08:06 - Argentina vs Brazil
7he Sevens, Dubai
08:30 - Samoa vs Scotland
7he Sevens, Dubai
08:52 - New Zealand vs Japan
7he Sevens, Dubai
09:14 - England vs USA
7he Sevens, Dubai
09:36 - Australia vs Kenya
7he Sevens, Dubai
10:00 - South Africa vs Canada
7he Sevens, Dubai

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