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SA Select Women go down in Dubai International Invitational final
November 30, 2013
The SA Select Women on Saturday suffered a disappointing defeat against the Kazakhstan Almaty in the final of the International Invitational Sevens tournament in Dubai following an impressive run throughout the series.

The team registered a clean-sweep of victories against Sweden’s West Coast Vikings, Tuks and Moscow Region respectively on day-one to advance to the semifinal against the Kenya Lionesses on Saturday, and to coach Renfred Dazel’s delight they maintained their fine form to hold on for a 19-12 victory.

This booked the SA Select Women a final against the Kazakhstan Almaty, who defeated Moscow Region in their semifinal.

Unfortunately for the team, however, the Almaty proved too strong, with the side registering a 36-12 win to snatch the title.

Dazel, however, praised his team for rising to the challenge on their first tour under his leadership, and said it reaffirmed the faith he had in the group to compete against international opposition.

“Our main objective when we touched down in Dubai was to finish in the top two in our pool and secure a semifinal berth, and we achieved that in style by finishing as the top team in our pool,” said the coach.

“Unfortunately we were unable to replicate that form in the final, but this tournament serves as evidence that this group of players has immense potential, which is pleasing.

For some of these ladies this tour was a first, and the more experience and confidence they gain the better we will perform. I am proud of the ladies and I am sure they all learned a lot from this experience, which will set them in good stead in future.”

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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