HSBC World Rugby Sevens

New Zealand beat hosts to Cape Town title

Only a week after South Africa had beaten the All Blacks Sevens 15-0 in the opening round of the 2020 Series in Dubai, the teams met for the 25th time in a Cup final with the Blitzboks bidding to win the first two rounds for the first time since triumphing in Dubai and George in 2008-09.

South Africa started the better, to the delight of the Cape Town Stadium crowd roaring them on, with Seabelo Senatla racing away only for a great tackle by Regan Ware to not only stop him but dislodge the ball but then a strong run from Kurt Baker took New Zealand into the Blitzboks' 22.

World Sevens Series LIVE & Uninterrupted on Sky Pacific

Digicel Fiji CEO, Mike Greig said, “Rugby sevens is world sport’s most exciting property. We are delighted to deliver this most-looked forward to event live and uninterrupted for our viewers in Fiji and the Pacific from the three-day Cape Town event from tomorrow.”

“Rugby is a core and significant part of our Sky Pacific offer as the ‘home of sport’. Rugby sevens is the main drawcard in the deep range of international sport like Premier League, European Champions Cup, Football’s Champions League and Europa League with Super Rugby and Australia’s National Rugby League on offer.” 

Pools drawn for Singapore Sevens

The draw has been made for the next round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Singapore.

Hong Kong tournament winners Fiji top Pool A along with Canada, Russia and invitational side Hong Kong.

Series leaders South Africa have a tough group as they face England, France and Japan when the action gets underway next Saturday.