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The HSBC Sevens World Series was in South Africa this weekend, with the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens tournament, the last Sevens tournament on the circuit for 2012.

New Zealand took the spoils after beating the South African Blitzbokke 12 / 5 in the Semi-final and thumping France 47 / 12 in the Final.

It was a better weekend for the men from South Africa though, getting through the pool stages unbeaten, also winning the Quarter final against the USA, but then stumbling against New Zealand, by only 7 points. South Africa demolished Argentina in the 3rd Place play-off, beating them by 35 / 0.

 

Pools:

Pool A: South Africa, Samoa, France, and Australia
Pool B: New Zealand, Fiji, Scotland and England
Pool C: Kenya, Wales, Argentina and Spain
Pool D: Portugal, Canada, the United States and Zimbabwe

 

Results – Day 1

1. 08 Dec 2012 -  11:00  New Zealand 14 – 7  Scotland Pool B
2. 08 Dec 2012 -  11:22  Fiji 29 – 19  England Pool B
3. 08 Dec 2012 -  11:44  Kenya 21 – 17  Argentina Pool C
4. 08 Dec 2012 -  12:06  Wales 12 – 5  Spain Pool C
5. 08 Dec 2012 -  12:28  Portugal 26 – 12  United States Pool D
6. 08 Dec 2012 -  12:50  Canada 26 - 0  Zimbabwe Pool D
7. 08 Dec 2012 -  13:12  Samoa 7 – 29  South Africa Pool A
8. 08 Dec 2012 -  13:34  France 31 – 5  Australia Pool A
9. 08 Dec 2012 -  14:06  New Zealand 24 – 7  England Pool B
10. 08 Dec 2012 -  14:28  Fiji 19 – 21  Scotland Pool B
11. 08 Dec 2012 -  14:50  Kenya 26 – 14  Spain Pool C
12. 08 Dec 2012 -  15:12  Wales 7 – 12  Argentina Pool C
13. 08 Dec 2012 -  15:34  Portugal 17 – 12  Zimbabwe Pool D
14. 08 Dec 2012 -  15:56  Canada 12 – 26  United States Pool D
15. 08 Dec 2012 -  16:18  Samoa 7 – 26  Australia Pool A
16. 08 Dec 2012 -  16:40  France 5 – 12  South Africa Pool A
17. 08 Dec 2012 -  17:14  Scotland 12 – 33  England Pool B
18. 08 Dec 2012 -  17:36  Argentina 21 – 14  Spain Pool C
19. 08 Dec 2012 -  17:58  United States 21 – 17  Zimbabwe Pool D
20. 08 Dec 2012 -  18:20  Portugal 28 – 7  Canada Pool D
21. 08 Dec 2012 -  18:52  New Zealand 12 – 24  Fiji Pool B
22. 08 Dec 2012 -  19:14  Kenya 14 – 33  Wales Pool C
23. 08 Dec 2012 -  19:36  South Africa 17 – 7  Australia Pool A
24. 08 Dec 2012 -  19:58  Samoa 12 – 7  France Pool A

 

Quarter Results – Day 2

25. 09 Dec 2012 -  11:11  Australia 24 – 14  Zimbabwe QF Bowl
26. 09 Dec 2012 -  11:33  Kenya 19 – 17  Scotland QF Bowl
27. 09 Dec 2012 -  11:55  Canada 21 – 36  Samoa QF Bowl
28. 09 Dec 2012 -  12:17  England 14 – 7  Spain QF Bowl
29. 09 Dec 2012 -  12:39  South Africa 17 – 7  United States QF Cup
30. 09 Dec 2012 -  13:01  Wales 5 – 35  New Zealand QF Cup
31. 09 Dec 2012 -  13:23  Portugal 7 – 10  France QF Cup
32. 09 Dec 2012 -  13:45  Fiji 12 – 15  Argentina QF Cup

 

Semi Results – Day 2

33. 09 Dec 2012 -  14:17  Zimbabwe 21 – 14  Scotland SF Shield
34. 09 Dec 2012 -  14:39  Canada 12 – 29  Spain SF Shield
35. 09 Dec 2012 -  15:01  Australia 24 – 21  Kenya SF Bowl
36. 09 Dec 2012 -  15:23  Samoa 15 – 12  England SF Bowl
37. 09 Dec 2012 -  16:05  United States 19 – 26  Wales SF Plate
38. 09 Dec 2012 -  16:27  Portugal 12 – 26  Fiji SF Plate
39. 09 Dec 2012 -  16:49  South Africa 5 – 12  New Zealand SF Cup
40. 09 Dec 2012 -  17:11  France 10 – 7  Argentina SF Cup

 

Finals Results

41. 09 Dec 2012 -  17:43  Zimbabwe (0) 0 - 33 (12)  Spain Final Shield
42. 09 Dec 2012 -  18:08  Australia (5) 26 – 14 (14)  Samoa Final Bowl
43. 09 Dec 2012 -  18:33  Wales (7) 26 – 14 (7)  Fiji Final Plate
44. 09 Dec 2012 -  18:58  South Africa (21) 35 - 0 (0)  Argentina Third Place
45. 09 Dec 2012 -  19:30  New Zealand (21) 47 – 12 (7)
 France Final Cup

408 Responses to HSBC Sevens World Series: Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens – Fixtures & Results

  • 401

    … and New Zealand celebrates… and I suppose they will do the half-naked haka just now again

  • 402

    At least the Blitzbokke have moved up from 6th overall to 4th after this weekend

  • 403

    … and there is the freegin haka…

  • 404

    OK folks, that’s me out!

  • 405

    SA 7′s have become a huge disapointment for me over the last 2 1/2 years.

    Little innovation or adaptation has allowed the other teams the luxury of knowing what to expect and consequently how to counter their game plan.

    Without Cecil Afrika they seem like a headless chicken, and in general seem incapable of winning the important games.

    Beating Argentina in the 3rd / 4th playoff by 30 odd points matters little when they failed to beat the AB’s after leading.

    Good luck for the future. I’m sure you’ll be able to make the bronze medal playoff at the next Olympics, after all, Fiji won’t be there.

    Gideon Sam will be so proud of you all.

  • 406

    Should have a thread on the NBM 7′s Premier League which is coming up this week.

    Not a relly big 7′s fan, but this 7′s coming up is going to be interesting. Looking forward to this tourney.

    From the teams I have read the Cheetahs for me look the team to beat. They look the strongest.

  • 407

    406 @ Puma:
    relly = really

  • 408

    406 @ Puma:
    What does it help to put a thread up if we don’t even know whether it’s going to be televised live?


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