Bok Ladies’s Sevens Had been Hoping for a Higher Efficiency in Cape City


The Springbok Ladies’s Sevens crew concluded the Cape City SVNS with out a win. The hosts completed in twelfth place dropping to Japan and Spain within the match held on the DHL Stadium from 9-10 December 2023. 

The primary match of the day says the Bok Ladies tackle Japan of their Ninth-place semifinal, a recreation dominated by the guests who scored the primary attempt to added three extra in simply 5 minutes. Ayanda Malinga managed to attain South Africa’s second strive of the weekend, and Nadine Roos made no mistake together with her conversion. Wakaba Hara scored the ultimate strive of the match for Japan, sealing the 27-7 win and forcing South Africa to play within the eleventh/twelfth playoff.

Within the closing recreation of the day, the house facet confronted Spain and had a vivid begin to the match. It was none aside from Malinga who scored her crew’s first strive of the sport, combining effectively with Roos Nevertheless, the crew was not capable of construct on that, and Spain then started to dominate the sport.  Asisipho Plaatjies was additionally despatched off which didn’t assist issues. Spain then went on to attain their third attempt to win the match 21-7, which meant the Bok Ladies would end twelfth on this yr’s competitors. 

Malinga was one of many standout gamers for South Africa this weekend. She says her crew hoped to do effectively at residence after their success in Dubai final week. 

“In Dubai, all the things was simply flowing, we received and we performed very effectively. Now we’re residence, we’ve got everybody backing us, we’ve got accidents. It’s (the explanations for not with the ability to carry out) a number of issues however I really feel like we didn’t have a very good match, and we have been hoping to have a very good match at residence. “

The Bok Ladies have been with out a number of senior gamers on Sunday, as common co-captain’s Zintle Mpupha was dominated out with concussion after Dubai and Mathrin Simmers left the sector on crutches after getting a knee harm in opposition to the USA on Saturday. 

Malinga says the absence of so many leaders was a problem the crew struggled with in Cape City.

“Realizing if we don’t have our management within the crew, that the brand new gamers which might be within the crew ought to know methods to play with one another, at this level we’re combating that. After we don’t have our common leaders who know methods to lead the crew, we struggled to do effectively.”

Springbok Ladies’s Sevens Participant, Ayanda Malinga

In the meantime, Australia have been favourites heading into the ultimate and managed to carry on for a 29-26 win over France. 

The Aussies operating away with the sport due to Maddie Levi, nonetheless the French scored two tries and have been again within the match. Levi was additionally proven a crimson card for a harmful sort out and it appeared like Australia could be dropping their grip on the ultimate, however they managed to cling on to the result in win their first ever title Cape City, following up with their win in Dubai final Sunday. 

It was New Zealand who sealed the bronze medal on Sunday, they beat the USA 19-7. Jorja Miller, Michael Blyde and captain Risi Pouri-Lane all scored within the victory,  with Blyde changing into the second girls in Sevens historical past to succeed in the 200-try mark. The win can be a comfort for the Pacific island nation, having been within the closing in Dubai final week. 

The groups will take a break and return for the Perth leg of the match in January 2024.

HSBC Cape City SVNS Outcomes on Sunday, 10 December, 2023 

Ninth/tenth Playoff Semi-Remaining 1

Spain 7-21 Brazil 

Ninth/tenth Playoff Semi-Remaining 2

Japan 27-7 South Africa 

Quarter-Finals Outcomes

Nice Britain 12 – 19 USA

Australia 24-14 Eire 

France 19-17 Fiji

New Zealand 41-0 Canada

eleventh/twelfth Playoff 

Spain 21-7 South Africa 

Ninth/tenth Playoff 

Brazil 15-14 Japan

seventh/eighth Playoff

Eire 17-5 Nice Britain 

fifth/sixth Playoff

Fiji 19-17 Canada


USA 5-33 Australia 

France 24-12 New Zealand 

Bronze Medal Playoff 

USA 7-19 New Zealand


Australia 29-26 France

Primary Picture Caption: Australia celebrates the gold medal win over France on day two of the HSBC SVNS at Cape City Stadium on 10 December, 2023 in Cape City, South Africa. Picture: Mike Lee – KLC fotos for World Rugby

Picture 2 Caption: The Springbok Ladies’s Sevens crew concluded the Cape City SVNS with out a win. The hosts completed in twelfth place within the match held on the DHL Stadium from 9-10 December 2023. Picture: Women Boks on X

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