Sevens second: Coach heaps praise on squad

2013-05-13 00:00

LONDON — Springbok Sevens coach Paul Treu heaped praise on his squad as South Africa finished in second place in the 2012/13 Sevens World Series.

New Zealand won the series, with Fiji coming third.

The SA team needed to make the Cup quarter-finals in the last tournament of the series, the London Sevens, to secure the second spot on the final log.

This was done on Saturday in pool play with wins over Australia and France, and although the team lost 19-14 to England in extra time of their Cup quarter-final and 22-5 to the USA in the Plate semi-final yesterday, Treu was a very happy coach.

“It was very special … to be the only team on the circuit to win three tournaments and the only one to win consecutive ones,” Treu said.

— Sport24.



New Zealand 52 — 7 Argentina

Kenya 20 — 7 Fiji

Australia 24 — 19 United States

England 19 — South Africa 14


New Zealand 7 — 0 Kenya

Australia 14 — 7 England

For Third:

England 26 — 19 Kenya


New Zealand 47 — 12 Australia

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