Safland delivers pulsating 7s rugby tourney

The South African Blitzbokke lift the trophy after total domination at the tourney. (Photograph by Amerie Bennett).

Speed merchants: In the picture is the South African Blitzbokkes taking on Zimbabwe’s Cheetahs in the final of which the Blitzbokke emerged victorious after they beat Zimbabwe’s Cheetahs 31-0. (Photograph by Amerie Bennett).

Rugby cheers were not only heard across the globe because of the Rugby World Cup 2015 currently taking place in England but also right here in Windhoek at the Safland 7’s Rugby Tournament which took place last weekend.

Property services provider Safland sponsored the tournament at the Hage Geingob Stadium. The tournament was divided into two categories international and clubs, while16 schools also took part in the two-day tournament.
In the international section, Botswana, Namibia, Namibia Invitation, Naka Bulls, Northern All Stars, Poland, South African Academy team and Zimbabwe participated.
The tournament ended with the Blitzbokke of South Africa emerging victorious despite only having four regular players. They won the cup beating Zimbabwe in the final.
Meanwhile 7s rugby is now recognised as an Olympic sport and will make its début in the 2016 Summer Olympics set to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 05 to 21 August 2016.
Results of the tournament: Zim 24 Northern All Stars (NAS) 7; Poland 26 Namibia Invitation team (Nuit) 28; Namibia 12 Naka Bulls 40; South Africa Academy (SAA) 43 Botswana 0; Zim 36 Nuit 5; Poland 21 NAS 28; Nam 31 Bot 5; SAA 34 Note 19; Pol 0 Zimbabwe 26; NB Bot 37 0; Nuit 20 NAS 19.
Semi-finale Bowl: NAS 22 Bot 7 and Nam 17 12. Pol Cup: NB 12 Zimbabwe 19 and 24 SAA Nuit 12.Final. Shield: Bot 10 pol 29.Bowl: NAS 12 Nam 24. Plate: NB 31 Nuit 5. Cup: SAA 31 Zimbabwe 0.