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South Africa celebrate Sevens success

31/05/2009 09:03:37 AM Comments (0)

South Africa won the IRB Sevens World Series title for the first time on the opening day of the Edinburgh Sevens at Murrayfield on Saturday.

They came into this tournament a huge 20 points clear of England in the race for the overall title and that meant Paul Treu's team needed just one more point in the Scottish capital to be assured of the title.

South Africa guaranteed themselves at least four points in Edinburgh after reaching the quarter-finals following Group A wins over France, the United States and New Zealand.

"It's an unbelievable feeling for me, I can only imagine how the players are feeling," South Africa coach Treu said.

There was further African success in Group C where Kenya added to their status as an emerging force in Sevens by beating both hosts Scotland and England, who won last weekend's event in London.

Kenya's wins were the latest in a line of fine results that have seen the hitherto little-regarded rugby nation become well-known in the short form of the game.

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