2024 World Rugby Sevens, Perth: NZ, AUS and Blitzboks aim to go back-to-back win.
On January 26 -28, the World Rugby Sevens, Perth 2024 is scheduled to excite spectators, delivering a spectacle unmatched in the home of the Rugby 15 World Champions. The Springboks’ home ground, where rugby is possibly the most breathed in the world, will host the second round of the HSBC SVNS 2024.
- The top 12 men’s and 12 women’s teams in the globe compete in the second round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens 2024 in Perth.
- Those hosting Australia’s women and South Africa’s men top the standings after winning the Perth round last weekend.
- Samoa men and New Zealand women are defending their Cape Town championships, while New Zealand is the current champion in both the men’s and women’s categories.
- Before the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024, the redesigned HSBC SVNS will have seven regular season events in addition to a Grand Final with promotion and relegation up for grabs.
- The men’s and women’s finals are scheduled for Sunday at 19:23 and 18:43, respectively, after the action gets underway on Saturday at 09:00 local time (GMT+2).
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2024 World Rugby Sevens, Perth: Blitzboks aim to go back-to-back on home soil
The HSBC SVNS Perth action kicks off at 09:00 local time (GMT+2) on Saturday with the pool matches. Day two begins at 09:00 on Sunday with the quarter-finals and culminates with the women’s gold medal final at 18:43, followed by the men’s final at 19:23 local time. Tickets are available from R150 at Ticketmaster.
As the Blitzboks look to win their first series tournament in Cape Town since 2015, forward Zain Davids feels his team owes its supporters “a performance they can be proud of.”
After a dismal 2023 season, South Africa’s men’s Emirates Dubai 7s squad began their HSBC SVNS 2024 campaign with a spectacular victory last weekend, thanks in large part to Davids.
The team will next compete in their home tournament at DHL Stadium. It was there, eight years ago, that they last stood on the podium against Argentina, defeating a side that included current squad members Justin Geduld and Rosko Specman in addition to Seabelo Senatla, Cheslin Kolbe, and Kwagga Smith.
Australia determined to maintain momentum in Cape Town
2024 World Rugby Sevens in Cape Town. In an attempt to capture a tournament title for the first time in Cape Town this coming weekend, Australia’s head coach Tim Walsh has pushed his team to continue where they left off in Dubai.
Australia won gold in the Emirates Dubai 7s, their fourth straight victory at The Sevens Stadium, led by Maddison Levi, who tallied a tournament-high 12 tries.
The winning campaign featured elimination victories over the USA, France, and Black Ferns Sevens, who stopped New Zealand’s 41-match winning streak in the championship match. These three teams were among the top four finishers in the 2023 series standings.
New Zealand teams progress in Cape Town
When New Zealand plays Great Britain in Cape Town on Saturday (kick-off at 09:00 local time) in hopes of winning the event three times in a row, they will be without their captain, Sarah Hirini.
In the Black Ferns Sevens’ second pool game at The Sevens Stadium against the same opponents, Hirini sustained a knee injury. She will therefore not be competing at the HSBC SVNS 2024 Cape Town; Tysha Ikenasio will represent the team in her place.
In the HSBC World Rugby Sevens SVNS Series season opener in Cape Town on Saturday, both New Zealand Sevens teams experienced some close calls before making it to the quarterfinals.
The defending Dubai Sevens winners South Africa defeated the All Blacks Sevens 21-19, while the undefeated Black Ferns Sevens skipper Sarah Hirini seemed to sustain a serious injury during their 43-7 thrashing of Britain.
The All Blacks Sevens secured second place in the group with the win and a loser’s bonus point. They will take against the United States in the quarterfinal on Sunday at 8:42 p.m.