South Africa win Glasgow Sevens title

(IRB.COM) Sunday 5 May 2013
 South Africa win Glasgow Sevens title
South Africa won the 2013 Glasgow Sevens by beating New Zealand in the final

South Africa won their third Cup final of the 2012/13 HSBC Sevens World Series, beating New Zealand 28-21 in the Emirates Airline Glasgow Sevens title decider.

Paul Treu's side recorded a third Cup final victory over New Zealand, who had earlier claimed an 11th World Series title by reaching the Cup semi finals.


Having lost to the eventual champions South Africa in the semi finals, next week's hosts England finished third after beating Wales while USA, Australia and France all lifted silverware at Scotstoun Stadium.

Seabelo Senatla scored two tries for Paul Treu's side in the semi final, continuing his recent fine form, while Gillies Kaka touched down twice for Gordon Tietjens' side in their victory against Wales.

Earlier, New Zealand beat Argentina to progress to the semi finals and in doing so claimed their 11th World Series title by gaining enough Series points to ensure they have an unassailable lead in the standings.

England finished third in Glasgow after beating Wales 24-21, Sam Edgerley coming off the bench to snatch the victory in the final play of the match.

Two successive Plates for USA

USA, who won the Plate in Tokyo, beat Argentina 17-7 to lift the Plate title in Scotland with Nick Edwards scoring his eighth try of the tournament in the win. Earlier they beat Fiji 22-7, while Los Pumas beat Canada by the same score, in the semi finals.

Day one highlights

Three out of three for Australia

Michael O'Connor's Australia beat Kenya 12-5 to claim the Bowl title in Scotland with Lewis Holland and Pama Fou giving them the victory and ensuring they maintained a 100 per cent record on day two in Glasgow.

In the semis Cameron Clark scored his 10th World Series try as Australia snatched a 17-12 victory against Samoa and Nick Malouf scored twice in their 36-0 win against Portugal in the quarter finals.

Mike Friday's Kenya defeated France 22-7 to reach the Bowl semi finals with Oscar Ouma crossing twice and then proved too strong for hosts Scotland with Felix Ayange scoring two tries in the 24-19 win.

France edge Russia to Shield

France proved too strong for Russia as they beat the Rugby World Cup Sevens hosts 21-17 in the Shield final.

Russia defeated Portugal to book their place in the Shield final with Igor Galinovskiy scoring two of their seven tries while a hat-trick from Paul Albaladejo helped them beat Spain.

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9-10 May 2015
Venue: Scotstoun Stadium
City: Glasgow
Capacity: 15,000

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Pool B
Pool C
Pool D
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