Sorry there are no live games.
See what's coming up.
Sharks SHA 32 Western Province WES 27
Blue Bulls BLU 27 Free State CHE 43
Griquas GRI 37 Pumas PUM 29
Western Province WES 20 Blue Bulls BLU 5
Golden Lions LIO 38 Pumas PUM 37
Sharks SHA 13 Griquas GRI 37
Pumas PUM Blue Bulls BLU Fri
26 Jul
Free State CHE Griquas GRI Sat
27 Jul
Western Province WES Golden Lions LIO Sat
27 Jul
Free State CHE Golden Lions LIO Fri
2 Aug
Pumas PUM Sharks SHA Sat
3 Aug
Blue Bulls BLU Griquas GRI Sat
3 Aug
RugbyDump RugbyDump
Thursday Apr 4, 2019

WATCH: Touching jersey ceremony for young debutant ahead of Hong Kong Sevens

WATCH: Touching jersey ceremony for young debutant ahead of Hong Kong Sevens

Reigning World Rugby Sevens Series champions South Africa go into the Hong Kong Sevens this weekend rejuvenated, after winning their first tournament of the season in the last round in Vancouver.

Heading into the tournament, the Blitzboks are awarding a first cap to 19-year-old Angelo Davids. However, they have displayed quite a unique way of initiating him into the team, which they shared today.

As head coach Neil Powell awarded the player his jersey, his teammates all placed a hand on his back, to show that they have his back when they are playing.

Powell speaks in Afrikaans but you can read the quite touching translations on the video.

“You are more than good enough to be here. You have more than enough talent to do your thing out there. The guys who are touching you now are the guys who will be backing you this weekend and who will help you every time you need them,” Powell said.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Springbok Sevens (@blitzboks) on

Sevens is a sport where a lot of confidence has to be placed in teammates, perhaps more than the 15s format of the game. This is a symbolic representation of the trust that players must have for one another, shown in quite a different way.

Davids was earlier this week awarded his first training jersey in another show of camaraderie, as senior player Chris Dry stressed the importance of his achievement.

With the tournament starting tomorrow, the Blitzboks have a mountain to climb if they are to retain their World Series crown from series leaders the USA, and a good finish this weekend is a necessity.


  •  katman
    8:29 AM 05/04/2019
    Top Comment

    What a cool moment. Quite emotional.


Great Tries

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

View All

See It To Believe It

View All


View All


View All

Player Features

View All
WATCH: Touching jersey ceremony for young debutant ahead of Hong Kong Sevens | RugbyDump - Rugby News & Videos