South Africa national rugby sevens team
|Union||South African Rugby Union|
|Head coach||Neil Powell|
|Top scorer||Cecil Afrika (1123)|
|Top try scorer||Seabelo Senatla (180)|
|Rugby World Cup Sevens|
|Appearances||6 (First in 1993)|
|Best result||Runners-up (1997)|
After readmission to international sport, the team played their first sevens series in the 1993 Hong Kong Sevens and also participated in the 1993 Rugby World Cup Sevens. They also played in the Hong Kong Sevens for the next two seasons. In 1996, they also took part in the Punta Del Este Sevens in Uruguay and the Dubai Sevens.
They participated in the 1997 Rugby World Cup Sevens the following year and in 1998, they played three South American tournaments – the Mar Del Plata Sevens in Argentina, the Punta Del Este Sevens and the Viña del Mar Sevens in Chile.
At the end of 1999, the first World Rugby Sevens Series (then the IRB Sevens World Series) started and the team have been participating in that series ever since.
- Commonwealth Games Bronze Medal 2002
- World Games Silver Medal 2005
- World Games Bronze Medal 2009
- 2008–09 IRB Sevens World Series Champions
- Commonwealth Games Bronze Medal 2010
- Commonwealth Games Gold Medal 2014
- Summer Olympics Bronze Medal 2016
|2016 Rio de Janeiro||Fiji||Great Britain||South Africa|
|1998 Kuala Lumpur||New Zealand||Fiji||Australia|
|2002 Manchester||New Zealand||Fiji||South Africa|
|2006 Melbourne||New Zealand||England||Fiji|
|2010 New Delhi||New Zealand||Australia||South Africa|
|2014 Glasgow||South Africa||New Zealand||Australia|
|2001 Akita||Fiji||Australia||New Zealand|
|2005 Duisburg||Fiji||South Africa||Argentina|
|2009 Kaohsiung||Fiji||Portugal||South Africa|
|2013 Cali||South Africa||Argentina||Canada|
Sevens World Series
South Africa won the following tournaments on the Sevens World Series since its inception in 1999–2000:
|2016–2017 South Africa World Rugby Sevens squad|
|Player||Position/s||Date of birth (age)||Debut||Tournaments (career)||Tournaments (season)|
|Afrika, CecilCecil Afrika||Back||3 March 1988 (aged 28)||2009 Dubai Sevens||47||2|
|Brown, KyleKyle Brown||Forward||6 February 1987 (aged 29)||2008 Dubai Sevens||58||2|
|Davids, ZainZain Davids||Forward||4 May 1997 (aged 19)||2017 Wellington Sevens||2||2|
|Dippenaar, StephanStephan Dippenaar||Back||3 January 1988 (aged 28)||2012 Wellington Sevens||30||1|
|Dry, ChrisChris Dry||Forward||13 February 1988 (aged 28)||2010 Adelaide Sevens||56||4|
|du Preez, BrancoBranco du Preez||Back||8 May 1990 (aged 26)||2010 Wellington Sevens||49||4|
|Gans, StedmanStedman Gans||Back||19 March 1997 (aged 19)||—||0||0|
|Geduld, JustinJustin Geduld||Back||1 October 1993 (aged 23)||2013 Wellington Sevens||29||4|
|Kok, WernerWerner Kok||Back||17 January 1993 (aged 23)||2013 London Sevens||23||4|
|Nel, RuhanRuhan Nel||Back||17 May 1991 (aged 25)||2014 Gold Coast Sevens||15||4|
|Ngcobo, SandileSandile Ngcobo||Back||1 August 1989 (aged 27)||2016 Wellington Sevens||2||0|
|Sage, DylanDylan Sage||Forward||24 January 1992 (aged 24)||2015 South Africa Sevens||11||4|
|Senatla, SeabeloSeabelo Senatla||Back||10 February 1993 (aged 23)||2013 Wellington Sevens||33||4|
|Smith, KwaggaKwagga Smith||Forward||11 June 1993 (aged 23)||2013 South Africa Sevens||28||4|
|Snyman, PhilipPhilip Snyman (c)||Forward||26 March 1987 (aged 29)||2008 Dubai Sevens||41||4|
|Soyizwapi, ShakesShakes Soyizwapi||Back||7 December 1992 (aged 23)||2016 Hong Kong Sevens||7||4|
|Speckman, RosckoRoscko Speckman||Back||28 April 1989 (aged 27)||2014 Wellington Sevens||17||4|
|Updated after the 2017 Sydney Sevens.
Players' ages are correct as of 2 December 2016, the date of the opening tournament of the season.
"Tournaments" refer to the number of tournaments on the World Rugby Sevens Series that players featured in.
(c) denotes the team captain.
The previous South African Sevens squads are as follows:
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