South Africa national rugby sevens team
|Union||South African Rugby Union|
|Head coach||Neil Powell|
|Top scorer||Cecil Afrika (1019)|
|Top try scorer||Fabian Juries (179)|
|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:
|2001–02||2002 Wellington Sevens||Samoa||17–14|
|2002–03||2003 Cardiff Sevens||Argentina||35–17|
|2003–04||2003 Dubai Sevens||New Zealand||33–26|
|2004 Singapore Sevens||Argentina||24–19|
|2004–05||2005 London Sevens||England||21–12|
|2005–06||2006 Paris Sevens||Samoa||33–12|
|2006–07||2006 Dubai Sevens||New Zealand||31–12|
|2007–08||2008 Adelaide Sevens||New Zealand||15–7|
|2008–09||2008 Dubai Sevens||England||19–12|
|2008 South Africa Sevens||New Zealand||12–7|
|2009 Adelaide Sevens||Kenya||26–7|
|2010–11||2011 USA Sevens||Fiji||24–14|
|2011 London Sevens||Fiji||24–14|
|2011 Edinburgh Sevens||Australia||36–35|
|2012–13||2013 USA Sevens||New Zealand||40–21|
|2013 Japan Sevens||New Zealand||24–19|
|2013 Scotland Sevens||New Zealand||28–21|
|2013–14||2013 South Africa Sevens||New Zealand||17–14|
|2014 USA Sevens||New Zealand||14–7|
|2014–15||2014 Dubai Sevens||Australia||33–7|
|2014 South Africa Sevens||New Zealand||26–17|
|2015–16||2015 South Africa Sevens||Argentina||29–14|
- Hougaard replaced Senatla for the final day of the competition.
Chris Dry also travelled with the team as a reserve player.
In addition to the fourteen players above, the following players also represented the team in various tournaments during the 2015–16 Sevens World Series:
The previous South African Sevens squads are as follows:
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