Horne in Sevens Dream Team

2013-05-13 12:30
Frankie Horne (AFP)
Cape Town - South Africa's Frankie Horne has been selected in the Sevens World Series Dream Team after the completion of the 2012/13 series.

This honour comes after Horne became the first player to play 50 consecutive tournaments in the series when he represented the Blitzbokke at the London Sevens over the weekend.

It's also the first time a Dream Team has been picked to highlight the impact of seven special players. The side was selected by the regular television commentators who, between them, watched every minute of the action across the nine rounds.

Horne has won 10 tournaments with the Blitzbokke and was a member of the 2008/09 squad that won the series for the first time.

He was victorious in Adelaide (2008, 2009), Dubai (2008), George (2008), Las Vegas (2011, 2013), London (2011), Edinburgh (2011), Tokyo (2013) and Glasgow (2013).

New Zealand, who won the London Sevens, were crowned 2012/13 series winners, with South Africa finishing second.

2012/13 Sevens World Series Dream Team:

1. Afa Aiono - Samoa
2. Frankie Horne - South Africa
3. Tim Mikkelson - New Zealand
4. Joji Ragamate - Fiji
5. Gillies Kaka - New Zealand
6. Willie Ambaka - Kenya
7. Dan Norton - England

Results on Sunday in the London Sevens at Twickenham, the last leg of the Sevens World Series:



New Zealand 52, Argentina 7

Kenya 20, Fiji 7

Australia 24, United States 19

England 19, South Africa 14, ET


New Zealand 7, Kenya 0

Australia 14, England 7

Third place playoff

England 26, Kenya 19


New Zealand 47, Australia 12



Fiji 26, Argentina 12

United States 22, South Africa 5


Fiji 14, United States 5



Wales 21, Samoa 12

France 28, Canada 14


Wales 19, France 7

Final series standings:

1. New Zealand, 173 points

2. South Africa, 132

3. Fiji, 121

4. Samoa, 104

5. Kenya, 99

6. England, 92

7. Wales, 91

8. Australia, 89

9. France, 87

10. Argentina, 84


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