Sevens

SA welcome women's sevens

2012-10-12 15:19
Women's rugby (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - The SA Rugby Union (Saru) has welcomed the inclusion of the South African women's side as one of six invited teams set to take part in the first leg of the inaugural Women's Sevens World Series (WSWS).

The women’s series, which kicks-off in Dubai on November 30, is set to take place in four global destinations, with the aim to promote women's rugby worldwide.

Mahlubi Puzi, Saru's senior manager for women’s rugby, said the rugby body was excited at the prospect of being part of a global tournament.

“We are delighted to be part of this historic event in Dubai," Puzi said.

"This tournament and the other planned events will give our girls much needed playing opportunities.

“We have played in only one tournament since the 2009 Sevens World Cup in Dubai, where we reached the semi-finals, so we are absolutely delighted to be part of the Dubai kick-off and also grateful to the International Rugby Board (IRB) for launching this pioneering initiative.”

Puzi added that the SA Sevens women would be in action in a warm-up tournament in China at the end of October, to help them in their preparations for the Dubai event.

South Africa, Brazil, China, France, Russia and Spain will join core teams Australia, Canada, England, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United States for the two-day tournament, which will run parallel to the men’s version in Dubai.

The WSWS will then split from the men’s circuit, with rounds taking place in the US (Houston), China (Guangzhou) and the Netherlands (Amsterdam).

According to the IRB, the teams invited to compete in the other legs of the series would be announced in due course.

Read more on:    saru  |  rugby
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Vote

Who is your favourite South African rugby commentator - English or Afrikaans?

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

As the Absa Premiership nears the Christmas break, a little over half the season remains. Who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Which teams will be relegated? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.