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South Africa wins 8th Dubai 7s title

South Africa wins 8th Dubai 7s title

By Semi Turaga
Sunday 28/11/2021
Australia won the women's 7s Series while South Africa won the men's Series. [Image: hsbc]

South Africa has won their eighth Emirates Dubai 7s title.

The Blitzboks defeated 2018 Dubai runners-up USA in this morning's final with a crushing 42-7 victory to clinch a third consecutive series gold medal, after taking down Australia and Argentina in the knockout stages and winning all their pool matches.

Neil Powell’s side, crowned 2021 Series champions in September after winning in Vancouver and Edmonton, broke their record 16-match Series winning streak from 2008/09 by ending the tournament with an 18th consecutive victory.

They also racked up their biggest points haul in a Cup final, beating their previous best of 40 points against New Zealand in Las Vegas in 2013.

Australia was equally dominant in the women’s Sevens Series, winning every match to be crowned champions and win their first Series gold medal since 2018 after a 22-7 final win over Fiji.

Argentina defeated Olympic champions Fiji’s new-look squad 19-12 to clinch bronze in the men’s event while Olympic silver medallists France claimed the women’s bronze in style with a resounding 40-0 victory over Russia.

Spain 7s Malaga

Men's Semi Finals -
Mon 24 Jan01:09AMSouth Africa - Australia
Mon 24 Jan01:31AMEngland - Argentina
Women's Semi Finals -
Sun 23 Jan9:44PMUSA - France
Sun 23 Jan10:06PMBelgium - Spain
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