The South African Sevens team, current HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series champions, will face Scotland, winners of the 2017 HSBC London Sevens tournament, in the final match on Day One of the Assupol International Sevens Tournament in Stellenbosch next Saturday.
This exciting tournament, which will also see African powerhouses Kenya and Uganda in action, will take place on Saturday, 28 and Sunday, 29 October at the Markotter Stadium in Stellenbosch.
The fixtures for the tournament has been announced and spectators can look forward to some highly entertaining rugby action.
Apart from the four World Series contestants, England Academy, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Mauritius will also play in the event, which forms part of Assupol’s vision of growing the game by hosting high calibre tournaments like this one.
South Africa, Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe will represent Africa in the Rugby World Cup Sevens that will take place next year July in San Francisco, while Uganda won the recent African Championships and will also participate in the World Series tournaments in Dubai and Cape Town in December.
The Assupol International Sevens Tournament will also feature a U17 international section, where the SA u17 team, coached by Marius Schoeman, Argentina, Namibia, Western Province, SA All Stars, Boland and SWD will participate. The Youth Olympics will take place in Buenos Aires in October next year and the international youth teams are using this tournament as part of their lead-up to that. Some of the best schoolboy talent in the country will be on display for the SA side.