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Blitz Boks on their way to Olympic Games

The Blitz Boks sevens rugby team will pay a visit to Modimolle in September after their return from the Olympic Games which is taking place at Stadia de France in Paris, France from 24–30 July 2024.

The Boks team had to win the Monaco Repechage Tournament of the HSBC World Series, to qualify for the Olympic Games.

Right: The woman’s Blitz Boks Sevens.

Right: The woman’s Blitz Boks Sevens.

Their elation for winning the tournament and the news that they would be representing South Africa at the Olympic Games, was short-lived when the allocation of the twelve competing teams was announced.

Before South Africa can line up for the medals ceremony they will have a tough bullet to bite as they were drawn in Pool A and will compete against New Zealand, Ireland and the English Roses.

Tristan Leyds one of the kingpin players in the team said after the Monaco Tournament: “We have some pretty special youngsters in our team. They made the nation proud.

The Olympics is the biggest sporting event in the world and we are going to do our level best for South Africa.”

The pool allocations for the Olympic Games:


The women’s Blitz Boks team will join their male colleagues in Paris. Their pre-season was a roller coaster ride and they have a difficult task ahead of them. They will compete in Pool B and will have to beat Australia, Ireland and England before they qualify for finals.

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