Despite yesterday's defeat at Twickenham, SA's rugby sevens team were awarded second place this season.
Unfortunately, South Africa suffered a bitter defeat in yesterday's London Series final after Scotland clawed their way to victory in the last minute. South Africa set an early lead but by half-time the Scots lead 10-7. Roscko Speckman and Cecil Afrika added points to the board, putting SA in the lead again 21-10. Scotland's James Fleming then reduced SA rugby sevens lead to 21-15. After SA failed to retain possession, Scotland wing Dougie Fife managed to score 2 tries in the last minute of the game, securing them a 27-26 win.
SA scorers: Tries by Chris Dry, Rosko Specman and Cecil Afrika. Conversions: Cecil Afrika (3).
During this season, there has been six different winners of the ten rounds. Series champions Fiji and New Zealand won three each whilst South Africa, Samoa and Kenya hold one each. Fiji was awarded this season's championship yesterday with South Africa and New Zealand finishing second and third overall. They now hold the top three seeding for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Portugal were relegated and will be replaced by Japan.
Despite suffering the last minute blow, our SA rugby sevens team were in good spirits when they enjoyed a taste from home at Steers in Twickenham after the game.