Monday 12 April 2021
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International Junior Sevens Rugby roars into life

The International Junior Seven Rugby tournament will kick off today in the capital city where top teams in rugby will battle it out for top honours.
The game of sevens rugby is popularly known for its fast pace with a great spirit from spectators.
The Capricorn Group-sponsored International Junior Sevens Rugby Tournament will take place at Windhoek Gymnasium Private School and will feature Under-18 teams from Namibia, Germany, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Zambia.
Teams will play against one another in pool stages and the ranking after all matches will determine the Cup, Plate and Bowl final opponents.
The match to look out for will be the repeat of the 2017 finals when South Africa will take on the host nation Namibia tonight at 21H00.
With national trials already held, the tournament will be held to give exposure to upcoming rugby players to showcase their talent at an International level.
According to Jaco Engels, who is Head of Rugby at Windhoek Gymnasium, the tournament will be an opportunity for the junior rugby players to showcase their talent. “The main reason for this Capricorn sponsored tourney is to give our local rugby players the taste and the feel of playing in the rugby sevens. This will also be an opportunity for them to play against top teams in the world of rugby.” Said Engels
He also urged local rugby fans to come in number and support their teams. “It is going to be a massive tourney, big teams from the region and beyond our regions have arrived, we plead that all rugby die- hard fans come in numbers and support their teams.
“The competition will be filled with lots of activities, there will be jumping castle for children, braai and music, so people should come and witness history being made,” added Engels.
The tournament will also feature U15 and U19 games from Namibian Schools who will also showcase exciting junior sevens rugby talent.
The Capricorn Group International Junior Seven Rugby Tournament was first held back in 2017,where South Africa won it after beating Namibia 45-0 to claim the title.

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