News24.com | ‘Bittersweet’ World Cup closes Neil Powell’s Sevens chapter: ‘I’m honoured to have been part of it’

News24.com | ‘Bittersweet’ World Cup closes Neil Powell’s Sevens chapter: ‘I’m honoured to have been part of it’

The Blitzboks huddle on the field. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

The Blitzboks huddle on the field. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

Outgoing Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell rated his side’s World Cup weekend as ‘bittersweet’ as he moves on to the Sharks to take up the director of rugby role.

The home tournament, hosted in Cape Town over three days, unexpectedly detonated for the Blitzboks as they slumped to defeat against Ireland in their quarter-final clash on Saturday before Argentina beat them 26-19 in their 5th/8th place playoff on Sunday.

They managed to beat Samoa 35-5 in the 7th place playoff to go with their 32-5 win over Chile in their opening clash.

After a gracious lap of honour on Sunda

…. to be continued
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