Posted on Thursday, 11 Jun 2018
Free State Rugby is proud of the accomplishments of the two ex-Cheetah players, coaching the two national sides that beat England weekend.
Ex-Cheetah player and coach, Rassie Erasmus’s Springboks showed a lot of character by defeating England by 42-39 in the opening Test of the Castle Lager Incoming Series at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg on Saturday.
The Springbok Sevens team on Sunday did a French double by not only defending their HSBC Paris Sevens title, but in the process the Blitzboks also clinched a second consecutive HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series title.
The Springbok Sevens team is coached by the ex-Cheetah player, Neil Powell.
The victory in Paris, where the Blitzboks also won last year, saw Neil Powell’s team move past Fiji on the overall standings and retain their champions’ status. Fiji held a seven-point lead before the final tournament, but they faltered on the second day by losing in the quarter-finals to England.
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