I don't think many people can say that their country came first, second AND third in an event. So of course I'm sure you all understand why I am quite the Rugby fanatic.
The Springboks were the team to watch this year, snatching up the golden medal and defeating New Zealand, who were the reigning champions since Rugby Sevens made its debut to the Commonwealth Games in 1998.
Not only had no other nation claimed the sevens gold medal before, but New Zealand had not lost a single match until now, where they suffered a 17-12 loss.
Springbok Seabelo Senatla scored two tries and Cecil Afrika scored one, with Branco du Preez converting one to take the match. For the All Blacks Sherwin Stowers and Joe Webber scored a try, with a conversion from Gillies Kaka.
With Springbok star Kyle Brown out with a shoulder injury only 2 minutes into the match it could have been anyone's game, but the Springboks were just too focused and determined for the All Blacks. Cecil Afrika scored the winning try with 3 minutes remaining.
Australia lost to the All Blacks 19-7 in the semi-finals but went on to defeat Samoa with a 24-0 thrashing to take the bronze medal.
Greg Jeloudev scored back-to-back tries with a minute left of the first half, putting Australia ahead 10-0 as they headed into half time. A few minutes into the second half Liam Gill scored their third try and Sam Meyers scored the final try to finish the match, with James Stannard making two conversions, his second right before the final whistle.
The rugby, as I feel it always does, ended with its usual trio; South Africa, New Zealand and Australia and I wouldn't have it any other way!
Annemarie de Villiers is studying sports science and has a dream to be a sports scientist for a professional club. Born in South Africa, raised in New Zealand and tertiary professionally qualified in Melbourne Australia.
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