South Africa returned to the Cup Final at the Canada Sevens in Vancouver on Marcch 10, after finishing as runner-up in 2016 and 2017.
This time, the Blitzboks rushed to defeat France 21-12 at B.C. Place Stadium. Fiji finished in third place.
Australia beat host Canada 35-21 in the Challenge Trophy final. An announced crowd of more than 73,000 attended the fourth edition of the sevens in Vancouver. The stop on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens World Cup tour is set to return to B.C. Place in 2020 and for at least three more years after that.
United States leads the series, followed by New Zealand and Fiji, after six stops. Hong Kong, Singapore, London and Paris remain. Canada is 12th.
Meanwhile, another story to watch in the months to come: Labour relations between the team and Rugby Canada, which lost a bid to thwart a union certification drive by the United Steelworkers.
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