South Africa

Group A

No other team has shown its excellence as consistently as South Africa in recent years: Over the last six years, the team has six top two finishes in the World Rugby Sevens Series final standings. South Africa also made the podium at the Olympic Games in Rio 2016 and at the 2018 World Cup in San Francisco, winning the bronze medal at both events. The fans in Munich also got a taste of the squads strength: At the inaugural Oktoberfest 7s in 2017, South Africa won five of six games and placed third overall.

The team from South Africa is always under public scrutiny, because rugby – along with football and cricket – is one of the three major sports in the country. That is also why the team of coach Neil Powell will definitely give everything they have at the 2019 Oktoberfest 7s, they want to bring the cup home to their fans.

Coach: Neil Powell

Biggest Success:

Olympic Games:
Bronze Medal Rio 2016

World Cup:
2nd place 1997
3rd place 2018

World Rugby Sevens Series:
Winner 2009, 2017 and 2018
2nd place 2002, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
3rd place 2006

Results Oktoberfest 7s:
2017: 3rd place

Group A:


The motherland of rugby will surely set their sight on winning the Oktoberfest 7s cup.

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The Australian national team has been one of the leading sides in international competition for decades.

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New Zealand

In their signature black jerseys with a silver fern on the chest, the All Blacks Sevens have dominated the sport for decades.

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Group B:


At the Oktoberfest 7s 2019, the German team will want to build on the surprise success of 2017.

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The Fijians will try to add an Oktoberfest 7s title to their impressive collection.

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France is the only continental European country where rugby is traditionally a national pastime.

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The team of Mike Friday will try to continue its rise in their first appearance at the Oktoberfest 7s.

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