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Thrilling Action Unveiled: Botswana Rugby Union’s BDF Sevens Recap

The Duma FM Grounds came alive on August 26 as the Botswana Rugby Union’s BDF Sevens event unfolded in an exhilarating display of skill and determination. With both men’s and women’s teams fiercely competing, the tournament proved to be a captivating spectacle. Let’s delve into the highlights and outcomes of this unforgettable day of rugby.

Men’s Tournament

A tale of two pools

The men’s competition was divided into two intense pools. Pool A showcased the talents of Jwaneng, BDF 1 (the hosts), GRFC 2, and Ryders Rugby Club. Meanwhile, Pool B witnessed spirited matches between UB, BDF 2 (also hosting), GRFC 1, and Jaguars.

GRFC 1 and GRFC 2: Dominance Unleashed

In an impressive feat, GRFC 1 and GRFC 2 conquered their respective pools undefeated. Jwaneng and UB secured commendable second-place finishes. The semi-finals brought intense showdowns, with Jwaneng facing GRFC 1 and UB challenging GRFC 2. GRFC 1 emerged victorious against Jwaneng with a decisive score of 29-0, while GRFC 2 narrowly triumphed over UB with a score of 15-12.

Thrilling Playoff and Grand Finale

In a hard-fought battle for the third and fourth place, Jwaneng clashed with UB, resulting in UB prevailing 28-17. The ultimate clash took place in the men’s final, where GRFC 1 and GRFC 2, both hailing from the same club, showcased their skills. GRFC 1 emerged as champions with a resounding victory of 24-0.

Women’s Tournament

In the women’s category, teams showcased their prowess in a cumulative results format, setting the stage for the grand finals at the upcoming tournament at GRFC Grounds. BDF, continuted their recent dominance of women’s rugby by securing top position in the pool. They were followed by UB in second, GRFC in third, and Ryders in fourth place.

It promises to be a very tense and tight tournament in the women’s category, with all teams fighting for seeding in the final tournament.

Acknowledging Outstanding Players

Nthabiseng Moloiswa wins best player of the tournament for BDF Women

Brighton Chinyanya was crowned the men’s tournament’s best player, while Nthabiseng Moloiswa earned the accolade of the women’s best player—a testament to their exceptional performances.


As the rugby sevens season unfolds, stay tuned for more exhilarating matches and inspiring moments. Follow us on our official social media channels and website to keep up with the latest updates. Whether you’re a die-hard rugby fan or just discovering the sport, be part of the action and support the incredible athletes who make these tournaments possible. Your passion fuels theirs—let’s keep the rugby spirit alive!

The Botswana Rugby Union’s BDF Sevens event not only celebrated the sport’s competitive spirit but also highlighted the camaraderie and dedication within the rugby community. With remarkable performances across genders, the tournament paved the way for an exciting journey ahead.

Vibrant Rugby Sevens: Fostering Unity Through Exciting Matches

Now that yet another riveting Rugby 15s season is behind us, the spotlight now turns to the forthcoming Rugby Sevens series, a pivotal event in Botswana Rugby Union’s calendar. Over the next five weekends, rugby aficionados will be treated to a thrilling display of athleticism, strategy, and camaraderie as local club side compete in the Sevens series organized by the Botswana Rugby Union. With each club showcasing their own sponsors, this series promises to captivate fans and celebrate the multifaceted nature of the sport.

The Sevens Begins

Commencing on August 26th at the BDF Rugby Club, the Rugby Sevens series embarks on a journey that will culminate at the Gaborone Rugby Football Club (GRFC). The stage will also be set at BIUST University, University of Botswana(UB), and Canon Jaguars, ensuring a wide-reaching and inclusive experience for rugby enthusiasts across the nation. The current schedule is as follows:

  • BDF – 26 August
  • Canon Jaguars – 2 September
  • UB – 9 September
  • BIUST – 16 September
  • GRFC – 23 September

The Rugby Sevens Difference

The heart of Rugby Sevens lies in its distinction from the traditional 15-a-side format. Boasting teams of just seven players each, the Sevens series is renowned for its breathtaking pace and dynamic gameplay. In stark contrast, the Fifteens leagues offer a more strategic and structured spectacle, showcasing the diverse range of skills that rugby demands.

As a testament to the Botswana Rugby Union’s commitment to inclusivity, both men’s and women’s teams will take the field in both the Sevens series and Fifteens leagues. This platform allows women’s rugby to shine brightly and underscores the union’s dedication to gender parity in sports.

Join in the fun

As the anticipation builds, we invite everyone to come together and embrace the beauty of rugby in its various forms. Whether you’re a seasoned rugby fan or a newcomer, this series promises excitement, competition, and a shared sense of unity. Stay informed about schedules, and updates, by following us on our official social media channels and website.