Paul Delport steps down as Springbok Women Sevens coach

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Former Blitzboks legend Paul Delport has stepped down as Springbok Women Sevens coach.

The announcement was made by SA Rugby who thanked Delport for his services to rugby.

The former Springboks Sevens captain decided to step down following the Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament in Cape Town where the South African women finished in 14th place.

The 37-year-old Deport took over the coaching reigns of the side in 2017 and apart from World Rugby Sevens Series tournaments, he guided the team to two Rugby World Cup Sevens and two Commonwealth Games tournaments.

South Africa also won the Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens Cup three times under Delport’s coaching. According to SA Rugby, an announcement on Delport’s successor will be made in due course.