Paul Delport’s side scored five tries to two on their way to complete the double over the Chileans, who they also managed to beat on the opening day of the three-day event. The South Africans will return home with three wins and two defeats from their five matches in South America.

Uruguay (men) and Japan (women) earned core status on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2023 after they each emerged triumphant from the Challenger Series.

Chile made a strong start but it was the South Africans who managed to open the scoring when Felicia Jacobs dotted down for a converted try. However the hosts’ reply was swift and they finished the half with a 10-7 advantage following two tries out wide.

The South Africans found another gear in the second half and their lively attacking play outgunned the home side and yielded four more tries, two scored by Zanele Masuku, while Marlize de Bruin and Snyders also managed to get on the scoresheet for a comfortable 29-10 win in their last match of the tournament.

They also beat Papua New Guinea in their playoff match on Sunday after winning one of their three Pool D encounters earlier in the weekend.

The team now return home to complete their preparations for next month’s Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament in Cape Town.


Springbok Women’s Sevens 29 (7) – Tries: Felicia Jcobs, Marlize de Bruin, Zanele Masuku (2), Donelle Snyders. Conversions: Liske Lategan, Snyders.

Chile 10 (10) – Tries: A. Badilla, N. Ogalde.