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The Blitzboks will not treat the final leg of the 2016-17 World Sevens Series in London as their coronation as season champions, but rather as a series title. After their victory in Paris last weekend, their fifth tournament success in nine events, there is only pride to play for. But pride and always striving for the highest standards have pushed Neil Powell’s team to the top of the sevens game this season‚ and there will not be any letting up because the mountain has been scaled. In 2002, New Zealand set a record of 198 log points in a season that had 11 tournaments‚ when only 20 points were awarded for a win. But with 22 points for a tournament win this season‚ the maximum a team could earn is 220 points‚ just like it was 15 seasons ago. The Blitzboks currently have 179 points on the standings. If they win in London, they will become the first team in history to break the 200-point barrier in a season, while a sixth tournament win would equal New Zealand’s record in a campaign fe...

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