The 4th round of the HSBC Sevens Series stopped off in Sydney with the surging South Africa Blitzboks taking the title, their 3rd of the young season. The tournament featured many great moments with players leaving their mark on the fields of Sydney.
Vilimoni Koroi (adidas adiZero Quick Malice Wellington)
Vilimoni Koroi was a shock inclusion in the All-Blacks’ squad and fittingly gave a quick shout-out to his home country and the previous stop on the tour by sporting the limited edition adidas adiZero Quick Malice Wellington rugby cleats. The cleat was designed to give homage to the Maori culture that is so prominently found in the city of Wellington. The 18-year-old helped New Zealand to a 29-14 win over host nation, Australia, in the Bronze final.
Chris Dry (New Balance Furon 2.0)
South Africa has won 3 of the first 4 stops on the HSBC Sevens Series and made it back-to-back wins with their 29-14 win over England in Sydney. Chris Dey is one of several players to don the New Balance Furon 2.0 and it has helped as he has run in 9 tries on the campaign, including the final try in the Sydney final. Having taken over as sponsor of some of the world’s largest soccer clubs, the American company is foraying into the rugby world as well.
Tom Mitchell (adidas Predator Malice)
Although England lost in the Cup Final to South Africa, Tom Mitchell gave us a good look though at the new adidas Predator Malice. The Predator Malice is the water edition of the rugby specific Elements pack. The Malice features a Hybrid Touch upper and with the inclusion of the Predator Element, it is designed to be the perfect kicking cleat.
Jeremy Aicardi (Under Armour Speed Form)
Under Armour continues its rise to prominence. Alongside Stephen Curry, Tom Brady, Bryce Harper, and Jordan Spieth, France’s Jeremy Aicardi laced up in a pair of the American brand’s cleats as his side faced Wales in the knockout stages in Sydney. The Frenchman opted for the Speed Form in the black leather edition of the cleat. France ended up losing to Wales in a 14-12 thriller.
Alex Davis (Trusox)
Trusox is the ultimate athlete’s sock. Guaranteed to assist with traction, Alex Davis saw the benefits as he stamped off this tackle in his pair. The trademark design was seen dotting the field at almost all times during the recent Sevens tournament, and we can expect to see it at the upcoming Six Nations as well.
Australia Legends (adidas Copa Mundial)
The weekend featured a legends game between an Australia Legends team facing off against a Fiji Legends team. And not surprisingly, the adidas Copa Mundial, the best-selling cleat of all-time made an appearance. The cleat along with the soft ground adidas World Cup are still regularly seen on players as the cleat has stood the test of time and keeps on performing at a high level.
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