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Blitzboks power past France in Rio

2016-08-09 21:49
Cecil Afrika (Getty Images)

Cape Town - The Springbok Sevens side continued their impressive start to their 2016 Olympic Games campaign with victory over France in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday.

The Blitzboks, who led 19-0 at half-time, won 26-0.

In their opening match the Blitzboks proved far too strong for Spain, winning 24-0.

The Blitzboks currently top Group B and will play Australia in their final match on Wednesday at 16:30 (SA time).

Earlier, France shocked Australia 31-14 before Australia bounced back with victory over Spain (26-12).

The top two teams in each of the three Groups, plus the best two third-placed finishers, will make up the eight quarter-finalists.

Scorers

South Africa

Tries: Justin Geduld, Kwagga Smith, Kyle Brown, Dylan Sage

Conversions: Afrika (3)

France

Nil

Springbok Sevens Olympic squad:

Kyle Brown (captain), Tim Agaba, Philip Snyman, Werner Kok, Dylan Sage, Kwagga Smith, Rosko Specman, Cheslin Kolbe, Cecil Afrika, Justin Geduld, Juan de Jongh, Seabelo Senatla

Travelling reserves: Chris Dry, Francois Hougaard

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