Afrika inspires Blitzbokke win

2013-05-11 14:12
Cecil Afrika (Gallo)

Johannesburg - The Springbok Sevens welcomed back Cecil Afrika to the fold as they opened their London Sevens campaign with a tough 5-0 victory over Australia at Twickenham on Saturday.

According to the website, the Blitzbokke made sure that captain Frankie Horne’s 50th consecutive tournament was started in style, and that the veteran had something to celebrate as they grinded out the victory against the Wallabies after a scoreless first half.

Afrika, who joined the team after injuries to Paul Delport and Seabelo Senatla, showed no signs of rustiness and got stuck in from the word go.

It was his telling defence that won the turnover that allowed Jamba Ulengo to sprint through and score in the second half.

But Afrika will be more remembered in this match for the excellent cover tackle he pulled off to stop Australia winning the game in the dying seconds, ensuring a positive start to the tournament.

The Blitzbokke are looking to create history by winning three consecutive tournaments after their victories in Tokyo and Glasgow, and become the first South African team to win four tournaments in a season.

Read more on:    blitzbokke  |  cecil afrika  |  rugby

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Who is your favourite South African rugby commentator - English or Afrikaans?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.