Port Elizabeth - Hometown hero Steven Hunt scored four tries as the Blitzbokke romped to a 45-0 victory over Kenya to maintain their undefeated run at the PE Sevens.
Picking up on their 33-0 win over Canada earlier in the day, the
Blitzbokke turned on the heat to demolish the Kenyans, who are a shadow
of the side that troubled so many teams in recent years on the IRB
Circuit It all builds towards a climactic finale this evening when the
Blitzbokke will attempt to avenge their Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens
Plate final loss to Australia.
But on a chilly evening the Blitzbokke knew nothing about the cold as
they produced a performance that will make coach Paul Treu proud.
Hunt added his name to the scoresheet after just 90 seconds and linked
well with Cecil Afrika to score again in the 4th, 6th and 9th minutes of
the game, while the rest of the side all chipped in with excellent
performances in the one-sided affair.
Afrika though, provided the highlight as he sold a perfect dummy before
sprinting ahead, beating three players in a 60 metre run for the line
that had the crowd on their feet.
The Blitzbokke’s final match on day one will be at 20.38, where they
will face the Australians in the final game of the day. The winner will
meet the loser of the New Zealand/France game in the quarterfinals on
Stephen Hunt x 4, Cecil Afrika, Branco du Preez, Boom Prinsloo
Conversions: Cecil Afrika x 5
Blitzboks’ fixtures, day one:
South Africa 33 Canada 0
South Africa 45 Kenya 0
South Africa vs Australia (20:38 k/o)