Blitzbokke disappoint in NZ

2013-02-01 07:12
Paul Treu (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Losses to Samoa and Canada have left the Springbok Sevens side's hopes in tatters at the Sevens World Series event in Wellington, New Zealand on Friday.

The Blitzbokke lost their first game of the day 19-10 to the Samoans, a game in which they squandered a 10-0 half-time lead.

More disappointment was to follow when coach Paul Treu’s men lost their second game to lowly Canada 26-15 in a horror display.

The South Africans play Wales at 10:12 (SA time) in their final game of the day. They have to beat the Welsh by nine or more points if they want to reach the Cup quarter-finals.

In other action, hosts New Zealand were shocked by a Matt Turner-inspired England, going down 19-14 as the former UCT player returned to action and made a world of difference to the English side. The other big shock of the day was Scotland, who beat Fiji 14-12 in their opening game.

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