Blitzbokke into semis

2014-02-08 07:33
Cecil Afrika (Gallo)

Johannesburg - The Springbok Sevens team fought their way through mud and driving rain to move into the semi-finals of the Wellington Sevens with a 10-0 win over Australia in the quarter-finals.

According to the website, But they will now face their nemesis Fiji, who knocked the Blitzbokke out of the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow earlier this year and seem to be a side that the South Africans find difficult to defeat.

While the weather made for less than perfect conditions, the Blitzbokke’s workrate outshone their mistakes as they scored the only two tries in the match where both sides struggled to control the ball.

With a host of unforced errors, a lot of slipping and some stern defence, the Blitzbokke eventually broke through after a scoreless first half when they tied the Australians up in one corner, then sent the ball wide to an unmarked Cecil Afrika to slide in at the opposite corner.

Some stern defence and a great tap and go by Branco du Preez freed up enough space for Werner Kok to slide in with two minutes to and seal the game.

The Blitzbokke will now face Fiji at 08:00 while defending champs England meet World Series champs and hosts New Zealand in the other semifinal.

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