Sevens

Blitzbokke ousted by Kiwis

2012-12-09 17:16
Paul Delport (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - The Blitzbokke's hopes of winning the Port Elizabeth Sevens are shattered after losing 12-5 to New Zealand in the Cup semi-finals on Sunday.

Paul Delport gave South Africa a 5-0 lead early in the game, but the Kiwis quickly hit back with a try by Kurt Baker to level matters going into the break.

The second half was a tightly contested affair, with both teams holding firm on defence. However, the deadlock was broken one minute from time when Ben Lam scored for the visitors after South Africa lost possession deep inside their own half. Tomasi Cama converted for a 12-5 victory.

New Zealand will play France in the final at 19:30 on Sunday, after the French defeated Argentina 10-7 after extra time of their semi-final.

South Africa will now face the Argentineans in the third place playoff at 18:58.

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