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Blitzbokke lose to Australia

2012-05-12 20:10

Cape Town - The South African Sevens team have lost their final Pool D match against Australia at the London Sevens at Twickenham on Saturday.

The Blitzbokke lost 19-17 after trailing 12-5 at half-time.

Australia scored tries through Ed Stubbs, Con Foley and Ed Jenkins. Allan Fa'alava'au added two conversions.

The Blitzbokke replied with tries through Cornal Hendricks, Steven Hunt (2) and a conversion by Philip Burger.

Earlier in the tournament, the Blitzbokke beat Portugal 41-0 and Scotland 20-5.

The Blitzbokke will play New Zealand in the Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.

Cup quarter-final line-up:

New Zealand v South Africa - 11:58
Fiji v England - 12:20
Australia v Argentina - 12:42
Samoa v Spain - 13:04

Sport24

Comments
  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-05-12 20:29

    What happened to our side- the were real contenders for 2/3 years but currently they seem to be making up the numbers?

  • Hannes Truter - 2012-05-12 20:32

    New coach with new ideas!?

  • Hannes Truter - 2012-05-12 20:33

    Buy some All Black '7 players!?

  • shooshyu.tu - 2012-05-12 21:34

    Oh no, not beaten by those Aussies again?

  • margo.george.18 - 2012-05-13 07:45

    How many points does NZ need to win the series?

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