Cape Town - The Springbok Sevens team opened their Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens
tournament in style on Friday, whitewashing Canada 33-0 with a
powerhouse performance in Port Elizabeth.
GALLERY: Blitzbokke take to PE's streets
disappointment of Dubai where they looked so good on day one, only to
come unstuck on day two, the Blitzbokke closed the door on that
experience quickly, and took just over a minute to cross the line for
the first time, through halfback Branco du Preez.
added to their score when Cecil Afrika – who returned to the side from
injury – placed a pinpoint cross-kick to the corner where Chris Dry took
the ball without effort to score the team’s second try.
Canada were given some hope when Steven Hunt was sin-binned for throwing
the ball away, a decision that was a tad harsh on the Blitzbokke, but
one which luckily didn’t hurt them in terms of points.
up for his indiscretion when he was put through a gap by Mark Richards
in the second half to run through untouched and Richards added his name
on fulltime with an excellent step and go to give the Blitzbokke a