Sevens

Blitzboks thrash Aussies to end perfect day

2016-12-10 20:15
Justin Geduld (left) and Werner Kok (Gallo).

Cape Town - The Blitzboks capped off the perfect opening day at the Cape Town Sevens when they beat Australia 29-7 in Saturday's final match.

It is a result that leaves coach Neil Powell's men top of Pool A going into Sunday's knockouts where a quarter-final against Wales awaits. 

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Earlier, the Blitzboks had beaten Russia 41-0 in the tournament opener and then the USA 28-10 as they showed exactly why they are considered favourites for this tournament. 

In front of the most vibrant of crowds, the South Africans were full of energy as they set about their business against the Aussies and were first on the board through a try from captain Philip Snyman. 

Former captain Kyle Brown scored next after a phenomenal solo run from Werner Kok. 

Then, after the hooter, Cape Town Stadium errupted as Cecil Afrika scored after the hooter had gone, giving the Blitzboks a 17-0 lead going into the break. 

It didn't stop there. 

Snyman had his second and South Africa's fourth immediately after the restart.

Sam Myers finally got the Aussies on the board to make it 24-7, but an electric score from Ruhan Nel gave the Blitzboks' their fifth try. 

Scorers:

SA

Tries: Philip Snyman (2), Kyle Brown, Cecil Afrika, Ruhan Nel

Conversions: Branco du Preez (2)

Australia

Try: Sam Myers

Conversion: J. Stannard

Earlier:

SA 28-10 USA

Scorers:

SA

Tries: Cecil Afrika, Werner Kok, Seabelo Senatla

Conversions: Branco du Preez (2), Justin Geduld

USA

Tries: Maka Unufe, Danny Barrett

SA 41-0 Russia

Scorers:

SA

Tries: Seabelo Senatla (2), Werner Kok (2), Philip Snyman, Dylan Sage, Justin Geduld

Conversions: Branco du Preez, Rosco Specman, Geduld

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