Sevens

Blitzboks trio make Dream Team

2016-02-01 08:58
Rosco Specman (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Following their heartbreaking loss to New Zealand at the Wellington Sevens, three Blitzboks received some consolation after being included in the Dream Team for the tournament.

South Africa suffered an agonising 24-21 Cup Final loss after the hosts scored a try after the hooter had sounded.

South Africa led 21-7 deep into the second half, but a yellow card for Rosco Specman cost the Blitzboks dearly as the Kiwis used their one-man advantage to get back into the contest.

It was nevertheless a good tournament for Specman who was still included in the Dream Team, along with team-mates Kwagga Smith and Seabelo Senatla.

Three All Blacks Sevens stars - Akira Ioane, Tim Mikkelson and Augustine Pulu - also made the team, while England’s Dan Bibby was also included.

Despite their final loss, the Blitzboks still moved to the top of the World Rugby Sevens Series standings.

They collected 19 valuable points and now have a two point lead on top of the standings after collecting 54 points in the three rounds so far.

Fiji (52) and New Zealand (47) are behind South Africa heading into the fourth round in Sydney this weekend.

 

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