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Powell happy with Blitzboks progress

2016-03-13 14:08
Neil Powell (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Blitzboks coach Neil Powell was happy with his team after they topped Pool C at the Vancouver Sevens.

Spurred on by flyer Seabelo Senatla who scored four tries in three matches, the Blitzboks beat Scotland, minnows Brazil and a tricky Argentinian side to qualify for the quarter-finals where they will face Wales.

Powell believes his team have started the tournament on the right note and he was particularly impressed with their final match of the day against Argentina.

“I am glad we achieved our goal for day one, which was to top our pool. We made a fantastic start against Scotland, was perhaps not so clinical against Brazil but then made the step up against Argentina, who needed to win to qualify for the quarterfinals,” explained Powell.

Defence is key in the shorter format of the game and Powell praised the Blitzboks for only conceding one try on day one. 

“We pride ourselves on our defence and I think we were outstanding in that department today. Now we have to start all over again tomorrow (Sunday) against Wales,” said Powell. 

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