Commonwealth Games

SA Sevens cruise to victory

2010-10-11 07:06
Cecil Afrika (File)

Johannesburg - The South African Sevens rugby team cruised to a convincing 27-0 victory over Tonga in their opening Commonwealth Games match in New Delhi, India on Monday.

The former international sevens circuit champions delivered an impressive performance, and through two tries by captain Paul Delport in the first half, they were able to control proceedings right from the start.

Leading 17-0 at half-time, Cecil Afrika and veteran Neil Powell stretched the gap by another 10 points while a sloid defensive effort ensured Tonga remained scoreless.

South Africa face India later on Monday morning and Wales in the afternoon in their final Pool B match.

Scorers:

South Africa: 27 (17) Tries: Tshotsho Mbovane, Paul Delport (2), Cecil Afrika, Neil Powell. Conversions: Afrika (1)

Tonga: 0

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