Town - The Blitzboks confirmed
their status as gold medal contenders when they eased past Malaysia in their
opening fixture of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Saturday.
South Africa ran in seven tries
for a comfortable 43-0 victory
having led 22-0 at half time.
Playmaker Justin Geduld scored
two tries and kicked two conversions for an individual haul of 14 points while
Philip Snyman, Rosko Specman, Branco du Preez, Tim Agaba and Dylan Sage all
crossed the whitewash too.
South Africa are next in action
at 10:37 (SA
time) when they take on Papua New Guinea in another pool match they will be
expected to win easily.
There was more bad news for the
SA Women's Sevens side, however, as they fell to their third straight defeat in
Having already been thrashed by
Canada and New Zealand on Friday, coach Paul Delport's men then fell to a 17-10
defeat to African rivals Kenya in the early hours of Saturday morning.