Sevens

Blitzbokke beaten by France

2015-02-06 06:54
Neil Powell (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - The Springbok Sevens team got their Wellington Sevens campaign off to a shaky start when they were beaten by France in their first game on Friday.

Results from the Wellington Sevens in New Zealand

The South Africans, who went into the event having won their previous two tournaments in Dubai and Port Elizabeth, were shocked 22-5 by the French.

They did rebound by beating Japan 24-7 in their second match but must now perform well in their final game against the USA in order to qualify for the Cup quarter-finals.

The Americans hammered Japan 40-5 and France 38-7 to indicate that they would prove stern opposition for the Blitzbokke.

The South Africa-USA game is scheduled for 07:10 (SA time) on Friday.

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