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Blitzbokke beaten by Portugal

2012-11-30 13:27

Cape Town - The South African Sevens team have crashed to a shock defeat to Portugal in their HSBC Sevens World Series clash in Dubai on Friday.

Portugal won 12-10 after leading 7-0 at half-time.

Portugal scored tries through Pedro Leal and Aderito Esteves, while Leal also added a conversion. The Blitzbokke replied with tries by Chris Dry and Philip Snyman.

In their first match, the Blitzbokke beat England 19-10, while Portugal went down 24-19 to Samoa in their opener.

The Blitzbokke will play Samoa in their final Pool C clash at 17:44 (SA time).

Sport24

Comments
  • gert.swart.393 - 2012-11-30 13:44

    Disgrace! Time for Paul Treu to go!

      simone.dechandra.7 - 2012-11-30 14:37

      Bring back P Div

  • she.is.here.777 - 2012-11-30 13:45

    Sounds like a fixed match.

  • Jacques - 2012-11-30 13:48

    Which is exactly why I don't watch 7s. Movember trolling chokers. Lost to portugal? Clowns! (Sound familliar?)

      handy.andy.3990 - 2012-11-30 14:13

      until we win the series again? Too much running rugby for a blue bull fan maybe?

  • jason.children - 2012-11-30 13:52

    Wow some of you are idiots, this is the beauty of 7's, any team can win. And if you go into a game half assed you will get a shock. Blitzbokke went in cold.

      omge.klits - 2012-11-30 13:58

      Interesting observation jason - finally a sport where one team is never better than the other . . . it just depends on who has the higher temperature . . . .

      nico.eksteen.7 - 2012-11-30 14:40

      NZ and Fiji don't lose to teams like Portugal. Fact

      garth.young.12 - 2012-11-30 15:50

      @ nico, and teams like Kenya? they have beaten the kiwi's before.

  • Superguluva - 2012-11-30 13:59

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? Kanti why is our 7's team the only code that doesn't put pressure on the coach? Paul has been coach for far too long. We need fresh ideas. Delport must also leave. Hayi no.

      nico.eksteen.7 - 2012-11-30 15:20

      True, when last did they actually manage to win a tournament?

  • deanmpeters - 2012-11-30 14:09

    No Africa, DuPreez and Brown.. Its gonna be uphill.. Just hope for a narrow England victory over Portugal.

  • handy.andy.3990 - 2012-11-30 14:12

    crashed? very misleading as we are not out of the cup running yet?

  • nico.eksteen.7 - 2012-11-30 14:31

    LOL, please don't call them Boks. Disgraceful

  • nico.eksteen.7 - 2012-11-30 14:49

    What's the emblem of Portugal Rugby? Fish and Chips?

      simone.dechandra.7 - 2012-11-30 15:12

      fruit and veg city is the sponsor

      nico.eksteen.7 - 2012-11-30 15:18

      I think we should just call them Nando's

      simone.dechandra.7 - 2012-11-30 15:44

      They call the team Portugal but they are based in Rosettenville

      Daniel Nunes - 2012-11-30 21:24

      I'm portuguese and i just p*ssed myself hahaha!!! good 1

  • glennmozambique - 2012-11-30 15:20

    NEW COACH

  • Jimmy NZ - 2012-11-30 15:47

    Must of been the ref... Better start a FB campaign!

      caleb.drumm.1 - 2012-12-01 06:49

      Yeah Jimmy, someone somewhere must have cheated them out of this game, maybe it was the IRB setting them up?

  • bruce.marcovich - 2012-11-30 16:54

    And the over confident bug strieks again, seems to happen in Cricket and 15 / 7's rugby as well.

  • david.stopforth.5 - 2012-11-30 17:07

    Paul True Needs Help they are always more prepared and now this Happens I Wonder???

      omge.klits - 2012-11-30 17:30

      They will learn from this . . . . .

  • Kirwan - 2012-11-30 17:39

    people still living in the old days. rugby is growing everywhere and in the future the so-called big teams will be overthrown by the newcomers whether you like it or not!!!

  • christopher.collings.9 - 2012-12-01 02:24

    what a bunch of clowns! Go lose to the porras lol

  • caleb.drumm.1 - 2012-12-01 06:48

    Hhahahahaha, thats damn hilarious

  • zionpercival.pay - 2012-12-01 07:15

    Something is rotten in the state of Dubai< Oh so sorry: something is rotten in the state of Portugal.

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