Blitzbokke bow to America

2013-05-12 16:11
Stephan Dippenaar (AFP)
Cape Town - The Blitzbokke's London Sevens campaign has ended in disappointment after losing to America for the second straight day.

The Americans ran in four tries to beat South Africa 22-5 (12-5 half-time) in their Plate semi-final match on Sunday. They also beat the South Africans 19-12 in the group stages on Saturday.

Earlier on Sunday, South Africa lost 19-14 to England in the Cup quarter-finals, with the hosts scoring in extra time to advance.

Results from the London Sevens

America will no play Fiji in the Plate final, after the Fijians defeated Argentina 26-12.

New Zealand won the tournament when they thumped Australia 47-12 in the final.


South Africa

Tries: Stephan Dippenaar   


Tries: Zach Test (2), Shalom Suniula, Matt Hawkins

Conversions: Suniula

Results on Sunday in the London Sevens at Twickenham, the last leg of the Sevens World Series:



New Zealand 52, Argentina 7

Kenya 20, Fiji 7

Australia 24, United States 19

England 19, South Africa 14, ET


New Zealand 7, Kenya 0

Australia 14, England 7

Third place playoff

England 26, Kenya 19


New Zealand 47, Australia 12



Fiji 26, Argentina 12

United States 22, South Africa 5


Fiji 14, United States 5



Wales 21, Samoa 12

France 28, Canada 14


Wales 19, France 7

Final series standings:

1. New Zealand, 173 points

2. South Africa, 132

3. Fiji, 121

4. Samoa, 104

5. Kenya, 99

6. England, 92

7. Wales, 91

8. Australia, 89

9. France, 87

10. Argentina, 84

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