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Blitzbokke claim bronze in PE

2012-12-09 19:25

Port Elizabeth - The Blitzbokke finished their Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens campaign on a high after thrashing Argentina in the third place playoff match on Sunday.

The South Africans ran in five tries to crush the Pumas 35-0 (half-time 21-0) at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Cheslin Kolbe scored a hat-trick, while Philip Snyman and Cornal Hendricks also crossed the chalk, with Kolbe converting all five tries in a dominant display.

Earlier on Sunday, the SA Sevens side reached the Cup semi-finals after beating the United States 17-7, only to narrowly lose 12-5 to New Zealand in the semis.

New Zealand won the tournament when they thrashed France 47-12 in the final.

Results on Sunday from the Port Elizabeth Sevens, the third leg of the IRB world sevens series at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium:

Cup

Quarter-finals


South Africa
17, United States 7
New Zealand 35, Wales 5
France 10, Portugal 7
Argentina 15, Fiji 12

Semi-finals

New Zealand 12, South Africa 5
France 10, Argentina 7 (after extra time)

Third place

South Africa 35, Argentina 0

Final

New Zealand 47, France 12

Plate

Semi-finals

Wales 26, United States 19
Fiji 26, Portugal 12

Final

Wales 26, Fiji 14

Bowl

Quarter-finals


Australia 24, Zimbabwe 14
Kenya 19, Scotland 17
Samoa 36, Canada 21
England 14, Spain 7

Semi-finals


Australia 24, Kenya 21
Samoa 15, England 12

Final

Australia 26, Samoa 14

Shield

Semi-finals


Zimbabwe 21, Scotland 14
Spain 29, Canada 12

Final

Spain 33, Zimbabwe 0

Series standings (after 3 of 9 rounds):

1. New Zealand 60 points
2. France 46
3. Fiji 44
4. South Africa 41
5. Samoa 39
6. Kenya 37
7. Argentina 36
8. Wales 31
9. Portugal 21
10. Australia 19

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Comments
  • Jimmy NZ - 2012-12-09 20:34

    Seems the fact that New Zealand won doesn't make the news... Fourth time in a row in SA!!!

      brendan.k.shaw - 2012-12-09 22:46

      @BrendenNel: Just heard one of the SA All Black supporters attacked a SARU official with a bottle. Was arrested.. Great example. And there is a report on News24. Com. If not I apologise. Being SA AB supporters, what is it that makes you support he ABs over a team from your own country, is it politics, you guys have family, and please don't say my family supports the ABs or they play great rugby. Turning your back on your country of birth. Do some of you even know anything about New Zealand, I.e. Their history, culture, where it is, etc?

  • brendan.k.shaw - 2012-12-09 22:48

    @BrendenNel: Just heard one of the SA All Black supporters attacked a SARU official with a bottle. Was arrested.. Great example. And there is a report on News24. Com. If not I apologise. Being SA AB supporters, what is it that makes you support he ABs over a team from your own country, is it politics, you guys have family, and please don't say my family supports the ABs or they play great rugby. Turning your back on your country of birth. Do some of you even know anything about New Zealand, I.e. Their history, culture, where it is, etc?

  • she.is.here.777 - 2012-12-09 23:27

    Oh well a bronze is still better than a brownie.

  • Sige Gorabeb - 2012-12-10 00:09

    you dont win silver or bronze, you loose gold.

  • jc.kriek - 2012-12-10 05:34

    Well any team that plays against an all black team must believe they can win... Not hope they can but know they can...

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