Sevens

Blitzbokke see off Canada

2014-12-05 10:22
Cecil Afrika (Getty Images)
Cape Town - The Springbok Sevens team beat Canada 24-12 in their second game at the Dubai Sevens on Friday.

RESULTS AND FIXTURES FROM THE DUBAI SEVENS

The Blitzbokke raced into a 12-0 lead early on, before the Canadians fought back to level matters early in the second half, before South Africans stepped it up to seal the win.

Veteran speedster Cecil Afrika impressed, scoring two tries.

In their first game on Friday, the Blitzbokke easily beat Portugal 36-0. They will face Wales in their final game of the day at 14:08 (SA time).

The South Africans will be eager to improve in this weekend's event after a slow start to their Sevens World Series campaign at Australia's Gold Coast in October, when they finished fourth after losing the third place playoff game 19-0 to England.

Scorers:

South Africa:

Tries: Cecil Afrika (2), Branco du Preez, Seabelo Senatla
Conversions: Du Preez (2)

Canada:

Tries: John Moonlight, Sean Duke
Cnversion: Phil Mack

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