Sevens

Blitzbokke ease past USA

2014-12-13 13:06
Seabelo Senatla (AFP)
Cape Town - The Blitzbokke got off to a winning start at the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens after beating Group A opponents, USA, 26-0.

Springbok flyer, Seabelo Senatla, opened the scoring early in the first half to give the hosts a 5-0 lead.

The USA proved to be more than competitive with ball in hand in the first half but South Africa responded with a strong defensive display. A late knock on in the tackle by Werner Kock cost South Africa a chance to extend their lead.

The second half started like the first before Werner Kok scored the game's second try which Branco Du Preez converted with ease.

South Africa then exerted their dominance as Philip Snyman muscled his way over in the corner following some good attacking play from Cheslin Kolbe and Kwagga Smith.

Cecil Afrika took over the kicking duties and duly slotted the conversion from the touchline.

The match then began a scrappy affair with both sides giving away numerous penalties.

South Africa were reduced to six men for the final minute but that was no issue as the Blitzbokke turned the ball over and sent Ryno Benjamin away for a try. Cecil Afrika added the extra two points to seal the 26-0 victory.

Scorers:

Seabelo Senatla, Werner Kok, Phillip Snyman, Ryno Benjamin

Cecil Afrika: two conversions.

Branco Du Preez: one conversion.

 

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