Cape Town - The Springbok Sevens side have lost their
Gold Coast Cup semi-final 24-19 to Australia after the hosts scored an
The match finished 19-all in regulation time.
The Aussies could have won the game in the
first half of extra-time but failed to send the ball wide to an unmarked man with
Cornal Hendricks making a try-saving tackle. They also missed a penalty early
in the second-half which would have sealed the deal.
But with Sampie Mastriet receiving SA's second yellow
card after going off-side, the hosts had simply too much space and scored the
sudden-death match-winner with one minute, 17 seconds left on the clock.
Earlier, South Africa beat Wales 28-21 in
Australia will now play New Zealand in the
Cup final, while South Africa will tackle England in the third-place playoff
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