Fiji down Blitzbokke in Hong Kong

2015-03-29 10:14
Frankie Horne (AFP)

Cape Town - The Blitzbokke were denied a chance at claiming their maiden Hong Kong Sevens title when they were overpowered by Fiji 21-15 in the Cup semi-final.

The match started off in frenetic pace and Fiji scored first via Jerry Tuwai, the scrumhalf wriggling free from a tackle to touch down under the posts with three minutes to go in the first half. 

Semi Kunatani then scored a devastating try two minutes later to leave the Blitzbokke shell-shocked. Both tries were converted and the Islanders were up 14-0.

Kwagga Smith then made a try-saving tackle with seconds remaining in the first half. However burly Pio Tuwai then heaped more misery on the Blitzbokke, scoring on the half-time whistle. Fiji with a massive 21-0 lead at half-time.

Frankie Horne gave South Africa back into the match, scoring in the second minute of the second period.

Cecil Afrika then scored a crucial try a minute later to hype up the crowd and put the Blitzbokke within 11 points of the Islanders.

Seabelo Senatla scored with a minute to go, dotting down in the corner. The late flurry of tries was not enough for the Blitzbokke as they went down 21-15.



Tries: Jerry Tuwai, Semi Kunatani, Pio Tuwai.




Tries: Frankie Horne, Cecil Afrika




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