Sevens

Blitzbok duo make Singapore Dream Team

2016-04-18 08:32
Seabelo Senatla (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Following their third place finish at this past weekend’s Singapore Sevens, two Springbok Sevens players were named in the Dream Team for the tournament.

The Blitzboks defeated Argentina 28-0 in the Bronze Final after suffering an agonising semi-final loss to Fiji on Sunday.

The Fijians scored two late tries to break South African hearts with a 26-21 win.

Kenya, who lost to South Africa in pool play, stunned Fiji in the Cup Final, winning 30-7 to claim their maiden World Rugby Sevens Series title.

South Africans Seabelo Senatla and Kwagga Smith cracked the nod for the Singapore Dream Team, which also included Fijians Jasa Veremalua and Kitione Taliga, Kenya’s Willy Ambaka, France’s Virimi Vakatawa and Argentina’s Axel Muller.

Following their bronze prize, the Blitzboks also moved back into second position on the World Rugby Sevens Series standings.

South Africa’s quarter-final win over New Zealand secured them second spot (139 points) as it moved them past the Kiwis (135 points).

The Fijians are still leading on 147 points, with two tournaments in Paris (May 13-15) and London (May 21-22) left.

The Blitzboks, meanwhile, were drawn in a so-called 'Pool of Death' for the Paris Sevens event. They head Pool C where they will face Australia, England and Brazil.

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