Sevens

Blitzboks draw Vegas winners USA at Vancouver Sevens

2019-03-04 09:56
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Cape Town - The Blitzboks have been drawn in the same group as series leaders the USA for this weekend’s Vancouver Sevens.

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South Africa will contest Pool A alongside the USA, winners in Las Vegas this past weekend, Chile and Wales.

The Blitzboks had a tough game against Chile in Las Vegas which ended in a 5-all draw.

The Springbok Sevens side still qualified for the Cup quarter-finals before losing 29-10 to the hosts in Las Vegas.

They also lost 14-12 to Fiji in the fifth-place semi-final.

The winners of Pool A will play the runners-up in Pool D in the Cup quarter-finals, with the Pool A second-placed side facing the Pool D victors.

Pools for the Vancouver Sevens on March 9-10:

Pool A

USA, South Africa, Chile, Wales

Pool B

Samoa, Fiji, Kenya, Canada

Pool C

New Zealand, Australia, Spain, France

Pool D

England, Argentina, Scotland, Japan

The South Africans are currently fifth on the World Rugby Sevens Series standings, 31 points behind leaders USA.

 

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