Sevens

Blitzboks off to a flyer in Singapore Sevens

2019-04-13 07:58
Siviwe Soyizwapi (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Skipper Siviwe Soyizwapi got the Blitzboks off to a winning start in the Singapore Sevens as they defeated Scotland on Saturday morning.

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The Blitzboks won 36-10 after leading 12-10 at half-time.

South Africa scored six tries through Branco Du Preez, Werner Kok, Impi Visser, Angelo Davids and two tries from Soyizwapi.

Du Preez landed two conversions with Selvyn Davids kicking another conversion over.

Max McFarland scored a brace for the Scottish side, however they couldn't get past a solid Blitzboks defence.

The Blitzboks take on Canada (09:40 SA time) and Fiji (13:28 SA time) in their other Pool A encounters.

Scorers: 

South Africa

Tries: Branco Du Preez, Werner Kok, Impi Visser, Siviwe Soyizwapi (2), Angelo Davids

Conversions: Du Preez (2), Selvyn Davids

Scotland

Tries: Max McFarland (2)

Blitzboks squad:

1. Ryan Oosthuizen (14 tournaments, 66 matches, 70 points, 14 tries)

2. Sako Makata (3 tournaments, 12 matches, 0 points) 

3. Impi Visser (7 tournaments, 39 matches, 35 points, seven tries)

4. Chris Dry (67 tournaments; 336 matches, 465 points, 93 tries) 

5. Werner Kok (44 tournaments, 223 matches, 500 points, 100 tries)

6. Kurt-Lee Arendse (2 tournaments, 6 matches, 5 points)

7. Branco du Preez (68 tournaments, 344 matches, 1238 points; 90 tries, 391 conversions, 1 penalty, 1 drop goal)

8. Selvyn Davids (12 tournaments, 58 matches, 250 points, 28 tries, 55 conversions)

9. Justin Geduld (43 tournaments; 222 matches, 916 points - 97 tries, 214 conversions, 1 penalty)

10. Stedman Gans (16 tournaments, 74 matches, 110 points, 22 tries)

11. Siviwe Soyizwapi (captain; 25 tournaments, 129 matches, 395 points, 79 tries)

12. Angelo Davids (1 tournament, 5 matches, 0 points)

13. James Murphy (3 tournaments, 12 matches, 0 points) – travelling reserve

Pools:

A: Fiji, South Africa, Scotland, Canada

B: France, Argentina, Australia, Hong Kong

C: USA, England, Kenya, Wales

D: Samoa, New Zealand, Japan, Spain

South Africa's schedule for Saturday, April 13: (SA times)

09:40 v Canada

13:28 v Fiji

 

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