Sevens

Blitzboks off to flying start in Sydney

2018-01-26 09:46
Rosko Specman (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Blitzboks started their Sydney Sevens campaign on a high note with a comprehensive thrashing of minnows Papua New Guinea on Friday morning (SA time). 

The Springbok Sevens side won 50-0, after leading 21-0 at the break.

The Blitzboks dominated from start to finish and ran in eight tries, with speedster Rosko Specman claiming a hat-trick. 

On Saturday, the South Africans complete their Pool C schedule with matches against Spain (06:03 SA time) and England 09:14 (SA time).

The knockout rounds will be played on Sunday. 

Scorers:

South Africa

Tries: Rosko Specman (3), Ruhan Nel (2), Seabelo Senatla, Stedman Gans, Cecil Afrika

Conversions: Justin Geduld (4), Afrika

Papua New Guinea

Nil

LIVE scoring from the Sydney Sevens

Results from the first day of the World Rugby Sevens Series third leg in Sydney on Friday:

Pool A

New Zealand 61 Russia 0

Fiji 31 Samoa 5

Pool B

Argentina 7 Kenya 5

France 31 Wales 12

Pool C

South Africa 50 Papua New Guinea 0

England 22 Spain 10

Pool D

Scotland 52 Canada 5

Australia 26 USA 19

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Vote

Of the current crop of rugby commentators - across all languages - who is your favourite?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season has wrapped up. For all the season highlights - and lowlights - be sure to visit Sport24!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.