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. 


South Africa

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

Conversions: Justin Geduld (4), Afrika

Papua New Guinea


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


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