Sevens

Blitzboks win World Series, advance to Paris final

2017-05-14 15:05
Rosko Specman (Getty Images)

Cape Town - A dominant display by the Blitzboks saw them cruise into the final of the Paris Sevens by downing New Zealand in a semi-final encounter.

The Blitzboks will be crowned the World Rugby Sevens Series champions for the 2016/17 season following England's loss to Scotland (19-17) in the Cup semi-final.

Whatever happens now, the Blitzboks cannot be overtaken at the top of the standings and they will win their first title since the 2008/09 season. 

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The Blitzboks ran in four tries to win 26-5, having led 12-5 at half-time.

Roscko Speckman scored a brace while New Zealand could only manage a single try off Regan Ware.

Earlier, the HSBC World Sevens Series winners defeated Samoa in a Cup quarter-final encounter winning 12-0.

They will now face Scotland in the final of the tournament at 17:33 SA time.

Scorers:

South Africa

Tries: Philip Snyman, Branco du Preez, Roscko Speckman (2)

Conversions: Branco du Preez, Cecil Afrika (2)

New Zealand

Try: Regan Ware

 

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