Sevens

Senatla 'gutted' over CT Sevens performance

2017-12-11 18:37
Seabelo Senatla (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Blitzboks star Seabelo Senatla admitted that he is extremely disappointed in his side's performance during the Cape Town Sevens last weekend.

READ: Blitzboks: Undone by Cape over-hype

The Blitzboks, who were favourites to win the tournament on home soil, crashed out 19-12 in their Cup semi-final encounter against New Zealand.

Neil Powell and his men then went on to beat Canada to secure third place.

Their third-place finish saw the Blitzboks slip in the overall World Rugby Sevens Series 2017/18 standings with the Kiwis two points clear with eight rounds remaining.

After the Cape Town Sevens, Senatla took to Instagram to reveal his disappointment in his side unable to get the job done in front of their own supporters.

"Pretty gutted about the outcome but grateful for the love and support from our fellow South Africans. Can't express our gratitude enough for the spectacle you make @capetown7s..." he wrote.

On Saturday, Senatla made history when he reached significant personal milestones.

Senatla played in his 35th Sevens tournaments and is now eligible for full Springbok colours. 

The 24-year-old picked up his 200th try against France to join an exclusive club which currently consists of Dan Norton (England, 272), Collins Injera (Kenya, 246), Santiago Gomez Cora (Argentina, 230) and Ben Gollings (England, 220).

The third leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series gets under way on January 26-28, 2018 in Sydney.

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