Cape Town - The vibe at Cape Town Stadium was somewhat extinguished after the Blitzboks crashed out of the Cape Town Sevens against New Zealand in the semi-finals on Sunday.
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South Africa, overwhelming favourites to win the tournament, were beaten in the semi-finals by their 'old foes' when they went down 19-12.
It brought the curtain down on what had been a massive fan effort over the weekend, where over 50 000 people had packed into the 2010 Soccer World Cup venue on both Saturday and Sunday.
Even Olympic gold medalist Chad le Clos was in attendance (see the video below) and the Blitzboks were desperate to give their supporters a fitting end to the weekend.
Unfortunately, it wasn't to be and it was no surprise to see South African supporters leaving in their numbers following their side's elimination.
The Blitzboks would go on to secure third place with a 19-17 win over Canada, but it was a small consolation for what they will consider a failed tournament.
The next leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series takes place in Sydney from January 26-28, 2018.
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