Sports Reporter
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3 Dec 2021
9:00 pm

Blitzboks stretch unbeaten run to reach last eight in Dubai

Sports Reporter

After finishing top of Pool A, South Africa will tackle Kenya in the quarter-finals on Saturday morning.

Shilton van Wyk scored tries in all three of South Africa's matches in Dubai on Friday. Picture: Gallo Images

The Springbok Sevens defeated Great Britain 21-7 in their final Pool A match on Friday evening to finish unbeaten on day one of the second World Rugby Sevens Series tournament of the season in Dubai.

Earlier on Friday, the Blitzboks scored eight tries in their 48-0 victory over Japan to start their quest for a second tournament win in two weeks.

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Interestingly, all eight tries were scored by different players, with the Blitzboks scoring 24 unanswered points in each half.

Holding off a challenge from Ireland in their second match, the Blitzboks managed to secure a 21-12 victory.

After finishing top of Pool A, and stretching their unbeaten run to 21 matches in the World Sevens Series, Neil Powell’s team were set to tackle Kenya in the quarter-finals on Saturday morning (kick-off at 8.50am).


Springbok Sevens 48 Japan 0

Springbok Sevens – Tries: Impi Visser, JC Pretorius, Shilton van Wyk, Siviwe Soyizwapi, Zain Davids, Selvyn Davids, Ronald Brown, Shaun Williams. Conversions: Branco du Preez (2), Brown (2)

Springbok Sevens 21 Ireland 12

Springbok Sevens – Tries: Shilton van Wyk, Selvyn Davids, Impi Visser. Conversion: Branco du Preez, Ronald Brown (2)

Ireland – Tries: Terry Kennedy, Aaron O’Sullivan. Conversion: Mark Roche

Springbok Sevens 21 Great Britain 7

Springbok Sevens – Tries: Zain Davids, Shilton van Wyk, Ronald Brown. Conversions: Branco du Preez (2), Brown

Great Britain – Try: Alex Davis. Conversion: Robbie Fergusson