Monday, 24 June, 2019

South Africa Blitzboks trusted process, celebrate 'surreal' Singapore Sevens success

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A brace of first-half tries by Melani Matavao had the Blitzbokke reeling 12-0 down, before Impi Visser put the South Africans on the scoreboard just before halftime (12-5).

The top four teams after the remaining tournaments in London and Paris qualify automatically for next year's Tokyo Olympics.

"Our expectation here in Singapore is to try and build on our performance in Hong Kong", England captain Tom Mitchell said.

The Pacific Islanders went on to lose 17-7 to the Blitzboks but progressed to the Cup quarter-finals by virtue of a superior points difference to Scotland (21 to -42).

The Blitzboks remain fourth on the overall standings after eight rounds, 24 points behind leaders USA.

Australia went undefeated on day one but fell to England in a tough quarter final, 19-31.

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Connor Braid, Phil Berna, Justin Douglas, Jake Thiel and Nathan Hirayama scored tries for Canada in the win over Japan. Bolaca successfully kicked two conversions.

The Canadians led France 12-7 at the half on tries by Hirayama and Braid, who also received a yellow card six minutes in. Tries by Tim Mikkelson and Akuila Rokolisoa in the final two minutes of the match swung the tie in the All Blacks Sevens' favour.

South Africa had already beaten Fiji once on the weekend, during the pool games.

But the Blitzboks roared back in the second spell, with Kurt-Lee Arendse, Angelo Davids and Ryan Oosthuizen dotting down to cut the deficit to two points with two minutes remaining, while Aminiasi Tuimaba was also shown a yellow card for a unsafe tackle.

The Blitzboks, who have only won two of their 30 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Cup titles in Asia, scored 20 unanswered points to complete a remarkable comeback in the final.

Selvyn Davids then slotted a penalty right in front of the posts to give the Blitzboks a 20-19 lead with seconds left on the clock. "These youngsters hang onto every single word that you tell them and well done to them, they're very gutsy and showed it out there in the second half".

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