What an emotional day of sevens rugby as the Blitzbokke took us from almost out of it against Spain to Champions of the the World of Sevens again.
It may not have been pretty but at the end the Blitzbokke did what needs to be done after Fiji lost in the quarter final against England.
The Blitzbokke still had to do allot to secure not just the French title but also the Championship in beating the All Blacks in the semi’s and get past England in the final.
They put the cherry on the top to win today after the Springboks yesterday beat England in the fifteens and our ladies beat England in the first ODI with seven wickets.
Dewald Human was the man of the tournament just a week after we had an insight on the man from Avril Filies.
He was brilliant in the semi final against New Zealand and turned the game around also in the quarter final against Spain. Another great talent for South Africa.
He scored a hat-trick against the All Blacks in Paris.
Player of the match, Dewald Human: “It’s a fantastic experience and very special for me. The coach said to just back myself and enjoy every minute on the field. We stuck to our game plan and we’re happy with the win.”
One has to feel sorry for Fiji who has been absolutely brilliant this season.
One need to understand how good this win in Paris was with the Championship win as well.
The Blitzboks were dealt injuries throughout the season which force the coach to bring in new players all the time.
Senatla also pulled out of the semi final and final with a groin injury which was an extra blow for the Boks.
Werner Kok scored in the opening minute after New Zealand failed to secure possession from the kick-off. The regulation conversion attempt in front of the posts though was skewed by Human.
The result keeps the Blitzboks on course for the series title. If Fiji beat the USA to finish fifth at the Paris Sevens, the Blitzboks will need to beat England in the final which they did.
A great year again and series in Paris for the Boks and ending a great weekend for South African sport.
Snyman admits to shock at making the final
South Africa captain, Philipp Snyman: “At the beginning of the tournament we said we don’t want to focus on the result, we want to play some fantastic rugby. We made it difficult for ourselves on day one. We put it behind us and on day two we played phenomenally in the first game and then against New Zealand. I still can’t believe we pulled that back but all credit to the team as we played phenomenal rugby. We stuck to the basics and we’ve put a smile on faces. It’s amazing representing such an amazing country. The people back home never stopped believing, we have amazing support and we’re very grateful.”