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Singapore Sevens Day 2- Blitzboks stun Fiji in final



Blitzboks over come Fiji for the second time in two days to win the Singapore Sevens Cup title.

It was one of the great comebacks from Powell side when the Fijians looked like they ran away with the game.

They came back from a 19-0 deficit to beat the Hong Kong champions 20-19.

With such a young side Niel Powell and his system with the Academic must be praised.

The Blitzboks scored 20 unanswered points in that second half to seal a famous victory.

Fiji was very physical in that first half and the Blitzboks struggled with that

The comeback started when Justin Geduld won a turnover penalty to send Kurt-Lee Arendse over for their first try.
Davids was at the end of a cross-kick from Geduld for their second try.
They also got some assistance when the Fijians got a yellow card for a late tackle on Davids.

The it was Werner Kok with a turnover which send Oosthuizen over with two minutes to go.

A final penalty from Davids gave the Blitzboks the lead and the win.


Blitzboks 24-12 USA

The Blitzboks were too good for the USA beating them in the Cup Semi Final 23-12 on Sunday.

It was again Werner Kok that had a the moment of the match and turned things around when he got across for a brilliant cover tackle which resulted in the Blitzboks to score on the other side.

That gave them a 12-0 lead at halftime.

The USA came back with a try but the Blitzboks had enough to get another try and a penalty try late in the match.

This setup the Blitzboks to face Fiji in the Cup Final.

Blitzboks 21-12 Samoa

It was another impressive performance from Powell’s Blitzboks when they beat Samoa 21-12 in their quarter final on Sunday.

They dominated possession and use all the opportunities that came there way.

They will now move on to face the USA in the Cup Semi Final at 09:50 (SA Time).

Samoa was physical and even got the luck with a yellow card to Werner Kok, but the Blitzboks was just too good for the Samoans.

In the other Cup Semi Final Fiji will face England at 10:12 (SA time)


Blitzboks 17-7 Fiji

The Blitzboks kept their unbeaten record at the Singapore Sevens when they finish off Fiji in their last pool match on Saturday. Niel Powell side scored three tries to one after leading 5-0 at halftime.

The first half was a tough contest with both sides defensive systems holding on but it was the Blitzboks that got over just before the break.

Stedman Gans, Kurt-Lee Arendse and Werner Kok were the try-scorers with Davids lading one conversion in the game.

This setup the Blitzboks for a quarter final showdown against Samoa on Sunday at 05:35.


South Africa

Tries: Stedman Gans, Kurt-Lee Arendse, Werner Kok

Conversion: Selvyn Davids


Try: Livai Koroigasagasa

Conversion: Vilimoni Botitu17

Blitzboks 36-0 Canada

It was another great performance from the Blitzboks in their second match against Canada. They kept Canada scoreless with tries from Justin Geduld, Ryan Oosthuizen, skipper Siviwe Soyizwapi, Sakoyisa Makata and a brace by Kurt-Lee Arendse

The Blitzboks led 10-0 at the break

The Blitzboks defence was something special


South Africa

Tries: Justin Geduld, Ryan Oosthuizen, Siviwe Soyizwapi, Kurt-Lee Arendse (2), Sakoyisa Makata

Conversions: Branco du Preez, Selvyn Davids (2)

BlitzBoks 36 – 10 Scotland

The Blitzboks made a good start to the Singapore Sevens when they beat Scotland 36-10 in their opening match of the tournament on Saturday.

Blitzboks captain Siviwe Soyizwapi score a few tries in the process as they try to put last weeks Hong Kong tournament behind them. They still have Fiji in their pool games later to face but started as well as they could have.

Scoring six tries would have please Powell although Scotland struck first through McFarland. Werner Kok quickly counter with a great try from the kickoff.

The floodgates opened in the second half with the Blitzboks chalking up 24 unanswered points. Impi Visser extended their advantage, followed by Soyizwapi’s brace.


South Africa

Tries: Branco Du Preez, Werner Kok, Impi Visser, Siviwe Soyizwapi (2), Angelo Davids

Conversions: Du Preez (2), Selvyn Davids


Tries: Max McFarland (2)

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