The Blitzboks got a favourable draw for the England Sevens this weekend being grouped in with in Pool A
Pool A Blitzboks, Argentina, Canada and Japan
Pool B Fiji, Samoa, France and Kenya
Pool C England, New Zealand, Scotland and Ireland
Pool D USA, Australia, Wales and Spain.
The London Sevens, the ninth and penultimate event for the season and is scheduled for the weekend of May 25-26.
The Blitzboks have undone all the good they did on day 1 by firstly loosing to Australia in the Quarter Final and then also unable to beat New Zealand for the 5th overall position.
With the disappointment came the news that Niel Powell side automatically qualified for Tokyo 2020 which was one of Powell boxes to tick this season.
England who was the Blitzboks closest rivals for that fourth spot faltered at their own tournament which means the Blitzboks can not be caught in the last tournament in France.
The top four teams in this years world series were guaranteed a automatic passage to the Olympics and they have now been decided after this weekends tournament.
The Blitzboks will be joined by USA, Fiji and New Zealand who does not have to go through a qualifying stage for the Tokyo games.
The disappointment though was still big for Powell and his men who made a good start on day one but did not pitch up for day 2.
The London Sevens was won by Fiji and next weekend we move to the final tournament this year in Paris.
Here is the days results so far:
It was a disappointing start to day 2 for Niel Powell and his players when they fell to and inspiring Australian side in the quarter-finals.
The Aussies opened the scoring through Hutchison and did not take long before Pincus dotted down for their second try and a good lead.
The Blitzboks came back with a try from captain Soyizwapi and minutes later another through Geduld.
That was counter by another try by the Aussies when Hood went over just before the break.
Australia had a good start again in the second half with Hutchison getting over for them.
With the Aussies outplaying the Blitzboks O’Donnell got over for their fifth which put an end to the Blitzboks challenge.
Powell men did get a late tries by Du Plessis and Pretorius but it was a little too late and they crashed out of the tournament.
That left the Blitzboks with a 5th place playoff against the New Zealanders.
As if things could not get worst for the Blitzboks they got well beaten by New Zealand for the 5th place playoff on Sunday in the London Sevens.
The New Zealanders beat the Blitzboks 21-17 in an exciting encounter at Twickenham.
Powell men again did not had a good start with the All Blacks scoring first through Molia after some poor tackling.
The Blitzboks hit back with a try from Du Plessis who minutes later scored his second to give them a 10-7 lead.
New Zealand were back in the lead when Knewstub scored in the second half, giving them a 14-10 lead.
The scoreboard changed again with Gans crashing over for South Africa which gave them a 17-14 lead with a minute to go.
New Zealand captain Mikkelson then broke South African hearts when he scored as the hooter went to give his side the win.
Next week, the final tournament in the World Sevens Series takes place in Paris.
Fiji were again crowned champions of London again when they swept Australia away in the final beating them 43-7.
Vilimoni Botitu set Fiji off to a flyer and a steal from the restart ended with Aminiasi Tuimaba taking two Australians over the line with him.
Australia simply had no answer to Fiji’s passing with sublime offloading paving the way for Tuimaba to complete his hat-trick before the break.
Joe Pincus gave Australia brief hope but a line-out error enabled Josua Vakurunabili to pile over and restart the procession. Alasio Naduva flew over in the corner then powered through for Fiji’s seventh try of a spectacular finale.
Standings after London Standings:
Blitzboks took a comfortable win over Japan when they beat them 49-0in their first POOL A match. The Blitsboks started well with two early tries by Arendse and Du Preez to quickly get on the board and pull away on the scoreboard. The Blitzboks were massive on defence and making sure they punish the. Japanese.
Geduld was over for the Blitzboks third try and it took not long for Soyizwapi to get the fourth try which gave them a 28-0 lead at the break.
Davids opened the scoring in the second half for the Blitzboks taking the score to 35-0. Japan just could not get their hands on the ball with teh Blitzboks easily turning the ball over each time they do had the ball.
Arendse got his second try in the second half getting a pass and broke the Japanese defence in the middle of the field. There was still one try in the game for the Blitzboks as they end the game with 49-0.
The next match for the Blitzboks will be against Canada at 15:24 Live on SS7
The Blitzboks got easy pass the Canadians in their second GROUP A match on Saturday beating them 45-14. This was after they beat Japan 49-0 in their first match of the day.
Werner Kok got over for their first try in the opening minute of the match with Du Preez adding the conversion. Canada hit back with Mullins getting their first try before Soyizwapi gave the Blitzboks the lead again.
Canada came back at the Blitzboks just before halftime with McCloskey getting over to make the halftime score 14-all.
In the second half it was just the Blitzboks on the field showing their class with tries form Kok, Kurt-Lee Arendse, JC Pretorius, Impi Visser and Selvyn Davids crossing the whitewash.
At the end they were just too good for the Canadians and they kept the top spot in their pool.
They will face Argentina in their last pool match at 18:30
The Blitzboks made it a perfect first day at the London Sevens when they end off the day beating Argentina 40-21. This is after taking care of Canada (45-15) and Japan (49-0) earlier in the day.
They had little problems taking care of Argentina with tries from Siviwe Soyizwapi (2), Kurt-Lee Arendse, Stedman Gans, Muller du Plessis and Werner Kok.
Du Preez added four conversions with one from Davies for another impressive win.
The Blitzboks got the first try but Argentina quickly replied with a try of their own but the Blitzboks was just too good for them. They got two consolation tries at the end but it was not good enough.
The Blitzboks will now face Australia in the quarter finals tomorrow at 11:58 live on SuperSport.
Here is the Current Log Standings
The teams ending the season in the top 4 will automatic get their Olympic spot for next years Olympics.