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Dubai Sevens Day 1 – Blitzboks again topping Pool after day 1

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Although it was a repeat of last weekend day 1 results for teh Blitzboks, it was much harder work for the men in green and gold to get away from day 1 unbeaten.

In the pool decider on Friday the Blitzboks was again too good for Great Britian, beatint them 21-7 in their last pool match. This was after they beat Japan and Ireland earlier the day in their other pool matches.

This means the Blitzboks will face Kenya in their quarter final match on Saturday.

The big news of day 1 as that Fiji did not make the quarter finals. This is only the second time in the World Series that the double Olympic Champions could not make the cup quater finals while the South African team have extended their unbeaten run to 21 matches after day 1.

Blitzboks coach, Powell said that their are still plenty for his side to improve if they want to win their second tournament in so many weeks.

Against Great Britian scored three converted tries thanks to Davids, Van Wyke and Brown. In their first match of the day the Blitzboks made small work of Japan again, beating them 48-0 but against Ireland it was a bit more difficult. They only led 7-0 at the break but a better second half saw them beat Ireland at the end 21-12.

The cup qauter finals will see Australia taking on Ireland, Argengina against Great Britian, the USA against France and South Africa against Kenya.

Scorers:

GAME 1: Springbok Sevens 48 (24) 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).

GAME 2: Springbok Sevens 21 (7) Ireland 12 (0)

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.

GAME 3: Springbok Sevens 21 (14) Great Britain 7 (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.

Saturday’s quarter-final draw:

07h44: Australia vs Ireland

08h06: Argentina vs Great Britain

08h28: USA vs France

08h50: Springbok Sevens vs Kenya

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