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Classy Blitzboks cruise past Canada

News24
26 May 2019, 00:42 GMT+10

Cape Town - The Blitzboks made it two from two at the London Sevens after beating Canada in their second pool fixture on Saturday.

South Africa opened the scoring thanks to a try from Werner Kok in the opening minute. Branco du Preez added the conversion for an early 7-0 lead.

Canada hit back soon after with Matt Mullins crossing for a converted try but Blitzbok captain, Siviwe Soyizwapi, soon has his side back in control with a converted score and a 14-7 lead.

Canada drew level on the stroke of half-time with Luke McCloskey the scorer and Nathan Hirayama adding the conversion to see the teams into half-time at 14-all.

The Blitzboks showed their class in the second half however with Kok getting his second and Kurt-Lee Arendse, JC Pretorius, Impi Visser and Selvyn Davids crossing the whitewash.

Davids added three conversions as South Africa ran out 45-14 winners.

Earlier, the Blitzboks won their opening match at the tournament by easily defeating Japan 49-0.

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