Blitzboks start off on a high note

2012-03-23 14:22

The Springbok Sevens team got the Hong Kong stage of the Seven World Series off to a good start with a 10-0 victory over Wales today.

The Blitzboks have never won the coveted three-day tournament which is regarded as the most important on the calendar.

Boom Prinsloo scored South Africa’s first try on the stroke of half-time, with last season’s IRB Sevens Player of the Year, Cecil Afrika, clinching victory with their second try shortly after the break.

The South Africans face series leaders New Zealand and the United States in their remaining pool matches tomorrow.

Earlier, New Zealand beat the Americans 29-5 as they ran in five tries after they led 17-0 at the break.

South Africa are currently third in the Sevens World Series with 76 points – 11 points behind second-placed Fiji.

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