Blitzbokke's sevens fairytale

Blitzbokke (Gallo Images)
Blitzbokke (Gallo Images)


If there is one thing that South Africans do well, its fairytale sporting endings.

And just when the nation needed a much-needed boost, the South African Sevens team provided their own fairytale, drawing on the Madiba Magic in stadium that bears his name to beat World Champions New Zealand 17-14 to win the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens on Sunday.

On a weekend where the whole of the country has swung in emotion, the Blitzbokke – the most transformed rugby team in the country – drew on their inner strength and produced two days of performances that Madiba, and the entire country could be proud of.

via Blitzbokke win Mandela 7s – SuperSport – Rugby.

AND THEN

Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla both shared centuries before four wickets from Lonwabo Tsotsobe helped the Proteas take an unassailable 2-0 series lead against India with a comprehensive 134-run victory in the second one-day international in Durban on Sunday.

Fitting tribute

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