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Blitzboks overcome slow start to floor Scotland at Spain Sevens

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Selvyn Davids. (Photo by David Van Der Sandt/Gallo Images)
Selvyn Davids. (Photo by David Van Der Sandt/Gallo Images)

The Springbok Sevens side overcame a slow start to eventually run out comfortable 27-7 victors over Scotland in their World Rugby Sevens Series clash in Malaga, Spain on Friday.

MATCH CENTRE | Spain Sevens

The Blitzboks trailed 7-0 after an ill-disciplined first half in which JC Pretorius received a yellow card.

However, the South Africans hit back fast after the break with quickfire tries by Zain Davids and Selvyn Davids.

Playmaker Selvyn Davids completed his brace a couple of minutes later, before skipper Siviwe Soyizwapi and Christie Grobbelaar dotted down to seal the contest in style.

The Blitzboks were due to play Fiji later on Friday but the islanders were forced to withdraw from the event after a Covid-19 outbreak in their squad.

The Blitzboks were the log points at Fiji's expense and will take on England in their final Pool A match on Saturday (14:17 SA time).

Scorers:

Scorers:

SA 27 (0)

Try Zain Davids, Selvyn Davids (2), Siviwe Soyizwapi, Christie Grobbelaar

Conversion: Branco du Preez

Scotland 7 (7)

Try: Paddy Kelly

Conversion: Gavin Lowe

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