Sevens

Blitzboks two from two in Singapore

Siviwe Soyizwapi (Getty Images)
Siviwe Soyizwapi (Getty Images)

Cape Town -  The Blitzboks powered their way to victory in their first two matches of the Singapore Sevens, after defeating France on Saturday.

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The Blitzboks ran in two tries to narrowly beat France by 10-7, having led 5-0 at half-time.

Siviwe Soyizwapi scored a brace for the Springbok Sevens team, but was sent off in the 13th minute, which prompted a French try by Sacha Valleau.

Later on, the Blitzboks face England (13:02 SA time), who lost to France 24-14 in their opener.

Earlier on Saturday, the Blitzboks ran in eight tries to defeat Japan 52-3 in their opening Pool B clash.

South Africa, 23 points ahead of Fiji in the 2016/17 World Rugby Sevens Series standings, have won four of the seven tournaments so far this season.

Scorers:

South Africa

Tries: Siviwe Soyizwapi (2)

Conversion: Branco du Preez

France:

Try: Sacha Valleau

Conversion: Jean Pascal Barraque

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