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Blitzboks beat USA to win pool, book Olympics quarter-final date with Argentina

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Selvyn Davids. (Photo by Roger Sedres/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Selvyn Davids. (Photo by Roger Sedres/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

The South African sevens team beat the United States 17-12 on Tuesday to top Pool C at the Olympic Games rugby event.

Selvyn Davids scored a brace of tries, while Stedman Gans also crossed the whitewash in a narrow victory for the Blitzboks.

The win was South Africa's third on the trot at this year's Games, having beaten Ireland 33-14 and Kenya 14-5 on Monday.

South Africa will now play Argentina in the quarter-finals later on Tuesday (11:30 SA time).

In the other quarter-finals, New Zealand face Canada (10:30), Great Britain tackle the United States (11:00) and Fiji will duel Australia (12:00).

Olympic Games rugby sevens results and fixtures

Scorers:

South Africa

Tries: Sylvyn Davids (2), Stedman Gans

Conversion: Davids

USA

Tries: Joe Schroeder, Brett Thompson

Conversion: Madison Hughes

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