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Blitzboks dominate USA to finish 5th at Olympic Sevens

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Justin Geduld. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
Justin Geduld. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

The South African sevens rugby team beat the United States 28-7 to claim fifth spot at the Olympic Sevens in Tokyo on Wednesday.

The Blitzboks ran in four tries in a dominant display to claim some consolation after Tuesday's disappointing 19-14 defeat to Argentina in the quarter-finals.

South Africa led 14-7 at half-time but comfortably closed the game out in the second half, with the Americans not once getting out of their own half in the second stanza.

Earlier on Wednesday, the South Africans also beat Australia 21-19 in their Men's 5-8 Placing match.

Fiji won the gold medal after beating New Zealand 27-12 in the final, while Argentina claimed bronze after a 17-12 win over Great Britain in the bronze medal match.

Olympic Games rugby sevens results and fixtures

Scorers:

SA

Tries: Justin Geduld, Sakoyisa Makata, Kurt-Lee Arendse, Stedman Gans

Conversions: Ronald Brown (2), Branco du Preez (2)

USA

Try: Steve Tomasin

Conversions: Madison Hughes

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