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Blitzboks overcome plucky Ireland to remain unbeaten in Dubai

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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 remained unbeaten at the Dubai Sevens after a hard-fought win over Ireland on Friday.

MATCH CENTRE | Dubai Sevens

The Blitzboks won 21-12, after leading 7-0 at half-time.

The South Africans ran in three tries but were given a good run for their money by the Irish, who fought hard for two second half tries.

Earlier on Friday, the Blitzboks thumped Japan 48-0 in their opening match of the weekend.

WATCH | 4 Japanese players v 1 Blitzbok ... bizarre scenes at Dubai Sevens

In their final Pool A match on Friday, the South Africans will face Great Britain at 18:33 (SA time).

The Blitzboks won last weekend's first Dubai Sevens event after a 42-7 win over the USA in the Cup final and are the top seeds this weekend.

Scorers:

SA

Tries: Shilton van Wyk, Selvyn Davids, Impi Visser

Conversions: Branco du Preez, Ronald Brown (2)

Ireland

Tries: Terry Kennedy, Aaron O'Sullivan

Conversion: Mark Roche

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