Blitzboks slip behind NZ in overall standings

Blitzboks (Gallo Images)
Blitzboks (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Blitzboks have slipped behind New Zealand to second on the overall World Rugby Sevens Series standings.

READ: Blitzboks draw England for Sydney Sevens

The All Blacks Sevens, who lost to South Africa in the Cup final in Dubai earlier this month, got revenge at Cape Town Stadium when they beat the Blitzboks 19-12 in the semi-finals on Sunday.

New Zealand went on to thrash Argentina 38-14 in the final, while the hosts had to settle for a bronze medal, courtesy of a 19-17 win over Canada in the playoff for third place.

"I'm so proud of how the boys played this weekend and last weekend," New Zealand captain Scott Curry told the World Rugby Sevens Series’ official website. "It could have gone either way after we lost our first pool match against USA yesterday (Saturday) but day two is another day. We started fresh and really worked for each other and that’s what won it for us. We’ll look forward to our home tournament in Hamilton coming up soon - it’s a new city and they really love their rugby there."

The Kiwis are now two points clear of South Africa in the overall World Rugby Sevens Series 2018 standings with eight stops remaining.

The teams will regroup in Sydney on the weekend of January 26-28.

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England 109/2 (38.5 ov)
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