Dominant Blitzboks demolish England at Spain Sevens

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Branco du Preez. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)
Branco du Preez. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Blitzboks emphatically defeated England 43-0 in their World Rugby Sevens Series clash in Malaga, Spain on Saturday.

MATCH CENTRE: Spain Sevens

The seven-try victory increased South Africa's winning streak to 26 matches, equalling Fiji's record.

The young English outfit showed no quality as soon as the whistle sounded, with the Blitzboks showing their intent early on.

A poor lineout from the European side resulted in the ball eventually finding its way to Branco Du Preez.

The speedster quickly handed off an opponent to finish a smooth move by the number one ranked outfit.

Two minutes later, stand-in captain Impi Visser ran nearly half of the field to increase the Blitzboks lead.

Mfundo Ndhlovu added his name to the scoresheet along with Zain Davids before the half-time whistle to take Blitzboks to a 26-0 lead.

Much of the same continued in the second stanza as Selvyn Davids majestically combined with Justin Geduld to increase the scoreline.

Geduld then went from provider to scorer for the Blitzboks and Darren Adonis added the seventh try to cap off a dominant display by Neil Powell's charges.

Blitzboks finish as Group C leaders to set up a quarter-final clash against Group D runners-up Canada later on Saturday evening.

Kick-off is at 20:07 (SA time).


SA 43 (26)

Tries: Branco du Preez, Impi Visser, Mfundo Ndhlovu, Zain Davids, Selvyn Davids, Justin Geduld, Darren Adonis.

Conversions: Branco du Preez 4

England 0 (0)

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