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Cape Town Sevens: Deflated Blitzboks go down to USA in Bronze final

Cape Town Sevens: Deflated Blitzboks go down to USA in Bronze final
Ricardo Duarttee scores for the Blitzboks. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)
Ricardo Duarttee scores for the Blitzboks. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

The Blitzboks opened their campaign with a 17-7 win against Canada on Friday night. On Saturday, they beat Fiji 17-7 and France 26-7 to top Pool A.

South Africa then beat Great Britain 21-14 in the Cup quarter-finals before losing 10-7 after extra-time to Samoa in the Cup semi-final. The hosts then lost 22-14 to the USA in the Bronze final.

Full men's results at the Cape Town Sevens

Meanwhile in the women's event, the Springbok Women's side opened their campaign with a 52-0 loss to Australia and a 24-0 loss to Ireland on Friday. On Saturday, the SA women lost 17-14 to Spain

The local outfit suffered another loss to Spain (17-12) in the ninth-place semi-final on Sunday, before losing 15-5 to Japan in the 11th-place playoff.

Full women's results at the Cape Town Sevens


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11 Dec 2022

RESULT: Samoa defeated New Zealand 12-7 in the Cup final.

11 Dec 2022

RESULT: The New Zealand Women have beaten Australia 31-14 in the Cup final.

11 Dec 2022

Deflated Blitzboks go down to USA in Bronze final

The Springbok Sevens side's Cape Town Sevens campaign ended on a low note when they lost the Bronze final 22-14 to the USA on Sunday evening.  

The Americans thoroughly deserved their win as they ran in four tries against a somewhat deflated Blitzboks outfit.

The hosts had earlier lost 10-7 in extra-time to Samoa in the semi-finals and they struggled to pick themselves up for the third-place encounter.  

The South Africans scored tries through skipper Siviwe Soyizwapi and Dalvon Blood but it wasn't enough against a motivated USA outfit.    

Scorers:  

SA 14 (7)

Tries: Siviwe Soyizwapi, Dalvon Blood

Conversions: Branco du Preez, Ricardo Duarttee    

USA 22 (15)  

Tries: Marcus Tupuola, Malacchi Esdale, Joe Schroeder, Faitala Talapusi  

Conversion: Tupuola

- Report by Herman Mostert

11 Dec 2022

FULL-TIME: South Africa 14-22 USA

11 Dec 2022

With time up on the clock, America's David Still goes over near the corner.  But the TMO determines he lost control of it and the try is cancelled...

11 Dec 2022

The USA have made 35 passes to SA's meagre 10.

The visitors look to finish on a high as they camp in the SA 22.

11 Dec 2022

TRY! Dalvon Blood is over under the posts for the Blitzboks.

Ricardo Duarttee slots the CONVERSION.

SA 14-22 USA

11 Dec 2022

TRY! The USA are in again as Faitala Talapusi goes over near the posts.

Marcus Tupuola slots the COVVERSION.

SA 7-22 USA

11 Dec 2022

HALF-TIME: USA 7-15 SA

11 Dec 2022

TRY! The Blitzboks slip up again on defence as Joe Schroeder goes over in the corner for the USA.

SA 7-15 USA

11 Dec 2022

TRY! Skipper Siviwe Soyizwapi scores South Africa's first try.

Branco du Preez slots the CONVERSION.

SA 7-10 USA

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TRY! The USA are in again as Malacchi Esdale goes over in the corner.

SA 0-10 USA

11 Dec 2022

TRY! Marcus Tupuola scores under the bar for USA after a concerted period of attack.

SA 0-5 USA

11 Dec 2022

Blitzboks star JC Pretorius was left heartbroken after South Africa lost to Samoa in their Cup semi-final on Sunday.

"This will really hurt, but that's Sevens you only have five minutes to be sad. Especially [for] me as this will be my last Sevens tournament, I'm going back to the Lions."

READ the full story

11 Dec 2022

Samoan players celebrate their win over the Blitzboks... (RODGER BOSCH/AFP)
<em>Samoan players celebrate their win over the Blitzboks... (RODGER BOSCH/AFP)</em>

11 Dec 2022

Extra-time agony for Blitzboks as they lose Cup semi-final to Samoa

The Blitzboks suffered an agonising 10-7 Cup semi-final defeat to Samoa at the Cape Town Sevens on Sunday.  

Samoa's Faafoi Falaniko kicked a composed drop goal in extra-time after the visitors won a penalty from a kick-off.  

The game went into extra-time after the scores were level at 7-7 after full-time.  

Samoa had led 7-0 at half-time through a try from Vaovasa Afa Sua. The second half was all South Africa but the Blitzboks struggled to finish promising opportunities.  

Ryan Oosthuizen finally went over after relentless pressure from the hosts, with Ricardo Duartee slotting an easy conversion to level matters.  

There was one final chance in regulation time but a knock on from the Blitzboks forced the game into extra-time.  

The golden rule was in play where the first team to score points would win.

Samoa cashed in when they won a penalty from the kick-off, before Falaniko stepped up to drop kick the penalty.  

Samoa will now face New Zealand in the Cup final at 19:56, while South Africa will face USA in the Bronze final at 18:59.    

Scorers:  

SA 7 (0)

Try: Ryan Oosthuizen

Conversion: Ricardo Duarttee  

Samoa 10 (7)  

Try: Vaovasa Afa Sua  

Conversion: Paul Scanlan    

Penalty goal: Faafoi Falaniko

- Report by Herman Mostert

11 Dec 2022

FULL-TIME: South Africa 7-10 Samoa

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Faafoi Falaniko is the man who wins it with a drop goal penalty kick for Samoa!

11 Dec 2022

The DROP GOAL is over!

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Samoa win a penalty from the kick-off as the Blitzboks are caught off-side. The Samoans will line up a drop kick for the win...

11 Dec 2022

It's the golden score rule, wit the first team to score advancing to the final...

11 Dec 2022

FULL-TIME: SA 7-7 Samoa

Both teams knock on in slippery conditions as the game goes into extra-time.

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90 seconds left to determine a winner.

11 Dec 2022

TRY! Ryan Oosthuizen barges over next to the posts after relentless pressure.

CONVERSION by Duarttee.

SA 7-7 Samoa

11 Dec 2022

Oh-so-close for the Blitzboks but Darren Adonis knocks on near the tryline.

11 Dec 2022

YELLOW CARD for Samoa's Vaa Apelu Maliko for a cynical ingringement.

This will be SA's chance...

11 Dec 2022

The Blitzboks are probing in the Samoan half but they just can't round off. 

11 Dec 2022

HALF-TIME: South Africa 0-7 Samoa

11 Dec 2022

Great Samoan defence are keeping the Blitzboks at bay here...

11 Dec 2022

Duarttee is back from the sin-bin.

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TRY! Samoa cash in on their numerical advantage as Vaovasa Afa Sua crashes over.

CONVERSION by Paul Scanlan.

SA 0-7 Samoa

11 Dec 2022

YELLOW CARD for Ricardo Duarttee for a cynical infringement near his own tryline.

11 Dec 2022

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11 Dec 2022

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11 Dec 2022

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11 Dec 2022

RESULT: The Springbok Women suffered a 17-12 defeat to Spain in the ninth-place semi-final on Sunday morning.

The SA women next tackle Japan in the 11th-place playoff at 12:08.

10 Dec 2022

Blitzboks fend off plucky Great Britain to reach Cup semi-finals

The Springbok Sevens side booked their spot in the Cape Town Sevens Cup semi-finals after dismissing a plucky Great Britain on Saturday night.  

The Blitzboks won the quarter-final contest 21-14, after the scores were level at 7-7 at half-time.  

The South Africans appeared in control for large parts, but a gallant Great Britain kept fighting back.  

South Africa scored three tries through Ryan Oosthuizen, Ricardo Duarttee and Dalvon Blood.  

Blood's score came late in the contest and sealed the deal when the scores were level at 14-14.  

The Blitzboks will tackle Samoa in the Cup semi-finals at 15:46 on Sunday. The other semi-final will be between New Zealand and USA (15:24).  

Scorers:  

SA 21 (7)  

Tries: Ryan Oosthuizen, Ricardo Duarttee, Dalvon Blood

Conversions: Duarttee (3)  

Great Britain 14 (7)  

Tries: Morgan Williams, Femi Sofolarin

Conversions: Tom Emery (2)

- Report by Herman Mostert

10 Dec 2022

FULL-TIME: South Africa 21-14 Great Britain

The Blitzboks win the final scrum before booting it out to end the contest...

10 Dec 2022

Time is running out for the Brits...

10 Dec 2022

TRY! Dalvon Blood goes over in the corner after relentless pressure.

Duarttee slots the CONVERSION from out wide.

SA 21-14 Great Britain

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