Blitzboks disappoint as Kiwis win Cape Town Sevens

Monday, 11 Dec, 2017

New Zealand went on to the win the tournament when they beat Argentina 38-14 in the final.

"It could have gone either way after we lost our first pool match against U.S. yesterday but day two is another day".

Despite a shock 22-0 loss against the U.S. in their opening game of the weekend‚ NZ powered their way through to the final where they beat Argentina 38-14 in a disappointingly one-sided match.

NZ beat England 17-12 in the Cup quarterfinal and then beat South Africa 19-12 in the semifinal.

The Blitzboks led 12-7 a the break after making the near flawless star when captain Philip Snyman scored in the second minute.

A powerful effort from Ravouvou and a try to Vilimoni Koroi gave their side a 14-7 halftime buffer, before they stormed away in the second half.

But the New Zealanders soon hit back when Tim Mikkelson rounded off after a stunning run by Dylan Collier.

The home side didn't defend with the same sort of aggression that helped them clinch the title in Dubai last week, as both Fiji and the All Blacks punched holes in the Blitzboks' defence in the quarter-final and semi-final respectively.

England trailed 12-0 at the break but came roaring back immediately after half-time with a try from Tom Bowen while Dan Norton also scored in the corner - his fourth try of the tournament as Tom Mitchell's conversion levelled the score.

After going ahead against the U.S. through a Boyd Killingworth try, the Aussies couldn't contain Carlin Isles who snared three first half tries.

Fiji received a penalty try in the fifth minute after a high tackle from speedster Seabelo Senatla which led to a yellow card.

SA - Tries: Philip Snyman‚ Cecil Afrika.