magazine-issue
SEVENS-header
generic hexagon

Three out of three for Blitzboks


  • 12 Oct 2013
Frankie Horn in action for the Blitzboks Frankie Horn in action for the Blitzboks

South Africa topped their pool at the Gold Coast Sevens in Australia after beating France, Spain and England on day one.

Neil Powell began his stint as Springbok Sevens coach with a 29-5 win against France. Justin Geduld, Chris Dry and Stephan Dippenaar scored first-half tries, while Sampie Mastriet and Frankie Horne got over the line in the second.

The Blitzboks thrashed Spain 38-7 in their second match, with Geduld (two), Horne, Kyle Brown, Cecil Afrika and Jamba Ulengo scoring tries.

In their toughest pool match of the day, South Africa beat England 22-14 with Dippenaar, Cornal Hendricks, Geduld and Brown crossing the line. The Blitzboks led 10-7 at the break.

They will now face Wales in the Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.

'It’s been a great day, three wins from three, but if we don't come back tomorrow and play like we did tonight then it counts for nothing,' said Powell.

Click here for all results and fixtures

Photo: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

0 Comments
latest-articles
Siya Kolisi in SA Rugby magazine

Kolisi’s leading the change

Siya Kolisi is captaining a diverse Stormers side that has embraced a more attacking game plan, writes JON CARDINELLI.

CJ Stander and Sam Whitelock contest for the ball in a 2016 Test

Lions must roar in New Zealand

Rugby needs the British & Irish Lions to overcome the odds and challenge the All Blacks in the coming Test series, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Jesse Kriel

Five takeaways from past weekend

What we learned from the ninth round of Super Rugby, according to CRAIG LEWIS.

You may also like

Get our daily email update. Subscribe to the SA Rugby magazine newsletter: