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
The Springboks lost their last clash against Ireland 29-15

Time against new Bok coach

The late appointment of the next Springbok coach will hamper preparations and planning ahead of an important season for the Test side, writes JON CARDINELLI.

The Du Preez twins during last year's Currie Cup

What we’ve learned

Five lessons from the past weekend's pre-season and Six Nations matches, according to SIMON BORCHARDT.

Stormers flyhalf Kurt Coleman

Halfbacks may hamper Stormers

The success of the Stormers' new approach will hinge on the decision-making of their halfbacks, writes JON CARDINELLI.

You may also like
0 Comments
Get our daily email update. Subscribe to the SA Rugby magazine newsletter: