England knock Blitzboks out
- 30 Mar 2014
The Springbok Sevens' Hong Kong curse continued when they were beaten 14-7 in the Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.
South Africa, who have never won the tournament, struggled without captain Kyle Brown, who was concussed on day one, and Cecil Afrika, who limped off on day two.
They made far too many mistakes in their quarter-final, which was decided by Jack Clifford's second half try.
The defeat relegated the Blitzboks to the Plate section of the tournament, which they won by beating Wales 19-14 in the final.
New Zealand beat England 26-7 in the Cup final to return to the top of the World Series standings. They have 136 log points and South Africa 129, with two tournaments remaining (Glasgow and London).
Photo: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images
Sharks face uncertain future
The Sharks have the potential to be a dominant force, but there is a big chance of them never realising that potential, says RYAN VREDE.
‘Warning for South African rugby’
What former Springbok coach NICK MALLETT had to say on SuperSport about the Super Rugby semi-finals.
Stevens comes full circle
The Sharks expect former England prop Matt Stevens to make a major impact when he returns to Durban in August, writes MIKE GREENAWAY.