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    It’s incredibly early days in the annual sevens calendar, but South Africa are sitting pretty at the top of the standings coming into their home leg hosted at Cape Town Stadium this coming weekend.

    Round two follows a victorious effort for the Blitzboks in Dubai and much of their fortunes will hinge on the form of flyer Seabelo Senatla, arguably the best player in the world in this format.

    Senatla goes into round two as the MVP of world sevens after scoring the most tries in round one and also coming out as the top points scorer with 55. Just to finish the trick, Senatla is also the man with the most clean breaks in the tournament so far (72). Early days of course, but encouraging signs for the SA side and they rightly arrive in the Mother City as heavy favourites.

    South Africa have been grouped with Australia, Russia and USA in Pool A. The opening fixture sees the hosts squaring off against Russia and detailed ClickaBet odds and a match preview are below. These are the key individual metrics in the tournament thus far:

    Points
    Seabelo Senatla (SA) – 55
    Dan Norton (England) – 45
    Ethan Davies (Wales) – 45

    Tries
    Seabelo Senatla (SA) – 11
    Dan Norton (England) – 9
    Ed Fidow (Samoa) – 5
     
    Conversions
    Tom Mitchell (England) – 15
    Madison Hughes (USA) – 12
    Scott Wight (Scotland) – 12
     
    Clean Breaks
    Seabelo Senatla (SA) – 72
    Perry Baker (USA) – 64
    Savenaca Rawaca (Fiji) – 51
     
    Tackles
    Osea Kolinisau (Fiji) – 128
    Chris Dry (SA) – 122
    Bautista Ezcurra (Argentina) – 121
     
    Fixture Preview
    Only a bold punter would bet against the Blitzboks in their opening fixture of Cape Town Sevens. A draw in this encounter is offered at 29.81/1 for those bold enough to expect a miracle.

    For a more interesting punt, consider Australia vs USA, where the draw at the halftime whistle is offered at 8.02/1. This could be tempting in what is expected to be a tightly-contested affair. Back USA to win the match outright at 2.82/1.

    Tournament odds from ClickaBet

    The hosts are heavy favourites to lift the cup in Cape Town having been offered 2.05/1 odds to claim ultimate victory. Don’t underestimate the English side who have a few outstanding individuals in the shape of Tom Mitchell and Dan Norton. Australia, Scotland and Argentina, although distant outsiders, offer good value on smaller punts. View all odds on our Cape Town Sevens page.

    South Africa favourites at 2.05/1

    England 8.5/1

    Australia 25s

    Scotland 39s

    Argentina 49s

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