The Blitzboks ran in eight unanswered tries to beat Mexico 56-0 in their opening match of the Edmonton Sevens on Saturday.
Following their success at last weekend’s Vancouver Sevens, the Springbok Sevens team got their quest for a second consecutive Cup title off to the perfect start with a ruthless victory over Mexico.
Neil Powell’s side have made a habit out of starting strongly at tournaments and the trend continued in Edmonton as they swept aside Mexico, who struggled to keep up with the South Africans.
The Blitzboks’ clinical finishing gave them a 35-0 lead at the break, courtesy of a try double from Darren Adonis and one each from JC Pretoria, Shaun Williams and captain Siviwe Soyizwapi. To add injury to insult, Dewald Human was on hand to add all the conversion attempts.
Mexico created the first chance in the second half, but they squandered the golden opportunity as the Blitzboks stole the ball at a defensive lineout and ran the length of the field to score off turnover possession.
It was all among limiting the damage for Mexico, but the Blitzboks continued to effortlessly pile on the pressure as Muller du Plessis and Christie Grobbelaar were next in to dot down to take the score past the 50-point mark.
South Africa will complete their pool fixtures against Hong Kong (10:48pm) tonight and Canada tomorrow (2:22am) tomorrow morning.