Fiji defended their rugby sevens title with an action-packed 27-12 victory over New Zealand at the Tokyo Stadium on Wednesday.
The Blitzboks beat Australia and the USA to finish their campaign strongly and claim fifth place on the final day of the Olympic Sevens on Wednesday.
Blitzbok captain Siviwe Soyizwapi says they only have themselves to blame for their unfortunate exit from medal contention at the 2020 Olympic Games, as they failed to use their opportunities in their quarter-final defeat by Argentina.
The Blitzboks saw their quest for an Olympic medal come to an agonising end as Argentina shrugged off an early red card to claim a stunning victory in the quarter-finals on Tuesday.
The Blitzboks will head into their final pool game against the USA high in confidence after clinching a hard-fought victory over Kenya to make it two wins from two on day one of the Olympic Sevens on Monday.
Blitzboks coach Renfred Dazel says the team have achieved their objectives for the opening day after wins over Ireland and Kenya pushed them to the top of Pool C at the Olympic Games.
The Blitzboks shrugged off their pre-tournament disruptions and scored five tries to beat Ireland and kick off their Pool C campaign with a victory on day one of the Olympic Sevens on Monday.
The Blitzboks are ready to take on all comers in the Tokyo Stadium in the next three days, as the South Africans face Ireland, Kenya and USA in Pool C of the Rugby Sevens tournament at the Olympic Games.
The Springbok Sevens team is free to resume their preparations for the Olympics after they were released from isolation in Tokyo on Thursday.
The Blitzboks – Team SA’s men’s rugby sevens squad – have gone into quarantine after landing in Tokyo ahead of the Olympic Games following a Covid-19 positive case on board their flight.