Hosts SA Sevens reach Cup final


South Africa’s Blitzbokke scored first-half tries through Juan de Jongh, Philip Snyman and Rosco Speckman. Justin Geduld has his kicking boots on and was on target with all three conversion attempts. The 21-point haul also proved to be a matchwinning score as the Blitzbokke failed to cross the line in the second half, after leading 21-7 at the break.

France managed a try in each half through Virimi Vakatawa and Pierre Gilles Lakafia, one of which was converted.

The French were a pale shadow of the side that dumped the Dubai champions Fiji out of the Cup competition with a nail-biting 17-14 in the quarterfinal round.

Sunday’s results to hand, Bowl quarterfinals: Scotland 26-14 Samoa, Wales 21-12 Zimbabwe, Canada 55-0 Russia, England 49-7 Portugal

Cup quarterfinals: Fiji 14-17 France, South Africa 25-5 Australia, New Zealand 19-22 Argentina, Kenya 26-10 USA

Shield, semifinals: Samoa 33-0 Zimbabwe, Russia 38-5 Portugal

Bowl, semifinals: Scotland 29-14 Wales, Canada 14-21 England

Plate, semifinals: Fiji 38-19 Australia, New Zealand 14-28 USA

– African News Agency (ANA)

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