Blitzboks The Team To Watch
Blitzboks The Team To Watch: The Blitzboks stormed into the cup quarterfinals at the Wellington leg of the HSBC World Sevens Series on Saturday by demolishing Japan‚ Australia and Fiji in pool play. In their final match of day one SA laid down a marker with a comprehensive 31-12 win over Fiji‚ the reigning series and Olympic champions. Earlier in the day the Blitzboks showed no signs of rust after the six-week break‚ since their runners-up finish in Cape Town in December‚ by thrashing Japan 33-0 in their first match. They later cruised past Australia with a 28-0 win but saved their best performance for last against Fiji.
Seabelo Senatla scored his 180th try for South Africa, surpassing Fabian Juries as the country’s all-time leading try scorer in Sevens. It’s their first Wellington victory since 2002. South Africa now has a 12-point lead at the top of the World Series table, while New Zealand holds onto fifth position behind Scotland. He has now moved to number 1 on the all-time South African sevens tryscoring list with 180.