Kickstart for Sevens

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November 14, 2016
Kickstart for Sevens

OFF TO A FLYER: Neil Powell and his Blitzbokke

The Blitzbokke enjoyed a successful warm-up at the Safland Sevens in Namibia this weekend.

Preparing for the new World Sevens Series, which kicks off in Dubai next month, Neil Powell’s manne won the tournament with relative ease.

The side scored good wins on Saturday over the national teams of Germany and Namibia and impressed against a SA Select side, where winger Siviwe Soyizwapi scored four tries in the first half of the match.

Olympic bronze medallists Branco du Preez, Rosko Specman and Tim Agaba all impressed.

Reigning World Sevens player of the year Werner Kok also made a return to action in Swakopmund, while Kyle Brown and Chris Dry also scored on the opening day.

The Blitzbokke started their day playing Kenya in their final group game and won 22-0.

After the Blitzbokke had beaten Zambia 29-0 in the semifinals, they had not conceded a point for the entire weekend.

There were to be more celebrations when the Boks met Kenya again in the final.

This time the Kenyans managed to score 10 points past the South Africans.

But they couldn’t stop the Boks from scoring 31 of their own.

Cecil Afrika opened the scoring, Dylan Sage and Soyizwapi, Kok and Stephan Dippenaar crossed the tryline as the Blitzbokke stretched their legs for the first time since Rio.

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