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Blitzbokke start well in Vegas

The Springbok Sevens team bounced back from their disappointment of Wellington to register a solid start in the Las Vegas Sevens on Saturday.

The Blitzbokke started off perfectly as they beat Uruguay 41-0 and then avenged their loss to Canada last week with a 17-5 win to qualify for the quarterfinals with one game still to play.

Their task was made easier as Kenya, last week’s finalists, went down to Canada in their pool match and will need a good result against the Blitzbokke to ensure qualification for the quarterfinals.

The Blitzbokke started off well in whitewashing the South American side, thanks to a brace of tries by Cornal Hendricks and aided by Phillip Snyman, Chris Dry, Frankie Horne and Paul Delport, who all added their name to the scoresheet.

Against Canada, Hendricks was again on the scoresheet as the Blitzbokke raced to a 17-0 lead before giving away a late try for Canada to make the scoreline more respectable.

Warren Whiteley and Stephan Dippenaar were the other scorers.

The day had its fair share of upsets, including Wellington winners England losing to both Fiji and Portugal in their opening two games.


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