Blitzboks off to quicks start in Dubai‚ run in eight tries against Uganda

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 13: Phillip Snyman of South Africa during day 2 of the HSBC Cape Town Sevens in the game between France and SA at Cape Town Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Carl Fourie/Gallo Images)
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 13: Phillip Snyman of South Africa during day 2 of the HSBC Cape Town Sevens in the game between France and SA at Cape Town Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Carl Fourie/Gallo Images)

The Blitzboks rugby team opened their 2016-17 World Sevens Series account at the Dubai Sevens with a comfortable 46-0 win over tournament debutants Uganda on Friday.

SNeil Powell’s team were rampant‚ scoring eight tries with newly crowned World Player of the Year Seabelo Senatla scoring twice and captain Philip Snyman also adding a brace.

The Blitzboks moved to the top of Pool B with the victory after Scotland beat the USA 14-5 in their opening match.

South Africa’s Blitzboks face both the Scots and the USA later in the day.

The South African Women’s Sevens team were beaten 39-0 by New Zealand in the quarterfinals earlier on Friday.

 

Blitzboks Scorers:

South Africa

Tries: Werner Kok‚ Philip Snyman (2)‚ Seabelo Senatla (2)‚ Rosko Specman‚ Ruhan Nel‚ Kwagga Smith

Conversions: Branco du Preez (2)‚ Justin Geduld

 

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