Boks scrape through

The Boks lost 7-0 to Argentina in the Wellington Sevens but still progressed to the quarter-finals.

Paul Treu’s side smashed Tonga 38-14 in the opening match of the event and then crushed the US 38-5. Their defeat against the Pumas’ sevens side left the Boks, Argentina and Tonga tied at the top of the group on seven points. The Boks and Pumas went through on points difference.

The big guns emerged unscathed from the first day, but not before Samoa almost upset the home side with a last minute penalty. Captain Uale Mai miscued the drop kick and the Samoans had to be content with a 5-5 draw. It was enough to ensure they would go through with the home side into the knockout round.

Results:

South Africa 38 – 14 Tonga
Argentina 29 – 17 USA
Fiji 28 – 14 Canada
France 26 – 17 Niue
England 12 – 5 Scotland
Australia 24 – 10 Papua New Guinea
New Zealand 28 – 5 Kenya
Samoa 26 – 19 Cook Islands
South Africa 38 – 5 USA
Argentina 12 – 21 Tonga
Fiji 52 – 0 Niue
France 19 – 7 Canada
England 64 – 0 Papua New Guinea
Australia 22 – 12 Scotland
New Zealand 41 – 7 Cook Islands
Samoa 50 – 10 Kenya
Tonga 19 – 17 USA
Canada 38 – 7 Niue
Scotland 34 – 12 Papua New Guinea
Kenya 7 – 43 Cook Islands
South Africa 0 – 7 Argentina
Fiji 21 – 7 France
England 19 – 7 Australia
New Zealand 5 – 5 Samoa