Bok Sevens see off plucky Korea

South Africa produced a great second-half performance as they overcame Korea 29-7 in their opening match of the Hong Kong Sevens.

Paul Treu’s men were far from convincing in the first half and went into the break level at 7-7 with the Koreans as they struggled to deal with the wet conditions and a playing surface that was cutting up.

But the second half saw a much improved performance from the Bok Sevens as tries from Ryno Benjamin, Robert Ebersohn, Mpho Mbiyozo and Kyle Brown sealed the win.

World Cup winners Wales, playing in an unfamiliar yellow kit, were made to work hard for their 14-5 victory over Japan, while Scotland upset the USA 19-17.

In earlier games Fiji smashed Chinese Taipei 33-0 and hosts Hong Kong were brushed aside by Argentina 28-0, while England and defending champions New Zealand both put 50 points past China and Sri Lanka respectively.

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