Blitzboks start strong

South Africa recorded a 28-15 win over Zimbabwe on day one of the Hong Kong Sevens tournament.

The three-day Hong Kong leg of the Sevens World Series kicked off on Friday, with South Africa and Zimbabwe featuring in the last match of the day.

Cecil Afrika starred for the defending champions, scoring 18 points through a brace of tries and four conversions.

Zimbabwe opened the scoring with a try but Mpho Mbiyozo and Afika crossed the chalk for a 14-7 lead at half-time.

South Africa scored another two tries to seal the win.

In other results, Fiji (82-7 against Thailand), New Zealand (59-5 against Chinese Tapei) and Samoa (40-12 Italy) all had strong starts on day one.

Blitzboks results, Day 1:
South Africa 28 Zimbabwe 15

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