Blitzboks off to winning start
11 Feb 2012
The Blitzboks beat Uruguay and Wales in their first two matches on day one of the Las Vegas Sevens.
In their 29-12 win over Wales, the Springbok Sevens found themselves behind early in the game as Lee Williams scored a try. However, skipper Kyle Brown and IRB Sevens Player of the Year Cecil Afrika gave South Africa a 12-7 half-time advantage with scores before the break.
Afrika starred in the second half, completing his hat-trick while Frankie Horne also dived over to seal the win. Rhys Sellard grabbed Wales’ second try three minutes after the restart.
Earlier in the day, the Springbok Sevens thrashed Uruguay 35-0.
It was an easy outing for Paul Treu’s charges as they cruised to victory with five tries. Afrika grabbed a brace while Cornal Hendricks, Horne and Bernado Botha finished off the one-sided contest.
South Africa and France will face off in the Pool C decider later tonight.
South Africa 35 Uruguay 0
South Africa 29 Wales 12
South Africa vs France (23:05 k/o)