Argentina edge Blitzboks

Argentina beat the Blitzboks 14-10 in the Bowl final of the Dubai Sevens.

Matias Moroni capitalised on a handling error to open the scoring for the South Americans and then bagged his brace just before half-time to give Argentina a 14-0 lead at half time.

Frankie Horne and Tshotsho Mbovane closed the gap to just four points with tries but they weren’t able to get the decisive score.

Earlier the Blitzboks cruised into the Bowl final of the Dubai Sevens with a 22-14 victory over the USA. Cornal Hendricks scored two first half tries to give his side the ascendancy, but the USA drew within five (12-7) but Tshotsho Mbovane and Stephan Dippenaar sealed the result with second-half tries.

In their first match of the day the Blitzboks ran in four tries in their 25-12 Bowl quarter-final defeat of Russia. The side had failed to progress to the Cup tournament due to losses against Portugal and Samoa, but negotiated Russia with relative comfort, Frankie Horne, Paul Delport, Warren Whiteley and Steven Hunt all scoring.

Russia scored at the start and end of the first half but the Blitzboks ultimately proved too strong for them.

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