The Sevens Boks lost for a second successive time in the Pool stages of the Hong Kong World Series.
The Boks have never won the Hong Kong title and they will have to wait for another year after Argentina hammered them 21-0 on Friday and Australia added to the misery with a 21-12 win on Saturday.
The Boks, who won in Las Vegas, struggled to recapture the form and again fell foul to inconsistency in performance.
South Africa finally found form in beating Wales 31-0 but still ended fourth out of four in the Pool Stages. The Boks play Spain on Sunday in the Bowl quarter-final.
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