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French flogged as Sevens book place in World Games final
- Updated: August 3, 2013
Playing their finest rugby of the tournament thus far our rugby sevens side breezed into the finals of the World Games in Cali, Colombia on Friday, writes Mark Etheridge.
Showing the type of flair that made the French famous, the Blitzboks ended up triumphing 33-12 after leading 26-0. That set them up for a clash against Argentina, who thumped host nation Colombia 49-5 after the Colombians had brought the house down by opening the scoring.
The Boks’ quickest blitz, Seabelo Senatla set the tone of proceedings when he dotted down after a dash down the left flank after a thumping hit by skipper Kyle Brown directly from the kick-off.
Senatla was soon at it again to make it 12-0 with the conversion but the side weren’t through yet as WJ Strydom went over after a Franch player had been yellowcarded.
Try of the match came in first-half injury time as Senatla scored another stunning try, kicking ahead from just inside his own half and collecting his own kick to all but crush French hopes.
Werner Kok barged over within the first minute of the second half and it┬á was farewell to the French as the Boks led 33-0.
The French regained some pride with an intercept try in the right corner and then scored another try after some sloppy play when the South Africans failed to gather a loose ball.