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Blitzboks face Fiji for place in Las Vegas sevens final
- Updated: February 15, 2015
The Blitzboks rugby sevens side will take on Fiji in the Cup semi-final of the Las Vegas leg of the IRB World Series on Sunday.
That after they played to a rare draw against host nation United States, the scores all squared at 19-19 and then went on to beat England 21-14 in the quarter-final.
It took a late try from new boy Warrick Gelant to seal the draw after the US were up 19-14. The Blitzboks even had an opportunity to take overall honours but a knock-on put paid to that hope.
The other two tries for the Neil Powell coached outfit went to playmaker Cecil Afrika and speedster Seabelo Senatla and Branco du Preez weighed in with two conversions.
In their day one results, the Blitzboks beat Portugal 19-0 and Japan 42-5.
In the England match the Blitzboks again came from behind and had tries from Du Preez, Senatla and Kwagga Smith to thank for the win.
They’ll now come up against Fiji in the one semi-final while hosts US will take on New Zealand in the other. It’s the first time US have made a semi-final since 2010.