- Weber wins SA’s final gold medal of African Champs
- Tough going in Tongyeong for SA’s Radford
- Double gold for Venter as SA medal count reaches 59
- Winning start for Ellis as Banyana beat Egypt
- Skhosana’s promise to take SA even further forward
- It’s 50 medals for SA at African Championships
- Top-ranked Williams does the double
- Championship records for Brown and relay team
- Gobel grabs share of the lead at Kyalami
- Interim coach Ellis looks to take Banyana even further
Two out of two as Blitzboks breeze past France
- Updated: May 16, 2015
By Mark Etheridge
A comfortable 28-7 win against France kept the Blitzboks on track in the final leg of the World Rugby Series sevens competition in London on Saturday.
After a 19-0 victory over Portugal opened their campaign, the Blitzboks looked a lot more accomplished against the French.
Two converted first half tries by Branco du Preez and skipper Kyle Brown saw the break come at 14-0 in favour of the South Africans.
Coach Neil Powell warned the players not to switch off but it appeared his words weren’t taken in entirely as Du Preez floated the kick-off directly into touch. And it was from that mistake that the French got onto the scoreboard through Julien Candelon as he bamboozled the Bok defence after a sweeping move.
But it was soon advantage Blitzboks once again as the French received a yellow card after a no-arms and dangerous tackle on Kwagga Smith.
It wasn’t long before the SA side took advantage of the superior numbers as Seabelo Senatla went over down the right for his 44th try of Series rugby.
And right on the hooter it was No45 for the speedster after Rosko Specman had been stopped just short after some dazzling work.
Du Preez slotted his conversion of the game and it was job done at 28-7 and just their final Pool D game against the US to come.