Early in the match, Fiji’s Isake Katonibau was red-carded for a dangerous high tackle, but that did not deter the Islanders, who managed to gain a 14-7 lead by the halftime break.
However, the South Africans used their one-man advantage to good effect in the second half to clinch the match 19-14 with two unanswered tries to take revenge after losing to the Fijians in the Hong Kong Cup final last weekend.
The Blitzboks scored tries through Cecil Afrika (2) and Siviwe Soyizwapi, two of which Branco du Preez converted.
Waisea Nacuqu scored a brace for
The Blitzboks will go on to meet
Earlier, the Philip Snyman’s team were knocked out by
On Saturday, the Blitzboks lost to
After a succession of upset results, unfancied teams