It was Lachie Anderson who went over in the last minute for the Aussies to pull off a huge upset at the National Stadium.
The young Australian team came back well, scoring a try before the end of the first half to reduce the Blitzboks’ advantage to three points at 10-7.
A try by captain Philip Snyman early on in the second half extended the lead to 17-7, but the Aussies fought back well in the final minutes.
They scored two tries, through Tom Lucas and then Anderson in the final act of play with Dylan Sage sin-binned for a deliberate knock-down, which proved to be the clincher.
It was Cup quarter-final round of upsets, with
This is the first time that the Blitzboks exit at the quarter-final stage of the World Rugby Sevens Series since May last year, when they lost to
The South Africans have not only reached every Cup playoff this season, but also contested all seven finals so far, including last weekend in Hong Kong, where they lost to
They’ve won four titles as well.
The Blitzboks had a 23-point lead at the start of the Singapore Sevens, and can now aim for as much as 13 more on Sunday if they end fifth, with two more tournaments to go in