The fairy tale run had to come to an end at some stage. After winning the last three tournaments, the Blitzboks lost in the Canada Sevens final.
Stormers coach Robbie Fleck says the errors in Saturday's Super Rugby match against the Kings were just "teething problems".
The Springbok Sevens will take on USA in the last-four clash at eight minutes after midnight on Monday (12.08am).
Sharks coach Robert du Preez was delighted that his charges secured a home win over the Waratahs but admitted his side lost a grip on the match.
"Go on, admit it. You feared, like me, that without Seabelo Senatla and Kwagga Smith, Las Vegas would be a bridge too far for the BlitzBoks."
Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt says his side's exhausting schedule will be no excuse for defeat in Wednesday's Nedbank Cup clash.
Super Rugby’s future structure and format will be announced in the “coming days”, governing body Sanzaar said.
For the second year in a row, the Lions have lost to the Jaguares in Buenos Aires, writes Jacques van der Westhuyzen.