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Blitzboks ease into Commonwealth Games quarter-finals

FILE - Blitzboks’ Selvyn Davids was a try scorer against Scotland. Photo: Mike Lee - KLC fotos for World Rugby/BackpagePix

FILE - Blitzboks’ Selvyn Davids was a try scorer against Scotland. Photo: Mike Lee - KLC fotos for World Rugby/BackpagePix

Published Jul 30, 2022

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The Springbok Sevens side finished top of Pool B at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham to ease into the quarter-finals.

The South Africans conceded just one try during the pool stages as they defeated Malaysia, Tonga and Scotland on Friday and Saturday.

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While there were some plucky moments, Neil Powell's team did enough to overcome a few injury disruptions to cruise through to the final eight.

Against Scotland, the defending World Series champions secured a 34-0 victory after leading 10-0 at the break, with JC Pretorius and Selvyn Davids going over.

It was a top performance by South Africa, and try-hungry wing Angelo Davids shined again as he pocketed a hat trick of tries.

Point scorers (match 3)

South Africa - Tries: Selvyn Davids, JC Pretorius, Angelo Davids

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