It is a scary thought that South Africa’s 38-0 rout of Spain on the Second Day of the Sydney Sevens was probably not their most flowing or clinical, but it was still a solid display from the BlitzBoks.
They now have two wins out of two against the minnow sides, scoring an aggregate of 88-0, with England to come later in the day to round off their group stage games.
The Blitzboks took full control from the kickoff, and, when offered a lineout in a perfect attacking spot, didn’t miss a beat.
Rosko Specman was the first scorer as he profited from a well worked move off the lineout to dot down under the posts.
Specman was soon back on the board as the Blitzboks turned the Spanish attack into a chance for them to score. A great turnover effected by Kwagga Smith led to a broken field run from the speedster, who went in untouched.
At halftime, the Blitzboks held the lead at 14-0, with Spain holding on, despite not getting much of the action.
The second half began with the Blitzboks looking far more hungry, and perhaps Spain tiring a bit from trying to hold back the attacking wave.
Ruhan Nel was the first to get a try in the second half, cutting in against the angle and breaking the Spanish defence open.
He was followed up by Justin Geduld, who had an easy walk-in after the speedy South Africans got the better of the Spanish defence.
It is just not a Blitzboks game if Seabelo Senatla does not get on to the score-sheet, and, with a minute to go, the ball finally found its way out wide for the Stormers man to sprint home.
The final try came after the hooter as the ruthless Blitzboks put one more nail in the coffin, Dylan Sage the man over to finish it at 38-0.