CAPE TOWN – The Springbok Sevens team showed on Sunday evening (Monday morning in South Africa) that they remain a force to be reckoned with in the World Rugby Sevens Series when they won the 2019 Canada Sevens tournament at Vancouver’s iconic BC Place arena.
The Canada tournament was the first time the South Africans managed to reach a Cup semi-final after doing so at their home tournament in Cape Town in December.
In a performance unlike a week ago in Las Vegas, the Blitzboks came out fighting, demolishing all three their Pool A opponents, including Chile with whom the South Africans only managed to draw with (5-5) in the American desert.
After shutting out Chile (43 – 0) in their Canada Sevens opener, captain Philip Snyman’s team beat Wales (19-10) before upsetting Series leaders the USA (7–19) in their final Pool A match.
In a five-try romp, the Springboks dispatched of Argentina (12-33) in the Cup quarter-final to set up a semi-final clash with nemesis Fiji.