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Improved Blitzboks cap great day with third win at London Sevens

The Blitzboks capped a great day one at the London Sevens when they overwhelmed their African cousins Kenya 24-21 in their third and final game. Photo: @Blitzboks/Twitter

The Blitzboks capped a great day one at the London Sevens when they overwhelmed their African cousins Kenya 24-21 in their third and final game. Photo: @Blitzboks/Twitter

Published May 28, 2022

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Durban — The Blitzboks capped a great day one at the London Sevens when they overwhelmed their African cousins Kenya 24-21 in their third and final game.

Earlier in the day, the South Africans had announced their revival after failure in France the week before with convincing wins over Argentina and Ireland.

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The Boks kept the ball for the first two minutes of the game and eventually scored when Muller du Plessis offloaded on the try-line to Impi Visser for the easiest of tries.

Dewald Human was next to score when he enjoyed a blistering 60m run down the touchline and then Du Plessis, having created the first try, finished one off himself with a strong burst through the defence.

Kenya pulled one back after the half-time hooter had sounded and then scored first in the second half to put the Boks under serious pressure with three minutes to go at 19-14.

Bok captain Siviwe Soyizwape took on the responsibility to steer his team home when he shrugged off a series of tackles to score what would be the winning try, although Kenya added a consolation try at the death.

Interestingly, there was a Blitzboks debut for Lions flyhalf Jordan Hendrikse who came on for the second half.

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