Justin Geduld on the run in the Cape Town Sevens Cup quarter-final against Fiji. Photo: Phando Jikelo/ANA Pictures
Justin Geduld on the run in the Cape Town Sevens Cup quarter-final against Fiji. Photo: Phando Jikelo/ANA Pictures
Werner Kok is congratulated by Cecil Afrika after scoring the first try for the Blitzboks against Fiji. Photo: Phando Jikelo/ANA Pictures
Werner Kok is congratulated by Cecil Afrika after scoring the first try for the Blitzboks against Fiji. Photo: Phando Jikelo/ANA Pictures
Kwagga Smith in full flight against Fiji. Photo: Phando Jikelo/ANA Pictures
Kwagga Smith in full flight against Fiji. Photo: Phando Jikelo/ANA Pictures
Blitzbok captain Philip Snyman tries to beat a Fijian defender. Photo: Phando Jikelo/ANA Pictures
Blitzbok captain Philip Snyman tries to beat a Fijian defender. Photo: Phando Jikelo/ANA Pictures
Kwagga Smith outstrips the Fijian defence to score. Photo: Phando Jikelo/ANA Pictures
Kwagga Smith outstrips the Fijian defence to score. Photo: Phando Jikelo/ANA Pictures
Seabelo Senatla chases the ball down against Fiji. Photo: Phando Jikelo/ANA Pictures
Seabelo Senatla chases the ball down against Fiji. Photo: Phando Jikelo/ANA Pictures
The Blitzbok fans were in full voice at the Cape Town Stadium on Sunday. Photo: Phando Jikelo/ANA Pictures
The Blitzbok fans were in full voice at the Cape Town Stadium on Sunday. Photo: Phando Jikelo/ANA Pictures

CAPE TOWN – It was a tough start for the Blitzboks at the Cape Town Sevens on Sunday, but at least they made it through to the Cup semi-finals.

Coming back from 21-5 down, they managed to haul in Fiji to win their quarter-final 31-26.

But defending Cape Town Sevens champions England were not as lucky, as they went down 17-12 to New Zealand. That result prevented a rematch of the 2016 decider, when the English knocked over the South Africans 19-17.

There was another surprise when USA, who beat New Zealand 22-0 on Saturday, came up short 28-12 against Argentina on Sunday.

Canada beat Fiji 22-14 on Saturday, and continued their giant-killing act on Sunday by dispatching France 35-7 in their quarter-final.

Kwagga Smith is lifted high by Blitzbok captain Philip Snyman. Photo: Phando Jikelo/ANA Pictures

Now it is all to play for in the Cape Town Cup semi-finals on Sunday afternoon...

Cape Town Sevens Cup Semi-Finals:

4.34pm: Blitzboks v New Zealand

4.56pm: Canada v Argentina


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