Blitzboks too strong for Samoa in Cape Town Sevens opener

Cape Town – The Springbok Sevens side started their Cape Town Sevens campaign on a high note when they overcame the challenge of Samoa on Saturday.

The Blitzboks won 22-12, after leading 10-7 at half-time.

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The Samoans took an early 7-0 lead, but a yellow card to Alatasi Tupou for a high tackle allowed South Africa to cash in and take a three-point advantage at the break.

The hosts scored two further tries in the second period before Samoa claimed a consolation score right at the death.

Later on Saturday, the Blitzboks tackle Zimbabwe (15:48), before closing the day’s proceedings against New Zealand (19:56).

Scorers:

South Africa

Tries: Kyle Brown, Philip Snyman, Justin Geduld, Impi Visser

Conversion: Geduld

Samoa

Tries: David Afamasaga, John Vaili

Conversions: Alatasi Tupou