11 Sunday, 2021
Cape Town
Sunday, Apr 11
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Black-washed in Cape Town

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The New Zealand men’s and ladies Sevens teams were both victorious at the Cape Town leg of the HSBC World Rugby Seven series.

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 15: NZ women’s and men’s team pose after winning celebrate after winning the final match during day 3 of the 2019 HSBC Cape Town Sevens final match between South Africa and New Zealand at Cape Town Stadium on December 15, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

After beating the All Blacks in last week’s first leg in Dubai, the  Springboks Sevens Team lost the final 5-7 in the Cape Town Stadium on Sunday.

It was a closely contested affair in the first half with both sides failing to breach each other’s try lines. And with the score locked at 0-0 both sides had everything to play for.

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 15: New Zealand Men perform victory haka after winning the 2019 HSBC Cape Town Sevens at Cape Town Stadium on December 15, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Ziyaad Douglas/Gallo Images)

The Blitzboks tasted first blood when Justin Geduld crossed over for the first five pointer after the break. He failed to convert. The however sealed victory with scored a converted try.

Neil Powell’s men failed to take their opportunities when it mattered most. After boasting impeccable stats by not losing one line out in the whole tournament, they lost two at critical times in the final. This is what inevitably cost them the game.

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 15: New Zealand Women perform victory haka after winning the 2019 HSBC Cape Town Sevens at Cape Town Stadium on December 15, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Ziyaad Douglas/Gallo Images)

 

 

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