Sunday , May 16 2021

Frustration for Blitzbokse in Hong Kong

Cape Town – Springbok SevenWith that he came short on Hong Kong Seven after both matches have been lost
Sunday, where they again missed the big icon award
an event.

However, the team remained at the top
four on the World Series of Rugby Rankings.

Blitzboks fell for 21-12 against the US
in the quarterfinals of the Kupa Stadium in Hong Kong before he finished 19-17
Argentina in the semi-finals of the 5th place to play-off.

"It was a frustrating day," Springbok Sevens said
coach, Neil Powell. "We did not make a step forward after the action
good first and second day.

"The first half against the US was special
one of the missed opportunities. We did not take advantage of our chances while we were giving
they are both and they are both. "

Powell said his young team would learn from this.

– It's frustrating to control the game, but not
leadership at the traffic light, "said the coach. – This is something in this group
should be taught. Against Argentina, the same thing happened. yellow
The card we received for a high fight was crucial
and we acknowledge a vital effort. "

Blitzboks ran in both games.
Against the USA, Impi Visser was early for South Africa, two before
fierce traces by the American wing, Carlin Isles, who first drew them at the level
and then pushed them 14-7 ahead of the break.

Visser soon after his resumption reduced his lead to two before Ben Pinkelman hit the US again.

The last five minutes was a desperate affair, but no side could score.

Against Argentina, Soyizwapi and Branco are trying
du Preez had Blitzbok up to 12-0. Try before pausing for
Argentina closed the gap and withdrew the level with the converted attempt after

Kurt-Lee Arendse then ran the length of the field for his first attempt at Blitzboks to push his team forward 17-12.

Argentina got the key result and turned it
try less than one minute per hour. The Blitzbok attacked
again, but was proclaimed a step forward, ending with the efforts of South Africa.

The focus is now moving to Singapore.

"The Singapore Tournament has provided many disruption
past because teams mostly use a lot of energy in Hong Kong and
I can not repeat that effort a week later, "said Powell. "Good
the thing for us is to have another chance
to correct the injustices of Hong Kong and we look forward to it
next week."

Despite the overall 7th place, the team
benefit from equally bad performances of England, which has also lost
appropriate matching.

These results enabled South Africa to stay nine
points from England to the World Rugby Sevens rankings
fourth in total.

The first four teams at the end of the series will
receive automatic entry into the Rugby Sevens event at the 2020 Olympics
Games in Japan.

Fiji won the tournament for the fifth time in a row, defeating France in the final.

The status of the diary after seven tournaments in the World Series are:

1. USA 130

2. Fiji 123

3. New Zealand 118

South Africa 99

5. England 90

6. Samoa 74

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