Blitzboks will compete against Fiji for the Commonwealth Games gold medal.
With an outstanding performance to defeat Australia 24-12 in the semifinal of the Commonwealth Games Sevens tournament on Sunday, the Springbok Sevens team advanced to the championship.
After three days of outstanding Sevens rugby, the Blitzboks will now play Olympic champions Fiji for the gold medal on Sunday night.
The Blitzboks were able to overcome an early setback of falling behind thanks to a hat-trick from Angelo Davids, his third in as many days. Additionally, as has been their pattern throughout the entire competition, the Blitzboks continued their streak of not giving up a point in the second half of games.In this article, you can know about Blitzboks will compete against Fiji.
When they gave up a penalty on their own 5-meter line, the Aussies pounced and Mark Nawaqanitawase scored in the other corner to strike them early.
Though it didn’t take the Blitzboks long to reclaim the lead as Davids scored his first of three tries in the match after a grubber pass set up nicely for him.
Shortly after, Australia responded with some fantastic teamwork through Matthew Gonzalez, and on the verge of halftime, Davids’ second try tied the game.
The Blitzboks applied flawless pressure in the second half, tightening the screws and denying Australia any room to maneuver when attacking, trapping them deep in their own 22 and spending the majority of the half there as well.
After Davids almost added a third try with a cross-kick, Selvyn, who bears his name, ran over to put his team ahead before winger Angelo scored his ninth try of the competition to win the game.
• In a thrilling encounter, Fiji defeated New Zealand 19-14 on a golden-point extra time conversion, making them the clear favorites for the championship based only on performance. The South Sea magicians were in spectacular form as they overcame a 14-7 deficit, but New Zealand’s lack of discipline ultimately cost them, as not even their desperation could keep them from the flying Fijians.
In their competition’s seventh/eighth place playoff, the South African Women’s Sevens team will take on Sri Lanka at 7 o’clock (CAT, GMT+2).
At 10:04 p.m., SuperSport will broadcast live coverage of the Blitzboks’ gold-medal match versus Fiji.