South Africa face Great Britain in quarter final berth of Cape Town 7s

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By Morris Rawal


7.37pm New Zealand v Uruguay

8.05pm Samoa v Argentina

8.35pm USA v Fiji

9.03pm South Africa v Great Britain

When the Springbok Sevens team takes on Great Britain in the quarterfinals of the Cape Town Sevens on Saturday night, they will have a great chance to exorcise another monster.

The Blitzboks defeated France 26-7 to win their group and go on to play the British team in the quarterfinals this weekend in an effort to break their Cape Town curse.

Great Britain beat the Blitzboks both in Hong Kong and Dubai as the South African side put in some poor performances in both games. While they recovered and went unbeaten for the rest of the Dubai tournament, the loss to the British side still rankles this Springbok Sevens side.

Shilton van Wyk’s two tries, one each from a kick and a chase, together with scores from Muller du Plessis and Dalvon Blood were enough to excite the fans as the Blitzboks continued to play well.

They had already defeated Canada and Fiji in their other pool matches, both of which had advanced to the playoffs.

Australia, the defending world champions, lost to Great Britain in a close group match that saw the USA emerge as the pool winner, preventing them from moving on to the quarterfinals.

In the first quarterfinal, New Zealand will play Uruguay, and in the second quarterfinal, Samoa will play Argentina.

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