Diligent Blitzboks to play back-to-back Dubai Sevens final after thrilling victory over France – .

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Diligent Blitzboks to play back-to-back Dubai Sevens final after thrilling victory over France – .


The Blitzboks defeated a belligerent France Sevens team to claim a 19-12 semi-final victory and reserve their place in the final for a second week.

A slow start for the South Africans took them 7-0 to France in the early stages of the game, but two quick tries from the ever-green captain Siviwe Soyizwapi gave them a slim 12-7 lead at halftime.

France were the first to come out of the blocks in the second half after Jordan Sepho’s try tied the score at 12, but a late push from Soyizwapi’s men saw JC Pretorius show his pace and power to score in the final seconds of the match to secure the victory for the Blitzboks. .

The Blitzboks went undefeated on Friday and continued their fine form on Saturday, sidelining Kenya 31-19 in their quarter-final earlier today.

In the previous semi-final, Australia had a light weight over Argentina, beating them 40-0.

The Blitzboks and Australia will play their final on Saturday at 5:26 pm.

Scorers

TO
Essais: Siviwe Soyizwapi (2), JC Pretorius

Conversions : Selvyn Davids (2)

France

Testing: Stephen Parez, Jordan Sepho

Conversions : Paulin Riva

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