Blitzboks looking for consistency after Las Vegas defeat

07 March, 2018, 00:15 | Author: Jared Lewis
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Despite a disappointing finish in Las Vegas, the Blitzboks extended their overall lead in the World Rugby Sevens Series standings.

The United States Eagles speedster ran the length of the field to score a stunning individual try against Fiji in the semifinals of the Las Vegas Sevens on Monday morning (NZT).

Series leaders South Africa will meet Argentina in the Cup semi-finals while Fiji will face the United States.

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Pochettino said: "I want to send all my condolences to Davide Astori and all the people that love him, and I think it's a massive tragedy".

The team has meanwhile been grouped with USA Sevens bronze medal winners Fiji, France and Spain in Pool C as the pools for the Canada Sevens in Vancouver were announced following the conclusion of the USA Sevens in Las Vegas.

"The last three tournaments and the last three times we have played them we have had a solid win in Sydney, right down to the wire in Hamilton and then again today, it was right down to the wire", Friend said.

The USAs upset win over Fiji at least allowed SA to move further ahead in the title race‚ but they have more injury concerns with Werner Kok and Branco du Preez both in doubt for Vancouver next weekend. We don't only measure ourselves on the results, but also the way we play.

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"The one against Wales a slow start and we didn't perform like we would have liked to. We have to take in the positives because we have some very tight games and fix a little bit of the mistakes that we have had and I believe we will be good to go in Vancouver", Ambaka said.

The Springboks also scored four tries but they failed to convert three which made the difference.

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