Blitzboks

JC Pretorius of South Africa during the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series match between Argentina and South Africa at The Sevens Stadium on November 27, 2021 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photo: David Van Der Sandt/Gallo Images

Blitzboks on fire in the desert: Don’t miss the Dubai Sevens final

The Blitzboks have been in sensational form at the Dubai Sevens stretching their winning streak to 17 matches en route to the final.

Blitzboks

JC Pretorius of South Africa during the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series match between Argentina and South Africa at The Sevens Stadium on November 27, 2021 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photo: David Van Der Sandt/Gallo Images

The Blitzboks have been in sensational form at the Dubai Sevens stretching their World Rugby Sevens Series winning streak to 17 matches on their way to booking a place in the final of the first event of the 2021/22 circuit.

Neil Powell’s men have been impressive for their lack of errors in the knockout phases but have also dazzled with their hard-running attacks.

The trademark South African physicality is present, but their silky skills show that our country can produce all sorts of talented rugby footballers.

USA stand between the Blitzboks and a record-extending eighth Dubai Sevens title, after they upset Fiji in the semi-final.

The Eagles have proven to be a banana skin for the Blitzboks in the past but the South Africans are most pundits favourites to start the 2021/22 World Rugby Sevens Series with a win.

Watch: Soyizwapi scores twice as Blitzboks beat Australia

Siviwe Soyizwapi scored on either side of the break as he led the Blitzboks to a great win over Australia, equalling their record streak from 2008/09 of 16 consecutive victories.

In the semi-final the Blitzboks’ showed their class when it mattered most to make the telling tackles and also underlined their attacking prowess when it mattered, with Soyizwapi and Pretorius going over in the second half.

Pretorius showed a clean pair of heels to run in for the crucial score after Selwyn Davids had set up the first score for the Blitzboks.

Watch: Blitzboks beat Argentina to book place in Dubai final

Scorers: Dubai Sevens day two

QUARTER-FINAL: Blitzboks 29 (12) Australia 5 (5)

Blitzboks  β€“ Tries: JC Pretorius, Siviwe Soyizwapi (2), Selvyn Davids, Tiaan Pretorius. Conversions: Ronald Brown, Branco du Preez.

Australia β€“ Try: Henry Hutchison.

SEMI-FINAL: Blitzboks 17 (7) Argentina 7 (7)

Blitzboks – Tries: Shilton van Wyk, Siviwe Soyizwapi, JC Pretorius. Conversion: Ronald Brown.

Argentina – Try: Rodrigo Isro. Conversion: Isro.

You can follow the Dubai Sevens final by clicking on the link below. DStv Premium Subscribers can tune into the Dubai Sevens final from 17:26 on the SuperSport GrandStand and Rugby Channels.

World Sevens Series Live Scores: Blitzboks vs USA