Cape Town Sevens

Quewin Nortje scores for the Blitzboks. Photo: SA Rugby website

LIVE RESULTS: Blitzboks, Cape Town Sevens on Sunday

Keep track of all the live results as the Blitzboks go for gold at the Cape Town Sevens as the knockout action commences on Sunday.

Cape Town Sevens

Quewin Nortje scores for the Blitzboks. Photo: SA Rugby website

The Springbok Sevens qualified for the Cape Town Sevensquarter-finals despite going down to Ireland in their final pool game at a vibrant DHL Stadium on Saturday.

South Africa will now face Australia in the quarter-final, at 11h18 on Sunday. The other quarter-finals are Argentina v Canada (10h34), Ireland v New Zealand (10h56) and Fiji v France (11h40).

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Springbok Sevens head coach Sandile Ngcobo expressed disappointment in the execution in some areas of play against Ireland.

“Congratulations to Ireland with the win – we had our chances and did not make the most of it,” said Ngcobo.

“We became a bit loose in that game. We are best when we have ball in hand, but we made a number of errors where we gave possession away, which was something we didn’t do in the earlier games.

“Overall, I felt we did well and I don’t want to dwell too much on the mistakes made against Ireland. We will have a look and analyse on how we can do better in that area.”

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Ngcobo said Australia will be a tough opponent: “We played Australia in Dubai last weekend and that was a tough game, they are a very good outfit and we will need to be very organised tomorrow when we face them. The teams know each other well and it will be about who makes the right decisions and make that count in the match.”

The Blitzbok coach thanked the crowd that came in on Saturday and said they hope to see lots of spectators return on Sunday: “We are hoping for another good crowd, they were terrific today and their support gave the team a lot of energy. It would be great if we have another full day, that will help us in our push towards the title.”

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