Blitzboks Start HSBC New Zealand Sevens In Brilliant Fashion


The Blitzboks scored an impressive 34-05 win against Canada in the opening day of the HDBC New Zealand Sevens hosted in New Zealand.

Shilton van Wyk was the star for the Blitzboks with his three tries in the opening match, one on each side of the halftime break was instrumental in the Blitzboks overpowering Canada.

Shilton van Wyk opened the score after two minutes of play with a great try, which was almost immediately replied to by Canad. Two further tries gave the Blitzboks a 19-05 lead at the halftime break.

Three unconverted tries followed in the second half to win 34-05, opening the HSBC New Zealand Sevens in a brilliant manner.

Blitzboks: Tries: Shilton van Wyk (3), Selvyn Davids, Christie Grobbelaar. Conversions: Ricardo Duarttee (2).
Canada: Try: Phil Berna.


Blitzboks: Ryan Oosthuizen, Impi Visser, Christie Grobbelaar, Selvyn Davids, Shilton van Wyk, Dalvon Blood, Ricardo Duarttee. Replacements: Siviwe Soyizwapi, Zain Davids, Shaun Williams, Darren Adonis, Jaiden Baron.

Canada: Phil Berna, Jake Thiel, Matt Oworu, Josiah Morra, Brock Webster, Elias Ergas, Thomas Isherwood. Replacements: Anton Ngongo, D'Shawn Bowen, Elias Hancock, Josh Thiel, Kalin Sager.