Sevens – Blitzboks Blown Away By Fiji In Fifth Place Play Off


The Blitzboks were blown away by Fiji in the fifth-place play-off at the HSBC SVNS Hong Kong tournament. Fiji bullied the Blitzboks with a 33-14 win.

Fiji started like a house on fire scoring three tries after three minutes in the first half to lead 19-00. Shilton van Wyk did score for the Blitzboks from a great kick by Quewin Nortje to reduce Fiji's lead to 19-07.

Fiji was awarded a penalty try to extend their lead to 26-07, which was followed by their fifth try minutes later. A consolation try by Kat Letebele reduced Fiji's lead to 33-14 which was also the final score.

Blitzboks: Tries: Shilton van Wyk, Kat Letebele. Conversions: Dewald Human, Shaun Williams.
Fiji: Tries: Waisea Nacuqu, Jeremaia Matana, Joseva Talacolo, Penalty Try, Viwa Naduvalo. Conversions: Napolioni Bolaca (2), Vatemo Ravouvou,


Blitzboks: Quewin Nortje, Ryan Oosthuizen, Dewald Human, Shilton van Wyk, Zain Davids, Christie Grobbelaar, Justin Geduld. Replacements: Darren Adonis, Shaun Williams, Kat Letebele, Ronald Brown, Impi Visser.

Fiji: Joseva Talacolo, Joji Nasova, Jeremaia Matana, Ponepati Loganimasi, Napolioni Bplaca, Suli Volivolituevei, Waisea Nacuqu. Replacements: Viliame Naikausa, Viwa Naduvalo, Vatemo Ravouvou, Filipe Sauturaga, Josese Batirerega.