Sevens – Gutsy Blazeboks Lost To USA In Quarter-final


The scoreline of 24-05 in favour of the USA does not tell the whole store. The Blazeboks never gave up and their effort on the defence was extremely gutsy.

The Blazeboks defended with guts, however, the attack of the USA created too many gaps and they scored their first try after 2 minutes of play to lead 07-00. Three minutes later the USA scored two tries in quick succession to lead 17-00 going into the break.

The USA scored early in the second half, however, Nadine Roos followed up a kick into the USA in-goal area to score the Blazeboks' first try of the match.

Blazeboks: Try: Nadine Roos. Conversion: Nadine Roos.
USA: Try: Ilona Maher (3), Ariana Ramsey. Conversions: Alena Olsen, Kayla Canett..


Blazeboks: Zintle Mpupha, Simamkele Namba, Mathrin Simmer, Eloise Webb, Shona-Leah Weston, Ayanda Williams, Nadine Roos. Replacements: Shiniqwa Lampbrecht, Liske Lategan, Alichia Arries, Marlize de Bruin, Kemiketso Baloyi.

USA: Ilona Maher, Alena Olsen, Sammy Sullivan, Sarah Levy, Kayla Canett, Kristi Kirshe, Naya Tapper. Replacements: Ariana Ramsey, Alev Kelter, Lauren Doyle, Alex Sedrick, Steph Rovetti.