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South Africa crowned Dubai 7s champs

December 8, 2019 4:48 am

Defending Dubai 7s champions New Zealand have lost their crown after being defeated 15-0 in the Cup final by South Africa.

South Africa came out firing throughout the game which saw them prevent the Kiwis from scoring tries and ball possession.

South African captain Siviwe Soyizwapi scored the first try for the Blitzboks in the 7th minute of the first half.

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South Africa led 5-0 at halftime.

Clinical mistakes by New Zealand in the second half saw them giving away penalties costing them the game.

 

Chris Dry and Seabelo Senatla scored two more tries for South Africa in the second half.

 

The win sees South Africa top the Series standings with 22 points. New Zealand follows in second place with 19 points, England sits on third with 17 while Fiji is ninth with eight points.

This is South Africa’s 7th Dubai 7s title.

Meanwhile, the New Zealand women’s 7s team won the women’s tournament beating Canada 17-14 in the final.

New Zealand  and USA tops the women’s standings with 36 points followed by Australia with 32 points while the Fijiana 7s sits on 8th place with 10 points.

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