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New Zealand beat Blitzboks to break CT fans' hearts

News24
16 Dec 2019, 04:12 GMT+10

Cape Town - New Zealand have broken the local fans hearts as they defeated the Blitzboks in a tightly-contested final at the Cape Town Sevens on Sunday.

New Zealand won 7-5 after the scores were level at 0-0 at half-time.

After a close first half - which resulted in no points on the scoreboard - Blitzboks star Justin Geduld opened the scoring with a try in the 9th minute.

New Zealand then took the lead thanks to a 12th minute try by Ngarohi McGarvey-Black under the posts. Akuila Rokolisoa converted the try to secure a win.

New Zealand have claimed their second Cape Town Sevens title in the last three years.

Meanwhile, in the Women's Series New Zealand went back-to-back as they defeated Australia 17-7 in their final.

The third leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series will take place in Hamilton, New Zealand from January 25-26.

Scorers:

South Africa

Try: Justin Geduld

New Zealand

Try: Ngarohi McGarvey-Black

Conversion: Akuila Rokolisoa

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