The Blitzboks recovered from a gap loss to France by claiming a giant win over rivals Fiji on the opening day of the Toulouse Sevens on Friday evening.
Having suffered a heavy defeat to hosts France of their Pool C opener, the Springbok Sevens facet confronted a do-or-die towards Fiji.
This time, South Africa made it depend, scoring two tries in every half to assert a 24-7 victory and preserve their cup playoff hopes alive, going into the ultimate pool match towards the USA on Saturday.
24-7 over Fiji. Onto Day Two and the USA. pic.twitter.com/ldbo05Vp8I
— Springbok Sevens (@Blitzboks) May 12, 2023
Because the rain poured down in Toulouse, the Blitzboks made essentially the most of their alternatives and a few ailing self-discipline from their opponents, taking a 12-0 lead into the break because of tries from Dewald Human and Mfundo Ndlovu.
Whereas Fiji tried to battle again within the second half, Shilton van Wyk took full benefit of a uncommon error from veteran Jerry Tuwai to attain the Blitzboks’ third, earlier than Ricardo Duarttee put the sport to mattress with a attempt within the last minute.
The Springbok Sevens facet completed the opening day in second place within the pool and face the USA in a crunch match at 1.49pm on Saturday afternoon.