WORLD SEVENS SERIES

Unstoppable South Africa win Edmonton 7s and 2021 World 7s Series

South Africa are the Edmonton 7s Champions following a 24-12 win over Great Britain in the final at Commonwealth Stadium in Canada.

The side has also been crowned as the 2021 World 7s Series Champions with 40 points following back to back in wins.

Blitzboks were assured of the 2021 World 7s Series title having beaten their Kenya in the semis to claim the title. They headed to the final with a 100% percent win record having won all their last 11 matches in Canada played across the two weekends. They put up an impressive fight to end the series with 12 straight wins.

South Africa were dealt a blow early into the match when Selvyn Davids was yellow carded. From the resultant penalty, GB had scrum and a long pass was delivered to Robbie Fergusson who cut in to beat Muller du Plessis and fend off Ronald Brown to score a try that was converted for a 7-0 lead.

South Africa responded off a line out with Christie Grobbelaar feeding Du Plessis for his 10th try of the tournament.

Ronald Brown then set up captain Siviwe Soyizwapi with a grubber kick for the second try that put the scores at 10-7 in SA’s favour.

Du Plessis returned to the scoresheet with his second try, taking his tally to 11 in Edmonton and Neil Powell’s charges took a 17-7 lead to the break.

In the second half, Du Plessis then set up Soyizwapi on the right-wing for his second of the day for a 24-7 lead.

Tom Bowen scored the second try for GB to bring the scores to 24-12. South Africa held on to win the match to claim the second title on Canadian soil in 2021. Muller Du Plessis was the player of the final.

CUP FINAL

Great Britain 12-24 South Africa

BRONZE FINAL

Canada 14-33 Kenya 7s

5TH PLACE PLAY-OFF

USA 19-24 Germany AET

7TH PLACE PLAY-OFF

Ireland 14-21 Hong Kong

9TH PLACE PLAY-OFF

Chile 12-29 Spain

11TH PLACE PLAY-OFF

Jamaica 28-10 Mexico

CUP SEMI-FINALS

Great Britain 22-12 Canada

Kenya 7s 7-33 South Africa

5TH PLACE SEMI-FINAL

USA 19-0 Ireland

Germany 21-7 Hong Kong

9TH PLACE SEMI-FINAL

Chile 29-0 Jamaica

Spain 40-0 Mexico

CUP QUARTER-FINALS

Match 19: USA 19-21 Great Britain

Match 20 Ireland 12-14 Canada

Match 21: Kenya 24-17 Germany

Match 22: South Africa 46-0 Hong Kong

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