South Africa remains undefeated after winning Sevilla 7s – Archyde

SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — South Africa extended its unbeaten start to the Rugby Sevens World Series after beating Australia 33-7 in the final in Spain on Sunday.

The South Africans have won six straight tournaments, including last season’s only two, and 34 straight games, tying the second-longest streak in series history by New Zealand in 2001/02.

South Africa’s Justin Patience was discharged on a stretcher after a good start to the final and Australia opened the scoring with a converted effort from Ben Dowling.

But South Africa equalized at the end of the half when Christie Grobbelaar dribbled a Selvyn Davids cultivator into goal and touched it down.

Grobbelaar added his second try after half-time as South Africa pulled away comfortably. Ryan Oosthuizen even went over while teammate Darren Adonis was in the Sin Trap.

Australia suffered consecutive yellow cards and South Africa benefited from attempts against Adonis and captain Impi Visser.

South Africa leads the series, 18 points ahead of Argentina and 22 points ahead of Australia.

The series will next take place on April 9-10 in Singapore.


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