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South Africa 7s Sets Pace at the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 in Dubai

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The Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 Dubai kicked off on a high note for South Africa who registered two easy wins, beating Uganda 19-10 and leaving Kenya in tatters with a 48-5 win.

South Africa now top of Group A with 6 points, leads Canada, Kenya, and Uganda, respectively in the only African-fielded group of the tournament.

Kenya opened with a crucial win over Canada, leading in the first half 5-19 and held on to a 10-10 scoreline in the second half to win the game 29-15 but need to put off an unpredictable Ugandan side with hopes that Canada falls to South Africa in an attempt to steal spot No. 2 on the table.

Uganda 7s who were crowned African champions for the second year in a row with an impressive home display to defend the title, could not register a win against a strong South Africa, followed by a 22-17 loss to Canada despite coming from a 17-7 first-half deficit to win the second half, 10-5 against the North Americans.

All group games conclude today with Kenya/Uganda and South Africa/Canada playing later in the day.

 

# Group A MP W D L TP Pts
1. South Africa 7s 2 2 0 0 67:15 6
2. Canada 7s 2 1 0 1 37:46 4
3. Kenya 7s 2 1 0 1 34:63 4
4. Uganda 7s 2 0 0 2 27:41 2
# Group B MP W D L TP Pts
1. England 7s 2 2 0 0 42:12 6
2. Scotland 7s 2 2 0 0 50:35 6
3. France 7s 2 0 0 2 26:38 2
4. Spain 7s 2 0 0 2 21:54 2
# Group C MP W D L TP Pts
1. Australia 7s 2 2 0 0 85:7 6
2. Fiji 7s 2 2 0 0 71:14 6
3. Wales 7s 2 0 0 2 14:59 2
4. Russia 7s 2 0 0 2 7:97 2
# Group D MP W D L TP Pts
1. New Zealand 7s 2 2 0 0 45:31 6
2. Argentina 7s 2 1 0 1 41:35 4
3. Samoa 7s 2 1 0 1 38:38 4
4. USA 7s 2 0 0 2 28:48 2

 

 

 

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