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RWC over for South Africa

 Jun 30,2013
Written by: SARugby.com Editor
 

The Blitzbokke had their Rugby World Cup Sevens dream ended on Sunday after losing 12-10 to Fiji in Moscow. 

Fiji produced a display of extremely aggressive defence to win the game.

The Blitzbokke had not conceded a point in pool play, during which their exciting runners had been the highlight, but influential captain Kyle Brown was ruled out of the quarter-final after copping a two-match ban for foul play.

But the Fijians hit hard and dominated the breakdown, although Cecil Afrika missed a conversion from wide out after the hooter that would have pushed the game into extra-time.

"It is another disappointing World Cup for us," admitted South Africa coach Paul Treu.

"It is a pity we couldn't do it for South Africa and Madiba, that is why we wanted to win this tournament, but it wasn't meant to be."

 

 

 

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