DUBAI SEVENS: Senatla and BlitzBoks against Kenya

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 11:47
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DAY ONE, ROUND TWO WRAP: BlitzBoks star Seabelo Senatla dazzled in his side's second match on Day One at the Dubai Sevens on Friday.

The flyer scored three tries in the BlitzBoks 48-5 win over their African rivals.

Round Two wrap:

Pool A: 
(South Africa, Canada, Kenya, Uganda)

Kenya started well in their fixture with the BlitzBoks and after two minutes they were leading 5-0 after sustained pressure.

However, a minute later Seabelo Senatla showed his speed out wide when he raced away to level the scores at 5-5. Senatla was at it again moments later when he beat a couple of defenders to scores his second try.

Cecil Afrika completed the scoring in the first half and the BlitzBoks led 17-5 at the break.

The South Africans continued where they left off in the first half when Senatla competed his hat-trick to open the scoring n the second half.

The BlitzBoks went on to score another four tries before the end to win 48-5. 

Uganda again showed they can play with the big boys, but their defence let them down against Canada.

The Canadians outscored the Africans by three tries to one in the first half of their Round Two encounter to lead 17-7 at the break.

The Ugandans were not going to lie down and they ran the Canadians close in the end before eventually going down 17-22. 


South Africa 48-5 Kenya
Canada 22-17 Uganda
South Africa 19-10 Uganda
Canada 15-29 Kenya

Pool B: 
(England, Scotland, France, Spain)

Scotland struggled in in their second match of the day when they faced Spain.

The Spanish outscored their opponents by two tries to one in the first half to lead 14-5 at the break.

However, the Scots put in a much better second-half performance to eventually beat Spain 26-21.

Meanwhile, England found it hard against rivals France in their second match. At half-time, it was anyone's game with the score at 7-5 to England. 

It was an arm-wrestle in the second half with both side's scoring a try each, but it was England who came out on tops 14-12.


England 14-12 France
Scotland 26-21 Spain
England 28-0 Spain
Scotland 24-14 France

Pool C: 
(Fiji, Australia, Wales, Russia)

Fiji continued their winning ways when they faced Wales in Round Two.

The Fijians also continued their strong defensive display and after two tries in the first half, they led 14-0 at the break.

Wales were more competitive in the second half allowing Fiji to only score one try, while also getting one themselves in a 7-21 defeat.
The Russians provided the Aussies with a big physical challenge in their game in Pool C.

However they, took their chances well in the first half and they found themselves with a comfortable 19-0 lead at the break.

Australia ran in another four tries in the second half to beat Russia 47-0.


Wales 7-21 Fiji
Australia 47-0 Russia
Fiji 50-7 Russia
Australia 38-7 Wales

Pool D: 
(New Zealand, United States, Argentina, Samoa)

The USA's poor start to the Dubai Sevens continued into their second match of the day when they played Samoa.

After losing to Argentina, the USA needed a win, but Samoa seems to be a different beast this season and they dominated play to win 26-14.

Samoa outscored their opponents by four tries to two.

In the fourth match in Pool D, Argentina were looking for their first win over New Zealand in Dubai and they looked well on their way in the first half after they scored two converted tries to lead 14-0.

However, New Zealand got a try back just before the break to reduce the deficit to sevens points.

Both sides's scored two tries in the next few minutes in the second half before New Zealand scored a third a minute before full-time to secure a narrow win.


New Zealand 21-19 Argentina
USA 14-26 Samoa
USA 14-22 Argentina
New Zealand 24-12 Samoa


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Pool 0
Team P W D L Pts
Spain Sevens 0 0 0 0 20
Papua New Guinea 0 1 0 0 1
Pool 19
Team P W D L Pts
England Sevens 0 0 0 0 19
Pool 20
Team P W D L Pts
Uganda Sevens 0 0 0 0 2
Pool A
Team P W D L Pts
Fiji Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Samoa Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Canada Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
New Zealand Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Australia Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
France Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool C
Team P W D L Pts
Argentina Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
United States Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool D
Team P W D L Pts
South Africa Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Kenya Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Russia Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Team P W D L Pts
Wales Sevens