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Scots, Kenya dash Blitzboks’ title ambition
May 04, 2014
Kenya ended South Africa’s participation at the Glasgow Sevens with a rare 14-7 victory in their Plate semi-final clash on Sunday afternoon.

Earlier, hosts Scotland scored a surprise but deserved 12-7 win over the Springbok Sevens in their Cup quarterfinal clash to relegate the South Africans to the Plate competition.

South Africa’s early exit effectively brought an end to the Springbok Sevens’ HSBC World Sevens Series title ambitions. South Africa, missing Kyle Brown and Cecil Africa, started the Glasgow Sevens seven points adrift World Series leaders New Zealand.

With just one more round to complete in London next weekend, the Springbok Sevens now will have turn their sights on securing second position on the log table.

Against Scotland, Justin Geduld danced his way through several defenders on his way to scoring the opening try. However, Scotland had other plans and the tournament hosts hit back with two telling scores to lead 12-7 at the break.

Richie Vernon and then Scott Riddell crashed over for tries to put the home team in front.

The second half was a huge forwards tussle, but Scotland stood firm in their defensive line to keep South Africa from another crucial try.

Meanwhile, Kenya also lost their quarterfinal to eventual Cup finalists Canada 14-5, which then set up an all-African Plate semi-final affair with the Blitzboks.

Humphrey Kayange scored twice before halftime to put Kenya 14-0 in front, with the Blitzboks struggling to get their hands on the ball.

During the second half Kenya, coached by former Springbok Sevens coach Paul Treu, frustrated the South Africans with tenacious tackling. Geduld eventually managed to broke free and dotted down under the posts.

The hooter came a few seconds after the successful conversion kick to end defending champions South Africa’s participation at the Glasgow Sevens.

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Saturday, September 20 2014
10:45 - WP U19 vs EP Kings U19
City Park Stadium, Cape Town
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Profert Olen Park, Potch
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