- The Blitzboks completely outplayed the New Zealanders at the final of the Emirates Airlines Dubai Sevens
- The Kiwis were left stunned and lost in a whitewash against the Blitzboks
- It was a great birthday present for the Blitzboks captain Siviwe Soyizwapi
Denying New Zealand a single point in any rugby game is an achievement in itself but also going on to score three tries against them is astonishing.
Briefly.co.za learned that the Blitzboks did just that and won the final match against New Zealand at the Emirates Airlines Dubai Sevens at the weekend.
Springbok Sevens captain Siviwe Soyizwapi was left 'almost speechless' by the performance of his team.
“I was saying to my roommate Ruhan (Nel) yesterday morning how great it would be if we won the tournament on my birthday,” said Soyizwapi after the team lifted the trophy at The Sevens Stadium.
“And now we did. Since that final whistle went, I have been almost speechless, taking in the effort the guys put out there.”
The normally reserved Soyizwapi was gushing with emotion at his teams win according to springboks.rugby.
“We kept on improving. Every match we got better and better and managed to do things the way we wanted to. We played the way we wanted to play.”
The team will return to Cape Town on Sunday and will meet up again on Monday.
"We are playing in front of our home fans and our families, so it will be a big week. It will be important though to start all over again on Monday, start fresh and from zero leading into the weekend,” said Soyizwapi.
Seabelo Senatla had a cracker of a game and scored the third try in the final bringing his total career score to 227.
“I had a slight ankle strain on Friday, so I sat out of the action, but everything was fine for the final day,” said Senatla.
“I have to give credit to our medical staff, they called it and it worked out perfectly. We already trust them, and after today, I trust them even more.”
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