Blitzboks secure blockbuster win in Sevens Rugby final against Fiji

Blitzboks secure blockbuster win in Sevens Rugby final against Fiji

- The South African sevens rugby team has walked away with the cup in the Los Angeles tournament

- The impressive "blockbuster" win wowed sport fans across the world as the Blitzboks started off the game trailing 19-0 against Fiji

- However, the boys in green managed to get their act to together and ended up winning 29-24

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The South African sevens team managed to win what has to be the most dramatic final. The Blitzboks initially trailed 19-0 against Fiji at the LA Sevens at Dignity Health Sports Park in Los Angeles on Sunday.

However, the team soon started gaining momentum and ended up winning by scoring twice in the last minute - the first try forced extra time and the second one secured the SA side the win against Fiji with an end score of 29-24.

World Rugby Sevens shared the game's highlights on Twitter, calling it a "blockbuster" final.

"All the action from one of the most pulsating finals in recent history as the Blitzboks come from 19-0 down to win in extra time against Fiji at the #LASevens. #DHLRugby," World Rugby Sevens wrote.

Take a look the video below:

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In another clip, the players on the Blitzboks' bench were filmed celebrating the final try that bagged them the cup.

HSBC Sport also revealed Stedman Gans was the player of the final.

South Africans could not have been prouder of our boys in green and they flooded social media with praise for the Blitzboks.

Social media user, @SARugbyLegends, commented:

"Congratulations to our #BlitzBokke on a #legendary LA final. Hollywood couldnt have scripted it better. #blockbuster."

Another tweep, @NamhlaMatwa, wrote:

"Super proud of this team! What a come back! Well deserved victory."

In other sports-related news, reported Minnie Dlamini will be joining world class ,presenters and commentators on SuperSport's new show,

The presenter will be the only female to join team, the main host will be sports presenter Neil Andrews. Dlamini has proven all the nay-sayers wrong who didn't think she would do well in the sports presenting field.

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