South Africa pull off Dubai Sevens rugby double

South Africa pull off Dubai Sevens rugby double

By Dhanjay Deo
Sunday 05/12/2021
[Photo: Planet Rugby]

South Africa achieved a Dubai double in an unbeaten start to the rugby sevens world series after edging Australia 10-7 in the final this morning.

The South Africans have won four tournaments in a row, two in September and the two Dubai sevens tournaments.

They extended their team-record match-winning streak to 24 after being pushed to the brink in the semifinals and final.

Siviwe Soyizwapi went over for South Africa in the first minute, and Corey Toole replied in the fifth for Australia to lead 7-5 at halftime.

With two minutes to go, JC Pretorius took ruck ball and beat Ben Dowling with a step off his right foot to break through and score.

They became the first team to win three successive Dubai titles since New Zealand in 2002.

[Source: https://apnews.com/]



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