Gold Coast Sevens: Semi-Finals Update

by Brendan Bradford on the Gold Coast - Australia won a semi-final nail-biter against South Africa to set up a Cup final against New Zealand. Plenty of Australian players were in the attacking line for Australia's first try against South Africa, but there was only one man fit for the job. Shannon Walker outpaced the defence and cut inside for a 7-0 lead before Con Foley doubled the advantage. The response – a chip-and-chase try from excitement machine Jamba Ulengo – was a piece of magic befitting finals footy. The restart after halftime bounced perfectly into Ed Jenkins' hands and the captain extended the lead to 19-7, but the 12-point advantage was short lived as that man again Ulengo scored a 50-meter runaway shortly after. Stephan Dippenaar levelled the scores with another
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