Sevens – Las Vegas, USA: Cup Final Blitz Seals South African Triumph

by Paul Cook - South Africa have romped to their first Cup win of the 2012/13 series with a comprehensive 40-21 demolition of New Zealand in the final. It is the ‘Blitz Bokke’s first Cup win since 2011 in London and came off the back of their most consistent tournament performance of the season, leaving them second on the series ladder behind the All Blacks Sevens. It was fitting that these two old foes contested the tournament decider given the level of their performances on the first two days of competition. South Africa went through unblemished, with wins over Uruguay, Canada and last week’s runners-up, Kenya, before despatching Wales and Samoa en route to the final. If their progress was impressive, New Zealand had everyone on red alert after the pool stages, achieving emphatic wins over France, Wales and Argentina and posting an impressive
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