Blitzbokke confident after win - Treu

Coach Paul Treu says winning the Las Vegas Sevens could be the turnaround the team needs.

The Blitzbokke thumped series leaders New Zealand 40-21 to win the USA Las Vegas sevens on 10 February 2013. Picture: Marie-Louise van der Sandt / SASPA

CAPE TOWN - South African Sevens rugby coach Paul Treu on Sunday said winning the Las Vegas Cup could be the turnaround they needed this season.

The Blitzbokke thumped series leaders New Zealand 40-21 yesterday, to win their first Cup title in almost two years in the third and final day of the US tournament.

South Africa is now second on the overall standings with 73 points.

New Zealand top the log with 96 points.

Treu said Sunday night's win instilled a new found confidence in the squad.

"Every win gives you more confidence. Confidence breeds confidence.

"Hopefully we can build [on this win and] use this as a platform to kick-start the rest of the season."

Treu encouraged his side to enjoy their "well-deserved" win.

"Like they say, you must lose quickly and win slowly."

Earlier, South Africa defeated Samoa 12-7 in extra time in their semifinal match.