Blitzbokke advance to Gold Coast quarterfinals

The Blitzbokke ended top in Pool B after defeating Wales, America, Samoa and Kenya on day one.

FILE: The Blitzbokke ended top in Pool B after defeating Wales, America, Samoa and Kenya on day one. Picture: Sapa.

CAPE TOWN - The Springbok Sevens will face Australia on in Cup quarterfinal of the Gold Coast Sevens after advancing unbeaten from their group.

The Blitzbokke ended top in Pool B after defeating Wales, America, Samoa and Kenya on day one.

South Africa beat Wales 19-12 in their opening game, courtesy of tries by Cecil Africa and Seabelo Senatla as well as a penalty try.

Their second game was a much easier one, as Frankie Horne's men proved too strong for American Samoa in a 48-0 drubbing.

South Africa scored six tries in that match, which included a hat-trick from debutant Ruhan Nel.

The Blitzbokke then easily disposed of Kenya in 45-0 rout, with speedster Seabelo Senatla bagging a hat-trick of his own.

South Africa take on Australia on Sunday morning at 3:54 am.

The Gold Coast Quarter-Final fixtures:

New Zealand vs. England

Fiji vs. Wales

Argentina vs. Samoa

South Africa vs. Australia