England too good for Blitzboks

England won the Tokyo leg of the Sevens World Series.

FILE: Blitzbokke star player Branco du Preez. Picture: Facebook.com

CAPE TOWN - England won the Tokyo leg of the Sevens World Series.

A fast pace start from both teams which saw Seabelo Senatla over the try line however he lost the ball before he could do it down for the first points.

It was England who took the lead thanks to a Charlie Hayter try.

But the Blitzboks hit back with a fantastic try of their own, a chip kick from Cecil Afrika fell into the hands of Justin Geduld who made no mistake in levelling the scores.

Both teams went into the half level pegging at 7 all.

The second half didn't start the way South Africa would have wanted as England captain Tom Mitchell got an early try for his team and gave them a 14-7 lead.

England's Phillip Burgess then made the most of a mistake from the Blitzboks and ran the length of the field to extend their lead to 21-7.

None other than Afrika got his team back in the game as he scored a try on the break. It wasn't enough as England held out to lift the trophy in Japan.