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Blitzboks victorious in Wellington

The Blitzboks have been crowned Wellington 7s champions after beating Fiji 26-5 in the final.

Seabelo Senatla durimg the Blitzboks’ game against Fiji. Picture: Twitter @Blitzboks

JOHANNESBURG – The Blitzboks have been crowned Wellington 7s champions after beating Fiji 26-5 in the final.

Seabelo Senatla scored his 180th try for South Africa, surpassing Fabian Juries as the country’s all-time leading try scorer in Sevens. It’s their first Wellington victory since 2002.

South Africa fell behind 5-0 after Joeli Lutumailagi showed his sheer pace by skinning Senatla on the outside.

The Blitzboks hit back with four tries, including one to Senatla.

He has now moved to number 1 on the all-time South African sevens tryscoring list with 180.

The Blitzbokke last won in Wellington in 2002.

South Africa now has a 12-point lead at the top of the World Series table, while New Zealand holds onto fifth position behind Scotland.