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