Blitzboks lose to Kiwis in Sevens semi-final

New Zealand dashed the hopes of the SA team with an impressive 19-12 win.

New Zealand has beaten the @Blitzboks with a 19-12 win, securing a first CapeTown7s final. Blitzboks to contest bronze medal Picture: Twitter

CAPE TOWN – New Zealand broke the hearts of the Mother a city crowd with an impressive 19-12 win over the Blitzboks.

It started positively for the home team with Captain Philip Snyman opened the scoring after a wonderful team move.

New Zealand hit back though despite being a man down to take the lead at 7-5.

But South Africa regained their advantage with Cecil Afrika dotting down from close range on the stroke of half time.

However, New Zealand were level soon after the second half whistle with a Try of their own.

Then, with only a minute left New Zealand silenced the crowd with a try that wrapped up the match and killed the Blitzboks hope of regains their home leg trophy.