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Blitzboks through to semi-finals, Fiji awaits

15 April 2018, 11:15 | Sandy Nunez

Blitzboks through to semi-finals, Fiji awaits

Blitzboks through to semi-finals, Fiji awaits

The Springbok Women's Sevens team suffered heavy defeats to Canada and New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games on Friday.

South Africa powered past Scotland with a 26-5 victory in their sevens Pool A match at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Saturday.

Brazier's 60-metre dash in extra time to complete a 17-12 win over the Rio Olympics champions Australia had silenced a boisterous local crowd at Robina Stadium on Sunday, so they switched their support to Fiji for the men's decider.

England hit back after Abigail Brown drove through a gap in the Kiwi defensive line, but Kiwi Michaela Blyde scored her side's second before the break.

They conceded just four tries across the entire tournament.

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John Porch regathered his own second half kick to set up Sam Myers for Australia's third try and a 14-point led.

The victor of that match will progress through to the semi-finals and the loser will be out of medal contention.

The women's squash double of Joelle King and Amanda Landers-Murphy take on India's Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal Karthik for gold after easily winning their semifinal on Saturday against Australia.

In the opening rugby match of the Games, Canada scored within the first minute when South Africa fumbled the ball from the kick-off.



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