Blitzboks beaten in Las Vegas semi-finals

Zack Test

Zack Test

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 5- Kenya picked up 10 points from the Las Vegas Sevens after a narrow 26-21 loss to Australia in the fifth place semi-final early Monday morning, taking their points haul after five rounds of the tournament to 45.

The tournament saw a number of interesting results, with the United States of America becoming the fifth team to win a tournament in the 2017/18 World Series.

"Today saw two good performances from the boys - I'm really pleased with the effort and the attitude against a couple of quite challenging teams", said Mitchell.

"We are looking for consistency and given the number of new faces and some injuries‚ we did well in that regard‚" Powell said.

The win over Wales set up Canada's decisive match with Spain.

"We don't always test measure ourselves on the results‚ but also the way we play".

"We want the new guys to play against the likes of Fiji‚ England and New Zealand to see if they can make the step-up".

Friend will keep the same squad that featured in Las Vegas for the Vancouver leg of the World Series, emerging unscathed on the injury front.

"We started to play better the more we played together".

"We've been working so hard for so long and we have so much talent on our team that we knew that we should be in places like this".

Fiji scored four tries with captain courageous Jerry Tuwai dotting down twice while Alasio Naduva and Paula Dranisinukula scoring a try each. - Afrika extended his career points scoring record for the Springbok Sevens to 1385- Du Preez improved his Springbok Sevens record for successful conversions to 358.

Meanwhile, the draws for the Vancouver was announced today with US leads pool A with Australia, Canada and Uruguay while Argentina is grouped with England, Wales and Samoa in Pool B.

South Africa takes in-charge of Pool D with New Zealand, Scotland and Russian Federation.

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