Dreams Of Winning The RWC Sevens Ended Early

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JOHANNESBURG: The Springbok Seven had a dream to win the Melrose Cup in the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Francisco but the dream fell short when they were taken out 29-7 in the semi-finals by England on Sunday at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

The Englishmen scored five tries to one, leading 17-7 at the break.

A try stroked early by Selvyn Davids in the corner, converted by himself, gave hope for the South African side, but England scored three tries before the break to take a good control on the game.

As hard as the South Africans tried to get back in the game, but an early try but England furthered their lead and South Africa could not find a way over them.

The English scored to secure their spot in final against the defending Champions, New Zealand and in was over for the Blitzboks.

South Africa face Fiji for the bronze medal play-off.