Blitzboks Settle For Bronze Medal In The RWC Sevens

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JOHANNESBURG: Even though they don’t come back home as the Champions of the Rugby World Cup Sevens Springbok Sevens Coach Philip Snyman on Monday said his boys will come back home with their heads held high.

A three-day series Championship, started with a game against Ireland on Friday, and Scotland in the quarter-finals on Saturday.

On Sunday though, they were outplayed by England in the Cup semi-finals, losing 29-7, before bouncing back in style to beat Fiji 24-19 in the bronze medal play-off.

“As disappointed as we were in the performance against England, so happy we were in beating Fiji for that bronze medal. We wanted to finish the season with a performance to remember and we did that,” said Snyman.

“There is no way to sugar coat the defeat against England we were outplayed. They were smarter than us and we played their game, not ours.”