The Blitzboks bounced back from their disappointing weekend in Las Vegas to finish unbeaten in their pool in the Canada Sevens.
They’ll now face Argentina in the quarterfinal on Sunday
night and play either Fiji or New Zealand in the semis.
It was quite a day over in Vancouver, with Spain making history by beating New Zealand for the first time.
The South Africans, though, seemingly rid themselves of
whatever cobwebs entangled them over in America and returned to their dazzling
ways across the border.
One man, Selvyn Davis, was particularly impressive. Davids
leads the points-scoring table in Canada with 31, ahead of Fiji’s Terio Veilawa
on 29 and has notched up three tires on this leg of the World Series Sevens.
But tallest trees catch the most wind. Or, perhaps in Davis’
case, the shortest trees get carried around. The 24-year old is one of the
shorter players on the circuit, just under 1.7m. And while that’s very useful
for fetching and generally being feisty, it really annoys the opposition…especially
when he refuses to let go of the ball.
The solution? Pick him up and carry him around, just like
Wales did over in Canada. Davids had just received a high ball and wanted to
wriggle his way through a red wall. Admirable, but unlikely. With the Welsh defence
circling him, he thought he’d try and wriggle his way out, but couldn’t get
The official Sevens account enjoyed it so much that they
even brought the jokes.
Watch: Selvyn Davids vs Wales
And then there was this one time Fiji got hold of him, too.
Shame, man. Sure, it’s something happens from time to time
in Sevens, but we’re gonna notice when it’s one of our own caught in the thick
And hey, he did this in that same game, so swings and roundabouts, right?
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