17 Apr 2016

Blitzbokke beat NZ in Singapore

6:28 pm on 17 April 2016

New Zealand have been beaten by South Africa 12-7 in the quarterfinals of the Singapore Sevens.

The All Black Sevens' Siona Molia is tackled by a French man.

The All Black Sevens' Siona Molia is tackled by a French man. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The Blitzbokke scored twice in the first-half when only Kurt Baker could cross the line for All Blacks Sevens, giving South Africa a 12-7 half time lead.

A deadlock developed in the second-half which New Zealand threatened to break in stoppage time, before their captain, Liam Messam, gave away a penalty five metres short of the line for not releasing the ball.

The result means South Africa will move ahead of the All Black Sevens into second place in the series standings.

The Blitzbokke will meet the series leaders Fiji in the cup semi-finals in Singapore while New Zealand take on Australia in the semi-finals of the second tier plate.

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