The Blitzboks rugby team opened their 2016-17 World Sevens Series account at the Dubai Sevens with a comfortable 46-0 win over tournament debutants Uganda on Friday.

Neil Powell’s team were rampant‚ scoring eight tries with newly crowned World Player of the Year Seabelo Senatla scoring twice and captain Philip Snyman also adding a brace.

The Blitzboks moved to the top of Pool B with the victory after Scotland beat the USA 14-5 in their opening match.

SA’s Blitzboks face both the Scots and USA later in the day.

The South African Women’s Sevens team were beaten 39-0 by New Zealand in the quarterfinals earlier on Friday.

Blitzboks Scorers:


Tries: Werner Kok‚ Philip Snyman (2)‚ Seabelo Senatla (2)‚ Rosko Specman‚ Ruhan Nel‚ Kwagga Smith

Conversions: Branco du Preez (2)‚ Justin Geduld

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