The Blitzboks’ season is rapidly unravelling after they finished fifth in Sydney to fall 19 points behind the pacesetters after four of the 10 rounds‚ leaving their title hopes in tatters. The Blitzboks were eliminated in the quarterfinals by England‚ losing 26-5‚ which left them chasing the minor placings. It was the second time they have failed to reach the semifinals in the rugby sevens 2018/19 World Series. In 2018 they made every semifinal. New Zealand won in Sydney for their second title of 2019 after also winning in Dubai in round one. They beat the US 21-5 in the final. The US’s consistency was in evidence again as they made their fourth straight final. The next step for the emerging sevens powerhouse is to win a final after losing to both New Zealand and Fiji. But their consistency saw the US move to 76 points in the standings where they share top place with New Zealand. Fiji are third with 72 points and SA a distant fourth on 57 points. The Blitzboks ended the tournament w...

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