Written by Alex Goff    Thursday, 02 February 2012 19:24    PDF Print Write e-mail
South Africa Downs USA in 7s Opener
Sevens - USA Sevens Men

South Africa shut out the USA in the opening match of the New Zealand 7s in Wellington Friday (local time). 

The Springboks got first-half tries from Steven Hunt and Cecil Afrika and Afrika added another midway through the second half to seal the 21-0 victory.

Garrett Bender made his debut for the USA, coming on with less than three minutes to go. 

South Africa 21
Tries: Hunt, Afrika 2
Convs: Afrika 3

USA Starting lineup:
Mark Bokhoven, Zack Test, Andrew Durutalo, Shalom Suniula, Roland Suniula, Mike Palefau, Maka Unufe
Subs used: Colin Hawley, Garrett Bender, Peter Tiberio