SA Sevens Academy again finish tournament in fifth place

SA Sevens Academy again finish tournament in fifth place

14 January - A convincing 34-12 win against Uruguay in the pool rounds was turned around in the quarter-final of the Vina del Mar tournament in Chile on Sunday when Uruguay halted the Academy side’s march to the final.

This time Uruguay, winners of their home Mar del Plata tournament the previous week, won 14-12.

South Africa led 12-0 through a brace by Kurt-Lee Arendse before the home side struck back late in the second half to advance to the semi-final.

As in last week’s tournament a week ago, the Academy side then had to play off for fifth position which they achieved when they beat Colombia 15-10 before outplaying Russia 22-5.

The results from Vina del Mar:

 Pool matches

Beat Uruguay 34-12

Beat Brazil 14-7

Beat Chile 19-10 

Cup quarter-finals

Lost to Uruguay 14-12  

5th place semi-final

Beat Colombia 15-10 

5th place final

Beat Russia 22-5