Cape Town — The Blitzboks beat Argentina 17-7 in the Cup semi-final of the Dubai tournament on Saturday.
After defeating Australia 29-5 in their quarter-final clash earlier in the day, the Springbok Sevens side claimed their record-breaking 17th consecutive win, bettering the 16–match winning streak set by the South Africans in the 2009-09 season.
With the result, they secured their place in the final against the USA. The tournament decider kicks off at 17:26 (SA time).
Argentina were first on the scoreboard as they went 7-0 up, but that would be the last time they made it into the South Africans’ in-goal area.
It took the defending Series champions almost a full half to get on the scoreboard.
With half time approaching, debutant Shilton van Wyk grabbed a try for the Blitzboks to level the scores at the break.
Skipper Siviwe Soyizwapi added a second try for the Blitzboks, and JC Pretorius added made it three when he ran in a brilliant solo try to end the game.