Rugby Sevens: Blitzboks tighten grip on series in Sydney

    South Africa beat England to get revenge after defeat  in December's Cape Town final.

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    • South Africa beats England 29-14 in Sydney Sevens final
    • Blitzboks have won three from four in the 2016-17 series

    (CNN)South Africa tightened its grip on rugby's 2016-17 Sevens World Series, beating England 29-14 in Sunday's Sydney final.

    England had seen off New Zealand 12-5 in the semifinal, but proved no match for the blistering Blitzboks in the the decider, as unanswered tries from captain Philip Snyman, Seabelo Senatla and Justin Geduld ended the contest before the first half was up.
      England did fight back, as captain Tom Mitchell and Dan Norton gave the scoreline a look of respectability
      But, determined to avenge their defeat to England in December's Cape Town final, this was a match South Africa never looked like losing, as Stephan Dieppenaar put the game out of reach.
      With three wins from four rounds, the Blitzboks now boast the best series start since the imperious New Zealand side of 2008 and lead second-placed England by 17 points in the overall standings.
      "I think it was great for the guys to come out and beat England after losing to them in the pool stages," South Africa head coach Neil Powell