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South Africa take Gold at Punta del Este

South Africa are champions of the 2018 Punta del Este 7s. The Blitzbokke redeemed their defeat on Day One to Chile by earning a convincing 21-5 victory over Los Cóndores in the Gold Final. It was their third impressive win of the day, breezing past Ireland in the Quarters and outlasting France in the Semis.

While disappointed not to get the win in the end, Chile can be very pleased with their Silver efforts that see them ahead in the Rugby World Cup Sevens qualifying stakes. They are now four points clear of second placed Uruguay, who are themselves five points above Brazil.

The Tupis had a mixed day on Sunday, losing to France but defeating Ireland to make the 5th place final. Germany proved too strong and Brazil now have their work cut out to clear make up the deficit for the second qualifying spot. Colombia and Paraguay look out of the running at five and one point respectively.

It was also a mostly forgettable tournament for the three ‘super powers’ of Americas rugby – Argentina, Canada, and the USA. The Pumas finished in 8th spot while the Maple Leafs stumbled to 11th and the Falcons only marginally better in 10th.

The Sudamérica Series concludes in the second leg next weekend. Chile will play hosts with the tournament to take place in Viña del Mar at the Colegio Mackay.

 

DAY TWO RESULTS

9th PLACE SEMI FINALS
Colombia 10 – 7 Paraguay
USA 31 – 26 Canada

GOLD QUARTER FINALS
Chile 17 – 10 Germany
Uruguay 17 – 0 Argentina
Brazil 12 – 28 France
Ireland 7 – 31 South Africa

11th PLACE FINAL
Paraguay 7 – 33 Canada

9th PLACE FINAL
Colombia 21 – 5 USA

5th PLACE SEMI FINALS
Germany 24 – 12 Argentina
Brazil 17 – 12 Ireland

GOLD SEMI FINALS
Chile 17 – 14 Uruguay
France 14 – 24 South Africa

7th PLACE FINAL
Ireland 21 – 17 Aregntina

5th PLACE FINAL
Brazil 12 – 24 Germany

BRONZE FINAL
Uruguay 17 – 22 France

GOLD FINAL
South Africa 21 – 5 Chile

 

SUDAMÉRICA SEVENS STANDINGS
1 – 22 points – South Africa
2 – 19 points – Chile
3 – 17 points – France
4 – 15 points – Uruguay
5 – 12 points – Germany
6 – 10 points – Brazil
7 – 8 points – Ireland
8 – 7 points – Argentina
9 – 5 points – Colombia
10 – 3 points – USA
11 – 2 points – Canada
12 – 1 point – Paraguay

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