Defending champions South Africa will face the might of Fiji on Saturday morning in the quarter-finals of the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens tournament.
The BlitzBokke are aiming for a fourth tournament victory in six years in Dubai and they are also the current IRB Sevens World Series champions.
In the feature match of the evening fixture list on Friday, South Africa outclassed a youthful Australia 29-0. The Springbok Sevens qualified for the quarter-finals in unbeaten fashion after they also won their earlier Pool A matches against Sevens World Cup holders Wales (28-14) and hosts, Arabian Gulf (38-7).
BlitzBokke speedster, Rayno Benjamin
South Africa raced into a commanding 19-0 lead at halftime against the Aussies after they hardly lost possession during a commanding opening spell. The powerful Ryno Benjamin scored a quick-fire double to hand his team a deserved 14-0 lead within three minutes.
Captain Paul Delport then scored the third try in the corner and on stroke of halftime to stretch the lead to 19-0.
After the break Mzwandile Stick, the hero of last season’s Dubai success, added two more tries to stretch his personal scoring tally in the World Series to 76 tries overall.
Delport said his team knows they are in for a tough examination against attacking maestros Fiji.
“The match against Fiji will be very hard. They are very physical and punish you with breathtaking speed on the attack, so we will have to up for it. We are very pleased with our performances today and we knew that we could not afford to give the speedy Australians any possession,” said Delport.