The South African Emerging Sevens team, coached by Arthur Janson advanced to the Semi-finals on Day 3 of the Safaricom 7s in Nairobi, Kenya.
The South Africans shut out the University of Grenoble 24 – 14 in the final quarter-final match to earn the right to play Samoa in the second semi-final later today.
In the other quarter-final matches, hosts team Kenya managed a win over Auckland with a last-ditch try (12 -7). Samurai (a Fiji Select side) was too strong for Spain (17 – 0) while Samoa rolled over Zimbabwe (34 – 5).
The Emerging BlitzBokke made it to Sunday’s knockout rounds by beating Auckland Vikings (28 – 24), Mwamba (19-12) and Bristol Uni Select (46 – 0) on Saturday.
The line-up for the semi-finals of the 2011 Safaricom 7s are:
Semi-final 1 3:20 PM KENYA 14 vs 29 SAMURAI
Half-time: Kenya 7 – 17 Samurai
Semi-final 2 3:42 PM SAMOA 19 vs 10 EMERGING BOKS
Half-time Samoa 7 – 5 Emerging Boks
CUP Final: 5:10 PM Samurai 12 - 31 Samoa
Half-time: Samoa 26 – 0 Samurai
Safaricom7s Final: Well done coach Stephan Betham and Samoa for winning the Safaricom Sevens!
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