Shock as Blitzboks fail to medal at Commonwealth Games

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Blitzboks Branco du Preez.

Blitzboks Branco du Preez.

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Blitzboks Branco du Preez.

Blitzboks Branco du Preez.

GOLD COAST, Australia – South Africa&39;s Blitzboks, the defending Commonwealth Games champions, suffered a shock deafeat at the hands of England on Sunday at the Gold Coast, Australia.

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The Blitzboks lost 21-14 after leading 14-0 at halftime in their bronze medal play-off.

In the semifinals earlier on Sunday, South Africa lost 24-19 after Fiji led 12-0 at halftime.