Blitzbokke claim bronze medal at Cape Town Sevens

South Africa's Ryan Oosthuizen (C) vies with New Zealand's Andrew Knewstubb during the HSBC World Rugby Sevens tournament bronze final match between South Africa and New Zealand on December 9, 2018 at the Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town. 

South Africa's Ryan Oosthuizen (C) vies with New Zealand's Andrew Knewstubb during the HSBC World Rugby Sevens tournament bronze final match between South Africa and New Zealand on December 9, 2018 at the Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town. 

CAPE TOWN - After losing to Fiji in the Cup semi-final, the Blitzbokke redeemed themselves in the bronze final against New Zealand in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens tournament in Cape Town.

The match was level 5-5 at half-time, with two unconverted tries each.

A Dewald Human try restored the lead for the hosts in the second half. 

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This time, Neil Powell’s men held onto the lead, ultimately winning 10-5. 

The USA lead the World table despite a loss to Fiji in the final. 

New Zealand is the next top in the series, in 2019.