Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Defending champions South Africa win twice at USA Sevens

Defending champions South Africa win twice at USA Sevens Defending champions South Africa win twice at USA Sevens
Becky Salazar | 07 March, 2018, 00:15

ONE OF ARGUABLY THE greatest ever tries in Sevens rugby was scored at a tournament in Las Vegas over the weekend.

Fiji maintains its third spot in the overall HSBC World Rugby 7s Series and is only seven points away from New Zealand which is in second spot.

Playing in the fifth place semifinal against Australia, Shujaa gave as good as they got, finally exiting the tournament following a 26-21 sudden death defeat after the two sides had been tied 21-21 at the close of regulation time.

Through five World Series legs there have been five different Cup winners, a point Australia coach Andy Friend focused on after his side's sixth place finish in Las Vegas.

Meanwhile, the draw for the Canada Sevens, to be played at BC Place in Vancouver this weekend, was also made.

The US team have never won their home tournament. I think happy with the four out of the six games.

However, facing the reigning World Champions they trailed early on from two early blows as Siviwe Sovizwapi and then Cecil Afrika crossed for a 12-0 lead.

"We started slow but we have started picking up step by step".

The Blitzbokke have come short on four occasions now, twice losing in the final in Sydney and Hamilton while failing to go beyond the semi-finals in Cape Town and Las Vegas.

After the break, Willy Ambaka levelled the scores, but it was Argentina who had the last laugh thanks to a Renzo Barbier try with a few minutes left to the final whistle.

"It's going to be another tough tournament, it's always going to be tough out there".

Recommended

  • Sami Khedira: 'Juventus can rely on experience against Tottenham Hotspur'

    Sami Khedira: 'Juventus can rely on experience against Tottenham Hotspur'

    Champions League nights are what we all want to be involved in and this is a chance to get into the quarter-finals". I had the possibility to meet him, he was a great person, great player, great professional.
    Amazon stops selling Nest products as war with Google continues

    Amazon stops selling Nest products as war with Google continues

    Because of that, Nest has chose to stop selling all of its products on the online retail giant as soon as inventory is sold out. It remains unclear whether third-party vendors will still be able to sell Nest products on the Amazon Marketplace.
    Alec Baldwin Talks Gun Control as Trump in SNL Cold Open

    Alec Baldwin Talks Gun Control as Trump in SNL Cold Open

    Five days before his 2017 inauguration, Trump tweeted about the show: "Not amusing , cast is bad , always a complete hit job. And then if, God forbid, [Trump] wins again in 2020, I'm wondering can I host a game show in Spain".
  • Tiffany Haddish Resurrected That Alexander McQueen Dress for the Oscars

    Tiffany Haddish Resurrected That Alexander McQueen Dress for the Oscars

    Tiffany wore a zuria; a traditional dress worn in Eritrea and Ethiopia , along with a traditional headdress. Well, there's one actress that hit the Oscars carpet Sunday night in an ensemble that will do just that.
    Black Panther Tops Box Office; Near A Billion

    Black Panther Tops Box Office; Near A Billion

    The New Line comedy Game Night grossed an estimated $3 million on Friday, which should allow it a second weekend of $10 million. The film received decent reviews from critics and it has been a while since Bruce Willis has had a film opened in the top five.
    T25-ACC Tournament,2nd Ld-Writethru

    T25-ACC Tournament,2nd Ld-Writethru

    March 9 (Friday ) 7 p.m. - Thursday afternoon session game winners; 9 p.m. - Thursday evening game winners. In 2020, the Greensboro Coliseum will be hosting both the women's and men's ACC championship tournaments.
  • There's A Lot of England Fans Pretty Upset with Scott McTominay Today

    There's A Lot of England Fans Pretty Upset with Scott McTominay Today

    You give him a job to do and he would do it, and Jose Mourinho clearly likes that about him. I'm probably more Scottish than I am English but it doesn't bother me really.
    Backstage Update on Rey Mysterio Being Signed to WWE

    Backstage Update on Rey Mysterio Being Signed to WWE

    John Cena's road to Wrestlemania saw the former heavyweight champion make a detour to the land of Smackdown LIVE . Here are your quick and dirty, editorial-free WWE Smackdown Live results for February 27, 2018.
    M*A*S*H Star David Ogden Stiers dies after cancer battle

    M*A*S*H Star David Ogden Stiers dies after cancer battle

    He would earn a third Emmy nod in 1984 for his role as William Milligan Sloane, founder of the U.S. Although most known Steirs from his role in the cast of MASH , where he played Maj.
  • West Virginia Teachers Strike, School to Close For 8th Day

    West Virginia Teachers Strike, School to Close For 8th Day

    The size and density of the crowds has prompted a "capacity concern from Capitol Police and the West Virginia Fire Marshal". Community members have given Vasale fruit, cheese sticks and pizza to help feed the kids while they're at her house.
    Florida Senate holds rare session on school safety bill

    Florida Senate holds rare session on school safety bill

    School employees would have to receive 12 hours of training every two years from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. Ben Smaltz, R-Auburn, filed an amendment to strip the Senate bill of all the church language and focus only on licensing.

    Brexit: Dublin casts doubt on UK's latest NI border plan

    That could be seen by the European Union as cherry-picking benefits of membership, something it insists Britain can't do. She says the U.K.is willing to pay - and to play by the agencies' rules - to remain a member.

England win a thriller despite Williamson ton England win a thriller despite Williamson ton Bowling: Woakes 10-1-40-2, Wood 6-0-36-0, Curran 7-0-49-0, Stokes 6-0-27-0, Rashid 10-1-34-2, Ali 10-1-36-3, Root 1-0-7-0. New Zealand won the first game in the five-match series by three wickets while England took the second by six wickets.

NFL Combine: Wyoming QB Josh Allen gushes about Giants' Pat Shurmur NFL Combine: Wyoming QB Josh Allen gushes about Giants' Pat Shurmur Really, a scorpion in Indianapolis in February? "If I didn't, I don't think I (would) have made it through the grind of college. Some coaches even grabbed folding chairs and started watching just a few feet from the drills.

Oscars 2018: National Basketball Association star Kobe Bryant wins for Best Animated Short Film Oscars 2018: National Basketball Association  star Kobe Bryant wins for Best Animated Short Film It was published on the Player's Tribune website and simultaneously announced his final National Basketball Association season. Bryant is a five-time National Basketball Association champion with the Lakers and a two-time Olympic gold medalist.

'Icarus' Director Brian Fogel Dedicates Academy Award To Russian Doping Whistleblower 'Icarus' Director Brian Fogel Dedicates Academy Award To Russian Doping Whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov, the then-director director of Russia's Anti-Doping Center. "The film has taken on this whole other meaning". The revelations made in the documentary film helped put Russian Federation in the spotlight.

Former drug executive Martin Shkreli ordered to give up $7.36 million Former drug executive Martin Shkreli ordered to give up $7.36 million She said that regardless of the investors' ultimate gains, Shkreli got their money in the first place through fraud. Federal records state Shkreli must hand over up to $7,360,450 in assets for his role in defrauding investors.

Filipe Luis backs Antoine Griezmann to reject Manchester United and Barcelona transfer Filipe Luis backs Antoine Griezmann to reject Manchester United and Barcelona transfer A month ago, Barcelona was 11 points clear at the top and appeared to have a clear path to the title. Costa has still never scored against Barca and Griezmann has still never scored at Camp Nou.

North Korea, seeking 'equal footing,' rejects preconditions for United States talks North Korea, seeking 'equal footing,' rejects preconditions for United States  talks President Donald Trump also warned of a " phase two " that could be " very, very unfortunate for the world " if the steps did not work.

Trump Jokes About Maxine Waters Needing An IQ Test At Gridiron Dinner Trump Jokes About Maxine Waters Needing An IQ Test At Gridiron Dinner Trump spoke 32 minutes, longer than normal.At one point, a woman heckled Trump to "stop", and had to be shushed by tablemates. Trump accepted an invitation to the 133rd anniversary dinner, his first given that he declined to attend past year .

Houston Rockets vs. Boston Celtics Houston Rockets vs. Boston Celtics UP NEXT: The Celtics (44-20) will play the second of a three-game road trip Monday night against the Chicago Bulls (21-41). Houston were able to lock up their 15th straight victory, 10 of which came against teams with a.500 record or better.

Kelly Ripa Reportedly Livid Over Ryan Seacrest Scandal: They 'Oversell Their Friendship' Kelly Ripa Reportedly Livid Over Ryan Seacrest Scandal: They 'Oversell Their Friendship' E! is attempting to get in front of any potential backlash against host Ryan Seacrest on the Oscars red carpet. She claimed the investigator that E! hired never contacted the witnesses she referred to originally.

Tottenham Hostpur boss Mauricio Pochettino sceptical about winter break Tottenham Hostpur boss Mauricio Pochettino sceptical about winter break Eric Dier dragged wide, while Son tried to pick out an unmarked Kane as the hosts continued to forage for an opening. Huddersfield Town travelled to Tottenham today in the Premier League looking to rekindle memories of Wemley magic.

Dede eyeing 'more big performances' for Swansea after West Ham display Dede eyeing 'more big performances' for Swansea after West Ham display Making two substitutions during the interval, Carvalhal triggered a more decisive style of play from his team in the second. After leading his side to a 4-1 win against David Moyes' West Ham United today, the Portuguese was in typically fun form.

Egypt upholds Red Sea islands transfer to Saudi Arabia Prince Mohammed is already seen as the country's de facto ruler controlling the major levers of government. The Egyptian President accompanied the Crown Prince in an official motorcade to Al-Ittihad Palace.

Kirk Cousins Expected To Sign With One Of These Four Teams Kirk Cousins Expected To Sign With One Of These Four Teams And we all know as we look back in time, the guys who have success, it's the ability to play between the ears. Signing Cousins isn't a certainty but the Jets can help their cause with a better team around him.

Stocks Suffer After Trump Tariff Talks Postponed Stocks Suffer After Trump Tariff Talks Postponed About a third would be steel grades, another third other industrial products and a final third agricultural products. World Trade Organization Director General Roberto Azevedo said: " A trade war is in no one's interests".