The Blitzboks started off their Sevens Repechage tournament in Monaco with a strong win against Mexico at Stade Louis II on Friday. The team led by Philip Snyman scored four tries in each half, securing a 44-0 victory over Mexico, who had a player sent off during the game. The South African team showcased some impressive tries, with Quewin Nortje scoring two tries and Shilton van Wyk and Christie Grobbelaar also adding to the scoreline.

Captain Selvyn Davids expressed satisfaction with the team’s performance in the first game, highlighting the importance of sticking to the game plan and focusing on each match as they progress in the tournament. Looking ahead, Davids acknowledged that the competition will get tougher, especially with Tonga as the next opponent. The Blitzboks are set to face Tonga at 1:44pm on Saturday, followed by a match against Chile at 5:56pm.

In addition to the Blitzboks’ victory, other top contenders in the tournament, including Spain and Great Britain, also secured wins in their opening matches. As the teams continue to battle it out in their respective pools, the competition is expected to intensify leading up to the final matches on Sunday. With the strong start in the tournament, the Blitzboks are focused on maintaining their momentum and delivering strong performances in each game they play. Stay tuned for more updates on the Sevens Repechage tournament as the action unfolds.