Record Breaking BlitzBoks Continue Dominant Run, Receiving Praise From SA After Malaga 7s Rugby Win in Spain

Record Breaking BlitzBoks Continue Dominant Run, Receiving Praise From SA After Malaga 7s Rugby Win in Spain

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
  • The men's national 7s rugby team, the BlitzBoks, have turned winning competitions in recent times into a second nature
  • The reigning HSBC World Rugby 7s champions claimed a third consecutive tournament win this season at the Malaga 7s in Spain
  • South Africans were quick to heap praise on the team, now recognised as the country's best outfit on the world stage

The South African men's 7s rugby team have not tired from their historic, record-breaking run of recent times.

The BlitzBoks won their third consecutive HSBC World Rugby 7s tournament of the season last night, edging Argentina 24-17 in the Malaga 7s event in Spain.

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The BlitzBoks celebrate the Malaga 7s tournament win in Spain. Image source: Blitzboks/Twitter
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The team had to make a comeback to clinch the match, having trailed the Pumas 12-17 at the break as per South African Rugby Magazine. Significantly, this was a record-extending team record of 29 unbeaten matches, as reported in the Daily Maverick.

Having the world's best team in a particular sports was a source of pride for South African rugby supporters.

@BrendenNel said:

"Proteas. Blitzboks. Munster. Saffas doing the most. Not to forget Warrick Gelant yesterday. Boogie was exceptional."

Rick Thierry said:

"These guys never disappoint South Africa!"

Hlayisani Mahos said:

"Most transformed Blitzbokkes. Thanks Powell. Haters will say there was no NZ and Fiji. As if he has not beaten them before."

The BlitzBoks now turn their attention to the next leg of the tour, which also takes place in Spain in the city of Seville.

Coach: Springbok flyer Makazole Mapimpi is the best Number 11 in world rugby

While the BlitzBoks continue to underline their status as the best 7s rugby team on earth, another South African is being viewed in the same light.

Cell C Sharks and Springboks winger Makazole Mapimpi has been described as the best player in the world in the 15-man version of the game, as reported on Sports Brief.

This was after Mapimpi scored an outstanding hat-trick of tries for the Durbanites against the Sigma Lions in the United Rugby Championship. The Sharks eventually ran out 47-37 winners at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.

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