The greatest Sevens Series comeback?
EXCLUSIVE: The South African Sevens team retained their World Sevens Series title in the unlikeliest way when they claimed the Paris Sevens leg.
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The victory was only the second leg they won – Series opener Dubai being the other one – but had managed to finish inside the top four in all 10 legs. Heading into the final leg, they trailed Fiji by sevens and the Pacific Islanders needed to reach the semifinals to claim the overall title.
As Day Two progressed, Fiji was knocked out of the Paris running at the quarterfinal stage, resulting in the BlitzBoks needing to win the leg to retain their overall Series title. However, the signs of them being able to pull it off was not there with a loss to Scotland and being pushed all the way by Spain in their quarterfinal.
However, once they realised the title could still be there’s, everything clicked and the eventual outcome was something no-one expected.
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