BlitzBoks off to flying start
COMMONWEALTH GAME DAY ONE WRAP: Angelo Davids scored a hat-trick of tries as the South African team breezed past Malaysia in their Pool B match on the opening Day in Birmingham.
The South Africans scored eight tries, after they had eased into a 22-0 half-time lead.
Angelo Davids scored twice in the first half, while a strong-running Muller du Plessis and Selvyn Davids also got onto the score sheet before the break.
BlitzBoks head coach Neil Powell made a raft of changes in the second half, with regular skipper Siviwe Soyizwapi also coming on after the break to open the second-half scoring against the plucky Malaysians.
Dewald Human, another replacement, also joined into the scoring act in the second stanza while Angelo Davids scored his third try before Zain Davids, who started the match wearing the captain’s armband, rounded off the scoring for a solid start to the tournament.
The South Africans face Tonga in their second match of the day.
Day One results
Australia 62-0 Jamaica
Kenya 27-14 Uganda
New Zealand 63-5 Sri Lanka
England 0-34 Samoa
South Africa 46-0 Malaysia
Scotland 41-0 Tonga
Canada 31-0 Wales
Fiji 52-0 Zambia