As in 2019, also in 2021, South Africa won the Canadian stage of the World Championships and asserts itself as one of the favorite national teams to win the final title.. All of this, it has to be said, with the absence of Fiji, New Zealand and Australia – blocked by the pandemic – surely disfiguring and will tarnish the world championship.
However, on the field, South Africa, having taken the lead in the group stage, beat Spain 54-5. Quarter-finals. Ireland, who beat Hong Kong 12-7, Kenya, who surprisingly beat the United States 19-14, and Great Britain, who ditched hosts Canada 31-5, also reached the semi-finals.
it is in semi-finals Kenya’s stunning run, which was able to outpace Ireland by 38-5, continued with protagonist Alvin Otieno in the match with a double and effectively closed the match at rest, with Kenya leading 19-0. In the other match, South Africa beat Great Britain 26-12 thus completing the Africa Final. The Brits led 12-7 in the first half, but in the second half the two of Zane Davids tried to end the conversation.
Final No date, with Blitzbokke too strong even for Kenya on the wings of enthusiasm. Two attempts by Angelo Davids in the opening minutes and two more attempts by Makata and Brown closed the conversation at half-time, with South Africa leading 24-0. Kristi Grobbelaar’s goal early in the second half puts the last piece in the puzzle and Blitzbokke wins 38-5. Third place for Great Britain that beat Ireland 24-14.
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