Bravo, Lightning!


Philip Snyman is clearly a rugby man who does what he promised.

The temporary Blitzbok head coach said in the run-up to the seven-game action in Hong Kong that a victory against Ireland is non-negotiable.

Well, South Africa not only beat the flying Irish with 22 – 17, but the team also just sank the Spanish seven-armada with a final score of 24 – 10.

The Blitzbokke again seem keen to entertain the spectators with their game and some of their tries against Ireland were top notch.

Yes, they had to hold on after Justin Geduld was sent off with a red card in the second half, but they did enough beforehand – as evidenced by a lead of 22 – 0 – to win the game.

Against Spain there were initially a few tense moments, but Quewin Nortjé and Dewald Human displayed their footballing skills to score the South Africans’ first try, while Shaun Williams also fooled the defenders just before the break.

Afterwards, Darren Adonis contributed to the try-fest, while Williams’ second try – an interception attempt – was the final nail in the Spaniard’s coffin.

It is still early in the tournament, but it seems that the Blitzbok jersey is being played with renewed vigor.

South Africa will play tomorrow at 04:16 in its last group game against Samoa.