Blitzboks grab gold at the Commonwealth Games

Blitzboks grab gold at the Commonwealth Games

The rugby sevens came to a conclusion in Coventry with South Africa inflicting more Commonwealth Games woe on Olympic champions Fiji.


The South Africans won 31-7 -- Muller du Plessis scoring two tries -- to regain the title they won in 2014, but for the Fijians it was their fourth silver medal.

The distraught players sank to their knees at the final whistle.

New Zealand men took the bronze, beating bitter rivals Australia 26-12. 

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There was further disappointment for Fiji in the women's final as they lost 22-12 to Australia.

There was a second gold for England's Alex Yee as the hosts won the triathlon mixed relay title.

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