The Blitzboks were defending champions at The Sevens Stadium but failed to fire a shot against England, who scored twice in the first half and then two more before the South African side could muster a response.

A brace by England captain, Tim Mitchell, had the English 12-0 ahead at the break and tries by Tom Bowen and Phil Burgess took the game away from the Blitzboks, who only had a try by Selvyn Davids in the last minutes of play to show for their efforts.

The Blitzboks though delivered a much better effort against Scotland in the 5th place semi-final, scoring five tries, with Muller du Plessis getting a brace and Werner Kok, Zain Davids and Rosko Specman dotting down as well. Dewald Human kicked two conversions.

In their match against Fiji, the first half prove to be a massive tussle, with defences holding sway. Fiji scored after six minutes of play to take the lead, but Muller du Plessis scored his first of the match on the buzzer and Dewald Human's conversion evened out the scores at the break.

The second half saw Fiji score a breakaway try, only for Du Plessis to step his way to the try-line for a second time.

The youthful winger then grabbed his third with a minute left to play to put his side up 19-12.

Fiji scored on the buzzer again, but missed the conversion, resulting in extra time, where they scored again to clinch the win.