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Young Blitzbok bags 6 tries at Dubai Sevens

04 Dec 2018, 16:37 GMT+10

Cape Town - Springbok Sevens flyer Muller du Plessis can feel satisfied with his efforts at the Dubai Sevens.

The 20-year-old scored SIX tries, including a hat-trick against Fiji to finish joint-second for most tries scored during the tournament.

Argentina's Marcos Moroni scored SEVEN tries, while Samoa's Alamanda Motuga, Australia's John Porch and USA's Perry Baker also bagged six tries.

Du Plessis' efforts were made more special by the fact that South Africa only scored 19 tries in their six matches (the same as overall winners New Zealand) to place seventh overall amongst total team tries.

The Blitzboks (98) made the second most tackles in Dubai, after New Zealand (123), but only had a 64% tackle completion rate. They missed an uncanny 55 tackles, the third-most of all the teams in Dubai. Philip Snyman (17) made the most tackles followed by Werner Kok and Impi Visser (15 each).

The South Africans finished sixth at the Dubai Sevens after losing 24-19 to Fiji in extra time in the 5th-place final.

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