The Springbok Sevens have qualified for the Commonwealth Games quarterfinals after they beat Tonga (36-5) and Malaysia (46-0) in their two Pool B games in Birmingham on Friday.
The SA men were in control for most of their two games on Friday and did exactly what was needed to progress to the knockout phase of the competition, scoring 14 tries in total on the opening day.
Their defensive systems were also tested, but the Blitzboks conceded only one try.
SA head coach Neil Powell said: “We had a slow start in the first game against Malaysia, and we asked the guys to make a step-up against Tonga, especially in terms of physicality, and I think they did that really well.
“Unfortunately, we conceded the one try, which was disappointing because we pride ourselves on our defence, but I think it was a massive step-up from the first game, and hopefully we can improve on that when we play Scotland tomorrow.