SPORTS DAY: Blitzboks comeback sends Fiji packing

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SPORTS DAY: Blitzboks comeback sends Fiji packing

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Blitzboks stun Fiji at LA Sevens in thriller

Sakoyisa Makata scored in extra time as SA fought back from 19-0 down to defeat Fiji 29-24 and claim victory in the Los Angeles leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series. Makata’s sudden-death winner completed an extraordinary comeback for the Blitzboks, who also trailed 24-12 with just over a minute to go against the Fijians. Fiji, chasing back-to-back tournament wins following their victory at the Sydney Sevens last month, looked to be on course for the title after storming into an early lead at the Dignity Health Sports Park...

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