Port Elizabeth – The Blitzbokke’s first match of the Nelson
Mandela Bay Sevens was disrupted by a fan running onto the pitch on Saturday.
Shortly before half-time of South Africa’s clash against
United States, a fan ran onto the pitch and tackled America’s Perry Baker.
According to Netwerk24, a furious Baker beat and kicked the
fan, before some of the South African players helped to remove the fan from the
Strangely, the spectator was allowed to sit next to the field for
a few minutes afterwards before being taken away by security.
South Africa won the Pool A encounter 26-0.
They will play two more matches on Saturday – against Kenya
(15:58) and Wales (19:58).
Tries: Seabelo Senatla, Werner Kok, Phillip Snyman, Ryno
Conversions: Cecil Afrika (2), Branco du Preez