The Blitzbokke continued where they left off in Dubai by winning their first two Pool A matches in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Cape Town on Saturday. South Africa convincingly beat Russia and France to record back to back victories.

Meanwhile, Seabelo Senatla became the fastest player in World Sevens Rugby to score 200 tries in 35 tournaments.  He is the only fifth player to  ever reach that milestone.

Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell retained the same team that won the opening tournament of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai last weekend for the Cape Town leg.

The Blitzboks won 40-5, after leading 26-5 at half-time. Speedster Seabelo Senatla scored a hat-trick of tries to come within one score of reaching the 200-try milestone on the World Rugby Sevens Series circuit.

Senatla‚ who will only be involved in the first four tournaments of the 10-event circuit before moving back to fifteens moved to fifth on the all time sevens try-scoring list last weekend.

Other try scorers for South Africa were Branco du Preez, Tim Agaba, and Rosko Specman.

In the second match of the day South Africa met France who were also looking for their second win in a row after they brushed aside Kenya 21-14 earlier in the day.

France offered a lot of resistance, allowing the Blitzbokke only a single try in the entire first half scored by Kwagga Smith. However,it did not take long for France to also score a try with just over a minute before the break.

The Blitzbokke moved up a gear in the second half scoring four tries to record another convincing victory, the first through Phillip Snyman. Chris Dry scored the next try for the home side.

But Senatla was not going to be denied his 200th sevens try that came in the final minute of the match.

The final try of the match was scored by Ruhan Nel giving the Blitzbokke a comfortable 31-5 victory.