The South African Sevens rugby team has crashed out of the London Sevens tournament after losing 29-22 against Australia in the quarter-finals.

The Blitzboks scored two tries in the final minute of the match, but it was not enough to claw back the lead of the Australian team.

The loss also dents the chances of the Blitzboks for automatic qualification for the Olympic Games, as only the countries ending in the top three positions of the competition qualifies automatically for next year’s Olympics in Japan.